I don’t think there’s anything—anything—on which I’ve gotten so much disbelief-that-becomes-near-anger as when I contradict the post-2014 Fox narrative about campus life. 2/
“No, it’s not at all like that. Not even a little. Here are some numbers, here’s some evidence, here’s how availability bias works...” 3
I don’t know what to make of it— why so much intensity about this in particular. 4/
It’s worrisome. /fin
If you’re skeptical I invite you to browse the FIRE database: thefire.org/resources/disi… FIRE specializes in this, and is, so to speak, professionally committed to the view that there’s a serious problem.
Then think about the numbers.
You know the “if it bleeds it leads” problem in local news— the coverage of rare murders distorts people’s impressions of the crime rate.
Apply the lesson.
These data aren't *worse* than those anecdata, and it's odd to nitpick only the former. /fin