The college issued a statement praising the “intense and useful conversation with a group of students.” I am less positive about the scene below or the underlying dispute. Weinstein is correct that the proposed exclusion of students and faculty based on their race is deeply troubling and wrong. The response from the students was insulting, uncivil, and abusive. I would have hoped for a stronger statement in support of this faculty member in his right to express his views and a categorical rejection of the demand for the termination of Weinstein.
What do you think?