UPDATE: Evergreen State College President Is “Grateful” For “Passion and Courage” Of Violent “Black Power” Students
A recent “black power” student takeover at Evergreen State College has many shocked and appalled. Students can be seen shouting “BLACK POWER!” inches away from a disoriented-looking white professor’s face while, ironically, later on claiming “whiteness is the most violent system to ever breathe!”
Now The Gateway Pundit has just learned that the President of Evergreen State College in Washington State, George S. Bridges, has stated that he is “grateful” for the “passion and courage” of the “black power” students who can be seen in footage harassing white professors and attempting to shut down classes. In the footage, the students can be shouting expletives at white staff members and claims such as “These white-a** faculty members need to be holding him and him and all these people accountable!” Students also claim that the footage was “stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff!”
To make matters all the more ridiculous, the remarks by Evergreen State College President Bridges began, “I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.”
“Let me reiterate my gratitude for the passion and courage you have shown me and others,” Mr. Bridges said in his remarks, as reported by student newspaper The Cooper Point Journal. “I want every one of you to feel safe on this campus and be able to learn in a supportive environment free from discrimination or intimidation.”
The president’s statement comes after a week of protests at the college, during which students have shouted down and cursed at faculty and administrators who show insufficient passion for social justice.
One professor targeted by protesters, Bret Weinstein, was told by campus police to hold his classes off of campus out of fear for his safety.
The biology professor wrote an email in March saying he would not participate in a no-whites “Day of Absence” at Evergreen.
“You may take this letter as a formal protest of this year’s structure, and you may assume I will be on campus during the Day of Absence,” Mr. Weinstein wrote in the email. “On a college campus, one’s right to speak — or to be — must never be based on skin color.”
That missive, and others he had written criticizing a proposal to increase the role of race in faculty hiring, later became public and prompted about 50 students to surround and berate Mr. Weinstein outside of his classroom May 23.
In an interview Friday on Fox News, Mr. Weinstein said students have threatened violence if their demands are not met.
Mr. Bridges also promised, per the demands, to build a new equity center.
According to the school’s website, Evergreen already boasts four such centers: The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, the First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services, the Trans & Queer Center and the Veterans Resources Center.
The president said students will have final say over design plans for the new center and will be paid to consult on its creation.