BhTV

30 March 2015

bloggingheads.tv

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Amy Wax (Race, Wrongs, and Remedies, University of Pennsylvania)

This week on The Glenn Show, the topic is political correctness. Amy and Glenn agree that it’s a problem, and Amy stresses its bad affects in the university. Glenn asks what’s wrong with ostracizing people who incite bigotry or hurt the feelings of others with their words. Amy illustrates her argument with the example of “food deserts.” Glenn’s concerns reach far beyond the college campus—he stresses that there’s PC on both left and right. Even if some professors are politically biased, won’t accurate research and data ultimately win out? And is political correctness the weapon of the weak or the intellectually lazy?

Recorded:Apr 25    Posted:Apr 26, 2012
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
The Glenn Show | Apr 26, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

Woodruff & Strauss

The post-Reid Senate

playBhTV video

Daniel Strauss and Eliana Johnson discuss why Chuck Schumer has the upper hand to take over leadership of the Senate Democrats.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

How Rotten Tomatoes has changed moviegoing

playBhTV video

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Dylan Scott, author of a recent essay about RT, discuss the ratings aggregation site.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Explaining the racial “discipline gap”

playBhTV video

Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry debate why African-American students are so much more likely than their white peers to be punished in school. Plus: Should liberals embrace the vocational track?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

What you can’t say on campus

playBhTV video

Robert Wright and Judith Shulevitz discuss the rise of college hate-speech codes. Plus: Should college be a “safe space“?   Play entire video

The DMZ

GOP primary game theory

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether a more moderate candidate could stand up to the conservative base. Plus: A kinder, gentler Ted Cruz?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Don’t send ground troops to fight ISIS

playBhTV video

Robert Wright and Graeme Wood, author of “What ISIS Really Wants,” discuss military strategy against the group. Plus: Is ISIS “very Islamic“?   Play entire video

Science Faction

Why you’ll never be able to “upload” your consciousness

playBhTV video

John Horgan and the anonymous science writer Neuroskeptic discuss. Plus: How to reform scientific research.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

Defining lumbersexuality

playBhTV video

Scott Shaffer explains the Minnesota origins of a new male fashion trend. Plus: Where is Minnesota? North!   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Israel’s swing voters

playBhTV video

Kevin Glass and John Tabin talk about why it’s common for Israeli voters to remain undecided until election day. Plus: Is Netanyahu the leader Republicans wish they had?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Political implications of Meerkat

playBhTV video

Daniel Strauss and Matt Fuller discuss the new video livestreaming app. Plus: Never tweet?   Play entire video