Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

Last month, Evergreen State College
in Washington went crazy— when a professor of evolutionary biology named
Brett Weinstein objected to a Day of Absence— when white students and faculty
were asked to voluntarily leave campus. Weinstein branded it a form of racial segregation. A group of student protesters called him a racist. The confrontation incited further protests, debates over free speech, and claims
of systemic racism on campus. And things haven’t calmed down. Tomorrow, Evergreen will hold its graduation… at an off-campus location… 40 miles away. — This is the video, viewed by millions, that put Evergreen State and Weinstein
in the national spotlight. — “This is not a discussion—you have lost that one.” — Yeah, “you’ve lost that one.” — So what are they doing here
if they don’t want to talk to you? — Well, this is part-and-parcel of their central note— they’re just shutting down somebody
that they don’t want to hear from. — Weinstein has taught at Evergreen State for 14 years. He describes himself as “deeply progressive,” but has been denounced as racist tool of
the alt-right by some students and faculty. — Weinstein objected to the Day of Absence
in a “formal protest” email to colleagues, arguing that, quote, “one’s right to speak,
or to be, must never be based on skin color.” Calls for his resignation followed. — By virtue of the way they constructed this, you were making a statement by being
on campus that you were not an ally. And I feel like I am an ally to people of
color in their attempts to gain equity. — Do you have a sense at this point
of why they want you to resign? — Well, they think that I’m a racist. Because if you stand up against one of these
things because you think it’s ill-considered, that you will be branded as a racist. — We just wanted to be like, until you’re accountable for these actions,
you don’t get to teach students at Evergreen. You don’t get to spread this problematic
rhetoric and instill it in students. — So at this point, we would like Bret to be fired. But that isn’t happening. The administration is refusing to take action. They’re choosing to protect this white
cis-male professor over its students. — Later that day, the students held a raucous meeting at
which they presented a list of demands, including the disarming of campus police and
mandatory sensitivity training for all faculty. It’s the one point on which
the protesters and Weinstein agree: Evergreen’s embattled President,
George Bridges, has mishandled the crisis. — I think their concerns are legitimate. They’re articulating ideas that have to do
with race, ethnicity, power, privilege, and we’re taking a look at them. — People were criticizing you for using hand gestures. — Absolutely. They were. — That seems crazy to people
from the outside of Evergreen. — It may, but it’s noise. — But the noise has been effective. — I mean, it essentially sounded
like you’re being held hostage there. — If you were gonna go to the bathroom,
you have to go with two escorts. Is that true? — That’s what the students felt was true. — I was going to go to the bathroom—
— What do you mean, that’s what the students…? — Well, that’s what they said,
if you want to go to the bathroom— I was going to go to the bathroom regardless,
and they wanted to escort me. — I felt very safe there.
— Why? — Why what? — Why did they want to escort you to the bathroom? — I don’t know. — Did you ask them? — No, of course not. — The situation on campus grew even more
inflamed after Weinstein went on Fox News. The protesters say his appearance
provoked threats from the alt-right. — Although Bret has not personally said, you know, “Go out and attack these students,
go out and threaten these students,” that has been the result of his actions. He has incited white supremacists and he
has validated white supremacists and Nazis in our community and in the nation. And I don’t think that should be
protected by free speech. — We received a threat saying that people come here and execute every
single person they see on campus— at that point… yeah, fuck free speech. — When we’re dead, when people die,
and you’re sitting here like, “Well, at least they got
to practice their free speech.” I’m so sorry about it, your free speech is not more important than the lives of, like, black-trans-femmes
and students on this campus. — Yes! — Hate to break it to you. — The protests have been effective, but it’s unclear if they’re widely supported. Many students told us that they’ve
been hesitant to publicly dissent. Kirstin, who also didn’t want us to use her last name, is one of Weinstein’s students: — I’m afraid of having a nuanced opinion, because I’m afraid that my opinions
and I will be stigmatized. — It’s a rather strange sentence
to hear on a university campus— “I’m fearful of my nuanced opinion.” — So I feel that I do not have the ability to speak, if I have disagreements with the methods
that are being used in the protests. — There is this issue of what
I can say and what I can’t say, and who’s going to dismiss me
or demean me for saying it. And that is new in the American discourse. — A student told me that you’re a white supremacist. — I’m assuming the students have
said lots of things about me. I don’t believe I am. — You don’t believe you are,
but you accept that you might be. — No. Well—it depends on what you mean
by a “white supremacist.” What does that mean? I’m a white person in a position of privilege. — Okay. I guess that’s part of the confusion for me, is the precision of language seems to be
being lost in a lot of this conversation. — It is. — Bridges has acceded to
many of the students’ demands. But there’s a demand he hasn’t given into— that Weinstein be fired. Weinstein won’t rule out the possibility
that he’s taught his last class at Evergreen. But if comes back to teach next semester,
he can expect the protests to continue. — I don’t care what happens to Bret anymore. He can go and be racist and be a piece
of shit wherever he wants to do that. Hopefully, long-term,
we can just weed out people like Bret. — At this point, why not beat a hasty retreat and say,
“There’s no point in doing this”? — Frankly, every student in that hallway who had chosen to make that protest has
Ia clue about where they are going wrong. But I think that my standing there did some good.

