Here's my take on the current controversy at Evergreen College. If you ask me, this serves as an example of why college administrations cannot give in to the ridiculous demands of these student mobs. Their agenda will regress campuses further and further away from actual equality, and if they think it will help get them what they want, I have no doubt they'd be willing to destroy their schools to make a point.
I'm really happy that Weinstein has chosen to speak out about what's happened. I went to a college where, if you spoke out against the intense social justice agenda, you were immediately vilified and ostracized, were left bereft of friends and were marked a bigot. If we want to see society progress, we need to focus on real issues and stop tearing down people because they disagree with us.
It is great to hear Weinstein's view on the protests from his own words. The protest against him was truly uncalled for, and his experience as someone fighting against racism should be his legacy, not as someone who was wrongly accused of being racist.
Joe asserts that the idea of only whites being racist is new - that's not the case. I ran into this argument in 1992 in the military when a black soldier said "blacks can't be racist" in equal opportunity training for our unit. I had just earned a degree in sociology the year before and had never heard this idea on campus - yet here it was being stated as fact by this man. I was stunned, but years later came to understand he learned this distorted view from postmodern education.
Mr. Weinstein explains the history of the "Day of Absence" @ Evergreen