by Toni Airaksinen, Campus Reform
A professor emerita at California State University-East Bay has written a book about how she “escaped” political correctness with the help of evolutionary psychology.
How I Escaped Political Correctness and You Can Too was just published by Dr. Loretta Breuning, who was a professor of Management for over 20 years at California State before she left academia to launch her own think-tank, The Inner Mammalian Institute.
“I saw facts that conflicted with the prevailing belief system, but I questioned myself because I saw that people who question progressive assertions are ridiculed, shunned, and attacked.”
Through the Institute, Breuning spreads awareness of how people can “build power over their mammalian brain” to become happier and healthier — and she contends her new book is an extension of her thinking on that subject.
Breuning’s “ah-ha” moment came in the 1990s, when she realized she was lying to her students for “fear of sounding right-wing.” She writes that she “didn’t want to subordinate my life to ideological despotism,” but she ultimately felt she had no choice.
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Editor’s Note: While we don’t endorse everything in Dr. Breuning’s book, we do appreciate her integrity in leaving political correctness.