Campus must prioritize safety of marginalized over free speech

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Free speech is not dead. It was never alive.

I am over the debate on this campus between UC Berkeley conservatives and those on the left who still have energy to argue. Free speech has always been a tactic used by the state to grant the illusion that all voices in this nation are valued, yet there is a reason why Black female senators are discredited and why there is a white supremacist in the Oval Office.

Somewhere in all our political discourse, we lost the point. We forgot that the people, the victims, the survivors of state violence we casually discuss are people living the experiences we have the privilege of discussing from a theoretical, omniscient perspective.

I want to say that I do not feel safe on this campus. Living on the streets for six years did not prepare me for the violence of UC Berkeley. But if the violence is real, then our conversations need to be real too we cannot let free speech become a tactic that asks oppressed people to tolerate their oppressors in hopes of peaceful compromise.

On the morning students woke up to Sproul Plaza flooded with fully armed police officers last Thursday, I was shocked and traumatized. I wondered how the UC could come to the conclusion that filling Sproul Plaza with men and guns made anyone feel safe. Walking through Sproul reminded me of every bad encounter I’ve had with police. It reminded me off the afternoons I visited my parents in jail. It gave me the same stomach aches of wondering where my sister’s children were within the foster care system. Having the state use intimidation strategies on our campus assured me that my existence and trauma are not priorities in decision-making.

The intergenerational trauma that marginalized students hold on campus has sculpted a particular relationship with power dynamics that must not be ignored. This reality, however, was overlooked when the administration failed to understand that this day would be retraumatizing for Black and brown students who are still unpacking a lifetime of state violence?

I guess I am just at the point where I’ve studied the genocide of my people and am tired of living it today. I do not understand how we can fill the streets demanding justice and then magically separate ourselves from the movement to protect conservative voices who want a soapbox and our death certificates. Am I missing something? If leftists have enough emotional capacity to balance the internal debate of fighting for the oppressed while also protecting the speech of the oppressors, more power to them (literally).

I’m not here for free speech. I’m here for Black lives. I’m here for undocumented lives, queer and trans lives, femme lives, incarcerated lives and poor lives. I am here for the lives Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter want dead. I am here for the lives Donald Trump wants to ban. I am here for the lives BCR cannot fit in their “socially moderate, fiscally conservative” fantasy.

What this university needs to recognize is the disgusting irony of pouring thousands of dollars into the recruitment of oppressed people and then failing to protect us once we are here.

With the federal administration’s legislative attacks on vulnerable communities through bans, walls and funding withdrawals, we are at a time where we have a decision in terms of liberation: Are we committed to our peer’s survival, or are we keeping our heads down and continuing the pursuit of a degree? Are we willing to confront our oppressors head on, or do we want to play respectability politics and support university actions that disregard communities?

The concepts that America is great because of our ability to share perspectives and differing opinions, that UC Berkeley is beautiful because we can discuss and organize with opposite sides of the political spectrum … are bullshit. This has done nothing more than maintain the white supremacist, capitalistic and patriarchal nature that allowed colonizers to protect their power centuries ago and that has allowed their descendants to elect an openly racist, queerphobic, Islamophobic/xenophobic and anti-poverty adminstration.

But I am tired. I am tired and I am scared that my life expectancy as a brown trans femme really is only 35 years old. With or without a UC Berkeley-sealed diploma, I know I can be killed for walking down the street in a dress.

As long as this is our reality, my focus will be on the survival of my people. And as long as the University of California refuses to fully dedicate itself to the liberation of the oppressed students on their diversity brochures, I will not rest, will not be silenced, will not put down my lighter fuel.

I dare you debate the lives I am trying to protect. After all, I am sure the administration and UCPD will protect you before they protect me.

Juniperangelica is a third-year transfer student studying political science and ethnic studies. She is an incoming ASUC Senator and lead organizer with the Transgender Law Center.

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  • jbwilson24

    “, the human species doesn’t display a sufficient degree of genetic differentiation (which is displayed by other species) to be sorted into subspecies”

    Sure it does, which is why Chinese people don’t get sickle cell anemia or tay sachs. The idea that south african bantus and han chinese differ only in skin tone is completely unscientific.

    • TNT

      Your post, portraying mine as discussing population differences as a matter of skin tone, is a strawman fallacy. I have simply stated a fact regarding our species: we do not display enough genetic difference to be sorted into subspecies (races in the biological sense of the term). You see, contrary to your uninformed assertion (that human populations display the amount of genetic differences to be sorted into subspecies), the majority of population geneticists will examine a species and consider different populations to be subspecies if they display a Fst value over 0.250. Human populations typically display Fst values as low as 0.095 and as high as 0.130, which in neither instance comes close to the Fst differences displayed by other organisms. Hence, your example concerning two measly diseases as opposed to the total Fst is rather weak.

  • Lurker

    As an American who values civil liberties, including free speech, reading this made me feel unsafe. These words represent violence against my fellow like minded Americans. I think the opinions expressed by this brown, trans, femme person should be silenced. Her words should not be read. They are violence. They are anti-freedom.

  • IAintHappy

    Congratulations Juniperosupercalifragilisticeexpialidocious Xema-Goff, you’re a fascist.

    • SeauxWat

      …even though the sound of “IT” is something quite atrocious. :-)

  • lspanker

    In other news, the Onion has forbidden any of its writers to use story ideas from the Daily Cal for fear of being accused of plagiarism…

    • Jorge Carolinos

      Or too unbelievable.

  • cieran58

    “…I will not rest.will not be silenced, will not put down my lighter fuel.”– So threatening violence and arson is protecting marginalized minorities, is it? Well, all the recent violence and rioting on Berkeley campus has come from the black clad hoodie wearing, masked fascist thugs attempting to “silence” any voices not their own by classic Brownshirt tactics. Used against an openly(not to say flamboyantly) gay man and a woman., both supposedly protected “minorities”, who dare to think thoughts and share them , not approved by the SJW Gestapo. The need for protection of free speech is self evident. Also, Daily Californian the proper term for Mr. Cordova-Goff is He. Clearly a male, see photo. Do not encourage delusion.

  • 1776

    With a name like Juniperangelica Xiomara Cordova-Gof, this must be satire.

    • lspanker

      Sounds like “it” or “they” would be an ideal candidate for the Very Silly Party.

  • Barry Hamilton

    Liberation through… suppression and violence. Lovely. Well, UC Berkeley, as the author stated, you did indeed pour thousands of dollars into recruiting people just like her to your school. Now you get to enjoy the fruits of your investment.

  • JimH69

    The content of this “article” is almost as big a joke as the author.

  • Alex

    On radio talk show circles, the primary debate on this has been what is the gender of this “oppressed” person. No need to discuss the substance of this article, because there is none.

  • Marc Nameth

    It sounds like the writer is defining oppression as people being held accountable for their bad choices and want to declare war on those who set healthy boundaries against those bad choices.

    Sure there is injustice but the notion is getting increased disrespect since it’s getting to be such an obsession with those who look for trouble using a microscope.

    Just because I hold my fork in a certain way does not mean I am racist or misogynist or a Nazi or an etc etc ad nauseam.

  • Amaroq

    That’s a nice multi-paragraph string of assertions you’ve got there.

    Too bad you didn’t back any of them up.

  • Want to get a good look at the mentally defunct Berzerkeley proglodyte who scratched out this screed…..?

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BSs6rhkNucI…4887_n.jpg

    A deeply confused, nose-ring sporting, dress wearing, self-serving bearded Hispanic man with flowers in his hair has single-handedly straightened out all of America about its no good awful Right to Free Speech that so very many founders sacrificed everything for — including their lives — and that so very many Americans over the 241 years hence have sacrificed and died for to protect.

    California is like a bowl of granola; what ain’t fruits and nuts is flakes!

    • Gadsden

      The future of America folks…god help us all!

