I have a blog post over at AndPhilosophy, its the blog of the Wiley Blackwell Popular Culture and Philosophy book series. I am the volume editor for House of Cards and Philosophy.
Messy. This is another case where I just might sound really conservative. Banning groups from overt discriminatory action is just not the same as coercing them to accept external rules contrary to their historic identities due to the fear of bias. Having bias or speaking it is almost never per se a basis for coercive free action, where “bias” need not be taken in its negative connotation. How is this not persecution of religious beliefs is the name of not persecuting for religious beliefs? Meeting some of these cases halfway, they could easily require that any member of the group be able run for a group office if the group is to accept university support, but they cannot force the group to vote for a particular person. Hence, if a group is biased, then the bias is de facto rather than de jure. This article makes it sound as if colleges are not satisfied with merely de jure concerns.