Cancel Culture Failure: Prof Booted From MIT Lecture Draws ‘Thousands’ For Alternative Online Speech

Cancel Culture Failure: Prof Booted From MIT Lecture Draws ‘Thousands’ For Alternative Online Speech


“Thousands” of people have signed up for an online alternative lecture featuring the University of Chicago professor Dorian Abbot after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) canceled his lecture and booted him from its expert series following complaints from alumni and students who noted that Abbott had criticized diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education.

“The associate geophysics professor, Dorian Abbot, said activists and MIT academics were outraged by comments he made in an August Newsweek opinion piece, wherein he criticized current diversity, equity, and inclusion standards in higher education,” Fox News reported. “In the piece, Abbot proposed an alternative framework called ‘Merit, Fairness, and Equality,’ whereby university applicants are ‘treated as individuals’ and ‘evaluated through rigorous and unbiased’ processes based on merit and qualifications.”

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