Professor Allison Stanger’s antifa attackers wore masks. The liberal paper that sourced this post won’t even call them antifa thugs.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker from campus. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released.
Charles Murray, a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted late Thursday afternoon outside McCullough Student Center by hundreds of protesters, and inside Wilson Hall, students turned their backs to him when he got up to speak.
College officials led Murray to another location and a closed circuit broadcast showed him being interviewed by Stanger, the Russell J. Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics.
As Stanger, Murray and a college administrator left McCullough Student Center last evening following the event, they were “physically and violently confronted by a group of protestors,” according to Bill Burger, the college’s vice president for communications and marketing.
Burger said college public safety officers managed to get Stanger and Murray into the administrator’s car.
“The protestors then violently set upon the car, rocking it, pounding on it, jumping on and try to prevent it from leaving campus,” he said. “At one point a large traffic sign was thrown in front of the car. Public Safety officers were able, finally, to clear the way to allow the vehicle to leave campus.
“During this confrontation outside McCullough, one of the demonstrators pulled Prof. Stanger’s hair and twisted her neck,” Burger continued. “She was attended to at Porter Hospital later and (on Friday) is wearing a neck brace.”
Murray, who apparently was unhurt in the incident, is best known for his 1994 book, “The Bell Curve,” for which he was criticized for an assertion that people of different races have different economic outcomes because of their inherent difference in intelligence.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has called Murray a “white nationalist” who has used “racist pseudoscience.”
In a separate story, the Addison Independent offers this background on Charles Murray.
The paper offers the usual biased, inaccurate, slanted reporting we’re used to from the leftist press. Thus, you should red-pill yourself against this nonsense. The attacks on Charles Murray are of the ad hominem type. They don’t critique his ideas, just say he’s a nut, fraud, racist, etc. You know how it works.
Murray had been invited to campus by the student American Enterprise Institute Club for a lecture/discussion on his 2014 book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” The book looks at the increasing fragmentation of American society by class (focusing on non-Latino whites) and hypothesizes a moral decline in the American working class. Murray’s ideas were brought up by a number of Republican candidates in the 2016 Presidential race.
Murray has drawn fire nationwide as the co-author of the controversial 1994 best seller “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life,” which posited that white men were innately more intelligent than women or people of color.
New York Times columnist Charles Hebert called “The Bell Curve” “a scabrous piece of racial pornography masquerading as serious scholarship” and, more simply, “bogus.” The Southern Poverty Law Center includes a profile of Murray in its database of extremists, and says he uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the black and Latino communities, women and the poor.” It labels Murray’s ideology as “white nationalist.”
Murray is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, an influential right-wing think tank. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in history from Harvard.
Notice that no quotes were offered from any of the positive reviews of The Bell Curve. You should think about reading the entire second article. The disgusting behavior by the leftists at Middlebury should be disturbing to any American who values our traditional freedoms and values.