Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Discrimination from the Bottom Up
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.
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