On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 16, Samuel J. Abrams, professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence, published an opinion-editorial in the New York Times entitled “Think Professors are Liberal? Try School Administrators.” Later that evening, an unknown person or persons put several signs urging resignation and apology on the professor’s office door.
The op-ed critiqued Sarah Lawrence administration for not giving students a “meaningful ideological alternative” to “overtly progressive events — programs with names like ‘Stay Healthy, Stay Woke,’ ‘Microaggressions,’ and ‘Understanding White Privilege.’” In addition, Abrams expressed being “taken aback” by the college’s sponsorship of the “Our Liberation Summit,” which he called a “politically lop-sided” event. The summit is a social-justice retreat organized by the Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement.
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