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Inside the Purple Rubble

I had a chance to review the video of the April 16, 2019 College Council meeting. It looked like a bomb crater. Many of the young white men who were verbally abused by black student leaders at the April 9, 2019 meeting were notably absent. Without them, the College Council could not establish a quorum.

Williams College Council April 16, 2019

Their best idea? Reach out to the wounded members and let them know it was safe to come back? No. Not at all.

Instead, the representatives in the room jokingly recruited other students to serve as “proxies” for the missing white students. This, as any high school student would know, is not how proxies work. This scheme became even more problematic when they realized the students who have volunteered to be proxies are also the same people who will be asking for money – a clear conflict of interest.

NOTE: The Williams College Council has deleted the livestream of the appalling April 9, 2019 meeting. I’ve made a copy of the April 16, 2019 meeting. It would be great if someone would upload that to YouTube too along with a proper explanation of what is going on in it.

What was most troubling to me is there was absolutely no acknowledgement of the damage done. I saw no sense of corporate responsibility for the fact white students were basically boycotting the meeting.

One of the most cringe-worthy spectacles occurred when Bilal Ansari, the school’s first Muslim Chaplain and now the acting director of the Davis Center, addressed the students. Reading between the lines, it was clear to me that he knows Williams College would have been better off if the two black students vomiting out anti-white bigotry had worked through existing black- or minority-run campus groups instead of trying to create their own black preview events.

Ansari said that he understood the root causes of the student’s offensive tirade(s).

Nevertheless, he indicated (to the young white males who were not present) that he was there for them too. Bilal Ansari even added, as far as I can tell, they had every right to push back whenever they are targeted with racially charged verbal abuse.

I suppose that this should give well-meaning observers some comfort. If the school’s first Muslim Chaplain says it is okay for whites to resist anti-white hate speech, then perhaps no one should put up with it again.

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#1 Comment By DDF On April 26, 2019 @ 7:19 am

Many of the young white men who were victimized by black activists at the April 9, 2019 meeting were notably absent.

1) There is a sense in which everyone subjected to that tirade was “victimized,” but you seem to be referring to the (one? two?) individuals who were mentioned either by name or by pointing. So, “many” seems a bit much.

2) Are you sure that these reps were the ones who were absent? That wasn’t the sense I was getting. How can you be sure? The video quality is not good enough (for me) to identify most of these folks.

the representatives in the room jokingly recruited other students to serve as “proxies” for the missing white students. This, as any high school student would know, is not how proxies work.

No. Unless you have better information than I do, you have completely misinterpreted how CC functions. The institution of “proxies” is part of CC’s by-laws and occurs most every week. It has no connection to the tirade.

#2 Comment By John Drew On April 26, 2019 @ 8:06 am

I get it. In my defense, I thought my take was plausible because of what I saw happening in the room starting at 1:30:00.

The missing white male students are referred to as “folks.” I assume that folks meant at least 4-6 missing white students and not just 1-2 as you are suggesting.

I’ve compared the representatives at the April 16 meeting with the representatives at the April 9 meeting. As far as I can tell, the female students are still there. The same non-white students appear to have returned too. The gaping hole in the social fabric appears to be the white men who were so badly mistreated.

In addition, it appears that they are missing on purpose according to one of the speakers, the fellow on the far left. He says they are not there because they fear for their safety.

The only ones threatened at the April 9 meeting were the so-called d***heads sitting along the top row on the right.

I serve on the board of my HOA…I’ve been active in local Republican party politics…the Orange County Central Committee.

Both allow for proxy voting. The proxy is always under the control of the elected individual. You can’t just pull up someone from the audience and announce that they are someone else’s proxy. (Which is what happens in the video.) There is usually paperwork and signatures involved.