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“For People Of Color By People Of Color”: Evergreen State College Newspaper Bars Whites From Opinion Section

06/12/2017

Professor Turley examines how the practice of intolerance is spreading through American Universities. The example cited is very disturbing. It is reminiscent of for example Auckland University hounding a pro-life group. It brings to mind as well the attitudes of left wing writers in general.

JONATHAN TURLEY

theevergreenstate640_c0-0-640-373_s885x516We recently discussed the controversy at Evergreen State College where Biology Professor, Bret Weinstein, was essentially forced off the faculty after objecting to a planned “Day of Absence” in which white people were asked to stay off campus.  Despite Weinstein being subject to abuse by students on campus for merely stating his view of the implications of the proposal, the faculty sided with the students and shunned the academic.  He and his wife, fellow biology professor Heather Heying, were eventually given a  $500,000 settlement.  The school preferred not to litigate the issue and pay the settlement rather than defend a point of obvious academic freedom and free speech on campus. Now the student newspaper is under fire for creating an opinion section where white students are excluded.  The Cooper Point Journal is funded by all students but its editors have not responded to calls about the segregation of its pages by…

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