Eliane Mitchell discussed how exposing students to diverse perspectives isn’t always a neutral action.
I will admit, somewhat begrudgingly, that this event tonight has compelled me to do my own research; to talk to geneticists, sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers and then formulate my arguments for why I mostly disagree with Murray… and to think hard about the ethical responsibilities of propagating ideas used for bad ends.
We hold that Charles Murray’s invitation is in error, due to Murray’s career of misapplication of science about genetics, intelligence and race, whose thinking is continuous with that of his recent work about socioeconomic inequality.
We, the undersigned members of Stanford Law School, write to protest the invitation of Charles Murray to speak on campus.
Cardinal Conversations, a recently-launched speaker series co-hosted by the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), has spurred campus-wide debate as some students have expressed discontent regarding the recent invitation of political scientist Charles Murray.