What I am seeing in these patterns is a profound inability to discern what is really going on in the world. When student protestors accuse a person who has consistently stood up for racial equality and cultural diversity of being a racist (as is happening now at Evergreen), there is call for taking pause to reflect on just how deeply confused so many among us have become.
It’s entirely possible to stand up for racial equality and cultural diversity and still be racist. This is a rather large oversight that you need to address if you want your argument to be sound.
Also, if this is really a problem within the left, why are your links to information about the incident to The Washington Times and The American Conservative? Those are both conservative outlets, and will surely have a conservative bias on the way this gets reported (which, predictably, is to side with the authority figure and rage against the “SJW” students).
Why is your friend doing interviews with the Wall Street Journal to give his side of the story? I realize you are also highly biased in all of this, since you admitted you were friends with Professor Weinstein, but why are you both leaning on biased conservative institutions to prop up and convey your side of the story?
Anyway, this is all a little weird. A white guy calling himself not racist. Another white guy defending him, citing a bunch of conservative sources in doing so, with no real analysis of the actual dispute, which would be quite relevant to the thesis of the article being about the left “fighting with ourselves.”
I think this article would be better with a discussion of the logic of Professor Weinstein’s position and the logic of the students’ position, in his own words and in their own words, rather than the assumption he is correct and the implication the students are irrational maniacs for going after him instead of staying laser focused on what a huge catastrophe Trump is. We get it, Trump and his ilk are deplorable, but it doesn’t absolve us of our own transgressions. This is just the “lesser of two evils” argument packaged a different way.