supporting both of those ideals is a cognitive dissonance.
Frankly, I don’t think you even know what that means. You have created a textbook false equivalency by likening gender to ideas. Inclusivity based on gender is not equivalent to inclusivity based on ideas. Some ideas are objectively bad. Some arguments are objectively counterfactual. Ideas are not people. Diversity does not include letting every absurd idea in the door in higher education. That would be an enormous waste of time.
Consider: if everyone in a classroom agrees that the Earth is round, does that make it an echo chamber? Should they get the Flat Earth Society in there to correct the problem by filling up half the classroom and half the faculty with people who believe the Earth is flat?
This may sound like an absurd example, but, to me, this is precisely as ridiculous as the ideas that make up the Republican platform. Denying climate change, stripping away rights from women, thinking gay conversion therapy is legit, getting butt-hurt about hearing “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas” and so on are backwards and stupid, and would be laughable just like Flat Earthers if they weren’t beliefs held by so many ignorant people all over the country. I do not want those same ignorant people serving as teachers. Teachers are supposed to enlighten minds, not fill them with counterfactual bullshit.
You don’t refute the existence of the echo-chamber, but justify it as something good, because the echo-chamber you reside in, teaches you that liberals are always right and conservatives are always wrong.
I’m pretty sure you’re trolling or don’t actually read what you’re responding to, because I just got finished talking about how this is a Republican issue, not a conservative issue. I don’t want moronic, anti-scientific Republicans wasting space on college faculties. If you can’t get on board with basic scientific reasoning, you’ve got to go. You’re not professor material. 10% of humanities and social science professors being Republican sounds like an alarmingly high number to me. If the Republican Party can’t get its anti-intellectual head out of its unscientific ass, we’ve got to get that down to 0%.
And, that’s just it. This is the fault of the Republican Party. This is not the fault of a liberal conspiracy or an echo chamber. If the Republicans weren’t so decisively idiotic and anti-intellectual, maybe there would be more Republican intellectuals. Kind of like how if the Republican Party weren’t so overtly anti-black, maybe there would be more black Republicans. This is not rocket science (not that Republicans believe in or understand rocket science, mind you); this is a simple case of chickens coming home to roost. Or, to put it into terms that evangelicals can understand, “for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” If you sow anti-intellectualism in your party for decades, you will reap a party devoid of intellectuals.