ESPN and the Myth of Political Correctness

BY JOHN K. WILSON When ESPN decide to shift an announcer named Robert Lee away from a football game at Charlottesville, the far right declared it was a crisis of political correctness. On Fox News, Tucker Carlson announced: Craziest story of the week: #ESPN dropping an announcer named #RobertLee from a game. The president of…

President Rudy Fichtenbaum’s Remarks at the 2017 Annual Meeting

  I believe that this is the 5th time that I have had the honor of addressing this body in my capacity as President of the AAUP. Let me start by thanking our wonderful staff. Without their hard work and dedication to our cause, we would cease to exist. While I cannot name and thank…

Justifying Greed

BY AARON BARLOW I’ve been told, and by people I respect, not to use the word “neoliberal,” especially when dealing with education–let alone politics. “It is too amorphous,” they say. “It doesn’t really mean anything; it’s just something to rail against.” That has changed. Not only that but, today, we can no longer keep neoliberalism…