Evergreen State College in Washington has been in the news, due to left-wing agitation directed largely against a professor who suggested that it wasn’t appropriate to demand that all white students leave the campus for a day. Scott had a roundup of Evergreen news here.
Evergreen is one of those left-wing institutions that have gone around the bend, but things took a turn for the worse today when the school had to be closed on account of threats of violence:
A college in Washington state was closed Thursday in response to a “direct threat” to campus safety, university officials said.
A message posted on The Evergreen State College’s website said the campus had “closed immediately.” Additional details were not immediately provided.
Messages seeking further information were not immediately returned, but a college spokesman told The Olympian that the closure was “out of an abundance of caution” due to a violent threat against the college received by law enforcement officials.
The shutdown follows weeks of unrest and protests at the Olympia college for what students characterized as institutional racism by some college employees.
As usual in these cases, claims of “institutional racism” seem ludicrous to outsiders. This is not a parody. Seriously:
“Black trans disabled students are actively being sought out and confronted by campus police constantly, police are refusing to explain their actions and harassment,” the statement read. “Students will not stand for this anymore, as students of color have never felt comfortable on campus and have not been treated equally.”
Evergreen has an enrollment of 4,416. How many “black trans disabled students” can there possibly be? A single one would defy the law of averages.
It is perhaps worth noting that Evergreen is not exactly an elite institution. Its acceptance rate is 98.9%, which basically means that anyone who can breathe can get in. That may account for part of the problem; but then, look how far Yale has fallen. The bottom line is that liberals have gone insane. There is no other way to put it.