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Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

Some students allege physical assault.

Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were trying to study allege physical assault.

Campus Reform has the details:

Dartmouth students lead profane Black Lives Matter protest

Black-clad protesters gathered in front of Dartmouth Hall Thursday night, forming a crowd roughly one hundred fifty strong.

Ostensibly there to denounce the removal of shirts from a display in Collis, Dartmouth’s student center the Black Lives Matter collective began to sing songs and chant their eponymous catchphrase. The band then marched into Baker-Berry Library.

“F*** you, you filthy white f***s!”

“F*** you and your comfort!”

“F*** you, you racist s***!”

These shouted epithets were the first indication that many students had of the coming storm. The sign-wielding, obscenity-shouting protesters proceeded through the usually quiet backwaters of the library. They surged first through first-floor Baker-Berry, then up the stairs to the normally undisturbed floors of the building, before coming back down to the ground floor of Novak Café.

Throngs of protesters converged around fellow students who had not joined in their long march. They confronted students who bore “symbols of oppression” such as “gangster hats” and Beats-brand headphones…

Students who refused to listen to or join their outbursts were shouted down:“Stand the f*** up!” “You filthy racist white piece of s***!” Men and women alike were pushed and shoved by the group.

“If we can’t have it, shut it down!” they cried. Another woman was pinned to a wall by protesters who unleashed their insults, shouting “filthy white b****!” in her face.

In the immediate aftermath of the demonstration, social media was abuzz with comments condemning the protesters for their tactics.

Here’s a video from part of the incident:

Dartmouth College has two student newspapers.

The Dartmouth is the older, establishment paper and The Dartmouth Review is a younger, conservative publication. They offered dramatically different accounts of the protest.

Transcripts below, via Tom Blumer of NewsBusters:

The Dartmouth Review:

Eyes Wide Open at the Protest

Watching these events (University of Missouri, Yale, etc. — Ed.) unfold from Hanover, no one could have doubted that the (Black Lives Matter-backed campus protest) movement would make its way to Dartmouth within the week. But the particular form that our own iteration took on the night of November 12 was a shock, even to the by-now seasoned souls of students who have witnessed the past years. The tactics, tone, and words of the Black Lives Matter protesters eerily mirrored everything they claim to stand against. The long list of their clear oversteps should spark a moment of reckoning for every honest onlooker, and especially those who have sympathized with their movement to this point.

The Protest…

Black-clad protesters gathered in front of Dartmouth Hall, forming a crowd roughly one hundred fifty strong. Ostensibly there to denounce the removal of shirts from a display in Collis, the Black Lives Matter collective began to sing songs and chant their eponymous catchphrase. Not content to merely demonstrate there for the night, the band descended from their high-water mark to march into Baker-Berry Library.

“F*** you, you filthy white f***s!” “F*** you and your comfort!” “F*** you, you racist s***!”

The Dartmouth:

Students stage a protest in solidarity with Missouri and Yale, drawing both support and controversy

Chants of “We shall overcome” and “Black Lives Matter” echoed through the Green yesterday evening as more than 150 students, faculty, staff and community members dressed in black, walked from Novack Café to Dartmouth Hall in a demonstration of solidarity with the black communities at University of Missouri and Yale University and the larger Black Lives Matter movement…

A group first met at the Afro-American Society then headed to Novack Cafe. The group walked to the lawn in front of Dartmouth Hall, where several students shared their feelings and experiences. At that point, the official protest ended, but many students wanted to continue moving throughout campus, (Jonathan) Diakanwa said. As an organizer, he moved with the group to provide supervision and direction.

… Some students who were at the library at the time said they felt uncomfortable with the disruption caused by the protest. Some of the demonstrators called out specific students who were studying for not standing up and joining the protest or not wearing black. One student said at one point he was concerned over the possibility of violence, while another said that he called Safety and Security because he was annoyed by the disruption.

Those are remarkably different reports, aren’t they?

No matter which version you believe, one thing is becoming clear: it is way past time for Dartmouth and other schools to address this situation.

No one is opposed to peaceful campus protests; they’re part of a rich tradition in higher education. If however, a protest prevents other students from studying, that’s not fair.

Finally, if the allegations of assault at Dartmouth are true, the appropriate response is expulsion.

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Comments

Imagine if a group of white supremacist students had harassed a group of black students in this manner.

Not only would the white students have been expelled, they would also have been criminally prosecuted for “hate” crimes.

But blacks can behave this way with impunity. So who really has the “privilege” here?

    rabidfox in reply to Observer. | November 17, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    The Dartmouth provost for student affairs has apologized to the thugs who were rampaging, swearing, and assaulting students in there for all the negative comments and bad media coverage of their actions.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Observer. | November 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    In Africa, average I.Q. falls in the 60 to 70 range, and is approximately the scholastic equivalent to the third grade.

    American blacks typically have ¼ to 1/3 Caucasian with a small percentage of Native American ancestors, which probably accounts for their having higher intelligence than their origins.

