Evergreen State College has been SJW moonbat central for the past two weeks, where the inmates have taken over the asylum.
The public state college near Olympia has become a national caricature of intolerant campus liberalism in both The New York Times and Fox News. At least one professor has been harangued and classes disrupted by shouting mobs of students accusing the famously progressive campus of “systemic racism.”
That coverage apparently has incited anonymous threats of mass murder, resulting in the campus being closed for three days. In the critical last week of school, students have been deprived of learning by extremes on the left and right.
So “impressed” are the parents of potential future caricatures of liberal intolerance that Evergreen might be nevergreen. Enrollment has plummeted. The school is fighting for its life.
The two problems are now entwined. Evergreen President George Bridges and his administration need to assure future students and their parents that academics come first — and not acquiesce to the 200-or-so student protesters at the expense of the 4,000-student campus. Without safety, there’s no learning, and without learning, Evergreen will wither into irrelevance.
The administration suspects that discipline might be a cause for concern.
Evergreen’s board of trustees in a statement criticized “the lack of tolerance and respect displayed by a few.” Bridges, in a meeting with The Seattle Times editorial board Monday, described a flawed student discipline process that left little apparent accountability for those incidents. Bridges said that flawed process was being updated, with discipline imposed if student conduct crosses a line that Bridges himself described: “To what extent do actions of others impede the education of students.”
When you teach children to be victims and ax-grinders you get what their taxpayer backstopped student loans are financing. And what’s that?
Social Justice BS taught by a growing swarm of credentialed nitwits. It’s turning up in everything.
Modern colleges and universities steep in the rubbish of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. And in the classic Orwellian fashion these promote and produce exactly the opposite by design. Tribalism, intolerance, and violence.
That is the product of social justice learning. And their little monsters are turning on them.
If the board of trustees wants to see things improve, they might begin with looking at what they are trying to pass off for a liberal arts education. I don’t think it means what you think it means. If I might make a suggestion, Hillsdale College.
If they don’t see anything wrong, then Evergreen can beat Missouri State down the toilet. After which, to quote Mike LaChance writing at Legal Insurrection, “they ought to bulldoze the place and salt the earth afterward.”