I'll be brief because I'm hungry and it's Rumpie Time.
The Chronicle of Higher Education fires a blogger for being truthful and blunt about the merits (and I might add, employment prospects) of a hyphenated-American studies degree.
THEN they interview a PhD in History who can't find a job who also happens to be a minority.
Are the people at the Chronicle of Higher Education TRULY THAT STUPID and IGNORANT they can't piece it together? Or are they so cowardly they don't have the guts to tell minorities the realities of the labor market and that their degree is worthless in fear they'd be branded a racist/homophobe/sexist/bigot/etc?
Presumably the purpose of the Chronicle of Higher Education is to HELP PEOPLE in HIGHER EDUCATION.
Speaking the truth about the worthlessness of various liberal arts degrees, ESPECIALLY those whose primary victims are minorities, might be a great place to start.
Oh, but that would require a spine now wouldn't it?