Professor Watchlist is Watching YOU
by David M. Perry
“Expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
This is the stated aim of the Professor Watchlist, a website that went live on Nov. 19. The project comes from Turning Point USA, a nonprofit group funded to support the work of conservative wunderkind Charlie Kirk, subject of a loving profile in the National Journal. Kirk, 22, was recently on Fox talking about Trump’s “mandate” and young voters and allegedly has raised over $1 million to support his conservative youth movement. Now he’s spending that money to put professors on a literal watchlist.
In a writeup on the project, Kirk stated that he often hears stories about professors who “use their position of power to advance liberal agendas in their classroom” and that “Turning Point USA is saying enough is enough. It’s time we expose these professors.”
The project offers a chilling example of what the academic world can expect in Trump’s America, while reigniting the ever-fraught safe spaces debate.
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