In City Journal, Heather Mac Donald explores a disturbing example of bullying in science.
As an old discrimination investigator, my question is simple: "Whatever happened to impartial investigations?"
If people have complaints, let them be investigated in a prompt, thorough, and impartial manner so appropriate action, based on the evidence, can be taken. What happened here is the all-too-familiar (and gutless) pattern of allegations, hasty surrender, and, of course, the obligatory abject apology.
This has shades of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.