    • SeauxWat

      wtf is that thing?!

  • timrohde

    Yes, you’re missing something. You’re missing the fact that you’re USING free speech to make this “argument” for lack of a better word. More than 80% of the countries on earth today would jail you for what you just said. Oh, and if what you just said wasn’t actually illegal, it could be used as evidence in a trial over trumped up charges against you since the presumption of innocence (another perpetration brought forth upon the world by white christian males) is unique to a small percentage of the western world.

    The norm throughout history for EVERY SOCIETY LARGER THAN A TRIBE is dictatorship. What you’re experiencing as a unique and particular set of oppressive circumstances is a residual trace of that historical pattern that YOUR BAD IDEAS are empowering to return full force.

    The western enlightenment and revolutionary ideas, history and policies are the only path humanity has every had out of oppression. You’ve decided to snuggle up to Marx et al – who are essentially repackaging the forces of human nature that bring oppression – and reject the only tradition that ever permitted freedom FOR ANYONE EXCEPT ARISTOCRACY. Oppression is human nature. Oppression get reinvented in a million ways. There is no example of a free society (even the hope of one) ever being reinvented.

    Critical studies is a cancer on a tiny, nascent organism floating in a see of brutality. We are free because of an accidental birth and you’re killing that baby.

    In 4500 years of history we’ve had ONE OPPORTUNITY to throw off the shackles of the man. ONE. If you think you’re smarter, and tougher, and more committed than 4500 years of humanity trying to overcome oppression then go ahead and ditch the ONE accidental shred of liberty that has ever been pealed off the boot.

  • I’ll save everyone the strain of reading this sop, and sum up the entire argument in two words:

    “MUH FEELZ!”

    Back into your bubble, snowflake.

  • MrReasonable

    Does the author even know that the “state violence” he refers to is coming from his side? If you don’t like the state violence, then tell your people to stop it. And please, take off the silly dress, grow up and be a man.

  • Timothy Smith

    Snowflake syndrome

  • MagicalMcgoo

    This is the most Berkeley thing that has ever been Berkeleyed since the inception of Berkeley.

    • Gadsden

      Indeeed. Did you see a picture of him?

  • jmburca

    Well, hopefully you’ll be dead by 35…with your dangerous ‘lifestyle’ you’ll probably be gone sooner…yeah!!

  • Douglas Levene

    There’s nothing new here. Everything the author wrote was cribbed from Herbert Marcuse’s 1965 essay, “Repressive Tolerance,” which lays out the Maoist theory for suppressing conservative speech in order to protect the weak. It didn’t read any better in the original than it does here.

  • Jay20

    the author is a freak defies God and nature. This kind of stuff is corrupting our national morals and children.

  • jim hoch

    A really dedicated fighter would self-immolate like the monks in Saigon.

  • Maximus300

    If you don’t respect the law, don’t expect us to respect you or what you say. Tell your BAMN, Antifa and BLOC brethren the reckoning is coming. You can only get away with the violence for so long. Keep pushing and you will be pushed back. In fact, it has already begun.

  • Top-Hook

    Infantile. Don’t these people realize that if free speech is curtailed then they will be the first to be shut up outside of their little safe spaces? Spoiled brats.

    • lspanker

      Don’t these people realize that if free speech is curtailed then they will be the first to be shut up outside of their little safe spaces?

      They really aren’t that smart…

  • garyfouse

    Wrong again, Sir. I respect freedom of speech including that of the writer of the op-ed. I also have a right of free speech and am free to express it as well including when I scorn the speech. I have also lived through the Civil Rights era and seen the changes in our laws and our attitudes.

    There are those who think we are still mired in the 1960s. We are not. No other country offers the opportunities to all people than this country. Once that was not true, but I would argue that no white racist can keep the writer of this op-ed from being all she can be.

    You represent a culture at UCB that would deny conservative speakers the right to share their views on campus. That culture has been amply demonstrated recently. Ann Coulter is no racist, yet her appearance was cancelled because those who disagree with her were threatening to riot just as they did with Yiannopoulos. My question to you is you supported Coulter’s right to speak at UCB. If not, you don’t understand free speech.

  • KeenIncite

    It’s clear from your op-ed, that you’re too psychologically defective to be in college, and if you’re not interested in free speech for all, then you have no business living in this country. Find another country to be your “safe space.”

  • Marg

    Being a proud and open trans person of color certainly puts you in physical danger, even in Berkeley. A lot of these comments are so hateful; reading them must be pretty hard. Threatening words, in the light of historical and personal trauma, are very, well, threatening. I can understand how you would frame your protest tactics as self defense. However, I ask you to consider this: street fighting by hundreds of (mostly young, able bodied, men) though out downtown Berkeley, in the midst of crowds of old people, children, people with disabilities and really, everyone else who does NOT want to be involved and cannot easily move fast, is also quite threatening. Hence the large number of police on your campus. Even though I really disagree with your choice of strategy, I appreciate your voice. I hope you heal from your trauma so that your voice will grow stronger and develop, both as an activist and a thinker. In your studies please consider the very rich tradition of creative and strategic non-violent resistance. Military solutions, or the use of violence, as the primary redress to injustice, is very patriarchal. The oligarchs who run this country love to see us fighting each other in the streets.

    • TNT

      Let’s see, civilization and technology… thank you Patriarchy!

  • Trollinator1000

    This friggin paste-eater is prime example one of what is now known as Generation Snowflake. Suck it buttercup; you never faced a water cannon or dogs nor were you ever directed to a separate water fountain. Honest to God, what a loser you are.

  • Gary Lynch

    Oh delicate children we of the real world urge you to stay in school and get a whole bunch of degrees because life outside those ivory tower walls is a F*CKING CONTACT SPORT, KIDDIES. And we are going to go out of our way to f*ck with you and tear your souls out of your bodies. We hate you. Just let that be known.

    • Gadsden

      🤣🤣🤘🏼

  • garyfouse

    Oh stop it. Black, Latino, gay students are perfectly safe at UCB-pampered even. The recent riots prove that it is conservatives who are not safe. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. With that kind of attitude you will wind up back on the streets.

  • SMH

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    EXCELLENT COMMENTARY!!

    AND THE IDEA — THE CLAIM — BY WHITE-SUPREMACISTS THAT THEY DON’T HAVE FREE SPEECH IN THIS COUNTRY — LET ALONE THEIR CLAIMING THAT *THEY* GOT A RAW DEAL IN AMERIKKKA — IS BEYOND ABSURDITY!!

    — AN ABSURDITY WHICH THE EXISTENCE OF THE RIGHT-WING “CLEAR CHANNEL” MEDIA NETWORK, AND FOX NEWS, AND *ALLLL* THEIR OTHER BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPAGANDA MEDIA, AND TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE PROVES!!

    (For example, Ann Coulter grew up in one of the absolutely whitest, richest, most exclusive, communities in the entire nation!: what does *she* have to constantly and vociferously complain about? — the extremely exclusive community she grew up in is *still* not in any ‘danger’ — except that she has no other skill in life — except for being an anorexic ultra-right-wing long-haired blonde fantasy MILF for dduuffy right-wing **NNUTTJOB** males — that will get her as much money and attention!)

    BUT THE *BIGGEST* MORAL INSULT IS THAT THE COLLEGE *REPUGlicans* WANTED TO HOST MILO — AND WHATEVER OTHER RAGING WHITE-SUPREMACISTS — IN A UNIVERSITY BUILDING NAMED AFTER:

    *** MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.!! ***

    THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN ANTI-RACIST ANTI-FASCIST STUDENT BLOCKADE OF THE BUILDING AGAINST MILO ON THAT BASIS ITSELF!!

