Over at Reed College, a campus group called “Reedies Against Racism” is protesting the school’s required western civilization course, which all freshmen are required to take.
Their complaint? That the course is too “Eurocentric,” which leads to the unanswered question: What did they think a course on western civilization would emphasize?
The protesters are actively disrupting lectures and occupying classrooms while taking turns giving speeches and holding signs with mindless progressive platitudes. They believe the course on western civilization “perpetuates white supremacy.”
The, course, by the way, begins with the Epic of Gilgamesh and ends with the Bible and Apuleius’ The Golden Ass. Yes, they think a book called “The Golden Ass” perpetuates white supremacy.
In their first protest of the year, they took over a class with roughly 300 students. The “Reedies” piled in the room and grabbed every microphone in sight so they could declare who they were. Instead of even trying to reason with the kooks, the professor immediately ended the class, and all invited speakers quickly left the room.
The last speaker to leave apologized to the students; “Sorry you missed the chance to learn.”
The second time they invaded the class, students began complaining that their class was being taken over, and they began yelling at the protesters.
“This is a classroom,” a freshman student yelled. “This is not the place! Right now, we’re trying to learn!” Another tells them, “We’d like the opportunity to attend class before we’re told what’s in it.”
Eventually, the professor is allowed to resume the class and teach the epic of Gilgamesh — but the protesters remained up front, sitting on the floor with signs visible.
It truly is about time these campus crazies met some resistance. Campuses known for “social justice warfare” — such as Oberlin, Wesleyan, Mizzou, and Evergreen State College — are seeing sharp declines in enrollment, as Leftism continues to alienate sane people.