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Racism at Evergreen, WASTATE’s Ohso Progressive Campus

50 EVERGREEN FACULTY CALL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST BIOLOGY PROFESSOR

These faculty call on the College to:

Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinstein has endangered faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.

READ FULL LETTER 350202690-Evergreen-State-College-faculty-and-staff-call-for-punishment-of-Biology-Prof-Bret-Weinstein

Bret Weinstein wrote in Wall Street Journal                              I was not expecting to hold my biology class in a public park last week. But then the chief of our college police department told me she could not protect me on campus. Protestors were searching cars for an unspecified individual—likely me—and her officers had been told to stand down, against her judgment, by the college president. Racially charged, anarchic protests have engulfed Evergreen State College, a small, public liberal-arts institution where I have taught since 2003. In a widely disseminated video of the first recent protest on May 23, an angry mob of about 50 students disrupted my class, called me a racist, and demanded that I resign. My “racist” offense? I had challenged coercive segregation by race. Specifically, I had objected to a planned “Day of Absence” in which white people were asked to leave campus on April 12. Day of Absence is a tradition at Evergreen. In previous years students and faculty of color organized a day on which they met off campus—a symbolic act based on the Douglas Turner Ward play in which all the black residents of a Southern town fail to show up one morning. This year, however, the formula was reversed. “White students, staff and faculty will be invited to leave the campus for the day’s activities,” the student newspaper reported, adding that the decision was reached after people of color “voiced concern over feeling as if they are unwelcome on campus, following the 2016 election.” 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.” My email was published by the student newspaper, and Day of Absence came and went almost without incident. The protest of my class emerged seemingly out of the blue more than a month later. Evergreen has slipped into madness. You don’t need the news to tell you that—the protesters’ own videos will do. But those clips reveal neither the path that led to this psychosis, nor the cautionary nature of the tale for other campuses. Evergreen is arguably the most radical college in the country—and while it does lean far to the left in a political sense, it is the school’s pedagogical structure to which I refer. Rather than placing students in many separate classes, most of our curriculum is integrated into full-time programs that may run the entire academic year. This structure allows students and professors to come to know each other very well, such that Evergreen can deliver a deep, personally tailored education that would be impossible elsewhere. When it works well, it is unlike anything else. Last week’s breakdown of institutional order is far from an indictment of our founder’s wisdom. Rather, the protests resulted from a tension that has existed throughout the entire American academy for decades: The button-down empirical and deductive fields, including all the hard sciences, have lived side by side with “critical theory,” postmodernism and its perception-based relatives. Since the creation in 1960s and ’70s of novel, justice-oriented fields, these incompatible worldviews have repelled one another. The faculty from these opposing perspectives, like blue and red voters, rarely mix in any context where reality might have to be discussed. For decades, the uneasy separation held, with the factions enduring an unhappy marriage for the good of the (college) kids. 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. The plan and the way it is being forced on the college are both deeply authoritarian, and the attempt to mandate equality of outcome is unwise in the extreme. Equality of outcome is a discredited concept, failing on both logical and historical grounds, as anyone knows who has studied the misery of the 20th century. It wouldn’t have withstood 20 minutes of reasoned discussion. This presented traditional independent academic minds with a choice: Accept the plan and let the intellectual descendants of Critical Race Theory dictate the bounds of permissible thought to the sciences and the rest of the college, or insist on discussing the plan’s shortcomings and be branded as racists. Most of my colleagues chose the former, and the protesters are in the process of articulating the terms. I dissented and ended up teaching in the park.

The story began when Professor Weinstein was chased of campus by students accusing him of racism after Weinstein sent an email protesting the Coolges plan for a day when “white” faculty and students would be encouraged to reamin off campus do students and faculty “of color” could have day of their own.

I am just a kike.

MY COMMENT: There is nothing new here. Radical politics from both sides has always been a feature of campus life in all FREE societies. That is why fascist/totalitarian states shut down free speech on campus, as happened in Turkey recently or in Tienanmen Square or in the US under McCarthy. 

The big issue is how the administration responds. Weinstein was absolutely right in condemning the idea that there was to be a day when so called “white” faculty and students would stay off of campus. That should never have been supported by the administration.
This is part of a much larger issue on the right and the left … the perpetual American issue with race.  As a biologist the facts are simple .. THERE IS NO RATIONAL DEFINITION OF RACE.  Beyond just biology, the social science euphemism that “race” is a “social construct” us just blah blah … new speak.  While it should be wonderful for any group of people to define themselves by their appearance or ethnic heritage, that right becomes racism when it is used to demean others.  There is no difference between terms like “whitey” and “honkey” and their cognates like “nigger” and “slant eye.” 
As for me, I am just a kike. 

(Facts of the story from the  Midiaite web site) Professor Bret Weinstein of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington had to hold his classes in a park off campus on Thursday after student protesters demanded his firing. Weinstein had voiced his objection to a race-based “Day of Absence” that would have asked whites to leave the school for a day.

KING5-TV in Seattle reported on the controversy in a Thursday article. Police at the college advised Weinstein, a biology professor, that it “might be best to stay off campus for a day or so,” after the student activists confronted him on Tuesday (see video above).

According to the local TV station’s report, “nearly 20 of his students attended his Thursday class in the park. They said they do not consider him a racist.”

The academician had written an all-staff e-mail weeks ago criticizing a student-led proposal that would change the “Day of Absence” from an initiative where “black and Latino students leave campus to highlight their significance on campus,” as HotAir described it on Friday, to creating a day-long, campus-wide “safe space” where white individuals would be absent.

TWITTER FEED

My brother. Biology Professor @BretWeinstein. In the crosshairs of a lying mob. You SJWs just targeted the wrong guy. The Left eats its own. https://twitter.com/ctgwrchp/status/867070764960301056 

@EricRWeinstein @BretWeinstein Here’s the (incredibly thoughtful and well-written) email. pic.twitter.com/3NecW0tNfw

Weinstein is certainly no conservative ideologue. He has contributed to the Common Dreams, a progressive website. In December 2011, he wrote an article in favor of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The professor’s brother, Eric Weinstein, also defended his sibling’s left-of-center credential in a series of Twitter posts, and attacked the protesters that are calling for his firing.

My brother. Biology Professor @BretWeinstein. In the crosshairs of a lying mob. You SJWs just targeted the wrong guy. The Left eats its own. https://twitter.com/ctgwrchp/status/867070764960301056 

What the racist @EvergreenStCol mob demanding my brother’s resignation doesn’t get is that they picked on *the* toughest anti-racist around.

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Facebook post of PoC @EvergreenStCol faculty inciting white women to “collect” my sister-in-law’s “racist ass.”

That’s ILLEGAL you Maoists.

Think twice students before following violent intersectional faculty over the cliff they have prepared for their lemming followers.
Love,

Other prominent Twitter users also came to Weinstein’s defense and ripped the student protesters.

I know @BretWeinstein personally, he is a brilliant + good man. How anyone could be offended by this email is beyond me. https://twitter.com/ericrweinstein/status/867452980638785539 

These kids don’t belong at a university. They need cult deprogramming first. https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein/status/867495221872873472 

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