A large group of students staged an angry and racially-charged protest at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, on May 23 (videos below).
An edited video featuring clips of the students cursing and shouting anti-white statements was leaked to social media, which has outraged the students even more.
In a lengthy list of student demands published by the campus newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal, the students said: "We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration this Friday."
A copy of the video was still up on YouTube as of May 29, and shows the students protesting on various parts of the campus, notes The College Fix.
In one clip, some students surrounded a middle-aged white female teacher and shouted: "Hey, hey, ho, ho, these racist teachers have got to go!"
In another clip, some students of color chanted "Black power!" repeatedly.
During a meeting with Evergreen President George Bridges, a student yelled: "F*** you, and f*** the police!"
"Whiteness is the most violent f****** system to ever breathe!" another student added.
"It's not an accident that all of the administration is white, it's not an accident!" another student shouted.
A female student said: "I’m tired of white people talking about what black and brown people need."
The meeting appeared to move into a hallway, where a student complained to Bridges about having Mace sprayed in her eyes over "one f****** white guy," whom she refers to as Bret.
Back in the meeting room, a protester demanded: "These white-a** faculty members need to be holding him, and him, and all these people accountable!"
In the hallway meeting, a student told Bridges: "F*** you George, we don’t want to hear to a god**** thing you have to say! You talk too f****** much. No, you shut the f*** up!"
The reference to "Bret" was apparently in regards to Professor Bret Weinstein, who was confronted by students in a hallway after refusing to leave the campus. The student protesters demanded that all white people leave the campus on the "Day of Absence."
According to the Washington Examiner, Weinstein wrote an email in March that said he would not leave campus:
You may take this letter as a formal protest of this year’s structure, and you may assume I will be on campus during the Day of Absence. On a college campus, one’s right to speak -- or to be -- must never be based on skin color.
The students accused him of making racist statements, and called for him to resign, which he refused to do.
Weinstein told Fox News on May 26 that the students had taken control of the college:
Dr. Bridges is allowing this mob to effectively control the campus. They have been in control since 9:30 on Tuesday morning. At this moment, I believe Dr. Bridges is answering a set of demands put forward by the protesters. And they have said that if he does not accept their demands, that there will be violence.
Weinstein said that Bridges told the campus police to stand down, and that officers had been barricaded in the campus police station for several days.
During a speech on May 26, Bridges said he was "grateful to the courageous students who have voiced their concerns," noted The Cooper Point Journal.
Bridges began his speech by saying: "I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns," and expressed gratitude to the students who cursed at him and protested:
Let me reiterate my gratitude for the passion and courage you have shown me and others. I want every one of you to feel safe on this campus and be able to learn in a supportive environment free from discrimination or intimidation.
The Washington Examiner reported that Bridges gave into a number of student demands, including paying students to work with the staff to change the student conduct code and "other strategic initiatives" over the summer.
Bridges refused to fire Weinstein and other staff, but said there would be investigations.
Bridges promised that a full-time affirmative action and equal opportunity officer would be hired, and that the campus police would have a longer training period to address "anti-black racism, de-escalation, minimizing use of force, serving trans and queer students, sexual assault response and responding to the access of special needs students with disabilities."
Bridges also promised to build a new equity center on campus, even though four already exist. Students will be paid to consult on the center, and will have the final say in its decisions.
Bridges said he would not seek any punitive measures against the student demonstrators.