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 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.DONATE
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