    (I EVEN SUPPORT THE GRAFFITI AGAINST THE COLLEGE REPUGlicans SO THAT THEY GOT AT LEAST A SHORT TINY TASTE OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE PHYSICALLY ENDANGERED BECAUSE OF THE GROUP YOU’RE IN — AND THE BIG **CRYBABIES** COULDN’T EVEN TAKE *THAT* LITTLE)

    BUT MARTIN LUTHER KING WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE **NOT** INVITED THE LOCAL KKK INTO HIS CHURCH TO GIVE A WHITE-SUPREMACIST RANT

    — TO SUPPOSEDLY EXPLAIN WHY FREEDOM-SEEKING BLACK PEOPLE NEEDED TO BE *MUTILATED* TO DEATH, OR *LYNCHED*, OR *BURNED* ALIVE, OFTEN RIGHT AFTER WHITE SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES — WITH THE WHITE WIFE & KIDS BROUGHT ALONG TO WATCH

    — IN THE NAME OF — WITH THE KKK TRYING TO HIDE BEHIND — “FREE SPEECH”.

    WHICH IS WHY BLACK & BROWN PEOPLE AND THEIR ALLIES NEED NOT BE PUT INTO ABSTRACT DEBATES ABOUT SOMETHING WE/THEY **STILL** DON’T FULLY HAVE (“FREE SPEECH”), AND JUST DECLARE:

    NO **JUSTICE**, NO **PEACE**!!

    AND, AS WE SO DETERMINE, UPON OUR STRATEGY, EVEN WHETHER, OR WHERE, OR WHEN, TO PROTEST OR TACTICALLY IGNORE, ON ANY GIVEN OCCASION

    — WE WILL NOT LET MILO, OR COULTER, OR HOROWITZ ET AL NECESSARILY COME TO THIS CAMPUS TO *PEACEFULLY* & *FREELY* CALL FOR & INCITE CONTINUED MINORITY OPPRESSION &/OR OUR PHYSICAL ENDANGERMENT.

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    • lspanker

      Thus we have another communique from the revolutionaries, issued from their subterranean command post in the Casa de Los Padres compound…

      • SMH

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        STILL IN LOVE AND **OBSESSED** WITH ME, HUH lspanker?…

        SORRY…, I’M STILL NOT INTERESTED.
        .

    • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

      Get off our internet community racist.

      • SMH

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        OR *WHHHAT*!?…
        .

        • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

          Cash me outside how bout dat?

          • SMH

            TELL ME WHERE YOU WANNA MEET AND WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE — AND I’LL BE THERE.

          • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

            Berkeley police department in 20 mins. I’ll be inside by the desk.

          • SMH

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            JUST LIKE I ***KNEW***…: F*CKIN’ ***CHICKENSH*T***…

            .

          • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

            You didn’t show up! what a coward!

          • SMH

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            YOU F*CKIN’ ***CHICKENSH*T***…

            JUST LIKE COULTER…: ALLL *TALK*, NNNO **ACTION**…

            JUST LIKE YOU WHITE-SUPREMACISTS-NATIONALISTS AIN’T GONNA DO A ***GODDAMN*** THANG ABOUT YOUR SPEAKERS BEING **BBOOOTED** ***THREE*** TIMES…: ***LLLOOOZZZERRRZZZ***…

            JUST ALLLLL ***TALK****.

            AND I SAID SO — IN ***CAPS*** — ALLL ALONG — LAUGHING OVER & OVER & OVER — FROM THE VERY FIRST DAILY CAL ARTICLE ON YOUR WHITE RACISTS SPEAKERS.

            ***LLLOOOZZZERRRZZZ***…

            ALLL YOU WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALISTS CAN DO NOW IS ***SSQUAKKK–SSQUAKKK–SSQUAKKK***…!

            HA-HA-HA!!!

            .

          • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

            You’re the one who didn’t show up, racist.

  • FreedomFan

    The Left’s mission at the university is ideological cleansing.
    Creepy.

    • SMH

      .

      **SSO**!!?…

      Ha-Ha-Ha…

      .

      • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

        Is that you Yvette Felarca? BAMN and antifa are domestic terrorist groups.

        • SMH

          Heh-Heh-Heh …!!

  • lspanker

    I am here for the lives Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter want dead. I am here for the lives Donald Trump wants to ban.

    Hopefully there’s a psychiatrist here to help you deal with your obvious delusions.

    • SMH

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      MAYBE THE SAME PSYCHOTHERAPIST FOR THE **DELUSION** THAT YOU WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALISTS HAVE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO _”MAKE AMERICA *WHITE* AGAIN”_ AND TAKE US BACK TO THE 1950’s!

      NOPE!!… Y’ALL ARE **TOO LATE** FOR THAT…

      .

      • lspanker

        Except I’m not a “white supremacist nationalist”, and I have no intention of making America white or bringing it back to the 1950’s – but thanks for making it clear that you’re not interested in dealing with facts, just in making up nonsense to justify your loony rantings.

        • SMH

          .
          lspanker: “I have no intention of making America white or bringing it back to the 1950’s”

          WELL I *KNOW* YOU DON’T — BECAUSE YOU’RE **NOT** GONNA!!

          WHITE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY A MINORITY IN CALIFORNIA.

          AND YOU KNOW THE OLE SAYING…!:

          “SO GOES CALIFORNIA — SO GOES [SOON ENOUGH] THE *NATION*!!”

          HAWAI’I IS ONLY 25% WHITE. …THERE ARE ONE OR TWO OTHER STATES THAT ARE MINORITY WHITE NOW.

          UC BERKELEY IS MINORITY WHITE UNDERGRADS FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW.

          I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU THE LAST TIME I SAW A WHITE DOCTOR AT MY HMO, OR A WHITE PHARMACIST (WELL MAYBE 1 OR 2).

          BETTER LEARN TO SPEAK *SPANISH*, *EBONICS*, SOME *ASIAN* LANGUAGE, *FARSI*, OR **ARABIC**!!

          HA-HA-HA!!!
          .

          • bargogx1

            Cackling with glee about ethnic cleansing. Typical leftist.

          • SMH

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            CACKLE CACKLE CACKLE!!…

            bargogx1 — THE LAST OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN CALIFORNIA!!…

            Y’ALL DON’T EVEN HAVE *GOLF* TO YOURSELVES ANYMORE.
            .

      • Trollinator1000

        I’m sorry you broke your caps lock button. Perhaps you should start a gofundme campaign to raise the necessary fund to purchase a new one.

        • SMH

          SURE, DROP OF THE MONEY AT THE “EUROPEAN BOOK STORE” ON SHATTUCK AVENUE IN BERKELEY.

          SAY IT’S FOR SMH.

          :-)

      • MadMonk67

        You’re an embarrassment to the black community and to the human race.

  • Nadesan Permaul

    What is most disconcerting about this supposed dialog is how little content there is. No matter the anger and frustration represented by the opinion, the responses have chosen to follow the same path, either being sarcastic or condescending/insulting. As a person of color on this campus for 50 years, I disagree with the author of the opinion, but I would not dismiss the argument with disdain. It would be better to try and understand the perspective and respond to it substantively. The campus did protect both free speech and the safety of all students. That is its mission, not to take sides in a culture of political war. We could agree that the perspectives of persons like Ann Coulter are not intended to foster discussion or inclusion, but are inflammatory and insulting. The words only become dangerous if we allow them to persuade us to engage in undermining the very democracy that her words disrespect, one in which inclusion and participation by all are fundamental. But the rhetoric presented in both the opinion piece and the responses to it, suggest that her efforts to polarize and diminish our political community are working.

    • FreedomFan

      Wow, a sane liberal. I knew there had to be one.

      • SMH

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        YEAH, FF (F*CKFACE) …, ANYONE *YOU*, FF — OR HITLER — OR ANY WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALIST — WOULD REGARD — AS “SANE”, OBVIOUSLY NEEDS TO RE-EXAMINE THE REAL-WORLD APPLICATION / CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR SO-CALLED “THINKING”.

        .

