Happy Memorial Day!

for these Freedoms, they fought

Evergreen [Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington] is dedicated to learning and committed to inclusion for all communities. We must treat each other with respect and care.

sounds nice… Butt Wait!!!

On Day of Absence, members of the Evergreen community have choices about how and where to participate

Off campus, at a community venue, we host a full-day program focusing on allyship and anti-racism work from a majority culture or white perspective.

At the same time, we offer a full-day, on-campus educational and social program designed to address issues from the perspective of people of color.

erm…

Separate but equal?

Because of the need for a dedicated space to explore issues of diversity within each of these two perspectives, each program has been designed with a specific community-building objective in mind. And because many of us are mixed, and may not wholly identify ourselves with one community or the other, we invite each person to attend the program of their choice, wherever they feel most comfortable.

“issues of diversity”… “may not wholly identify ourselves with one community or the other”…

hm… who didn’t see that coming?
oh yeah, Proggies…

But this year, the event was inverted; people of color were invited to stay on campus while all white people were urged to stay away from campus. White professors were asked to not teach their classes. White students were asked to not attend their classes.

Biology Prof Bret Weinstein — who describes himself as “a deeply Progressive person” — wrote an email for the invited comments:

…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 t o go away. The first is a forceful call to consciousness which is, of course, crippling to the logic of oppression. The second is a show of force, and an act of oppression in and of itself.

…I would encourage others to put phenotype aside and reject this new formulation…

For that, he was surrounded by students, called “Raaaacist” and shouted at to resign. Those students appear to be white. I think gingers are still classified as “white”, eh?]

“do you want to hear my answer to your question?”
“NO!!! “
*chanting* “Resign!! Hey Hey Ho Ho…” bla bla bla…

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.

because, using 20-20 hindsight, that Policing Policy worked so well for Detroit…

The introduction of [Evergreen President George] Bridge’s address, made at the campus Longhouse Education and Cultural Center… “I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.”

and what do the students want?

demands to disarm campus police
demands for “mandatory sensitivity and cultural competency training” for all employees
demand for an “equity center” [a new building for "equality and multiculti ...something]
a full-time coordinator of the Trans & Queer Center,
a position that “will support undocumented students” (if the legislature agrees to funding),
a new position to “to oversee student enrollment and retention at the College,”
an increase to the budget of the First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services.

Meanwhile, Prof Weinstein is teaching his classes — to those who will go — in a park off-campus because campus police say he is “no longer safe” on campus.

Being a “deeply Progressive person,” I assume he will put up with that indignity indefinitely. I hope he is able to retain his opinion that people ought to “put phenotype aside” and allow all to speak.

10 Comments!

  1. TN Volunteer
    Posted May 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm |

    …Genotype determines the quality of your brain, phenotype the
    amount of melanin your brain can tolerate.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm |

    I haven’t been able to winkle out how they square their desire for overarching freedom with demands for other people’s money; e.g., new position, funding for, position for, full time coordinator.

    Must be that arcing cranial short circuit that dooms one to be a Progtard.

  3. Jeff F
    Posted May 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm |

    A gentle reminder that Memorial Day is never “Happy”. It should be a day of remembering those who did not come back.

  4. Posted May 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm |

    allyship? Is that a word or just another stupid leftist creation?

  5. Joe Bandmember ≠ ® "damn right I'm not equal to that" ™
    Posted May 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm |

    All in all, this is yet another glaring example ot the “tolerant and diverse” left trying to silence any opposition.

    The Campus Police Chief is a good lady who came to Everqueen from Lewis (Hazard) County Sheriff.
    The “students” are calling for her resignation as well as the professor. But no one, not a damn one, will show what the social media post from the “professor” said.

    We’ll see where the bear shits in the buckwheat on this one.

  6. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted May 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm |

    Given that the prof is a progtard himself, I’m hard-pressed to feel any sympathy for him. The only ones with whom I do sympathize are those (possibly few) students who actually want to get on with their educations (such education as one might expect in such a zoo…).

  7. Blake
    Posted May 30, 2017 at 6:20 am |

    I remember thinking, oh, maybe 20 years ago, when the “everyone needs to go to college” stupidity started, that it was one of the most foolish things I’d ever heard.

    Funny thing, nothing that has happened recently on college campuses has changed my mind.

  8. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted May 30, 2017 at 6:55 am |

    Jeff F@3 – You’re absolutely right. That was part of my attempted Iron — that was hammered flat.

  9. Nomen Nescio
    Posted May 30, 2017 at 8:35 am |

    5^, Joe, you said the left is trying to silence any opposition. But this fellow is not the opposition. It reminds one of the fact that failure to cheer enthusiastically enough at Lil Kim’s birthday party, or failure to mourn sufficiently at Big Kim’s funeral are punishable offenses in NK.

  10. Posted May 30, 2017 at 9:13 am |

    ^Nomen
    I’ve always said that if the left were take complete control over everything they would then begin to cannibalize each other with the least crazy the first targets – and so on and so on.