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Evergreen Protests of 2016-2017: The Bibliography: 2022

2022

Hitt, Tarpley.  "Checking In With the University of Austin".  Gawker.  13 June, 2022.

Brief reference to Weinstein and Heying's resignation from Evergreen in the context of Heying's role in the "unaccredited, anti-woke" Austin University, which is apparently starting off with a few post-graduate classes focused on principled leadership and entrepreneurship.

Cravatts, Richard.  "Compelling Diversity and Punishing Dissent".  Accuracy in Academia.  13 June, 2022.

Cravatts gets 3 things wrong in his one sentence on Evergreen:

"Bret Weinstein, a white professor, for example, was punished and eventually even terminated at Evergreen College in 2017 for refusing to stay away from campus during the school’s “Day of Absence” an annual event during which Evergreen’s white students and faculty are urged not to come to campus in order to demonstrate black solidarity."

Connor, Christopher.  "How the far right co-opted science — and why scientists need to come out to counter them".  Salon.  8 May, 2022.

No mention of Evergreen, but considers the role of the IDW in relation to attitudes towards science, also pointing to two examples of IDW connections to right-wing wealth.  On Weinstein:

"[T]he Intellectual Dark Web is merely a loosely affiliated group of celebrity academics and pseudo-intellectuals. These include people like internet talk show hosts like Ben Shapiro and Joe Rogan; but also discredited academics like Jordan Peterson, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, who use their scientific credentials to justify conservative positions on hot button "culture war" topics like the legislation targeting the existence of LGBTQ+ people, prohibitions on critical race theory, and anti-abortion legislation"

Connor contrasts the academic practice of peer review with the "pseudo-intellectual" world of the IDW on social media, adding that: "[o]ne review of Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying's best selling book was described by The Guardian as a book that "lazily repeat[s] false information from other pop-science books." 

Hunter, Brittany.  "This tenured professor is fighting for her right to free speech after university tried to “cancel” her".  Pacific Legal Foundation, 5 May, 2022.

Hunter's article focuses on the claims of a San Jose State University professor's that her first amendment rights have been violated by her University.  Hunter argues that the case involves the suppression of the free exchange of ideas, and that this is "happening in colleges and universities across the country."  Her two other examples of this are the increasing use of diversity or equity statements in hiring faculty in general, and Weinstein's experience at Evergreen.  In discussing Weinstein, Hunter repeats the incorrect assertion that "white professors and students" were "not given the option" to refuse to "stay home" on the college's flipped Day of Absence.  She claims that "Anyone unwilling to leave campus for the day was told that they were exacerbating the systemic racism they believed was present in every single white person on campus."  It is true that there were emails sent prior to DoA by individuals, and one or more might have said something along these lines, but these were emails sent by individuals, not by the college.  The official statements said that participation in Day of Absence was, as always, voluntary.  There were white people other than Weinstein on campus that day, and there are no known reports of anyone receiving criticism for it (when Weinstein was targeted by protestors weeks later, there was little or no concern expressed about his having been on campus that day).

Hunter says that the "threats" against Weinstein and his wife "continued to mount", but, although the police chief told Weinstein he might want to stay away from campus for a short time, there is no clear evidence of even a single actual threat.

Bartlett, Tom. "Jordan Peterson’s Next Move? Taking Out the Universities".  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  7 February, 2022.

Passing reference to Weinstein (alongside James Lindsay) as "dissident academics" who had their way paved by Jordan Peterson.

Dreher, Rod.  "Hungary & American Conservatives".  The American Conservative.  3 February, 2022.

 Dreher writes that just as he stands "with anti-woke liberals like Bari Weiss, Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein, Peter Boghossian, and others", he is supportive of Orban and Fidesz, who/which are "on the right side . . .on the big and important things" and "deserve our allyship."

Hill, Emily.  "The indomitable popularity of Joe Rogan".  The Spectator.  3 February, 2022.

Weinstein places 2nd, after Tarantino but ahead of Alex Jones, in a list of notable Rogan podcast guests.  He's mentioned not for his Ivermectin-related appearances but for his Evergreen-related appearances.

Sexton, John.  "Shades of Evergreen in student meeting with Georgetown Law School dean." Hot Air.  1 February, 2022

Leef, George.  "Meet a Rhetoric Professor Who Favors Empowerment and Opposes CRT".  The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.  19 January, 2022.

Leef writes that Weinstein "found himself in the cross-hairs of the student mob when he “defied them by holding classes on a day when all whites were supposed to stay off campus."  In fact, the Day of Absence in 2017 did not demand that "whites" stay off campus.  Weinstein did not hold class on that day, he merely came to campus (as did other "whites"), without incident at the time.

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