Student Describes the 'Surreal' Racism at Evergreen State

"I was told that I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t express my concerns, and I couldn’t ask any questions because I’m white."

The indispensable Legal Insurrection has an update on the story of McKenzie Kyger, a white Evergreen State College student whose video-recorded appearance at a public legislative hearing about the social justice insanity at the school went viral recently.

Given three minutes to speak at the hearing, Kyger told the legislators about the open anti-white animosity she experienced at Evergreen, which has been in the news for its shocking treatment of Prof. Bret Weinstein and subsequent surrender to the social justice mob at the school, which includes some faculty as well as out-of-control students.

Legal Insurrection posted the excerpt above from a video interview with Kyger conducted by blogger Benjamin Boyce in which she shared her thoughts on “social justice.” But it's worth watching the entire stunning twelve minutes of the interview here:


Legal Insurrection provided a partial transcript of the interview. For example, regarding her experience at the Evergreen library:


“Walked in [to the library while a conference was going on] and they were just talking about how terrible white people are.

I was just kind of shocked that that was allowed, like not that I was personally offended, because if that’s what you think, that’s what you think, but I was just really concerned that that was allowed to be taught in this public space, just people talking about how white people are the root of every problem, how terrible we are. Overgeneralizing and saying this about all white people.

I’ve overheard faculty saying different things about white people, I mean, even if you just look at the signs on like faculty’s windows and stuff, you can kinda see that’s kind of the way everyone thought.”

About the campus-wide meeting about Prof. Weinstein:

“Entering the library and riding the elevator up to the fourth floor of the library, getting off that elevator and then it was just a hallway lined up with white students, immediately when I got off the elevator I was told that I couldn’t go into the room because I was white.

I was not okay with that, so I just kind of ignored it and kept on walking down this hallway. Somebody else stopped me and said I couldn’t go in without a police escort. But I could see the room and there were white people in there, so I was a little confused, so I also just ignored that person and kept walking.

And then I was told that I was allowed to go in, but I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t express my concerns, and I couldn’t ask any questions because I’m white. And I had to stand in the back. So, I went in, and I didn’t say anything like they asked of me, but was pretty disgusted with the way the meeting was going.”

On lack of diversity of opinion at Evergreen:

“The fact that I don’t focus on color, that’s part of the reason people [at Evergreen] see me as a racist. And for some reason a lot of people have issue with the fact that people say I don’t see race, but that’s really interesting to me, because focusing on the color of somebody’s skin, or treating them differently based on their skin color, which is what they’re asking for, that to me is racism.”

Ah, but Ms. Kyger, don't you know that, according to the left's very convenient definition of racism, nonwhites can't be racist?

Legal Insurrection correctly describes the atmosphere at Evergreen as "truly surreal" and , and laments "the horrific racism permeating American colleges" in general.