Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, was surrounded by a group of student protesters Wednesday after he wrote an email objecting to plans for a Day of Absence.
In the past, the Day of Absence has been a day where black and Latino students leave campus to highlight their significance on campus. This year students wanted to change the format. Instead of leaving campus themselves, they wanted white students and professors to leave campus, thereby creating a safe space for the students left behind. Professor Weinstein objected to that format and wrote and email saying he would not be leaving campus and encouraged others not to do so. …
Student protesters decided that email was racist and a firing offense. They gathered at Weinsteinâ€™s classroom and began shouting at him and, eventually, demanding he be fired or resign.
For about 3 minutes there is something like a discussion but when Weinstein suggests this moment could be a turning point in favor of the studentâ€™s values, one of the protesters says, â€œYeah, resign.â€ The professor refuses and the protesters start chanting, â€œHey, hey, ho, ho, Brett Weinstein has got to go!â€
Students then complain that Weinstein isnâ€™t listening to them and that heâ€™s trying to â€œcontrolâ€ the situation. At this point, the audio in the clip drops out.
Category Archive 'Evergreen State University'
27 May 2017