I respect those voices expressing deep concerns about the direction that academia is taking with its incorrect and injurious anti-woke, culture-war agenda. Echoing Dr. Louis Mendoza and others cited within, I would like to counter this message with the notion that to the extent possible—considering that very individual case is different—it is our patriotic duty to pursue careers as faculty in higher education.
Democracy itself depends on an educated, civic-minded citizenry. Plus, this is ultimately a winnable battle. However, we do need all minds on board.
Thanks to National LULAC President Domingo Garcia for sharing this piece with me today.