Bret Weinstein

Bret Weinstein

Bret Weinstein is a biologist, evolutionary theorist, public intellectual, and podcast guest.

In 2017, Weinstein resigned from his professorship at Evergreen State College after he became the subject of a campus-wide protest that resulted in a $500,000 out-of-court settlement from the college. The protests were sparked, in part, by his objection to the College’s plan to highlight the importance of racial minorities by asking white students and faculty to stay off-campus on the day traditionally designated as the College’s “Day of Absence”. Weinstein objected in a letter to Evergreen Faculty in March of 2017, claiming that the event limited people’s right to speak based on skin color although no one was forced to stay off campus or engage in any activities associated with the Day of Absence. Following this, Weinstein held his class in a public park after campus police told him they could not protect him should he be on campus.  Weinstein and his wife Heather Heying resigned from Evergreen.

Weinstein appeared before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on May 22, 2018, to discuss free-speech on college campuses.

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Bret Weinstein

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