A large group of angry social justice brats at Reed College in Portland stormed a Western Civ classroom to protest the course because it is “Eurocentric” and “perpetuates white supremacy.”
The group calls itself “Reedies Against Racism” but they ought to be called “Reedies Against Education” because they shut down the required class for freshmen and ran off the professor. The group started protesting the course last year and had remained silent while doing so. This year, they were back with their signs and their voices.
Video of the initial takeover (above) was published on YouTube. This was to be the class’s first lecture to a room of 300 eager-to-learn freshmen. Just as the panel got settled, the Reedies stormed in and grabbed all available microphones to declare why they were there. The professor quickly shutdown the class realizing it would be impossible to talk over the protesters, and the invited speakers all left the room. Before leaving, a female lecturer apologized to students, “Sorry you missed the chance to learn.”
Soon, the room filled with dozens of protesters holding various social justice signage. A female student explained to the freshmen class “all they needed to know” about Hum 110 — that is, it’s all about white people and because of that, the class needs to be reformed and restructured to include peoples of color.
In a second video (below), the Reedies were back in the classroom two days later with their “don’t teach white supremacy” signs and a lot more attitude. Thankfully, the freshman class wasn’t on their side and fought to regain control of the class they’re paying for.
“This is a classroom,” a freshman student shouts at around seven minutes into the video. “This is not the place! Right now, we are trying to learn!”
Another tells the protesters, “We would like the opportunity to attend class before we’re told what’s in it.”
Eventually, the professor is allowed to resume the class teaching the epic of Gilgamesh, but the protesters remained up front, sitting on the floor with signs visible.
When will universities put an end to this progressive madness and stop catering to their every power-mongering whim?