some of us are brave
The Chronicle of Higher Education has done the sensible thing and fired Naomi Schaefer Riley:
We now agree that Ms. Riley’s blog posting did not meet The Chronicle’s basic editorial standards for reporting and fairness in opinion articles. As a result, we have asked Ms. Riley to leave the Brainstorm blog.
As many have noted, the CHE did not exactly shower themselves with glory in all of this, though of course, it was hiring her in the first place for which they deserve the real ignominy.
Anyway, one little side note was CHE’s “Editorial Promotions Manager” Amy Lynn Alexander, who had some illuminatingly obnoxious exchanges with several people on twitter (as @Chronicle_Amy), most notably with @tressiemcphd, one of the first people to flag CHE’s blog post as indefensibly stupid-racist. Student Activist covered that exchange, which was truly ugly. The pretense of good faith would have been a little more effective…
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