    The American Association on Mental Deficiency set 85 as the I.Q. below which a person was considered to be retarded.

    The average IQ of American blacks is 85 which are about the scholastic equivalent of 8th grade.

    I think that this puts black college students’ conduct in perspective, and also explains why there is a large underclass which has been virtually impossible to improve their condition.

      I’m not going to address the incredibly blatant racism in your comment JusticeDelivered, but even if your flawed reasoning was correct, these are students at a highly selective Ivy League institution, renowned for its undergraduate teaching. These are very smart and well educated people who did something incredibly idiotic and obnoxious.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to cartesian. | November 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

        From the sixties on there has been tremendous social pressure to attribute the IQ differential between American blacks and other races to environmental factors. But, since that time it has become very clear that most of the difference is genetic in nature.

        That does not mean that there will not be some very smart blacks, there are and it has been a pleasure to work with them. Reality is that they will typically occur about one two thousand as often.

        As long as political correctness drives ignoring these issues, we are doing a disservice to people by not doing our best to allow them to achieve their full potential. There are large numbers of people who are glaring examples of the Peter Principle, because they were promoted over race rather than actual performance.

        When you say that there are many very intelligent people at the university, my response would be that I know when they one from monied families that they likely are not as intelligent as they should be, and the same is true where affirmative action is concerned.

        I have no problem with people of any race succeeding, as long as they are actually qualified and actually do the work, I am tired of people demanding a carve out based on proportional population when they are simply not capable of doing so.

        We see this carve out in education and in demands to allow higher levels of criminal activity just because of race.

        It is my opinion that public policy should be completely race neutral.

        One more point, one of my grandparents was Native American, and they were dirt poor. I am a success story, based on a lifetime of hard work, a love of learning and seeing others learn, and now one of my children is about to be the first PhD in the family.

Racism and anti-Semitism are alive and well on college campuses. Fueled by entitled infantile minds, reprogressive faculty, and cowardly administrators.

BLACK LIES MATTER

    JusticeDelivered in reply to betty. | November 17, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    All lives matter, but how much they matter varies. This comment is loosely based on a famous quote from Animal Farm and the selection of that book for the quote is based on the conduct of these animals.

      I’d be a lot more sympathetic if it weren’t for the hundreds of kids being killed in black neighborhoods by other blacks or that over 50% of black pregnancies end in abortion.

Liberals earring their own. If I may a portion of the bible to offend someone, “you reap what you sow”.

Imagine what might have happened if carrying a concealed weapon was allowed on the Dartmouth campus. Imagine what might have happened if a student carrying a weapon was confronted and assaulted in the library by this posse of very aggressive and verbally abusive protesters. Imagine the hue and cry if the student defending herself took a line from police reports and claimed that she was in fear of her life when she defended herself and mortally wounded her assailant.

    Just one? I would think once a CC drew and fired on somebody who was physically assaulting them, several of the other SJWs in the area would attempt to rush(*) him/her. It could get very nasty, very fast, which is why any CC holder in that environment should be extracting themselves from the situation without attempting a confrontation or even setting themselves up to be violently confronted. Out the back door, call the police, inform them that a bunch of disruptive people have attacked the library and are screaming racial slurs.

    (*) They don’t have much in the way of common sense, after all, and children that age consider themselves immortal.

    ScottTheEngineer in reply to LTMG. | November 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I think an angry mob attacking you would be grounds for using a firearm.
    When did it become acceptable to treat other people like shit?
    They crossed a line and invaded her “Safe Space”

    Char Char Binks in reply to LTMG. | November 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Live free or die.

    Paul in reply to LTMG. | November 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Imagine if the Social Justice Warriors took their picket signs and protested on the south side of Chicago, or in Detroit, or Baltimore, or any of of the other inner city hell-holes that have been run exclusively by Dimocrats for decades?

The oppression of having to attend the most elitist and expensive Ivy League school of them all. The Horror.

I don’t have a kid at that school. If I did, I would be having a little chat with its President, Philip J. Hanlon, about a new rule of conduct, namely that disruptions in the libraries and dorms are not allowed on campus for the final 4 weeks of any given semester. People who violate this rule should be withdrawn forthwith from campus and barred from returning.

Any persons in a position of authority, (including all staff and professors) will be fired, including those that may have tenure.

It would be interesting to find out just how many of these idiots are actually students of the school, and their names.

What was gained by the protest?

The protestors just put a black face on racism.

    Nope! Strong horse will attract certain insecure blacks, will also intimidate people who might want to speak out against that kind of tactic. Doesn’t help that the student affairs provost has come down on the side of the thugs. Apologized for the negative coverage for God’s sake.

This is fantastic as fare as I am concerned and I know very few people in my area of the South that aren’t laughing their heads off. You Yankees came down here 50 years ago and told us how we had to live and now you get to reap the reward of your actions. Imagine old bere rabbit laughing his head off.

