Reason # 2) Let’s face it- Liberals are smarter and therefore more likely to have the PhD qualifications needed to teach at universities. I know it sounds arrogant, but there’s some truth to it. Krugman doesn’t make this point in his op-ed, so I thought I’d help out amd add it.
How to tell you’ve ventured way too far into stereotype-land? Replace the word “liberal,” with “white” or “men” and consider whether you’d get brought up on insensitivity charges at those same liberal universities.