Tenured college professor who forced students to sign pledge they would vote for Obama should be fired, college president rules. And for incompetence, in addition to creating a hostile environment. Affirmative action has many bad effects, but the most harmful, I think, is that when a story like this hits the press, the natural inclination of some of us non-pc types is to look at the political sympathies of the offender, note that the lady was fired for incompetence, wonder why she was hired in the first place and conclude, “African – American”. Google Images confirms that suspicion. Does her race say anything at all about the qualifications of other people of color? Logic says no, and I’d think that successful blacks would be furious that affirmative action taints the accomplishments of the race. And not just blacks, of course – Chief Cherokee Elizabeth Warren made it to Harvard and then the U.S. Senate because of affirmative action and look what that got us.
But there you have it.