        • lspanker

          Well, it’s quite clear that FreedomFan wasn’t referring to you…

          • SMH

            STILL TOTALLY ***OBSESSSSED*** WITH ME AND ON MY JOCK, HUH lspanker?

            LOOK, JUST COME OVER HERE AND FALL TO YOUR KNEES IN FRONT OF MY ZIP.

            .

        • Drewpie

          edgelord. do you compare struggles of the author to struggles of those living in fascist europe in the middle of the 20th century. what side of the free speech debate do you think franco, mussolini, or hitler were on?

          • SMH

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            THE SAME SIDE THAT THE WHITE-AMERIKKKAN POLITICAL & MEDIA HIERARCHY IS ON:

            the white oppressor — whether under a Republican, like Trump, or a Democrat, like Bill, Hillary or Obama (the ultimate face-lift for U.S./Zionist hegemonic oppression) guise. The U.S. that supported Franco throughout his rise and reign, and at first *loved* Mussolini and Hitler and every other ultra-right-wing white genocider since then.

            .

      • SMH

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        YYYEAH, FF (a.k.a., F*K-FACE) …, ANYONE *YOU* (FF) — OR HITLER — OR ANY WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALIST — WOULD REGARD — AS “SANE”, THEN THAT PERSON OBVIOUSLY NEEDS TO RE-EXAMINE THE REAL-WORLD APPLICATION / CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR SO-CALLED “THINKING”.

        .

    • SMH

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      THE DEMANDS FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE **ALWAYS** BEEN POLARIZING.

      THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT…, THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT…, THE UNION MOVEMENT…, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT…, THE LATINO/CHICANO RIGHTS MOVEMENT…, THE FEMINIST / WOMANIST MOVEMENT…, THE FARMWORKER’S MOVEMENT…, THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT…, THE ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT…, THE NATIVE-AMERICAN MOVEMENT(especially in places like Hawai’i)…, THE GAY / TRANSGENDER RIGHTS MOVEMENT…, THE ANTI-ZIONIST (ANTI-JEWISH-SUPREMACY & ANTI-APARTHEID IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE) MOVEMENT…, THE WESTERN OCCUPY MOVEMENT…, THE LIVING-WAGE MOVEMENT…, ETC.:

      IT IS *THOSE* MOVEMENTS THAT ARE THEMSELVES PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENTS

      — BECAUSE THE SUPREMACISTS WHO WANT TO MONOPOLIZE POWER & MAINTAIN “RACIAL”, OR GENDER, OR CLASS, ETC., **SUPREMACY** HAVE NEVER WANTED TO FREELY GIVE IT UP, AND **DEMOCRATICALLY** SHARE POWER, **REGARDLESS** OF ANY MORAL & INTELLECTUAL ARGUMENTS TO DO SO.

      SUPREMACIST &/OR FASCIST MOVEMENTS — AND CALLS FOR SUCH — WERE / ARE *INHERENTLY* **ANTI**-DEMOCRATIC.

      YOU, Nadesan Permaul, MAY HAVE THE PERSONAL LUXURY OF THINKING THAT THIS IS JUST “A STAID GENTLEMAN’S / GENTLEWOMAN’S DEBATE” TO BE ARGUED SEDATELY ON THE IVY CAMPUSES OF ACADEMIA OR IN CIVIC CENTER PARKS

      — BUT FASCIST SPAIN, & FASCIST ITALY, & NAZI GERMANY, & FASCIST LATIN-AMERICA, & THE ‘JIM CROW’ SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST (*FASCIST* FOR BLACK OR BROWN PEOPLE) SHOWED THAT IT WAS/IS *NOT*!

      .

      • lspanker

        Have you discussed your feelings with a trained mental health professional?

        • SMH

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          STILL **TTOTALLLY** **OBSESSSED** WITH ME & ALWAYS ON MY JOCK, HUH lspanker?… I OUGHTA JUST LET YOU FALL TO YOUR KNEES IN FRONT OF MY ZIP & DO WHAT YOU *REALLY* WANT TO DO, OKAY lspanker?…
          .

      • Nadesan Permaul

        The founders of the movements you identify were not seeking separation from American society, but inclusion. They realized as minorities that there are compromises that must be made to work with others even as they stood firm on the principles of fair-play and inclusion. From Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Warren and Helen Girly Brown, from Harvey Milk to Bernie Frank, from Cesar Chavez, to the many leaders of the Hispanic emancipation of today, all recognize that they are part of a fabric, not at war with others. There is a time and place for confrontation, but not with a rhetoric that mimics the very people they recognize as aiming at their oppression, nor conduct that divides them from those with whom they will eventually and must work. I view the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a gentleman par excellence as well as a warrior for fairness and justice for all people. Trauma is a real experience, but not confined to just some. It’s the acknowledgement of what we share that may offer us a route to the society we seek. I recognize that some want more than that, but can you name a revolution that did not turn in on itself and thus fail by transforming others into “others”?

        • SMH

          .

          WELL *MILO*, *HORRORWITZ*, AND *COULTER* ARE **CERTAINLY** **NOT** TALKING ABOUT MULTI-CULTURAL INCLUSION.

          SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE *TRYING* TO SAY — AND WHY YOU’RE TRYING TO *CONFLATE* SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE!?

          AND *NO* PROGRESSIVE BLACK LEADER WAS WILLING TO MAKE *ANY* COMPROMISES WITH WHITE-SUPREMACY.

          AND _**BY DEFINITION**_ OF DEMANDING CIVIL / HUMAN RIGHTS, BLACK LEADERS LIKE, FREDERICK DOUGLASS…, TO HARRIET TUBMAN…, TO PHILIP RANDOLPH…, TO MALCOLM X…, TO MUHAMMAD ALI…, TO THE DEACONS OF DEFENSE…, TO STOKELY CARMICHAEL…, TO BOBBY SEALE…, TO FRED HAMPTON…, TO FANNIE LOU HAMER…, TO _MARTIN LUTHER KING_ …, TO JAMES BALDWIN…, AND *OTHERS*…, WERE ENGAGED IN SOCIAL & POLITICAL **CONFRONTATION** — **CHALLENGING** SOCIETY & THE GOVERNMENT — ALL THE TIME — LIKE TODAY”S “BLACK LIVES MATTER” MOVEMENT (…WHICH THE WHITE-SUPREMACISTS HERE ALSO HATE SO MUCH)!

          ALL THESE BLACK PEOPLE & THEIR FOLLOWERS WERE, IN FACT, **PRO-DEMOCRACY** ACTIVISTS.

          AND THE ONLY PLACE THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOESN’T LIKE PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS — AT LEAST AT THE TIME — IS RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES!

          WHITE-SUPREMACISTS ARE _BY *DEFINITION*_ **ANTI**-DEMOCRATIC.

          SO PLEASE GO DIRECT YOUR ‘TRYING TO IMPRESS ME’ COMMENTS TO THE HISTORICAL **OPPRESSORS** — THE WHITE-SUPREMACISTS — AND NOT TO THE HISTORICALLY **OPPRESSED**.

          AND YOUR LAST SENTENCE MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL IN THIS CONTEXT — BUT **PLEASE** **DDON’T** COME BACK AND TRY TO ‘EXPLAIN’ IT TO ME.

          .

          • Nadesan Permaul

            I understand that you cannot understand what I am trying to say. I will honor your request since there does not appear to be room for a conversation. You’ve CAPITALIZED your perspective, and its rhetoric is very clear. Good luck to you.

          • SMH

            Just an idly curious RHETORICAL question:

            What the heck is “the Hispanic emancipation”?

