Bret Weinstein is a brave professor who stood up for white students everywhere during an event called “Day Of Absence.” This was an event where all the white students were asked to leave campus for a day.
This annual event usually entailed white students and faculty attending anti-racism workshops, while students of color left the campus to show their contribution.
This year, the white students and faculty were asked to leave in order to give space to people of color.
Weinstein sent out an email critizising the hypocrisy behind this movement. “On a college campus, one’s right to speak – or to be- must never be based on skin color.” This statement without a doubt is absolutely true. In order to be able to see past race, skin color must all together be ignored so that all people can be treated equally.
His email sent a mob of students at his door, accusing him of racism, asking for him to resign and trying to get him fired.
He said that he is not trying to debate the issue, but more so in a dialogue.
From Heat Street:
A student shouted at Weinstein: “We don’t care what terms you want to speak on. This is not about you. We are not speaking on terms—on terms of white privilege. This is not a discussion. You have lost that one.” Another student accused the professor of making racist comments, demanding he apologize, to which Weinstein replied: “I did not.” The confrontation continued and one Evergreen student asked the biology professor whether he believes that “black students in sciences are targeted.” “I do not believe that anybody on our faculty, with intent, specially targets students of color,” he replied—sparking shrieking outrage from the student protesters. The professor tried to reason with the students, claiming discussion can bring positive change. “Listen to me … Yes, I know, history could pivot in the direction of the values that you are standing here for,” prompting a student to interrupt him, saying “Yeah, resign.” “I’m not resigning,” the professor fired back.