There was a controversial protest at Dartmouth this week that led to allegations in a conservative newspaper that racial epithets were directed at white students. The video below shows protesters disrupting students studying in the library and one telling students to recite “black lives matter.” The protest reportedly occurred at the Baker-Berry Library on the university’s campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.
The conservative Dartmouth Review alleges that students epithets like “F**k you, you filthy white f**ks!” “F**k you and your comfort!” “F**k you, you racist shits!” Those words are not heard on the videotape below. The newspaper also says that students were pushed and shoved by protesters.
One person claiming to be among the protesters went to Facebook to say “We raised hell, we caused discomfort, and we made our voices heard throughout this campus in the name of standing up for our brothers and sisters across the country who are staring terrorism and assault directly in the face.”
Additional information may be read HERE.
The question is, if such racial epithets were made and physical abuse occurred, whether the university will take action. Putting aside the interruption of students in the library, which is itself a problem, such racial epithets (if they occurred) would not be tolerated if they referenced minority students. If the newspaper is lying, that is also a matter for proper action from the university. Either way, it would seem that the incident or the report should be generating more attention from the university than has been reported. Indeed, even if there is no evidence of some of the racial epithets cited by the student editors, there remains disturbing and threatening elements in the videotape below.
What do you think?