            You should take a UC Berkeley or SFS ethnic studies summer class (in the summer anyone can get in) — especially to unconflate your conflations and clear up your ‘analysis’

    • garyfouse

      Nadeson,

      The op-ed is worthy of scorn not out of hate, but because minorities are not in danger on campus and they are hardly oppressed. I am 71 years old and as a white person would be the first to admit that when I was a child, America was a racist country. Not now. This country has bent over backwards to right the wrongs of the past and whites are not the enemy of non-whites. If this young person wants to go through life thinking herself a victim, it will be a self fulfilling prophecy.

      • Nadesan Permaul

        I’m sorry, I disagree. As someone who researches these issues, and teaches and writes about them, I believe that while the nation has made steps over the last two generations to move away from its historic failure to be inclusive, that is a mere down-payment on the resolution of social issues. The attitudes represented by persons like Ann Coulter and others of her attitudes and values, and our unwillingness to continue to acknowledge our failures is a clear indication of what remains to be done. No speech is worthy of scorn or contempt because it validates the very freedom that we all should have a right to enjoy. That does not mean that we can’t disagree with it, and oppose it, peacefully and appropriate respect.

        • Top-Hook

          As someone who has identified himself as someone who has been at Berkeley for “50 years” and who “researches these issues, [presumably race] and teaches and writes about them” you have a vested interest in perpetuating the grievance culture that your entire professional life has been predicated on.
          The “resolution of social issues” isn’t the handicapping of everyone else as reparations for something that was done by someone else to someone else in a place that doesn’t exist anymore; it’s a meritocracy and you even the playing field by not infantilizing your students but preparing them to compete. It couldn’t be more obvious that Berkeley is failing it’s students in that regard, no matter what their race or gender.

          • Nadesan Permaul

            There are those who argue that by teaching the past we perpetuate it. I disagree. The past as most competent historians will argue educates the present and helps us put its obligations and its lessons into perspective. Berkeley does not fail its students, and they are free to take the lessons they choose from inside the classroom and outside of it. In many respects, students are responsible for their own educations, choosing whether to suspend their disbelief and their a priori assumptions, to see other perspectives as a democratic society requires. In a society composed of many diverse backgrounds and experiences, there will be grievances, as your own post seems to indicate.

          • Nunya Beeswax

            The problem is not that students are being asked to challenge their a priori assumptions; it is that they are being asked to exchange their unexamined assumptions for an alternate set of unexamined assumptions, and that questioning their new, “better” assumptions is a sign of racism/sexism/homophobia/etc.

            Only cults fear questions. Recently Rebecca Duvel published an article in Hypatia called “In Defense of Transracialism,” in which she argued that if gender is not just mutable but able to be chosen by an individual, then there is no reason why race should not be the same. The article was greeted by a storm of wounded outrage and demands for its retraction (which the journal acceded to). So clearly there are some questions that cannot be asked or even entertained. Why is this?

          • Nadesan Permaul

            You make the claim that students “are being asked to exchange their unexamined assumptions for an alternate set of unexamined assumptions.” Nothing could be further from the truth, unless you believe that all of higher education is composed of a conspiracy of anti-intellectual and uniformed individuals. I doubt serious individual could subscribe to such a notion. And as evidence you compare apples to oranges, that changing a physical sexual identity is similar to changing racial identity. If you have evidence that race is possible to change, you should present it. Perhaps the science of genetic manipulation will offer such a possibility. But to date, has anyone suggested or demonstrated such a possibility? There are cults in America, but not in higher education. Only those who believe in “alternate facts” not based on rigorous and time tested methods of research and academic scrutiny are afraid of asking questions. In every society and every setting there are those who fear questions, and no doubt one can find some in higher education’s many and diverse settings. But looking for exceptions is hardly a critique of the institutions which most in the world would give much for access to.

          • Nunya Beeswax

            The issue is not whether Duvel is wrong or right. The issue is that the outrage which attended her asking a simple question demonstrated that there are some questions which simply must not be asked.

            If the response had been “Come on, that’s stupid and here’s why,” that would have been unexceptional. That sort of exchange is typical in academic discourse, and is a valuable part of the process of winnowing truth. The response, however, was something more on the order of “How dare you even suggest such a thing.”

            If a question is refutable, then refute it. If merely asking the question threatens your fragile epistemology, then I would suggest the problem is with your thinking, not the question.

          • Nadesan Permaul

            Once again, exception is not the rule. You can find persons in our diverse and complex society that possess the rejection of opinions and questions, and prefer a polarized and exclusive way of viewing the world. That certainly is not the environment at the University of California, for those who are brave enough to articulate their issues in a substantive and thoughtful manner. The role of all faculty is to assist students in that articulation. To the degree that we fail to do so is worthy of critique in our evaluations. When students read evaluations, they can read between what is substantive and what is mere invective.

          • Nunya Beeswax

            I don’t think you understand. The open letter sent to Hypatia had 830 signatories, most of them university-affiliated. The idea that certain questions are taboo is practically endemic to university campuses.

            Additionally, there are certain disciplines which appear to require the adoption of a specified set of moral values in order to achieve academic success. It is not a coincidence that these disciplines are geared more toward social change than academic inquiry. Again, certain modes of inquiry and even certain questions are prohibited in these disciplines. Just try to take issue with the “prejudice + power” definition of racism in an African-American Studies class.

          • lspanker

            I don’t think you understand.

            He doesn’t care to understand. He’s so enthralled with his own blather that he has lost the ability to stand back and read what he has just posted to see if it makes any sense.

          • jbwilson24
          • lspanker

            Are you trying to make a point, or merely regurgitating a bunch of platitudes that have been asborbed by some sponge-like material without further consideration or critical review?

          • Nadesan Permaul

            I think I made my point, and no, I was not regurgitating a platitude. What moral statement where you referring to?

          • lspanker

            You haven’t made any point whatsoever – all you have been doing is engaging in a bunch of pseudo-academic psycho-babble. As we used to say in the Air Force: “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS”. You certainly haven’t done the former, so you’re apparently trying to do the latter…

          • Nadesan Permaul

            Your words speak louder than any I would write, so I’m happy to end this exchange. One last thought, words have meanings, and when used to insult and demean—often in the name of free speech, they often reflect more on the user than anyone else.

          • lspanker

            Your words speak louder than any I would write, so I’m happy to end this exchange.

            Fine with me. You really had nothing to say, nor could you refute those who disagreed with you, so I’m sure that you freeing up the bandwidth for those who have something more productive to add to the discussion would be greatly appreciated.

          • lspanker

            There are cults in America, but not in higher education.

            Au contraire, buddy. The Cult of Political Correctness runs rampant on college and university campuses, and Cal Berkeley is certainly no exception. Do you really think anyone who has been paying attention to what has been going on in academia over the last few decades is really going to buy into your [email protected]?

          • Nadesan Permaul

            I think, based on this statement, that we’ve concluded our exchange. But you might refer back to your thoughts on overused “platitudes.” Thanks.

          • Nadesan Permaul

            You make the claim that students “are being asked to exchange their unexamined assumptions for an alternate set of unexamined assumptions.” Nothing could be further from the truth, unless you believe that all of higher education is composed of a conspiracy of anti-intellectual and uniformed individuals. I doubt serious individual could subscribe to such a notion. And as evidence you compare apples to oranges, that changing a physical sexual identity could be similar to changing racial identity. If you have evidence that race is mutable, and possible to change, you should present it. Perhaps the science of genetic manipulation will offer such a possibility at some time for some still unclear reason. But to date, has anyone suggested or demonstrated such a possibility or rationale for doing so? There are cults in America, but not in higher education. Only those who believe in “alternate facts” not based on rigorous and time tested methods of research and academic scrutiny are afraid of asking questions. In every society and every setting there are those who fear questions, and no doubt one can find some in higher education’s many and diverse settings. But looking for exceptions is hardly a critique of the institutions which most in the world would give much for access to.

          • lspanker

            And as evidence you compare apples to oranges, that changing a physical sexual identity could be similar to changing racial identity.

