There have been hopeful indicators final week that actuality would possibly slowly be dawning on the tony Trinity College on the Higher West Aspect, when the board of trustees issued a press release subtly repudiating the headmaster’s clueless dealing with of the racist “Dexter” scandal.
In a press release to oldsters, David Perez, president of the Board of Trustees, did what headmaster John Allman didn’t do the earlier week when a senior trainer was caught on video saying that “we simply want some vigilante Dexter” to do away with the “horrible . . . white boys” on the college.
Since Dexter is a TV serial killer, Trinity trainer Jennifer Norris seemed to be advocating for white male college students to be murdered when she was secretly recorded by gonzo journalism outfit Venture Veritas.
Perez was lead writer on final week’s revisionary assertion assuring dad and mom that he and Allman “categorically denounce the derogatory and antagonistic feedback within the just lately launched video about our white college students . . . Bias of any variety or the specter of violence towards any individual has no place at Trinity College.
“The feedback made within the video don’t replicate the mission or values of Trinity College. Ms. Norris isn’t talking for Trinity College.”
Nicely, that’s a reduction. However why is Norris nonetheless employed?
As of Sunday, she was nonetheless on paid depart, based on Kevin Ramsey, Trinity’s director of Communications.
College’s preliminary silence
Why did it take 5 days and two statements for the varsity to state the bleeding apparent? You’d suppose it was a no brainer instantly to return out and say that Trinity doesn’t share the values of a trainer who thinks white boys needs to be murdered by a serial killer.
However. no, the earlier week the varsity had issued a tone-deaf assertion expressing anger — at Venture Veritas. The first criticism was “the reprehensible manner Ms. Norris and our faculty neighborhood have been focused,” and that she was recorded “with out her data and permission by somebody who misrepresented himself.”
Jennifer Norris was secretly recorded by Venture Veritas speaking about her left-leaning agenda at Manhattan’s Trinity College.Venture Veritas/YouTube
The hateful bigotry expressed by Norris was talked about solely as a light afterthought, one thing that “doesn’t replicate the mission or values of Trinity College.”
No shock actually, contemplating Norris implies that different college members share her hostile view of conservatives, and contemplating Allman’s weird outpouring of grief in 2016 after Donald Trump was elected president.
When Norris instructed Veritas that Trinity is “positively a college the place conservatives wouldn’t really feel snug,” she was telling the reality.
Ultimately, Perez will need to have felt sufficient warmth to problem a stronger assertion a number of days after the varsity’s preliminary limp providing.
Perhaps there was a change of coronary heart. Or, extra probably, the trustees don’t take pleasure in getting calls from journalists.
It’s a prestigious gig to sit down on the board of trustees of an elite Manhattan non-public college whose annual charges begin at $61,000, and it’s assured to earn you esteem within the social pecking order, and all the perfect invites.
The very last thing the trustees need is to be engulfed in a scandal.
However they’re concerned. The board “bears final duty for the well-being of the varsity,” says its mission assertion.
It’s their fault that the nation’s oldest Episcopal college, a once-great establishment of studying, has gone to this point off the rails.
Norris stated that she tries to “disrupt” the varsity’s curriculum. Venture Veritas/YouTube
It’s not one trainer however your entire woke ethos of the varsity.
Perez, a Cuban-born funding banker, should perceive from life in his former homeland the deadly trajectory of far-left ideological manipulation in faculties.
Sadly, calls and emails to Perez and different board members have gone unanswered, until you rely Ramsey’s emailed statements.
However take billionaire William P. Lauder, inheritor to the Estée Lauder cosmetics fortune, Trinity Class of 1978 and revered emeritus trustee of the varsity board.
Does he suppose it’s OK for the varsity to exclude conservatives, and for a trainer to advocate that white male college students, like he as soon as was, be murdered? He gained’t say, however he ought to.
He comes from a household which nicely understood the murderous nature of hate and bigotry. His uncle Ronald Lauder, as president of the World Jewish Congress, used to speak about confronting bullies: “When there isn’t any response to their hate they’re emboldened. Silence offers them power.”
He was speaking about anti-Semitism, however the sentiment applies to bigotry of all types, together with dehumanizing conservatives and plotting the painful deaths of “white boys.”
Or how about board member Rabbi Pleasure Levitt, considered one of the vital influential rabbis in America, the primary lady to be elected president of a nationwide rabbinical group. Because the just lately retired CEO of the Marlene Meyerson Jewish Neighborhood Heart, she received each synagogue on the Higher West Aspect to learn aloud the names of Holocaust victims, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Yom Hashoah. She understands the deadly path of bigotry and scapegoating. Together with her energy on this metropolis she may power Trinity to repudiate hateful wokery.
The Trinity College introduced that an investigation will likely be launched. Helayne Seidman
In any other case, now we have to imagine the board agrees with the feelings expressed by Norris. Maybe any kids of their very own are women, or not white, or have already graduated, so that they don’t care.
A warning from historical past
They need to keep in mind the prophetic phrases of German pastor Martin Niemöller, an opponent of Adolf Hitler who survived the Dachau focus camp:
“First they got here for the communists and I didn’t converse out as a result of I wasn’t a communist. Then they got here for the commerce unionists and I didn’t converse out as a result of I wasn’t a commerce unionist. Then they got here for the Jews and I didn’t converse out as a result of I wasn’t a Jew.
“Then they got here for me. And there was nobody left to talk out for me.”
We owe Venture Veritas for revealing the true nature of woke schooling — hateful, bigoted, even murderous. However one elite college in Manhattan is a tiny fraction of the issue. Individuals in cost must be held accountable. This poison is being injected straight into the veins of American kids and if it isn’t stopped, the nation is misplaced.