Is Tenure Worth It?

Is it true that

intellectual dishonesty would get anyone canned from a tenured university position.

Maybe. but being an unmitigated racist asshat is apparently not.


  1. #1 Katharine
    January 9, 2010

    Let’s see if the APA tears him an asshole or two.

  2. #2 Paul
    January 9, 2010

    What is the APA and why would we care?

  3. #3 Jim Thomerson
    January 9, 2010

    The answer to Greg’s question is No. Well, maybe sometimes it does,but not always.

  4. #4 Bill James
    January 9, 2010

    Doesn’t seem the case for this racist Harvard professor.

  5. #5 Katharine
    January 9, 2010

    This is the APA.

  6. #6 Katharine
    January 9, 2010

    Specifically, section 3.03 of the APA Ethics Code:

    “3.03 Other Harassment
    Psychologists do not knowingly engage in behavior that is harassing or demeaning to persons with whom they interact in their work based on factors such as those persons’ age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, or socioeconomic status.”

  7. #7 skeptifem
    January 10, 2010

    I think people are forgetting how many people are left over from when things like racism, sexism, and homophobia were official doctrines in higher education. Their bias doesn’t dissapear when the regulations show up, they just have to try and hide it better (or not, in this case).

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    January 10, 2010

    And they don’t really have to hide it that much, and the effects last for a couple/few generations.