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Professor Calls Republicans Stupid & Racist

JMWinPR Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 11:34 AM
No, that is not the problem. The problem is a student has paid, borrowed or been granted several thousand dollars, to take this course. As it's his major, it may even be required. The "Professors" rant has nothing to do with Political Science it is a rant. If I were the student, I would find a law student of similar political bent and initiate a class action suit against both the professor and the university for theft of service.
JMWinPR Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 4:47 PM
Jack: Please read Curtis' post as well as mine. The Law professor idea is quite compelling. Only the Law is important, the Professor's opinion of it is irrelevant. Same with a doctor, are you interested in his opinions on the Affordable Health Care Act, or his diagnostic and treatment ability?
In general, if I want your opinion, I'll tell you what it is.
Jack2894 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 12:34 PM
So a physicist's opinions regarding physics are irrelevant. As are, I suppose, a doctor's opinion regarding medicine, a law professor's opinion regarding law, an art professor's opinion regarding art, and so on.

On a less flippant level, various disciplines split focus between process and content in different ways. But no discipline is devoid of relevant opinions.

Curtis108 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 12:23 PM
Yes, actually, you can. If we are going to pretend that political science is a science, his opinion has no more weight than the opinions of a physicist have concerning physics, namely, none.
Jack2894 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 11:44 AM
Uh??? You can disagree with his opinions, but you absolutely can't say that they are irrelevant to a political science course.

Tyler Talgo was fed up.

For two years the University of Southern California student had listened to the classroom ranting of liberal professors. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Darry Sragow, his political science professor, launched into an anti-Republican tirade on the first day of class.

“I knew that this was going to be a professor that was very left-wing, very biased,” Talgo told Fox News. “I knew this would be one of those classes where the professor would be biased all the time.”

So Talgo decided to fight back.

“As soon as I got back to my dorm,...