Full Stop. The Bell Curve is not “discredited”; it is an 800 page heavily researched document that contains controversial elements among academics, basically having to do with methodology and the conclusions Murray derived from those decisions. Controversies over methodology are not in the least unusual in sociological research.
Regarding race, Murray specifically states that his research indicating a racial/genetic link to IQ is not conclusive, not substantive, and even if it were, it should never be used to justify disparate treatment of races in society.
So, the person that Middlebury silenced because he is ostensibly a “racist” wrote specifically in the same section that no racially-based policies were justified in a society. Hard to make the “racist” label stick to that one, in my view, if one wants or cares to be fair.
But, it does (again) expose the SPLC as a left-wing agitprop organization hiding behind an Orwellian title.
The point that needs to be made here is that obviously none of the Middlebury students had read The Bell Curve. They were given misinformation and doing what they were told to do.
Who told them, inquiring minds want to know?