Bari Weiss offers an insightful interview with Jonathan Haidt of New York University. I read the interview in the Wall Street Journal and wish I could post the whole thing but since it is probably behind a paywall, I would suggest reading excerpts provided by Rod Dreher in a recent blog post.
In addition to Dreher's excellent excerpts I'll add a couple of my own.
“Now there are no more conservative voices on the faculty or administration,” he [Haidt] says, exaggerating only a little. Heterodox Academy cites research showing that the ratio of left to right professors in 1995 was 2 to 1. Now it is 5 to 1.
The left, meanwhile, has undergone an ideological transformation. A generation ago, social justice was understood as equality of treatment and opportunity. . . Today justice means equal outcomes. “There are two ideas now in the academic left that weren’t there 10 years ago,” he says. “One is that everyone is racist because of unconscious bias, and the other is that everything is racist because of systemic racism.” That makes justice impossible to achieve: “When you cross that line into insisting if there’s not equal outcomes then some people and some institutions and some systems are racist, sexist, then you’re setting yourself up for eternal conflict and injustice.”