            Why not? if a guy can put on a dress and lipstick and claim he’s a girl, why can’t a white dude like me put on afro wig, let my pants hang below my underwear, and use the N-word like an apostrophe in my daily speech? Since gender (in reality s*x) is no longer based on biological attributes but whatever cosmetic attire necessary to emulate the most superficial aspects of the targeted gender, why should there be similar restrictions on declaring one’s race?

            [* THANK YOU, Daily Cal, for automatically flagging the S-word whenever it is used. And you wonder why most of us think your staff are a bunch of freaking idiots?]

          • Nadesan Permaul

            Perhaps you should do some substantive research on being transgender. Bruce Jenner did not just put on some lipstick and a dress. That’s what was meant about comparing apples to organs.

          • lspanker

            Perhaps you should do some substantive research on being transgender.

            What’s there to research. Aside from the occasional biological freak of nature, people are born their male or female, and no amount of cross-dressing or cosmetic surgery or PC bulls–t is going to change that.

          • jbwilson24

            “If you have evidence that race is mutable, and possible to change, you should present it. ”

            What, we are told that race is a social construct? Which is it?

            Left wingers constantly say that race is not a concept based in science, and yet you are mentioning genetics.

            It is this sort of hypocrisy which leads people to infer that left wingers care nothing about rationality.

          • Nadesan Permaul

            If you read the post, the individual who wrote it spoke of putting on physical elements that would denote race, and claimed the same was true of Transgender people who change their gender. Race is a social construct, pigment is not. So changing race as it relates to physical attributes is not possible. Your statements suggest you do not understand the difference.

          • lspanker

            The problem is not that students are being asked to challenge their a priori assumptions; it is that they are being asked to exchange their unexamined assumptions for an alternate set of unexamined assumptions

            Word.

          • SMH

            .

            ==================================================================

            lspanker (to Nunya): “Word.”
            ————————————-

            HA-HA-HA—HA-HA-HA…!!!:

            **DDAYYUMM**, “lspanker”…!!!

            WHAT ARE YOU: SOME *OUT-OF-DATE*, *PRETEND*-TO-BE, *WANNA-BE* WHITE RAPPER OR *SOMETHIN’*!!???…

            **NNNOBODY** SAYS “WORD” ANYMORE — NOT EVEN **VANILLA ICE** — EXCEPT WHITE DUDES FROM THE SUBURBS OR FROM THE HICKS WHO DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER…

            DID YOU PRETEND TO THROW UP A GANG SIGN WHEN YOU SAID IT?…

            DO YOU STILL LIVE IN YOUR PARENTS’ SUBURBAN RANCH-STYLE HOUSE BASEMENT?

            ARE YOU STILL TRYING TO LEARN THE CABBAGE PATCH?

            AS ICE CUBE WOULD ASK, HAVE YOU EVER EVEN HEARD OF *B.E.T.*?

            HHA-HHA-HHA—HHA-HHA-HHA…!!!

            EVEN THE WHITE GIRLS ARE CALLING YOU “CORNY WHYTE BOY…”

            YOU, lspanker, SERIOUSLY NEED TO GO IN TO *HIDING* NOW… — INTO THE WHYTE *DORK* PROTECTION PROGRAM…!!!

            HHA-HHA-HHA—HHA-HHA-HHA…!!!

            ==================================================================

            .

          • SeauxWat

            Did you just assume my attack helicopter’s gender???

          • Top-Hook

            It would be great if you actually did “teach the past” or at least made a nod to history as corresponded to reality. What is taught is a skewed, biased against dead white male capitalist Christian culture. You don’t “teach” (as in provide a rational foundation whereby rational choices can be made) you indoctrinate. The campus culture of censorship, mindless bumper sticker chanting and outright intimidation (It’s racist intimidation when white and asian students are forced to walk around the campus gates and black and latino students are allowed to go through… what are these over indulged brats going to insist on next? Separate water fountains? What did YOU do to stop that?) is the absolute direct result of the biased admissions process, the biased curriculum, the biased application of the rule of law and the delegitimizing of reason and truth itself which is the whole reason that miserable excuse for a school exists. (At the taxpayers expense!)
            Please, spare me the boilerplate platitudes. You can have all the grievances you want. You shouldn’t be making them the centerpiece of someone else’s education. I shouldn’t have to pay for an institution that condones, subsidizes, creates or even turns a blind eye to the kind of anti-intellectual, pavlovian conditioning that passes for education at the state funded re-education camp that Berkeley has devolved into.
            There is no protected “diversity” there, at least not intellectual diversity. They have shown that to certainty.

          • Nadesan Permaul

            Your post speaks for itself. Thanks for your opinion.

          • Top-Hook

            “Your post speaks for itself. Thanks for your opinion.”
            Oh, thanks to you Professor Obvious. That’s why I wrote it. With persuasive rebuttals like that you must be a rhetoric professor or a grounds keeper.

          • Nadesan Permaul

            I would be proud to be a campus grounds keeper. They are both knowledgeable and experts at what they do, just like the faculty at Berkeley.

          • lspanker

            Top-Hook’s post was excellent and to the point.

  • Zammana

    So this tripe now passes for journalism on college campuses? Oh, was that a micro-aggression? (The “tripe” reference, meaning worthless… I know, I know menudo on Sunday is tripe. So I suppose some were offended.)

    “Juniper” is a dude in disguise – so living a lie comes easily, I suppose.

    Orwell pretty much nailed it… This article was DoubleGood.

  • is calling out those who break and disrespect our laws something that is forbidden?
    Lets be clear. illegal immigrants have violated and are currently in
    violation of federal immigration law. And Milo is not calling for
    violence or lynch mobs, he is simply arguing that the federal government
    should enforce its own laws. How is this any different than a
    journalist who “outs” criminals or corrupt politicians?

  • Pietro Gambadilegno

    I am offended by this article, so I think the writer should be censored and banned from campus to protect me.

    More seriously, the writer is very ignorant of recent history to think that this article would not be censored and banned in many places if it weren’t for the strong tradition of free speech and the legal protections for free speech – which she is trying to destroy.

  • unbearable

    Dude, you have some deep rooted issues.
    The cops were there to protect the conservatives from the leftist, violent thugs.

  • roccolore

    Sounds like your typical Mexican supremacist bigot who hates America.

    • lspanker

      I would put this person as a member in good standing of the Very Silly Party…

  • FreedomFan

    Thank you Berkeley Social Justice Warriors and Black Bloc people! You have brought national attention to the anti-free speech disease that has infected institutions of “higher learning”.

    The narcissistic “thinking” like that presented in this article is a perfect example of the inability of leftists to have any empathy or respect for Constitutional rights of the true minority on campus: Conservatives.

    • SMH

      .

      **SSO**!!?…

      THAT *STILL* DIDN’T PREVENT YOU ULTRA-RIGHT-WING WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALISTS FROM BEING **ULTRA**-***THREE*** TIME ***LLLOOOZZZERRRZZZ***!!!

      *HA*–**HHA**–***HHHA***…!!!

      .

      • lspanker

        Thanks, you make his point with every deranged, hysterical comment you post here.

        • SuicideChickenWing

          Truly.

      • garyfouse

        Hey Joe! I saw that video of you getting thrown out of a black panther celebration event a few years ago. I’m still laughing.

        HA HA HA HA

        • lspanker

          Gary, please tell us more when you get a chance. This should be interesting…

          • garyfouse

            Enjoy

            Try not to HA HA too much.

          • lspanker

            So this clown is Mario Joseph Anderson? He seems to get around a bit:

            When Joseph Anderson published his loving ode to cop killing in the April 1, 2009 edition of the DP, we immediately thought that O’Malley had decided to spread the hate more equitably, as this was the first hateful screed we have ever seen in the DP that was not directed against Jews or Israel.

