Here we go again. Academic brownshirts in action again – this time at American University, where, apparently, a belief that the lives of all people matter equally is seen as a racist statement that would be made by a White supremacist.
Think I’m kidding? Read this excerpt from Anthony Gockowski’s article for campusreform.org:
Dozens of professors from American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) openly condemned an unknown student as a white supremacist for posting a sign with the catchphrase “All Lives Matter” on a faculty member’s door.
“The ‘All Lives Matter’ sign might seem to be a benign message with no ill intent, but it has become a rallying cry for many who espouse ideas of white supremacy and overt racism, as well as those who do not believe the laws should equally protect those who have a different skin color or religion,” the professors wrote in a statement to the WCL community.
The handwritten sign was allegedly posted on the door of a faculty member’s office by a student who has not been identified. The professors, however, think the student clearly intended to promote a racist message.
“In context, the message appears intended by the messenger to be an attempt to silence and intimidate an opposing viewpoint, not an effort to communicate a different perspective,” they wrote.
“All lives matter” is “a rallying cry for white supremacy and overt racism”?
I guess I’m just not smart enough to get up to speed with the academicians at American University. Because I’m having trouble understanding how this could possibly be.
Maybe someone out there can explain to me how saying that all lives matter intimidates anyone.
And maybe someone can explain to me how, if the professors who signed the letter believe “all lives matter” is a “different perspective”, their prevailing perspective can be anything but the premise that all lives do not matter, i.e. some lives matter more than others, some less.
If you want inequality, that seems to me the purest form of it you can find. But don’t try to tell that to the “dozens of professors” who have convinced themselves it is not.
Academic brownshirts. It’s is getting harder and harder not to eliminate the second “r”.