Multiculturalists maintain that there is no such thing as truth, only diverse opinions, each “true” in the opinion of the person or group that holds it, none true absolutely. The increasingly popular notion that instead of simple, universal truth, there is only “white truth” and “black truth,” “female truth” and “male truth,” “gay truth” and “straight truth,” threatens the integrity of American universities, which had been distinguished by their commitment to discovering and disseminating truth without trimming it to suit special-interest groups.

Max Hocutt is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Alabama.
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Other Independent Review articles by Max Hocutt
Fall 2013 The Fruits and Fallacies of Fred Skinner on Freedom
Summer 2012 Rights: Rhetoric versus Reality
Winter 2007/08 In Defense of Herbert Spencer
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