This is Evergreen State College: “I was told that I couldn’t go into the room because I was white”
Student: “I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t express my concerns, and I couldn’t ask any questions because I’m white”
McKenzie Kyger is a white Evergreen State College student who made news when she appeared at a public legislative hearing about the problems at Evergreen related to Prof. Bret Weinstein.
Kyger told the legislators about her experience with pervasive anti-white racism being taught as part of the integral model of social justice learning currently foregrounded in American universities.
We covered her testimony in the post Evergreen Student: ‘I’ve been told I’m not allowed to speak because I’m white’.
Here is the moving video of her appearance:
Kyger sat down for an interview with Benjamin Boyce (Patreon page here) and shared her thoughts on “social justice” and the distressing state of Evergreen. (h/t Badger Pundit)
Kyger is the type of student whom colleges embraced only a few years ago. She’s open-minded, has absorbed and speaks fluently the language of the regressive handbook on “diversity” and “social justice,” she’s not a conservative, and she’s definitely not a racist. That she is now experiencing what so many white college students across the country are should sound alarms on the left, particularly among white progressives.
Kyger talked about her experience at the college and how it affected her. For example, she discusses her experiences with the faculty and students who “overgeneralize” and state that “all white people” are the root of all problems, she explains how “social justice” has become a battering ram and weapon that is hurting higher education and students, and she describes her experience being shut out of a student event on campus explicitly because she is white. After walking down a hallway lined with other white students denied admittance, she agreed to the terms (that she not speak and stand in the back).
Here is a partial transcript of some of her comments in the above interview.
On her experience previously at the Evergreen library:
“Walked in [to the library while a conference was going on] and they were just talking about how terrible white people are.
I was just kind of shocked that that was allowed, like not that I was personally offended, because if that’s what you think, that’s what you think, but I was just really concerned that that was allowed to be taught in this public space, just people talking about how white people are the root of every problem, how terrible we are. Overgeneralizing and saying this about all white people.
I’ve overheard faculty saying different things about white people, I mean, even if you just look at the signs on like faculty’s windows and stuff, you can kinda see that’s kind of the way everyone thought.”
On her experience at the campus-wide meeting about Bret Weinstein:
“Entering the library and riding the elevator up to the fourth floor of the library, getting off that elevator and then it was just a hallway lined up with white students, immediately when I got off the elevator I was told that I couldn’t go into the room because I was white.
I was not okay with that, so I just kind of ignored it and kept on walking down this hallway. Somebody else stopped me and said I couldn’t go in without a police escort. But I could see the room and there were white people in there, so I was a little confused, so I also just ignored that person and kept walking.
And then I was told that I was allowed to go in, but I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t express my concerns, and I couldn’t ask any questions because I’m white. And I had to stand in the back. So, I went in, and I didn’t say anything like they asked of me, but was pretty disgusted with the way the meeting was going.”
On lack of diversity of opinion at Evergreen:
“The fact that I don’t focus on color, that’s part of the reason people [at Evergreen] see me as a racist. And for some reason a lot of people have issue with the fact that people say I don’t see race, but that’s really interesting to me, because focusing on the color of somebody’s skin, or treating them differently based on their skin color, which is what they’re asking for, that to me is racism.”
Badger Pundit produced this video based on the interview:
This is truly surreal, and I’m not sure what needs to be done to fix the horrific racism permeating American colleges. Evergreen is an extreme example, but this sort of thing, this undercurrent of hostility to white people (including to white progressives, though they haven’t figured that out yet), is far too prevalent on our nation’s college campuses.
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RUN…don’t walk…away from that cesspool of racism, darlin’.
Hi to a college or university that is more in keeping with the vision of MLK.
This sounds like the kind of problem that is traditionally solved by a President calling up the National Guard, no?
On what grounds? A student meeting is not a state institution, it’s not a public accommodation, and no, there is certainly no tradition of sending in the national guard to break it up.
You are invorrect:
This future snowball, presently a snowflake, will be like the professor who defended Charles Murray when they both were attacked prior to him giving a lecture at her school. And just like this airhead, she turned on Murray after she was asked why she defended him. Conservatives like myself thought she was a kindred spirit living in a world of nuts but it turned out she was a nut on holiday. She only defended him because she said that even though she totally disagreed with him he had the right to speak. It makes it a little confusing when a liberal nut actually acts like a sane person!
Stockholm Syndrome, aka Battered Woman Syndrome
A person falls in love with their tormentor, and convinces themselves that the tormentor is always right, and they themselves are always wrong. Sadists and power-mad groups have been using it to control people for millenia.
This poor kid is the only Evergreen student with a set.
I don’t know anything about Evergreen. Is it one of those “historically Black” colleges, or are they just trying to turn it into one?
Try doing a minimal amount of research.
It’s a state college in Olympia, WA. It was founded in 1967 to be “an experimental and non-traditional” college. It styles itself as “progressive” and its student body is predominantly white. According to its own stats, only 27% of Evergreen students are persons “of color.”
Dear Tom Swift:
It was the school where Melissa Click and others told white reporters etc to leave the quad where blacks and SJW were camping, protesting something or other.
Good morning. Click was at Mizzou, not Everygreen.
The Friendly Grizzly is correct. Evergreen has pretty much only one relevant claim to fame: Evergreen is the alma mater of Saint Rachel Corrie, the Holy Pancake.
This is good.
(1) I don’t feel too sorry for most SJW’s because of the oppression they have visited on conservatives just recently. Now their favorite minorities are rejecting them. Maybe some of them are waking up and will be a little less rabid in their unconditional support for those minorities.
(2) By driving away that white support, the SJW’s will become a fairly small minority and will start to lose their political power.
This young lady never had a kind word for the conservatives who warned her about this. So, reasonable as she seems, she’s not an ally. She would have to do much more for me to consider her an ally.
So rather than function like a conservative you chose to publicaly present yourself much like those who you seemingly condemn. I think your avatar name is very apropos. Or perhaps you’ve never prepared an artichoke
So now conservtives are the SJW ACLU?
This dumbass got herselff into this, so let her figure her way out – by coming to uss.
Thus, we will have taught her to fish. Or, she starves herself It’s still a free country.
To be fair, just where would this young lady have ever heard conservatives warning her of the situation? It’s one thing to ignore the warnings. It’s another to be insulated from the warnings.
[class] diversity. One step forward, two steps back. Progress.
Viewpoint discriminate against her free speech rights in a designated public forum hopefully will result in a substantial monetary contribution to her retirement fund.
The movement to make all of the United States like South Africa, where the white farmer is on the endangered species list.
We re party way there already with more and more people now packing heat and – when available – using no / no-go mapping in their smartphones.
I dunno. The white Democrats are the ones who used to make black people stand at the back of the room and be silent. Now, the white Democrats are the ones who have to stand at the back of the room and be silent.
Karma’s a bitch.
Hopefully other students like Miss Kyger will wake up and smell the garbage emanating from these leftist universities.
As far as the SJWs are concerned ALL white people are the enemy.
SJW’s always lie.
time to transfer out of Evergreen…not like a degree from Evergreen will get you a job
who will hire someone from one of these ‘progressive’ universities?
Your friendly progressive company, such as Google, Levis, Uber or one of a hundred smaller advertising firms or larger graphics shops. Every company over a certain size needs an HR department. If they get too big, they need a diversity officer/EEOC compliance director.
Or your friendly federal government will hire them. There are too many idiots for the available jobs, but there ARE jobs for them.
It seems to me she is on pretty solid ground to demand a full tuition refund, plus expenses for the current term.