A recent controversy at Dartmouth shows us what goes on behind the scenes--when people feel safe to express their views. The conflict originated from a BLM protest held in the library. The protest included black students shouting “Fuck you, you filthy white shits,” and “Fuck you, you racist shits” to white students.
I don’t have to point out the double standard.....but I will. One can only imagine what would have happened had things been reversed. The police would have been called, students would have been expelled that night, and Dartmouth would have gone into a state of mourning. But hey, who cares about treating people equally and with respect?
A cell phone video of the protest is shown below.
Also shown below, and what is truly interesting and revealing, is a video of Vice Provost Ameer holding a meeting with Dartmouth students concerning the protests and the backlash against the protests. Does she condemn the protests? Of course not, instead she calls them a “beautiful thing.”
And then it gets interesting.
“There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not very nice,” she tells the students referring to the backlash against the protests. The students then laugh, shake their heads in agreement, and snap, snap, snap their fingers. A student then yells out “yes, they are fucking racists.”
Of course, that was not a very nice thing to say......was it?
There you go. Virulent anti-conservative bias at a top university.
Intimidation, disrupting students while the study, and calling them racists is just fine--it is a “beautiful thing” according to the Vice Provost.
What’s ugly is the reaction--apparently a reaction shared only by conservatives. Odd, I know many liberals and they too were deeply troubled by the virulent racism and intimidation shown in the protest video.
Had this not been recorded, we would have never been able to witness this bias in action. Instead, we would have received piecemeal reports about alleged biased statements and then, maybe a statement from Dartmouth that they value all opinions.....or something like that.
Maybe we now need to record all campus meetings?
There is a great book by Korhs and Silvergate titled “The Shadow University.” In it the authors detail the rise of the academic class responsible for enforcing leftist ideology on campuses. These folks are found in various staff and administrative positions--most often in student life offices, funding boards, and of course diversity offices. They are people like Vice Provost Ameer--people so ideologically committed that they simply cannot understand why anyone would disagree with them.
John Paul Wright and Matt DeLisi
Professors of Crime and Criminology