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Prof Sues U. of Washington After He Was Punished for ‘Offensive’ Opinion on Woke Land Acknowledgements

A professor is suing the University of Washington (UW) after administrators punished him for refusing to echo the school’s woke leftist claim that the campus sits on “occupied land” that once belonged to indians, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE). According to professor Stuart Reges, “Land acknowledgments are performative acts of conformity that should be resisted, even if it lands you in court.”

Adrien Pochel of Cree & Lakota tribe drums and sings outside the Field Museum during a land acknowledgement ceremony in recognition of the fact that the museum sits on traditional Native land on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune/TNS)

U. of Washington ‘Safety Responders’ Will Not Carry Guns

A new squad of campus officers at the University of Washington will not be permitted to carry firearms due to efforts by campus officials to accommodate concerns voiced by black students and faculty. The university’s president acknowledged last week that the decision was made in response to recent police killings of black men and women.

A protestor reacts towards a Portland police officer during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests which began since the police killing of George Floyd in late May often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

1,200+ Health Professionals Sign Letter Approving of Floyd Protests – but Disapproving of Lockdown Protests

More than 1,200 health professionals have signed a letter saying that they approve of protests against racism during the Chinese virus pandemic, because it is “vital to the national public health.” The health professionals added, however, that protesting lockdown orders is still dangerous, and is also “rooted in white nationalism.” According to the letter, “White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19.”

healthcare workers cheer for crowds

U. of Washington Community Demands Easy Grading for Black Students

Students at the University of Washington are demanding a relaxed grading policy to help black students “cope emotionally” with the ongoing protests and riots that have erupted in major cities around the nation after George Floyd died during an arrest on May 26 in Minneapolis. According to a student petition with 50,000 signatures, “If UW truly understands our pain, UW will be a part of alleviating it.”

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Watch: Man Attempts to Chain Doors to University of Washington Conservative Event, Gets Arrested

A man was arrested on Monday after attempting to chain the doors to a College Republicans event in a classroom at the University of Washington. The move, which appeared to be an attempt to lock the conservatives inside the classroom, failed, as the speaker’s personal security members and students forced the doors open. The man acted after an Antifa call to action to disrupt the event.

University of Washington College Republicans meeting disrupted when a man attempted to chain the doors shut.