Students at the Washington liberal arts school, whose main claim to fame is alumnus and Simpsons creator Matt Groening, harassed Biology Prof. Bret Weinstein because he refused to leave campus for the annual “Day of Absence” April 12, The Washington Times reports.
Incredibly, they are trying to get him fired.
Evergreen State practices explicit and institutional racial segregation once a year. Typically nonwhite students and faculty leave campus (to show how valuable they are) and the whites stay on campus (to be indoctrinated in “anti-racism workshops and seminars”), but this year it was reversed, and Weinstein told the director of a campus multicultural office that he was staying put.
Bay Area entrepreneur William Treseder posted Bret’s email to the diversity official, which said the mandatory absence of whites from campus was “a show of force, and an act of oppression in and of itself”:
You may take this letter as a formal protest of this year’s structure, and you may assume I will be on campus during the Day of Absence. … On a college campus, one’s right to speak – or to be – must never be based on skin color.
What this comes down to, and what's becoming more and more obvious each and every day, is that SJW believe that they're right beyond any question. In addition, they insist that you sit down, shut up and take it. Or in this case, leave.
All of these students need to be disciplined. And to learn that just cause they're loud, they aint right.
3) A segregated, "no whites allowed safe space" so that non-white students can "organize and do social justice work." This comes even after the administration kowtowed to previous demands and are currently building a $10 million center for minority students on campus.
We've passed the point where this lunacy has gotten absolutely fucking ridiculous. The party that spoke out so loudly against apartheid is now demanding that it be reinstated. It'd be hilarious if it weren't so idiotic and pathetic.
Last Edit: May 26, 2017 12:44:45 GMT -5 by Optimus
In March I objected in an email to all staff and faculty. “There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space in order to highlight their vital and under-appreciated roles . . . and a group or coalition encouraging another group to go away,” I wrote. “On a college campus, one’s right to speak—or to be—must never be based on skin color”...
Things began to change at Evergreen in 2015, when the school hired a new president, George Bridges. His vision as an administrator involved reducing professorial autonomy, increasing the size of his administration, and breaking apart Evergreen’s full-time programs. But the faculty, which plays a central role in the college’s governance, would never have agreed to these changes. So Mr. Bridges tampered with the delicate balance between the sciences and humanities by, in effect, arming the postmoderns.
The particular mechanism was arcane, but it involved an Equity Council established in 2016. The council advanced a plan that few seem to have read, even now—but that faculty were nonetheless told we must accept without discussion. It would shift the college “from a diversity agenda” to an “equity agenda” by, among other things, requiring an “equity justification” for every faculty hire.
What a fucking freak show. People wonder why the US is slipping behind other countries in education (from productive standpoint), here's part of the answer: worrying about a bunch of nonsense on a college campus, as opposed to making people ready to pursue careers in the real world.
The "university" president capitulated to all of those horribly racist brats' demands, instead of expelling all of them like a real leader would've done.
But, he and the little Marxists may soon reap the consequences of being all-around shitty people. State lawmakers are considering cutting all state-funding and essentially privatizing this miserable excuse for a school:
State lawmakers in Washington are fed up with the antics of Evergreen State College, and plan to introduce legislation Thursday to privatize the left-leaning institution.
The bill, spearheaded by Republican State Representative Matt Manweller, will be introduced alongside a letter to the state Human Rights Commission requesting an investigation into potential civil rights violations on campus surrounding the incident.
Manweller and his colleagues are also discussing the possibility of revoking $24,000,000 in annual funding to Evergreen State College, but pledge that all students on campus will remain eligible for full financial aid from the state, should the bill become law.
"These students and their administration are trying to undo the Civil Rights Movement. They are trying to re-institute a Jim Crow approach to education that Americans rejected over 50 years ago,” Manweller said in an exclusive interview with Campus Reform. “We must never go back to a segregated society—whether it be drinking fountains, buses, or school buildings."
Manweller made clear that he places the blame for Evergreen’s current situation squarely on the shoulders of administrators, arguing that they created the conditions for controversy through their unquestioning embrace of social justice and failure to condemn the excesses of student protesters.
“It is incredibly frightening that the administration at Evergreen would tacitly support Brown-shirt tactics we have not seen since 1930s Germany. That they would allow students to threaten professors and other students based on their race is simply horrifying,” Manweller continued. “The administration bears direct responsibility for this situation. They hired the professors who have elevated the pseudo-science of ‘social justice’ to a religious movement. Now all dissent is crushed by threats of violence or actual violence."
I don't generally agree with much of what comes out of Republican lawmakers' mouths, and I wouldn't be surprised if this guy has said some shitty things and introduced shitty, bigoted legislation in the past, nor would I be surprised if he does in the future, but I think he's 100% spot on with what he said about this specific situation and I hope the bill gets introduced and passes quickly.
Resources recently circulated at Evergreen State College appear to indicate that at its Writing Center proper grammar is not taught to students in the country illegally over sensitivity concerns.
One handout, titled “Resources at The Evergreen State College for Undocumented and DACA students,” states tutors in the college’s Writing Center with Spanish-language capacities don’t correct grammar.
“Tutors are there to provide culturally sensitive feedback on writing (though not to correct grammar),” states the flyer, distributed Oct. 6 to all faculty and staff at the college, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The College Fix.
What. The. Hell.
Imagine you're an employer. You have several candidates for a job that requires a college degree and one of those candidates is from Evergreen State. Would you even bother with the interview at this point in time? I'm sure there are fine people who have graduated or will graduate Evergreen State, but the school is progressively devaluing their degrees. How stupid is that?
Williams College students call for a boycott of English courses
After the follies at Williams College last year (a college rated at the very top of undergraduate liberal arts institutions in America), I predicted that things would get even worse this year. Well, it’s been delayed a bit, but the hurling of dung at the fan has begun.
The promised free-speech policy, which was supposed to have been released over a month ago, hasn’t appeared, I suspect because various groups are intervening to tweak it to reduce the freedom part and increase the “inclusivity.” And now, in an unprecedented act of misguided “activism”, a group of Williams students and alumni, posting at a Google site, are indicting the College and its English department for structural racism, transphobia, racism, and the usual laundry list of sins. The conclusion the students draw is that they must boycott nearly all English classes.
I’d be more sympathetic if I thought any of their accusations were true, but, from what I know, none of them are. They are confections of an Outrage Culture perpetuated and coddled by the Williams administration and many of the faculty.
And so the once-venerable Williams College goes down the path trodden in the past few years by The Evergreen State College and Oberlin College. Down that road leads impecuniousness, a declining reputation of the institution, and reduced enrollment. Good luck, Williams!