We previously covered the diversity requirement at UCLA. The repercussions are not good for conservative professors.

Jacob Kohlhepp from the College Fix reports.

UCLA professors who questioned diversity mandate maliciously outed

ANALYSIS: McCarthyism against independent-minded professors is new modern-day witch hunt.

When 46 professors at UCLA took a brave stand against their peers – signing their name to a petition asking that a diversity requirement approved by a portion of scholars instead be voted on by all faculty on campus – it was a huge risk.

Signing their name to the list meant they were aligning themselves with a small cadre of concerned conservative professors on campus who questioned the need for such a blatantly biased, self-serving academic mandate.

The brave signers were assured the petition – which has since effectively forced the matter to a campuswide vote next month – would be confidential.

But now their names have been exposed to the campus community with the help of left-leaning students who published the petition signers’ names via a hyperlink on the Daily Bruin as well as on a Facebook event page touting a student government-led “Cultural Crisis Forum.” That forum, held Wednesday, was convened specifically to discuss issues surrounding students and faculty who question or oppose the diversity requirement.

It’s an ironic twist of fate that the left is now using McCarthyism for its own intimidation tactics.

Recall Joseph McCarthy’s infamous declaration in 1950 that: “I have here in my hand a list of 205—a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.”

Today, professors suspected of being a conservative or a conservative-sympathizer are the victims of the new Red Scare.