            A hater is a hater. It is a sickness that rarely limits its objective to a single victim. Thus, those who hate blacks often hate Jews or liberals, or others with an equal fervor. So we are not at all surprised to learn that cop-hater, Anderson, is also a well-known anti-Semite. We received the following from reader and freelance local journalist, Dan Spitzer:

            In Feb. 2004, police threw Anderson out of a lecture at UC Berkeley by Dr. Daniel Pipes for disruptive behavior. Before he was escorted out of the hall, Anderson screamed at the largely Jewish audience, “You’re all a bunch of filthy Jewish liars.” After I reported this in my letter published in the Feb. 13, 2004 issue of the Daily Planet, on Feb. 24 owner/editor Becky Anderson actually apologized to Anderson for printing my letter and gave him better than a half page to rant against Zionists, saying in no uncertain terms that whenever anyone he considered biased came to Berkeley to speak, they should be disrupted.

            Most tellingly, Anderson has succumbed in such great measure to his anti-Semitism that he now regularly rails against virulent anti-Israeli leftists such as Noam Chomsky and Norman Finklestein. In early 2008, he even alienated the heads of the Middle East Childrens’ Alliance when he disrupted a talk by Finklestein and was ordered to be tossed out of the hall by the moderator. Knowing members of the leftist audience were not surprised–even they understand that Anderson is so overtly anti-Semitic that he has now targeted prominent anti-Israel activists like Chomsky and Finklestein if they happen to be born Jewish.

            In sum, even though Becky O’Malley doubtless realizes Anderson’s terrible reputation in leftist circles where he is seen as an embarrassment, she nevertheless chose to publish his racist screed justifying the killing of Oakland police officers. I think it can reasonably be said that no other reputable publication in this country would have printed this trash. But then again, as this website has amply revealed, the Daily Planet is far from a reputable paper.

            http://dpwatchdog.com/anderson.html

          • garyfouse

            Other than all that he’s a swell egg.

          • SMH

            .

            Y’ALLL WHITE-SUPREMACIST TALKIN’ ABOUT THAT ANDERSON SO MUCH THAT I HAD TO LOOK HIM UP!!…:

            “joseph anderson”+berkeley

            THAT JOSEPH ANDERSON MUST BE A **BBAHHHD** **MMMUTHU-FFF*CKUH**!!

            WALKIN’ AROUND LIKE **SHAFT**!!

            HUH!!!

            EVEN **PUBLICLY** TELLIN’ THE **COPS** OFF:

            http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2009-04-02/article/32613

            http://hiphopandpolitics.com/2009/03/30/karmic-justice-4-killed-cops/

            LOOKS LIKE **LLLOTS** OF PEOPLE HAVE PUBLISHED HIS VARIOUS WRITINGS — FROM MANY COMMENTARIES IN THE DAILY CAL…, TO MANY THE BERKELEY DAILY PLANET…, TO BAY AREA JOURNALIST DAVEYD…, TO “THE SAN FRANCISCO BAYVIEW” BLACK NEWSPAPER…, TO “THE BLACK COMMENTATOR” JOURNAL…, TO “AFRICAREOURCE”…, TO MacARTHUR GENIUS AWARD UC BERKELEY’S ISHMAEL REED…, TO THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE OP-ED…, AND A BUNCH OF OTHER PUBLICATIONS (…EVEN SEVERAL ARTICLES FOR A CUTTING-EDGE ASIAN PUBLICATION CALLED “SLANT!”)…, AND EVEN A COUPLE NEWSPAPERS IN CANADA!!

            AND I SEE HE’S BEEN A GUEST ON KPFA A NUMBER OF TIMES WITH VERY INTERESTING PEOPLE (LIKE, THE AFOREMENTIONED ISHMAEL REED)…, & ON BAY AREA TV NEWS OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO…, & EVEN ON THE PBS NEWSHOUR!!

            I SEE FROM A KPFA SPEAKING EVENT (THE AUDIO) THAT CORNEL WEST, WHEN HE SPOKE AT UC BERKELEY TO A PACKED AUDIENCE, CALLED JOSEPH ANDERSON “AN INTELLECTUAL WARRIOR!!”…

            AND I SEE THAT OTHER BLACK PEOPLE HAVE REFERENCED HIM IN THEIR BOOKS!

            I SEE THAT HE HIMSELF HAS GUEST-LECTURED AT VARIOUS PLACES.

            GEE LOTS OF PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA / PEOPLE SURE WANT TO HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY, HUH…

            **NO WONDER** ALL Y’ALLL WHITE-SUPREMACISTS **HATE** HIM **SSO** MUCH…

            HE DOES ALL THAT **ANNND** I READ ONLINE — PART OF THIS WAS POSTED BY SOME *ZIONIST* (I guess trying to embarrass a *FINE-DINING* progressive) — WHERE HE STILL DINES AT UP TO FIVE-STAR RESTAURANTS — LIKE NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANTS, Auberge du Soleil, OR The French Laundry, OR Domaine Chandon, OR Tra Vigne, OR SAN FRANCISCO’S Farallon — OR BERKELEY’S Chez Panisse!!…: **WOW**!!!

            I SEE WHERE’S HE EVEN PUBLISHED ARTICLES FROM CITIES IN BRITAIN!! — AND WAS ONCE EVEN ON A BRITISH TV MORNING NEWS PROGRAMME!

            AND I SEE FROM MY GOOGLE SEARCH THAT HE’S ALSO SOMEWHAT KNOWN FOR HIS **MUSIC** TOO!!

            DDAYYYUMMM…!! : A **BBAHHHD** **MMMUTHU-FFF*CKUH** WITH STYYYLLLE!!…

            AND I SEE FROM A MUSIC VIDEO, THAT MY GOOGLE SEARCH HIT, THAT HIS HANDS CAN EASILY SPAN AN OCTAVE-&-A-FOURTH!!…AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT **ALSO** MEANS!!

            I GUESS THAT’S WHY I ALSO CHECKED FACEBOOK AND CAME ACROSS A FACEBOOK PHOTO OF HIM — JUST HIM — WITH **FOUR** FEMALE ROOMMATES (,,,BTW, ONE A REALLY CUTE ONE WITH A *JEWISH* LAST NAME) — I GUESS SHARING ALLLL THAT **CHOCOLATE**!!

            HA-HA-HA!!!

            .

          • Abiledebob McOxlong

            Are you like 70 years old? stop typing like that

  • Killer Marmot

    This has done nothing more than maintain the white supremacist, capitalistic and patriarchal nature that allowed colonizers to protect their power centuries ago and that has allowed their descendants to elect an openly racist, queerphobic, Islamophobic/xenophobic and anti-poverty adminstration [sic].

    Cordova-Goff dumps the SJW dictionary on the page and calls it an argument.

    But is being anti-poverty now a bad thing? It’s so hard to keep up to trends.

    • these unemployed nimwits see poverty and government handouts as part of their identity

      • Killer Marmot

        Presumably C-G meant anti-poor.

    • Rurik

      Pretty sure she has no idea what those words mean and assumed anti-poverty means you support poverty. Contacts is probably not her strong suit

  • Killer Marmot

    A political activist calling for the suppression of speech is like a fish complaining about the dampness. Free speech is the very water in which Cordova-Goff swims. She drains the pond at her own peril.

    • Gadsden

      He. He’s got a beard, so he’s a man, no matter what he calls himself.

      • Killer Marmot

        It drains the pond at its own peril.

      • SeauxWat

        I don’t know what It is, and don’t care.
        Flush It down the toilet with the rest of the liberal SJW fascist snowflake trash.
        We’re not listening to them anymore, and we president now.

    • Ajax

      She is really a he and he will never be a woman no matter how much he wants to or how much the progressives tell him that he is. Transgenderism is a fraud played on mentally ill people. There is no need to argue. Be a bigot if being a bigot means telling the truth.

      If you are man with a sexual dysfunction then play act but don’t expect me to see you as what you are not. You’re a F’ing guy in dress and nothing more.

