We’re all familiar with German pastor Martin Niemöller’s famous poem about speaking out. For U.S. voters, that time is now.
Over the last few months, the Department of Education’s civil rights division has opened a set of unusual investigations into Yale and the University of Southern California over what has been described, in various outlets, as “affirmative action for women” and “a toxic environment against men.”
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that she plans to dramatically retool the Department of Education’s guidelines for investigating and responding to cases of campus sexual assault—and she emphasized that she thinks the alleged perpetrators of assault have been mistreated as much as their alleged victims.
Life comes at you fast. For me, for you, and for Candice Jackson, deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights. On Wednesday, Jackson was quoted in The New York Times claiming that “90 percent” of rape accusations made on college campuses were not actually rape.
The Department of Education has reportedly reached out to the notorious leader of a so-called “men’s rights” group, along with organizations founded to sound the alarm about the fake epidemic of false rape accusations on campus, to set up meetings with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
UC Berkeley has fired a professor more than a year after three students accused him of sexual harassment.