Pepperdine University could become the conservative version of Harvard, but instead it would treasure and promote America’s constitutional and Christian heritage.
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Pepperdine, along with many traditionally conservative religious schools, has largely adopted a policy of appeasement in the name of self-preservation,” referring to the fact that Pepperdine is “in the epicenter of California’s cult of progressivism.”
The GSEP is the most liberal school within Pepperdine and this was demonstrated a few months ago when the school announced that radical professor Cornel West will be the “Endowed Visiting Professor” at GSEP.
In recent years, Pepperdine has accepted money from some large liberal donors in return for creating academically dubious programs that are now part of Pepperdine’s academic culture.
The latest leftist rage at Pepperdine currently infecting everything from hiring practices to textbook selection is the “diversity” crusade and liberal students aligned with the anti-police Black Lives Matter movement have been at the forefront of this movement.
As Pepperdine has moved left, it has lost its real diversity in favor of an ideologically-coded agenda. After all, the best university professors deal with political issues by making sure his students understand all sides of the issue.
The evolvement of liberal Christians into political liberalism within the Pepperdine world led to very subtle but potent changes that are evident today.
The growth of “progressive” collectivist liberalism at America’s institutions of higher learning has been well known for generation. Sadly, one of those “infected” institutions is Pepperdine University.
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