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From The Daily Mail:
Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, criticized the way the college’s Day of Absence event would be structured this year in an email to other faculty.
In response, a group of students confronted Weinstein outside his classroom on Tuesday morning, accusing him of racism and demanding an apology and his resignation.
As many as 200 students then demonstrated across the campus in protest on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over classrooms and barricading the college president’s office and the library.
The students confronted the professor, and video was posted to Facebook, but has since been removed. The video can be found on Youtube.
‘There’s a difference between debate and dialectic. Debate means you are trying to win, dialectic means you are using disagreement to discover what is true,’ the professor told the students gathered outside his classroom.
‘I am not interested in debate. I am only interested in dialectic, which does mean I listen to you, and you listen to me.’
One student responded: ‘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.’
Some of the students in the video defended their professor, but others can be heard shouting at him before they walk out.
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Typically, The Day Of Absence on campus meant that people of color would leave campus in order to highlight how much they contribute, according to Heat Street.
According to The Washington Times, there will be no punishment for students involved in the ‘protesters’ at this time.