Understanding and engaging across difference is not incompatible with moral rigor. It is incumbent upon us to make this clear -- and push back against hate
Bradley Campbell"It may seem like the most reasonable and sympathetic response is to double down on group identity... However, this will not succeed. A more effective strategy is to emphasize superordinate goals, our superordinate identities."—@irakresh
Killing an idea through censorship? That’s not what free people do.
Bradley Campbell"When a person hunts through old, obscure tweets or rants with the goal of elevating the worst expression they can find, they’re not protecting anyone from offensive speech."—@DavidAFrench
Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli have decided to withdraw from USC days after their parents were charged for allegedly paying the girls’ way into the university.
Bradley Campbell"Olivia Jade—who said last year she didn’t 'really care about school' but wanted the 'experience' of 'partying'—was aboard the yacht of a USC board of trustees member on spring break when her mom was charged in the scheme Tuesday."
Bradley CampbellElite colleges are largely inaccessible even to those capable of excelling at them. Harvard, for example, has kept its enrollment pretty constant over the last 30 years, as the college age population increased by about a quarter. (7)
Bradley Campbell@NickWolfinger@Musa_alGharbi Go through FIRE's ratings and look at all the public universities that have "red light" rankings because they have one or more policies clearly violating free speech rights. These are legal violations and not just cultural matters.
The president's speech at CPAC was a bedazzling mix of bravado, B.S., humor, and positive vision no Democrat will be able to top.
Bradley Campbell"Trump isn't the creator of post-factual politics in America, he is merely currently its most-gifted practitioner... American politics has been drifting away from reality for the entire 21st century...."—@nickgillespie
Bradley Campbell and I have a new piece in online magazine Quillette regarding hate crime hoaxes: "Hate Crime Hoaxes are More Common than You Think."We didn't choose the title, and as Bradley
Bradley Campbell"I suppose some folks find it baffling or nigh-inconceivable that anyone would lie about being a victim. As far as I’m concerned, its also strange to commit actual hate crimes...People do weird things all the time."—@SocialGeometer
Bradley Campbell"Our work on victimhood culture started with false accusations and hoaxes—an area of overlap between his work on genocide (for instance, the Nazi’s conspiracy-theory grievances against Jews) and my own interest in the sociology of ideas..."—@SocialGeometer
It says something about contemporary American culture that victimhood is seen as a shortcut to getting ahead in the world, even for someone who already would seem to have things pretty good.
Bradley Campbell"It says something about contemporary American culture that victimhood is seen as a shortcut to getting ahead in the world, even for someone who already would seem to have things pretty good."
By Bradley Wright Okay everyone, time for a test. Raise your right hand if you’ve ever done something that went against your value system, that harmed others, or was otherwise just wrong. Now, raise your left hand if you still...