Back in May, liberals and social justice warriors stormed the campus of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Some students cornered and shouted down their caucasian professors for not leaving campus during their distorted version of their annual “Day of Absence.” Now, in a memo sent out to students on Friday, those acts of intimidation will be prosecuted in the future.
The memo, obtained by The College Fix, sent out by Evergreen State’s VP of Student Affairs Wendy Endress, specifically warned students that using tactics that restrict faculty and students’ freedom of movement, blocking exits, and shouting them down aggressively is illegal. She noted that if anyone participated in these actions in the future, they would be charged.
While the memo didn’t mention the gang of vigilantes carrying bats and threatening students like “Chalkman,” it cited two examples that the College Fix quotes as “criminal”:
On May 23 a sizable group approached the classroom where faculty member Bret Weinstein was leading his academic program, Hacking Human Nature. The group interrupted the program and others held in the same building, shouted for Weinstein to resign, and blocked Evergreen law enforcement officers who were responding to a call about the situation.
On May 24 some Evergreen employees working in the Library felt trapped in the building due to protestors blocking exits and office doors; some employees reported being stopped in the parking lot and on the roadway, questioned, and detained in their vehicles; and more than one individual reported being followed and their freedom of movement hindered.
The memo also didn’t include the confrontation between Evergreen State President George Bridges and students in which he was repeatedly insulted with comments like, “FUCK YOU [President] GEORGE [Bridges], we don’t wanna listen to a GODDAMN thing you have to say! No, you shut the fuck up!”
Endress, who has not yet returned a request for comment, has been at the forefront of containing the public relations disaster at Evergreen State, and now state legislators are looking to pull public funding from the school.
Washington State Rep. Matt Manweller (R) introduced a bill in June that would phase out public funding for Evergreen State and eventually turn it into a private college. Evergreen State currently brings in $24 million under the state budget.
“At the end of the day, we the Legislature and the people have to speak up and say, ‘We are not going to contribute our taxpayer dollars to a college that wants to re-institute a Jim Crow approach to education and segregation,” Manweller said. “When you cross the line and start attacking a Jewish professor when you cross the line and you start telling white people or anybody based on their skin color that they can’t come to school, that violates our anti-discrimination laws.”