Getting liberal with the word ‘conservative’
College campuses across the country are generally more liberal than not. A 2016 study which looked at faculty voter registration at 40 universities found that the ratio of faculty registered as Democrats versus Republicans was 11.5:1.
Political donations are public and searchable by employer, and it’s no surprise to learn that employees of
At Western, the word ‘conservative’ has a negative connotation. It’s almost a bad word. If it’s not a bad word, it’s at least against the status quo. Maybe that’s why it’s not so popular. ‘Conservative’ has adopted a new meaning, a bad rap in an increasingly polarized political environment.
In general, colleges should make space for those who
Now, let me lay down some definitions here: conservative does not inherently mean Trump
The words ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ should not instantly condemn someone – their words and actions will do a fine job of that on their own.
It’s not wrong to have views challenged.
The Western Front Editorial Board is composed of Monique Merrill, Dante Koplowitz-Fleming and Laura Place.