We have to exclude your sort to keep this place inclusive

The Faculty of Divinity of Cambridge University invited Jordan Peterson to apply for an unpaid Visiting Scholar position, and granted his application.  The University itself then abruptly withdrew the offer, citing Peterson as a "divisive" figure:
Peterson’s fellowship had been revoked because “[Cambridge] is an inclusive environment and we expect all our staff and visitors to uphold our principles. There is no place here for anyone who cannot.”
That's inclusiveness for you.


Ymarsakar said...

Peterson didn't grease enough palms.

Humans are easy to manipulate compared to divinities. Just offer them some money and threat of blackmail/death, and weak humans will fold. Even the ones that consider themselves strong or virtuous will fold with enough enticement and preparation.

The ones that resist and endure to the end... can hardly be called "human" any more.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The left hand does not know what the right is doing. But not in a good Christian way. Elite universities have an internal conflict of values that they are hoping they can just outrun and no one will notice. They want it both ways. Don't we all.

raven said...

The fact that someone, and presumably a group of someone's, could put out that statement without cosmic irony bitch-slapping them into next week is telling.

I mean, they could have said, "we don't like your type round here, cracker", and at least it would have reflected some degree of internal consistency.

Grim said...

Marx said something like, 'I don't care to belong to any club that would have me as a member.'

Groucho Marx, I mean.

Texan99 said...

"To address the growth of nihilism, it’s important to build the self-worth of individuals so that they can find strength from within, says Jordan Peterson. Unfortunately, for 50 years, we’ve been teaching people that they’re fine just the way they are, a terrible message for those who are 'miserable and aimless.'"

Man, he has a toxic and exclusionary message, doesn't he?

douglas said...

I just wanted to say this is a great set of comments. Especially yours, Grim. I've nothing further of value to add.