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Evergreen State faculty motion reportedly calls for ban on word 'covenant.' You'll love their reason.


The vote reportedly is expected to take place Wednesday

The faculty union at Evergreen State College is set to vote on a motion to ban the word "covenant" because it represents "cultural genocide" of Native Americans, the College Fix reported. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

The faculty union at Evergreen State College — where protesting students last year bullied a professor who refused to capitulate to their left-wing demands and targeted free speech — is set to vote on a motion to ban the word "covenant" because it represents "cultural genocide" of Native Americans, the College Fix reported.

"[T]the word 'covenant' represents for many members of the Evergreen community the efforts at cultural genocide of Native Nations through the federal Indian boarding school system," the motion stated, according to the outlet.

The motion added: "Whereas needlessly using a word that institutionalizes the devastating colonization of Native Peoples is inconsistent with Evergreen's stated commitment to social justice and to honoring Evergreen's Nation-to-Nation Agreement with Tribes of Washington … We move that the word 'covenant' in the Faculty Handbook and other official Evergreen documents be replaced by the term 'community agreement,'" the College Fix said.

The vote is expected to take place Wednesday, the outlet added. Evergreen State is located in Olympia, Washington.

What did Evergreen faculty union officials have to say?

The College Fix said neither Grace Huerta, chair of United Faculty of Evergreen, nor Vice Chair Jon Davies nor Communications Coordinator Laurie Meeker responded to several emails Monday requesting comment on the matter.

What did a school official have to say?

Evergreen State spokesperson Allison Anderson did not provide a statement Monday on whether the resolution, if approved, would prompt administrators to amend official documents, the outlet reported.

Benjamin Boyce — a 2017 Evergreen State graduate who's covered the controversies at his former school on social media — first reported the faculty union motion, the College Fix said.

Boyce told the outlet Monday he got a copy of the motion from an Evergreen State professor:

What's been happening at Evergreen State?

Things heated up in May 2017 after an angry mob of students surrounded Evergreen professor Bret Weinstein and wanted him fired after he refused to leave campus during a "Day of Absence" for whites. Police told Weinstein it wasn't safe for him to be on campus, so he held one of his classes in a downtown Olympia, Washington, park.

Here's a clip of the incident. (Content warning: Strong language):

Weinstein and his wife, also an Evergreen professor, quit the school — but not before filing a $3.85 million tort claim against it. The couple settled in September 2017 for $500,000, the Olympian said.

Protesting students more or less took over the campus in the weeks following the Weinstein confrontation. One disturbing cellphone video shows students cursing out and ordering around a visibly shaken school President George Bridges, who bowed to protesters' demands — even agreeing to relieve them of homework requirements.

Here's a clip of the incident. (Content warning: Strong language):

In June 2017, students reportedly began "community policing" with baseball bats. Later that month, a video report featured leftist students who said they wanted to "weed out" those who oppose them. "F*** free speech," one student said.

Here's the HBO/Vice video report. (Content warning: Strong language):

Students and faculty members — including Weinstein — soon spoke out to Evergreen's trustees about the deteriorating conditions on campus.

"Do you know that the college descended into literal anarchy?" Weinstein said. "For days, the campus was not under control of the state, it was under the control of protesters. There were assaults, there were batteries, there was pressure not to report crimes to the police. People were, by the legal definition I believe, kidnapped and imprisoned. That included faculty members and administrators. Others were hunted on the campus."

The school's administration subsequently notified students that their intimidating actions were illegal and could result in criminal charges.

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