Students take over campus demanding Bret Weinstein’s firing after he objected to racist demands for whites to leave campus
On Friday, we published a Quick Take about a professor at Evergreen State College who was confronted by a student mob demanding his resignation. The professor, who considers himself a progressive, didn’t agree with a campus event which would have banned white people from campus for a day.
It turns out the situation at this small school in Washington state is worse than previously known.
According to Professor Bret Weinstein, campus operations have ground to a halt. The students are calling the shots and making demands of the school president who is trying to appease them. Campus police have been rendered powerless to do anything by an order to stand down. The inmates have truly taken over the asylum.
John Sexton of Hot Air has more:
Students demand firing of professor who objected to asking whites to leave campus
Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, was surrounded by a group of student protesters Wednesday after he wrote an email objecting to plans for a Day of Absence.
In the past, the Day of Absence has been a day where black and Latino students leave campus to highlight their significance on campus. This year students wanted to change the format. Instead of leaving campus themselves, they wanted white students and professors to leave campus, thereby creating a safe space for the students left behind. Professor Weinstein objected to that format and wrote and email saying he would not be leaving campus and encouraged others not to do so. Here’s his full email:
— William Treseder (@williamtreseder) May 24, 2017
Here is video of the professor being confronted:
[Update – YouTube took down the widely shared video above based on its “bullying” policy, which makes no sense. Another, longer version is available here, as of 6-5-2017.]
Weinstein was actually forced to leave campus due to safety concerns. KING 5 reports:
Professor told he’s not safe on campus after college protests
As a biology professor for 15 years at Olympia’s The Evergreen State College, Bret Weinstein has seen his share of protests, but he’s never been afraid of being on campus until this week.
“I have been told by the Chief of Police it’s not safe for me to be on campus,” said Weinstein, who held his Thursday class in a downtown Olympia park.
An administrator confirmed the police department advised Weinstein it “might be best to stay off campus for a day or so.”
…when student Marissa Parker, one of the protesters, heard Weinstein was advised to stay off campus, she responded, “If he feels unsafe or frightened for two days, he can only imagine what black and brown bodies have feared for years.”
Weinstein described the events on Tucker Carlson’s show last night. At one point he says, “I’m a deeply progressive person. I’m troubled by what this implies about the current state of the left.”
This report from local news source “The Olympian” has a quote from a student which must be read to be believed:
Students allege racism, protest administrators at The Evergreen State College
Chanting “Hey-hey, ho-ho, these racist teachers have got to go,” hundreds of students filled the third floor of The Evergreen State College’s Library building Wednesday and surrounded president George Bridges’ office.
Students said they were protesting institutional racism at the Olympia liberal arts college.
“It’s important. It’s necessary,” said Halla Warmer, a junior. “It’s life or death for us.”
Those are not the words of someone who is ready for higher education. They are the lunatic ramblings of someone who has been brainwashed by the cult of progressivism.
What these students are doing is dangerous and to make matters worse, they have no idea.
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