  • Killer Marmot

    What this university needs to recognize is the disgusting irony of pouring thousands of dollars into the recruitment of oppressed people and then failing to protect us once we are here.

    Protect you? From what? Have you been assaulted?

    No of course not. You are quite safe. The only thing you have been subjected to are opinions you disapprove of.

    Words are words and violence are violence, and the two are not the same. In fact, the freedom to say as we think is a vital component to preventing violence, for if someone is not allowed to support their cause through speech, violence is the only option left to them.

    • Jorge Carolinos

      This is how I see the conversation going

      “The reason there are marginalized people where you are at is because of free speech”

      “no its not”

      “decades ago people using their free speech advocated for various studies departments and against attacking people because they are different”

      “No they didn’t everything has been and will always be as it is now and I want my way.”

    • SMH

      .

      YOUTUBE:

      BIG, ‘BRAVE’…

      “White Supremacist Thug Sucker Punches WOMAN In The Face During Protest!”

      (I WISH THOSE WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALIST FASCISTS HAD GONE TO **EAST OAKLAND** WITH THAT SH*T — ESPECIALLY PUNCHING A WOMAN IN THE FACE!!…:

      THEY’D HAVE GOTTEN A **GREAT** ‘LLLESSON’ IN “FREE SPEECH / EXPRESSION”.

      HA-HA-HA…)

      .

      • lspanker

        Moldylocks was documented throwing bottles and firecrackers at bystanders. She went looking for a fight and got it. Only complete blithering idiots like you would have any sympathy for her.

        • Trollinator1000

          Additionally, Moldylocks was bragging pre-event that she would come back with a hundred Nazi scalps or some such nonsense. She was not there to be peaceful but rather to incite.

          • SMH

            .

            WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALISTS GOT **ALLL** THE EXCUSES IN THE WORLD FOR ***SUCKER-PUNCHIN’*** A ***WOMAN***!!!…

            BUT THAT NATHAN DAMIGO IS NOW SSO **NOTORIOUS** THAT HE COULDN’T EVEN GET A JOB IN THE ***TRUMP*** ADMINISTRATION FOR ***DOGCATCHER***!!!

            HA-HA-HA…!!!
            .

        • Walter Peck

      • jim hoch

        Women get beat down daily in East Oakland, maybe he could have learned some of the finer points.

        • SMH

          .

          YYEAHHH…, B*TCHES LIKE *YOU*, jim hoch.

          HA-HA-HA …!!

          .

        • SMH

          .
          YEAH, hoch, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE YOUR WHYTE AZZ TO EAST OAKLAND AND *ASK* ONE OF THEM…

          HA-HA-HA…
          .

    • SMH

      .

      BIG, ‘BRAVE’…

      “White Supremacist Thug Sucker Punches WOMAN In The Face During Protest!”

      (I WISH THOSE WHITE-SUPREMACIST-NATIONALIST FASCISTS HAD GONE TO **EAST OAKLAND** WITH THAT SH*T — ESPECIALLY PUNCHING A WOMAN IN THE FACE!!…:

      THEY’D HAVE GOTTEN A **GREAT** ‘LLLESSON’ IN “FREE SPEECH / EXPRESSION”.

      HA-HA-HA…)

      .

      • Killer Marmot

        Every village has to have its idiot.

      • Rurik

        Oh the women holding a broken bottle trying to hit people and was punch back in self-defense. Bragged before the event she wants to take people scalps Maybe actual watch the full video. Not giving my opinion on whoever the man who punched him was but that she is not innocent.

      • Passenger_Zero

        She was throwing m-80’s inside wine bottles, there is video of it.

      • Anneke9

        Thanks for confirming what I always suspected about East Oakland.

        • SMH

          .
          THAT’S RIGHT WHITEY Anneke9…:

          IF YOU CAN’T FIGHT MAN-TO-MAN,

          DON’T YOU GO TO EAST OAK-LAND…
          .

  • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

    I’m loving the Orwellian double think coming from the west coast communist publications.

    • lspanker

      It’s more of SJW stupidity and naivete than bona-fide Marxist-communist views.

      • bd1143bc✓ᴷᵃᶠᶠᶦʳ

        That’s exactly where communist get their new recruits. Look at any of the events and you will see and hear the communist dog whistles and red flags.

        • SuicideChickenWing

          And once communism takes hold, useful idiots like the author of this op-ed are no longer useful, and are shipped off to “camps” for re-programming or death, whichever comes first, because alternate lifestyles are NOT allowed.

          • Gadsden

            Exactly – they are usually the first to go to the gulag!

          • Suddenly, communism is looking better (evil grin)

          • SuicideChickenWing

            That’s right. They’re no longer needed for protests and riots, and they have no other skills, so away they go.

          • Gadsden

            Plus they’re known trouble makers. The politburo knows that once things don’t turn out to be the utopia that was expected, they’ll start making trouble again. So off to the gulag!

  • you endorse the suppression of dissenting opinions through violence. lets not sugar coat your views with doublespeak about “protecting” minorities. the only things you protect are your own snowflake feelings

    • lspanker

      Blurring distinctions such as legal vs. illegal, dissenting opinions vs. violence, disagreement with diversity vs. racism, is clearly the stock in trade of the cultural Marxist left, which has shown its inability to win any type of argument based on facts or logic.

  • Addison

    Sorry kid – just because you associate certain figures with violence in your own community doesn’t mean those same figures should be banished from a college campus. College is all about expanding your horizons, about discovering how different others are and how different environments can be – and how you must learn to adjust to different environments even when you feel uncomfortable, since inevitably Life is about making adjustments and compromises and learning how to cope in the face of adversity. You know what you sound like? A spoiled middle class white kid – despite your claims and identity to the contrary. Somehow you’ve been fed some illusion which says the world must make way for you. I don’t know what the deal is, but somehow you and your millenial generation – despite all the diversity you claim with races, genders and socio-economic brackets – all have the same preconceived notion of “Me first”. I suppose this is what happens when cradle our youth hoping to give them a sense of empowerment. Oops – instead we ended up giving them a sense of entitlement and you’re a perfect example.

  • JP

    The author, as a transfer student to Cal, makes a compelling case for the re-evaluation of admission standards.

    • lspanker

      As a former transfer student who graduated from Cal, let it be known that my fellow transfer students in the College of Chemistry would most likely agree that the writer’s admission to Cal was a grave mistake…

      • TNT

        As another former transfer student who graduated from Cal, I wholeheartedly agree with you. Especially since the article is void of logic and reason and filled with fallacies.

  • Nunya Beeswax

    The police were present to deter rioting and violence from goons on both sides of the ideological divide. If police had not been in evidence, there might have been uncontrolled explosions of real violence–not the “violence” of police present in riot gear, nor the “violence” of unkind words directed at those who do not deserve them, but people being actually physically hurt.

    In other words, it’s not all about you.

    • Nunya Beeswax

      And look, she’s an organizer of the Transgender Law Center. Ironic, considering that she has no respect for the rule of law.

      • Gadsden

        He is a man.

        • SeauxWat

          It is an IT

  • C Bierbauer78

    testy, you are more likely to be shot with your own gun, by a family member you have abused.

  • FreedomFan

    The police were there to provide a safe space for Conservatives who obviously needed protection from your buddies: Violent masked Berzerkeley Leftists who are fond of throwing bricks, M-80’s and Molotov cocktails; burning things and crushing skulls with steel bike-locks.

    So sorry if it made you feel “unsafe” that you were unable to do that again this time, snowflake. I’m sure you will find another occasion to use your “lighter-fluid”.

    Enjoy finding work using your once-prestigious degree.

  • testudo

    “will not put down my lighter fuel.”

    Got it. So if I support free speech, you will engage in attempted murder by setting me on fire.

    What if instead of doing that, we just didn’t try and kill people?