Al Gharbi’s remarkable life story and the smear campaign that drove him from Univ. of Arizona (5:30); How getting attacked by Fox News spurred his experiment in framing arguments, which changed his life (8:30). Debunking the sociological myths of...
Show Keeping It Civil, Ep S1:EP12: Musa Al Gharbi | The Actual Beneficiaries of “White Privilege” and Misconceptions of Trump’s Supporters - Sep 6, 2019
Musa al-GharbiI sat down with Duncan Moench for the podcast, "Keeping It Civil" to discuss identity, inequality, race and Trump.
Also, some great discussion about how we keep talking, and seeing, past one-another on these issues.
Give it a listen!
In fact, they didn’t have any detectable impact at all.
Musa al-GharbiFile this as another entry in glaring errors in social research getting through institutional gatekeepers who know better and achieving wide acclaim in the media -- with no one noticing the obvious flaw -- because it confirms their preferred narratives
Yale, and other elite colleges, have been rocked by controversies and protests. The problem is an elite that has forgotten itself, neglected its institutions, and fallen into ideological frenzy.
Musa al-GharbiExcellent essay by @nataliadashan@palladiummag -- well captures a lot of my own bewilderment in my journey from community college to the Ivy League, with elites trying very hard to deny that they are elite -- and sometimes convincing themselves
Academic freedom was invented to protect scholars with reprehensible views.
Musa al-GharbiI agree with @kewhittington on this point. Many describe the Wax controversy as a difficult case but, as I explain here, it shouldn't be. Tenure was *literally* created to ensure that academics could argue even more extreme versions of Wax's views
Musa al-GharbiWe should be working to complete, rather than undermine, the project started by Dewey, the @AAUP and the @aacu -- ensuring a larger swath of the intellectual community enjoys the protections afforded to Wax
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Most of what can be said about the impact of military bases on local communities and thier politics also seems to hold true for colleges and universities.
Musa al-GharbiI think @JeffreyASachs is right to point out that campuses and their politics are significantly affected by the broader milieu they are embedded in. However, they also exert a significant influence over local, regional (even national) politics in turn
Former Drexel Professor George Ciccariello-Maher was trying to provoke the right, but in the current academic climate -- generated by the right and the left -- any of us could end up like him, at any time, and for any reason. This cannot be allowed...
Musa al-GharbiIt also makes it harder for her institution to defend her. Even universities which are initially committed to defending academic freedom can be worn down by constant new outrages involving the same person. George Ciccariello-Maher's case seems instructive