Comments (100)

  1. This is what happens when you remove bullying 😉

  2. I hope none of those kids get a job in the real world.

  3. these students are dumb as f. they are by far the only fascist or racist you see in the video

  4. this is fucked up..

  5. "They are choosing to protect this … white cis male professor other his students".
    Simply replace "white cis male" by something else, and this could be a quote from [insert your favorite super-vilain from WW2]…

  6. Arrest the students
    Send in national guard

  7. Fail the lot of them. I noticed that the bitches on steroids are leading the charge. I can see more shootings at schools.

  8. I’m a black women this isn’t my real name by the way but if black people were ask to leave campus for a day for no apparent reason then hell yea that is racist and so is this also I would be mad if I was paying 20,000-100,000 to learn and ask to leave blocking me from learning

  9. As a communist I think US leftists are bunch of retards. They will never successful until they discuss the “real problems” of citizens. For this professor, he is totally right and there is no racism at his speech. Actually the leftist are more racist then him.
    Ps: If you ever do this kind of protest in my country (it doesn’t matter you are right or wrong because it is university and the students comes here for education ) you will be arrested.

  10. We should beat these kids, with looks of satisfaction, like Hannibal Lecter had, with that Night-Stick. We desperately need "The Caning Channel".

  11. Dumbest students ever!!!!!

  12. All white people must be forced to be absent for a day so we can show the world how to fight racism and injustice? lol. The whole damn town must be embarrassed.

  13. Late to the party, but I'm curious what the value of a degree from Evergreen is now

  14. Those students clearly have mental illness of some sort. And they got power. A dangerous cocktail…

  15. The part the students did get right is when a real threat comes it is not covered under the U.S. Constitution. Let's just take some time to remember the first amendment properly. this link explains the reality in section #1

  16. i don't want to be racist but ISN'T HE JEWISH? i think they had a torchlight rally against him recently… so 🤷🏻‍♂️i'm with him

  17. And thats it, close the school, for ever, kick the crap out off all those kids, and make some new ones, cause these arent functioning correctly.
    And get those parents to get their school money back, they might as well have burnd it lol!

  18. This is what it's like when non-Whites seize power where formerly White people held power. We can look forward to something like this if/when Whites become a (sufficiently small and/or sufficiently weak) minority here in America, except then the "people of color" will control a military.

  19. I know how to solve the problem. Close Evergreen and colleges like this and turn them into casinos and amusement parks. PROBLEM SOLVED.

  20. 4:59 Take a good look, do you see how they ridicilously put themselves out to be stereotyped. They are fucking begging for it!

