In the mid-1990s, I could count on students who had wanted to listen to start yelling at the protesters after a certain point, “Sit down and shut up, we want to hear what he has to say.” That kind of pushback had an effect. It reminded the protesters that they were a minority. I am assured by people at Middlebury that their protesters are a minority as well. But they are a minority that has intimidated the majority.
The rhetoric of “love” as it applies to one’s work is very much about social class. So, too, is the rhetoric of the academy itself, which borrows its discourses about vocation and avocation from a solidly middle- and upper-middle class milieu.
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