More proof that progressives don’t believe in equality
“White privilege” now counts for so much that the president of the University of Missouri was forced to resign for little more than being white.
President Tim Wolfe made the announcement yesterday after a baying mob demanded that he acknowledge his “white privilege” in the aftermath of less than a handful of alleged racist incidents that occurred at the university over the last few months.
Wolfe himself made no racist comments, nor did he perform any racist actions. His crime was refusing to kowtow to the Maoist-style intimidation tactics of the ideological lynch mob.
Back in September, a white student yelled a racial slur at the university’s student body president. Another drunk white student yelled derogatory slurs at a black student organization, then someone drew a swastika on the bathroom wall using feces.
This led to the University’s football team threatening to boycott games until Wolfe was removed from his position.
As Ben Shapiro writes, Wolfe was ousted for refusing to acknowledge his white male privilege, “a privilege that apparently includes being fired for no reason because of the color of his skin and his sex; and that the school hire more black teachers, based solely on the color of their skin.”
A New York Post report confirmed that Wolfe stepped down after the students, “Demanded, among other things, that Wolfe ‘acknowledge his white male privilege,’ that he is immediately removed, and that the school adopt a mandatory racial awareness program and hire more black faculty and staff.”
This, despite the fact that the university’s undergraduate population is 79% white and 8% black – almost in line with the state population which is 83% white and nearly 12% black.
To further illustrate their complete intolerance for free speech or any violation of their precious “safe space,” students also formed human shields to try and prevent the press from reporting on the story.
Wolfe stepped down just days after a Maoist-style mob confronted Nicholas Christakis, the Master of Silliman College at Yale, demanding his resignation for his refusal to acknowledge that “offensive” Halloween costumes were an issue. Christakis had complained that campuses were becoming places of “censure and prohibition”.
Last week, undercover footage also showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up a copy of the constitution because it “triggered” Project Veritas investigators who were posing as students.
As criminology professor Mike Adams explains, the stifling environment now taking hold at universities across America is a flagrant example of how political correctness is destroying the very reason why universities exist in the first place.
“I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country,” said Adams. “I am talking about the growing minority of students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended. If we don’t reverse this dangerous trend in our society there will soon be a majority of young people who will need to walk around in plastic bubble suits to protect them in the event that they come into contact with a dissenting viewpoint. That mentality is unworthy of an American. It’s hardly worthy of a Frenchman.”
“Let’s get something straight right now. You have no right to be unoffended. You have a right to be offended with regularity. It is the price you pay for living in a free society. If you don’t understand that you are confused and dangerously so. In part, I blame your high school teachers for failing to teach you basic civics before you got your diploma. Most of you went to the public high schools, which are a disaster. Don’t tell me that offended you. I went to a public high school.”