    Char Char Binks in reply to david7134. | November 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

    This is different. This happened in New Hampshire, not liberal Massachusettes or New York City, and Dartmouth at least has a reputation for having conservative and libertarian factions. If there’s going to be a deserved backlash at an in Ivy against BLM fascism, it will likely be there.

      Char,
      I am sorry, but it is above the Mason-Dixon and all the same down here. I am sorry, just can’t stop that dad burn laughing. All the New England bunch with their high morals and doing the right thing, never mind that they don’t know the right thing, but they do it and make every one else do it as well. Laugh. Oh, BLM, please keep it up.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Char Char Binks. | November 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      New Hampshire? Conservative??!!??

      Not for decades. As far as this Coloradan is concerned, New Hampshire is just a more taciturn Connecticut or Rhode Island. Both of which are Leftist havens.

    gasper in reply to david7134. | November 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    If you think the way blacks were treated in the early 1960’s was acceptable, you are a sick person. They were degraded. And you wanted that practice to continue. Your reasoning is not only skewed, it’s a clumsy argument. It was not the white Freedom Fighters from the North who changed the Southern black’s behavior, it was people like Jessie Jackson who so much wanted to be MLK’s successor. MLK advocated pride; Jackson advocated arrogance. Since MLK was dead, Jackson’s argument won out. It has been downhill ever since. But the Northern blacks did not kowtow to the white man even in the 1950’s.

      david7134 in reply to gasper. | November 18, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Still don’t get it, do you. Though I am still laughing. You Yankees will never understand black people and are for ever shackled with your morals.

Char Char Binks | November 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

Winning hearts and minds.

Why attack a library? Students studying for upcoming finals, term papers, reports, homework, etc.

While peaceful demonstrations are constitutionally allowed, this WAS NOT PEACEFUL. Security should have been called, names taken, those who aren’t students arrested for inciting a riot. They keep calling us white people racists, but who was racist here? Were the whites calling these people out, did they ask them to come assault them verbally? No, these pansies did a group attack in a quite area (safe space even in their words) and disrupted study time. Perhaps if these childish idiots were busy doing their studies instead of inciting riotous acts, they might get a decent education from a fine university.

Grow up you bunch of privileged little TWITS. ALL LIVES MATTER and to say differently is RACIST. I’ll bet Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. Obama are all so proud of their little racists.

This is all getting VERY OLD and you are all looking foolish for these protests. Did you get your checks for protesting yet? Ferguson apparently got theirs with a bit of crying about where the checks were. #Pawns

    rabidfox in reply to RWineJr. | November 17, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Thugs want finals canceled. What better way that to cause an incident (or several) and then demand that finals be canceled.

On the bright side.. at least some of the BLM folks now know where the library is.

Subotai Bahadur | November 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

I wonder if any of the students attacked or the witnesses to the attack has had a flash of insight that in that school, if you are White, especially a White male; you are not a human being under the law, and that anyone with more melanin or Leftist politics can attack you with impunity.

So, why have there been no arrests for assault? No video in the library? No one filing police reports? Even without assault, such behavior in a library is grounds for disciplinary action. It shouldn’t be tolerated on a campus, no matter what group or individual is involved.

http://www.dartreview.com/protesters-deny-physical-harassment-gain-vice-provost-ameers-endorsement/

Unreal. The Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer is pleased!

“The protest was a wonderful, beautiful thing,” she said, explaining that the administration was telling the news media anyone that would listen that the protest had been justified. “There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not very nice,” she added.

The Dartmouth Review is standing by their coverage, saying

The Review corroborated every anecdote cited in our coverage with multiple student eyewitnesses. We stand by our coverage of the Black Lives Matter protest …

including reports of physical contact by the perps.

http://www.dartreview.com/protesters-deny-physical-harassment-gain-vice-provost-ameers-endorsement/

Yeah, no longer does this school stand for what’s right and adult, but for childish actions. This person should be relieved of her duties for simply stupidity.

How is people screaming racial remarks in a library a wonderful, beautiful thing? If white students did that in reverse, it’s racism and the liberal media would be all over that like a child on Halloween candy. However, switch things around and it’s a wonderful, beautiful thing?

IDIOCY runs free at Dartmouth. I’d be embarrassed to be associated with it after that.

Apparently, Dartmouth College has apologized, not to the harassed white students, but to the BLM mob, for having to endure media criticism.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/17/dartmouth-admin-apologizes-to-protesters-who-menaced-students/

When was the last time a college degree was worth anything?

Sammy Finkelman | November 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Nat Hentoff article:

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/hentoff111815.php3

But what happened at Yale University, the University of Missouri and other colleges over the past two weeks is something new and frightening. The suppression of speech in academia has begun to spiral out of control…

…These are not isolated incidents, but represent the organized adoption of mass public shaming tactics. Mass public shaming — traditionally used by autocratic regimes to silence their critics — is a particularly insidious form of censorship. It is designed to chill future speech by humiliating the speaker. Psychological manipulation and intimidation are used to impose forced speech as a means of social control.

Universities in the United States should not tolerate or appease such public shaming techniques….

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