  21. Draft'em. Draft all of them… so that they can see with their own eyes. Those sleepwalkers will never be "woke".

  22. I love how white people speak for black people!

  23. When that chick said get the f out….I'd say, make me!!! When they said about the hand gesters, I'd give them one!!!

  24. Is it just me, or are all these students a bunch of pussys??!!! including the president of the college dude! If they wanted to escort Me to the bathroom, I'd ask some hot chick if she wants to hold it!😂

  25. All these students need to go see Gunny in Full Metal Jacket!

  26. A bunch of freeks saying f**k free speach. Well, go to those countries where there's no such thing as free speach and nobody is going to listen to you, nobody is going to give a damn about your precious feelings. Try to survive there. These people are worthless.

  27. This kind of stupid shit is literally why I take online classes instead. Im so ashamed of my own generation.

  28. K*ll these students

  29. This director is the failing figure here. He has been fueling this whole cult like thing.

  30. Dear future of mankind,

  31. The Devolution of the American Youth is complete!!

  32. He deserves to have his monster undo him as much as Frankenstein did.

  33. The shorthaired freak that called the professor a piece of shit, needs to die. Fck her

  34. Orwell knew that totalitarianism can come from the right OR the left.

  35. Orwell knew that totalitarianism can come from the right OR the left.

  36. "Hopefully in the long term we can just weed out people like Bret." Ah yes, the Final Solution…

  37. We’re going backwards and not forwards.

  38. This making POC look bad when they discuss racism cause these days people throw around “racist!” Loosely and making it mean nothing now. Plus white people should be able to say their opinion without always being judged and labeled as a racist.

  39. Progress for POC and women was good, but it’s now getting out of hand and people are getting misleaded and developing contradicting opinions

  40. This is the Brain dead society the dumbing down porgrom has been building. Blind and stupid youth, the leaders of tomorrow!

  41. Why does everyone give in to these fucking retards???

  42. The Left has went Insane,this kind of behavior puts the Heartlands man Trump back in 2020!! 🙂 Thank the Left! And Trump doing and awesome Job! 🙂

  43. Segregation will benefit whites and Asians, as white students and faculty will no longer have to be dragged down by unqualified blacks.

  44. In what field of study are these students specializing in?

  45. Close down this college.

  46. Yea, right, evergreen…"ever satan". Give me a break, brats. Go and do some good for the community for once.

  47. I wish the thread were real

  48. Is evergreen state college one of those schools for special needs students..? What a strange situation, I feel like I must be missing something here.. these kids need a hug and a roll model!

  49. The USA is just reaping what has been sewing for the last 60 years, a dysfunctional snowflake socialist half-witted useless bunch of no good scum which will elect the next president to reside over the sure demise of the USA…enjoy your "liberalism"

  50. I would have flat out told them I DO NOT CARE and walked away…If ONE student got in my face they would be DESTROYED. Period.

  51. You guys are complaining about people shooting up the school but 2 minutes before you said “disarm the police”

  52. An army of idiots. I don’t know whether to laugh, 😂 or open fire.
    Just let them starve to death on their own stupidity.
    Save the ammo for real Nazis. If they ever show up.

  53. “We’re asked to voluntarily leave campus” they were threatened to not come to school

  54. Les américains sont devenus complètement fous avec cette école complètement bizarre, j'espère que ces delires ne viendront jamais en France

  55. These brats have been fed lies about racism. This is what all communist revolutionaries do they gin up support in the youth with lies. Get the youth to turn against their elders to overthrow the country.

    Can we not learn from history?

  56. “Let’s spend more $$$$$ on college education” says the liberal democrats.

    Great this is what we get for all that $$$$. Bunch of pissed of babies 👶 WHAT A WASTE!!!!

  57. The Chinese are laughing their asses off about BS like this. I bet they fueled this fire 🔥. Create chaos and discontent in the youth. Meanwhile they keep chugging along on their path to become the new dominant power in the world.

