History did not jump from the 1930's to the twenty first century. This has been going on a long time. I came across a similar situation as I began working through the book The Bell Curve. It seems that way back in 1969 even the liberals were noticing that the educational programs of the War on Poverty were not producing the results they wanted. They made the mistake of asking someone who might know, Arthur Jensen of Cal Berkeley. He made the mistake of giving them an honest answer. He did it in the Harvard Educational Review. He was immediately attacked in print but it even went to the level we have been seeing.
“During the first few years after the Harvard Educational Review article was published, Jensen could appear in no public forum in the United States without triggering something perilously close to a riot.” page 9Notice the date. This was just after the height of the so called Free Speech Movement, also from Berkeley. The left has been concerned for their own freedom of speech and silencing everyone else for a long time.
Herrnstein, Richard J. and Murray, Charles. The Bell Curve. New York: The Free Press, 1994.
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