Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Discrimination from the Bottom Up

Antidiscrim Most antidiscrimination law assumes that discrimination occurs from the top down, as from a supervisor to a subordinate, or (more generally) from the empowered to the disempowered.  As Dean Dad points out, however, discrimination also can occur from the bottom up, as when students use teaching evaluations to "punish" a faculty member who is openly gay.  Dean Dad's description of how he handles students complaining about gay professors is worth reading, and he raises interesting points about bottom-up discrimination.


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Student pushback seems to work both ways, based on the latest imbroglio at the Univ. of Ill. --

Posted by: Paul Mollica | Jul 14, 2010 7:15:55 AM

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