Student activists at Western Washington University have published a rather breathtaking list of demands aimed at the administration, including the power to hire and fire faculty. The student activists are part of the “Student Assembly for Power and Liberation,” whose aim is to combat the “systematic oppression embedded within our society.” In fact, the groups are springing up on campuses across the country. These activists even go so far as to demand the ability to fire police officers who display what are called microagrressions. In case you don’t know what that means, microaggressions are described by social justice experts as “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership.” In other words, these students are really, really PC, and want the administration to comply with their demands.
Here are just a few on their very lengthy list
- They want the administration to create The College of Power and Liberation so as to better “reflect the histories and experiences of marginalized people.”
- The student group wants direct hiring and firing power of teachers and professors who work at that college.
- They demand work study positions for at least 20% of the students enrolled in the College.
- They demand the creation and implementation of a 15 persxn panel (yes spelled persxn, it is considered more PC because does not derive from the word ‘son’) to monitor documents and archive all racist, anti-black, transphobic, cissexist, misogynist, ablest, homophobic, islamophobic, xenophobic, anti-semetic or otherwise oppressive behavior on campus. The committee will be accountable to the students “rather than the university.”
- The discipline committee will institute a three-strike policy for all faculty including Campus Police who engage in ‘oppressive behaviors.’
- Oh, and, any student who has been targeted , harassed, or “has experienced excruciating acts of violence that was racialized, sexualized..” shall be compensated.
At the end of each demand, the student group puts a timeline for when the administration must comply. The activists call their movement the beginning of a ‘transformation.’ Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard fired back with an email lauding the ‘out of the box’ thinking but concerned that “this particular proposal could distract us from the real progress that is being made and that must continue.” Shepard was also worried that some of measures regarding disciplining faculty and students may actually break federal law and policy. Shepard also brought up the small detail that the student group failed to pinpoint a mechanism for funding some of the expensive projects.
[h/t Daily Caller]
[Screengrab via shutterstock]