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Academic freedom: Evergreen biologist files suit

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From Nikita Vladimirov at Campus Reform:

Bret Weinstein, the Evergreen State College [biology] professor who was driven from campus by a mob of students earlier this year, is preparing to file a $3.8 million claim against the public institution.

The claim accuses Evergreen State of “fostering a racially hostile work and retaliatory environment” by encouraging the student protests that forced Weinstein to flee campus for his own safety.

The students were upset with Weinstein for objecting to a “Day of Absence” event that called for white students and faculty to leave campus for a day of diversity programming.More.

Good for him! No more Mr. Nice Scientist. One can’t teach and run for cover at the same time.

If campuses really prefer racial profiling to science achievement—despite their PR claims—they should be private institutions, fully funded by their supporters. Not by the public at large, in which far too many people could meet their academic standards but not their racial ones or whatever else they dream up.

Like most Canadians, I (O’Leary for News) am not a big fan of lawsuits. But surely it is time for citizens to start suing Jackboot U and We’ll Fix U, and – if necessary – dethroning their enablers.

It’ll be interesting to see how many Darwin-run faculties support Weinstein. Maybe they are too moribund for that.

See also: Mark Steyn on Richard Dawkins getting dumped at Berkeley

3 Replies to “Academic freedom: Evergreen biologist files suit

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    Seversky says:

    This is worrying, we agree again. Good for him, indeed. The administration at Evergreen should be held to account for allowing students to harass, threaten and even assault staff with impunity.

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    rvb8 says:

    I read about this at ‘whyevolutionistrue’, and likewise hope the suit, which should have higher damages, succeeds.

    I think Brett Weinstein has a superb chance, as the evidence has been ‘youtubed’, and stands by itself; nasty people these offense prone snowflakes.

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    News says:

    Here is biologist Dr. Weinstein’s report. Read it and see what North American taxpayers are actually supporting: The equivalent of a prison riot:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW1qR8TVOaE

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