Rocketman11 wrote:td6624 wrote:thickfreakness wrote:
Ideological diversity, what a scary thing!
As someone who's spent four years in a place where large numbers of students (and the administration, coincidentally) feel as though the school has a right to discriminate against me and that my "lifestyle"
is likely sending me to hell (and somewhere where sex is treated as though it doesn't exist and gender relations are terrible and strained), I feel comfortable in saying that everyone has a limit to the amount of "diversity" that won't negatively effect his or her educational experience.
Extreme example that I don't think anyone was arguing against...
My point is that it's not something to dismiss, as people's thresholds for this sort of thing vary. I certainly did not think my undergrad institution was going to be as extreme as it turned out to be. I didn't inform myself properly, and I don't think it's wrong to take it into consideration.
But as a top academic institution with no religious ties, it probably is safe to assume that UVA wouldn't pose much of a problem. Although a friend's father who attended UVA warned me that as a progressive, I'd be more comfortable elsewhere (not that I'm assuming I'd have gotten into UVA. Just sayin'). But of course he went there a while ago so I imagine it's a bit different.