A Portland State University professor resigned from his position in a searing open letter Wednesday — blasting the school as a “Social Justice factory” where students are “not being taught to think.”
Peter Boghossian, who taught philosophy at PSU for the past decade, 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,” Boghossian wrote in the public resignation, first published in Bari Weiss’ substack “Common Sense.”
“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.”
The former assistant professor of philosophy said the institution’s left-leaning identity politics has made “intellectual exploration impossible.”
“It has transformed a bastion of free inquiry into a Social Justice factory whose only inputs were race,