...ridiculing the PhD dissertations of African-American scholars based on their titles and no knowledge of their content. Wow! This latest stunt by this malevolent empty vessel has produced a petition calling for CHE to can her. That seems long overdue!
UPDATE: Several readers have called to my attention that the victims of Riley's smear job have now replied.
WOW, CHE REALLY DOESN'T GET IT: Look at the editor's response. Not everything is worth debating; some people should just shut up or at least not be heard in grown-up company. Schaefer Riley is one of them. She belongs in the cesspools of cyberspace, of which there are many, devoted to right-wing ranting. She shouldn't be debated in CHE. That we are asked to "debate" this empty vessel means there is no editorial oversight at CHE. What's next? A post on the world-wide Jewish banking conspiracy, which we should "debate"? A post on the white man's burden, which we should "debate"? A post on the centrality of Intelligent Design to biology, which we should "debate"? CHE deserves to perish if this is going to be their editorial posture. If CHE wants to savage ethnic studies programs, retain someone who (a) isn't ignorant, and (b) addresses the scholarly content of the programs.