Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member


(2,841 posts)
Fri May 26, 2017, 09:21 PM May 2017

So what's going on at Evergreen State College?

Weinstein, who is white, said opposing that idea does not make him a racist.

“When one opposes these proposals, what happens is one is stigmatized as ‘anti-equity’ and because I am light-skinned the narrative suggests I'm a person who has benefited from privilege and that I'm trying to preserve that privilege in the face of a legitimate challenge,” said Weinstein.

Nearly 20 of his students attended his Thursday class in the park.

They said they do not consider him a racist.

But when student Marissa Parker, one of the protesters, heard Weinstein was advised to stay off campus, she responded, “If he feels unsafe or frightened for two days, he can only imagine what black and brown bodies have feared for years."


Were threatening professors now in the name of justice???
So what's going on at Evergreen State College? (Original Post) romanic May 2017 OP
The Campus Mob Came for Meand You, Professor, Could Be Next - Weinstein op-ed question everything Jun 2017 #1
So basically another Mizzou then? romanic Jun 2017 #2
There's a lot more going on there than just Weinstein's situation caraher Jun 2017 #3

question everything

(46,485 posts)
1. The Campus Mob Came for Meand You, Professor, Could Be Next - Weinstein op-ed
Sat Jun 3, 2017, 12:07 AM
Jun 2017

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.”




(2,841 posts)
2. So basically another Mizzou then?
Sat Jun 3, 2017, 06:03 PM
Jun 2017


Terrible, this is becoming a huge problem on campus where debate ends and emotions take hold.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»So what's going on at Eve...