I am not a conservative but I have spoken out for years against the staggering amount blind hatred directed at black conservatives by liberals.Carson would be Ben Carson, who is becoming persona non grata at Johns Hopkins because he's not so keen on Obamacare, among other things, even though he'd been head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.
Liberals are shockingly quick to demean and dismiss brilliant black people like Rice, Carson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Professor Walter E. Williams and economist Thomas Sowell because they don’t fit into the role they have carved out for a black person in America.
Black Americans must be obedient liberals on all things or risk being called a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.
It's not that shocking, actually, and I suspect that Williams knows it. We have our own commissars right here in River City, too. Williams asks a plaintive rhetorical question:
This shunning of Rice is especially troubling coming from a great American university. This is the place where debate and dissenting views are to be valued as sacred.How is the public served? Well, having the reigning orthodoxy enforced is always a public service, because the orthodoxy is never wrong, at least as long as you're in agreement with it. And places like Rutgers and Johns Hopkins perform these rituals for precisely the same reason that the Romans would do crucifixions on the highway or in other public places -- you need to make sure that people see first hand what happens to dissenters.
Rutgers’s own university mission statement says that one of its goals is to produce students who perform “public service in support of the needs of the citizens of the state and its local, county, and state governments.”
How is the public served by muzzling one of the most thoughtful, accomplished and respected political voices of her time just because she happens to be a Republican?