This class is in session — for some.
The ex-Portland professor who slammed his former workplace in a scathing resignation letter calling Portland State University a “social justice factory,” is calling on major news outlets including MSNBC and NPR to have a conversation.
Peter Boghossian taught at PSU for 10 years as an assistant professor of philosophy before publishing his resignation letter on Wednesday, in which he accused the university of kowtowing to woke politics.
“Students at Portland State are not being taught to think. Rather, they are being trained to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues,” he wrote in the letter, first published in Bari Weiss’ “Common Sense” Substack. “Faculty and administrators have abdicated the university’s truth-seeking mission and instead drive intolerance of divergent beliefs and opinions. This has created a culture of offense where students are now afraid to speak openly and honestly.”
Since then, Boghossian’s situation has generated attention from conservative and right-wing communities.