  58. Amazing to me how so many white kids are supporting this

  59. This kids doesn't have manners.


  61. That fucking principle has mental issue's and he's not aware of it . Its like a functioning Alcoholic . at 5:51 he doesn't even know if he's being labelled accurately . So either its an elaborate adaptation he's aware of or he has deep issues hes unaware of. So hard to know for sure

  62. i wonder when one person is racist and others reacting whit also racist facts why is it that now a days almost evrything is racist what is freedom of speach even mean when you literlay cant say whats on youre mind even when you say its my own opinion thats what i find shocking sow in short free speachs we never even had it

  63. its only gonna get worse if people don't start stepping up to them they wanna get the guy fired without even known what he did its a way to scare people into letting them get what they wont and it will only get worse

  64. if he backs down it wont still

  65. 4:33 Jesus Christ are these the Hitler youth, although they're quick to throw out the word "Nazi" they obviously have never read any history. Rhetoric like that is how the Nazi's gained power…

  66. The mantra, "Think how I think or you're wrong" invokes visions of Germany in the late 1930s and today's operators on the Left.

  67. Makes me laugh at these unbalanced, over sensitive, and privileged kids. I can’t wait for the real world to eat them up.😂😂

  68. What a bunch of idiots…

  69. You gutless people. Weinstein is great..

  70. 66% of that campus is white though….

  71. We need to stop this disease

  72. Put these little fuckers in jail they'll come out with a whole different attitude

  73. I feel sorry for the students. Ill prepared for the real world. They're cowards and pathetic and to have those draped around your neck is burdensome. UNDERSTAND THIS YOU FUCKING GUTLESS CRETINOUS SNOWFLAKES. IF YOUR ONLY PREPARED TO LISTEN TO VIEWS THAT AGREE WITH YOURS IS NOT FUCKING FREE SPEECH, IS NOT FREE SPEECH, IS NOT FREE SPEECH……rinse and repeat. Grow a pair, listen to alternate views and argue your case, DO NOT SHUT IT DOWN. It's what Hitler, Stalin and Maoi did – fucking vile dictators ! ! ! ! ! .

  74. Evergreen students snowflake cunts.

  75. my kid will never go to an American college

  76. Whaaaaaaaaaat the hell is this???????? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 the dude wants to pee and the student said no????? And has to be escorted????? What kind of university is this 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  77. Why are the students who have this crazy anger issues all dressed like that? Is it a costume party?

  78. This just shows how they dumb down the kids of today.

  79. Militant little cunts

  80. Lol blacks and ruining it for everyone else.

  81. Hadley get me a beer!

  82. George is a cuckhold

  83. Hey Hadley can I get a lap dance?

  84. Black trans & fems is not a thing moron

  85. For the first time in my entire life I consider myself privileged that I have attended university in Iraq, a 3rd world country.

  86. This is what happens when people in authority (teachers, prophesors, bosses) become friends.


  87. The first girl who is WHITE hates her own color😭 (im Hispanic btw)

  88. Why are are they always ALWAYS fat ugly girls leading these protests?

  89. If these students are the future leaders of America… it's time to nuke America NOW before it's too late.

  90. What happened to common sense, is that not a thing anymore?

  91. college kids………….their first step into adulthood and feeling important. How many times have we watched them just jump on some stupid bandwagon and protest something. Most of them don't know which end is up much less truly know or understand what they protest. It is usually what their professors have been telling them that motivates them to do this. Not their knowledge or first hand experience or understanding of it.

  92. I disagree with Weinstein's view on the exercise but this reaction to him is incredibly disproportionate. Weinstein exacerbated things greatly by appearing on such programs as Tucker Carlson. I suspect there is more behind the attitude towards him than we are hearing here. Anyone who lived through the 60s is not going to be terribly surprised by any of this, it doesn't last.


  94. It seems the whole school needs a therapist…

  95. Just keep paying these kids what they earn. Nothing.

  96. They should of been arrested and victims of police brutality.

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