By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
Over the last 72 hours, students have taken over Evergreen State College in Washington state, and only one adult has tried to stop them.
Students at Evergreen State College in Olympia, who filmed their exploits and posted the videos on social media, have occupied and barricaded the library, shouting down anyone who disagrees with them or shows insufficient passion for racial justice.
Biology professor Bret Weinstein was berated by dozens of students outside of his classroom Tuesday morning for refusing to participate in an event in which white people were ordered to leave campus for a day. Now, he says police have told him to hold his classes off campus due to safety concerns.
Things are “out of control at Evergreen,” he said.
“Police told me protesters stopped cars yesterday, demanding information about occupants,” Mr. Weinstein told The Washington Times. “They believe I was being sought. It appears that the campus has been under the effective control of protesters since 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police are on lockdown, hamstrung by the college administration. Students, staff and faculty are not safe.”
Mr. Weinstein, stated in an interview with Fox News Host Tucker Carlson that College President, George Bridges, did not appear to support him against the rioting students
A college spokesman declined to comment on Mr. Weinstein’s situation or any of the other activity on campus.
At a meeting between the administration and students later that day, university President George S. Bridges said no students would be punished for their involvement in the demonstrations, even before an investigation into the matter.
“First and foremost, I want to state that there will be, as far as I know, no charges filed against any students involved in actions that occurred this morning,” Mr. Bridges said. “We will be conducting a major review, an investigation of all that occurred and will be reporting back to you, the campus community, about exactly what happened, why it happened and what we intend to do about the incident — not the incident, excuse me, the actions that were taken, both students, staff and faculty involved.”
On Wednesday, students crashed a faculty meeting that was planned to, among other things, honor professors nominated for emeritus status. Families of the honorees were in attendance.
“I’m sorry, but I really appreciate you faculty, but students are here right now,” the professor said. “Why do we need to — I mean, I appreciate celebrating our accolades and how much we’ve done for the college, but they’re here. Like, we need to listen to their voice. They are out there, their bodies are on the line, right?”
When they got to the front of the room, the students condemned the faculty for eating cake rather than supporting the library occupiers.
“Didn’t you educate us on how to do s—t like this?” one student said. “It was you that taught us that in class. Right, though? You taught us to go and change the world. Ain’t that what you all sell on that state college page? To when s—t is wrong that we should try to change it? So why you all in here eating cake and chewing?”
One professor asked, “Would it be more helpful if we stayed and talked with you, or more helpful if we go over to the library?”
The student said the latter, and everyone got up and left the room.
Mr. Bridges promised, per the demands, to institute a new student conduct code, to improve the quality of faculty evaluations and to enact an annual sensitivity training for all faculty, staff and police that emphasizes the eradication of anti-black racism.
President Bridges has completely capitulated to the rioting students who are supporting a sort of bizarre anti-white racism. He is a sorry, but common example of the lack of leadership or foundational morals pervasive on America’s campuses. Since Evergreen is a State college, legislators should give some serious thought to cutting Evergreen’s budget for their lack of adherence to the First Amendment.