Whoopi Goldberg slammed ‘all the snowflakes in the world’ on Monday during a conversation on ‘The View’ about Stanford law students who shouted down a conservative judge.
Goldberg referred to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, who was invited to speak at the California college on March 9 about ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter‘ at the Federalist Society.
Duncan, 51, was heckled by liberal students that shouted obscenities at him, including, ‘We hope your daughters get raped.’
The television host slammed the hostility Duncan received as a ‘disagreement’ of viewpoints that people need to learn to live with.
‘I think back to the State of the Union and this is what we’re teaching people to do, we’re teaching people how to be inappropriate. Yelling at the president of the United States. Calling him a liar, ‘Goldberg said.
‘Doing all these things that now our students are saying, well, if it’s OK for you to do it, and you’re supposed to be a lawmaker, I feel the same way because this is my right. So maybe all the snowflakes in the world need to get over the fact that people are going to disagree with them, you see?’
Whoopi Goldberg called out ‘all the snowflakes in the world’ in a discussion about the Stanford law students who heckled a conservative judge
Goldberg referred to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, who was invited to speak at the California college on March 9 about ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter ‘ at the Federalist Society
Goldberg continued: ‘It’s not just one side or the other. Everybody has to understand this is how we live. We don’t all agree.
‘We do disagree, and it’s your right to stand up and say, “Hey, I don’t agree” and… either leave or let somebody else tell you what the issue is, but we don’t show our kids that. We show them the nasty part now.’
The view co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in and added Stanford was the perfect place for a debate.
‘College and law school is a wonderful place to have this exchange of ideas. It gets heated sometimes,’ Hostin said.
‘That’s the part that I like. I like the Q&A. I mean, come at me. Let’s have those discussions because that is what the free exchange of ideas is about.’
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin added ‘free speech is a two-way street’ and acknowledged students’ right to gather and protest.
‘It’s the free exchange of ideas, everyone learns from it. Academia is the place to be challenged by ideas and not to be shut down,’ Griffin said.
Duncan, 51, was heckled by liberal students as he arrived on campus that shouted obscenities at him, including, ‘We hope your daughters get raped’
During his seminar, the judge was rudely interrupted by a mob of students and Tirien Steinbach, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Before Duncan’s March 9 arrival to the campus, he was warned prior to his arrival that there may be protesters and the school had to allow it, but reassured him they were ‘on top of it.’
If there was any disruption, the school would handle it, he was told, but Duncan said that didn’t happen.
Students stormed into the classroom with signs reading ‘FED SUCK’ and ‘Trans Lives Matter’ to heckle him about his judicial decision in the case US vs Varner, where a ‘federal prisoner serving a term for attempted receipt of child pornography…petitioned our court to order that he be called by feminine pronouns.’
‘As my opinion explained, federal courts can’t control what pronouns people use. The Stanford protesters saw it differently: My opinion had “denied a transwoman’s existence.”‘
Despite the abuse, the Federalist Society president still tried to introduce Duncan so he could give his speech, but the students interrupted ‘every third word.’
‘”The Federalist Society (You suck!) is pleased to welcome Judge Kyle Duncan (You’re not welcome here, we hate you!). He was appointed by President Trump to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Embarrassing!)” And so on,’ he wrote about the introduction.
He tried to persevere but eventually stopped to asked the students to cut out the insults. But they kept going so eventually he asked for an administrator to step in.
He eventually asked for an administrator when the heckling wouldn’t stop and in stepped the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tirien Steinbach. She asked to speak before the group, which confused Duncan, who said ‘something felt off’
The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tirien Steinbach, stepped in but instead of calming the students down, she ‘insisted she wanted to talk to all of us,’ Duncan said.
‘Something felt off,’ he wrote. ‘Students began screaming, and I reluctantly gave way. Whereupon Ms. Steinbach opened a folio, took out a printed sheaf of papers, and delivered a six-minute speech addressing the question: “Is the juice worth the squeeze?”‘
Video footage of the event shows the altercation between the associate dean and the judge.
Stanford apologized to the judge on the Steinbach’s behalf but she remains in her position
‘Can I say something to him, is that okay?’ Steinbach asked the students before turning to Duncan. ‘Is that okay?’
Duncan reiterated that they were ‘heckling’ him and asked for an administrator, which caused to students yell that she was. Steinbach’s head can be seen aggressively nodding yes, but the students yelling made it unable to hear what she was telling him.
‘I would like to help,’ she told Duncan.
‘In what way?’ he replied. As students screamed that his ‘racism was showing’ and to ‘respect black women,’ the judge eventually conceded, saying: ‘I guess I have to let her.’
She then took the lectern and said: ‘I had to write something down because I’m so uncomfortable up here,’ before launching into her six-minute speech.
In her address, Duncan claimed she called his work ‘abhorrent’ and said it had ’caused harm’ because it ‘literally denies the humanity of people.’ She also claimed that his presence on campus put her in a tough spot because it was her job to ‘create a space of belonging for all people.’
‘She assured me I was “absolutely welcome in this space” because “me and many people in this administration do absolutely believe in free speech,”‘ he claimed she told him.
‘I didn’t feel welcome – who would?’
After opening the floor back up to him, a student asked the others to tone it down so they could ask questions. Duncan resumed with his prepared material, but students began to ‘hurl abuse, including vile sexual innuendo.’
Two US Marshal then escorted Duncan off campus.
The students demanded an apology from the Dean Jenny Martinez after she apologized to Duncan for the students’ behavior
In a Facebook post, the group labeled the students ‘fascists’ who ‘dressed in black and formed a mob to ambush Dean Martinez to heckle and shame her’
Law School Dean, Jenny Martinez, and Stanford President, Marc Tessier-Lavinge, have since ‘formally apologized, confirming that protesters and administrators had violated Stanford policy’ days later.
Jenny Martinez, the dean of Stanford Law School, found her classroom had been vandalized on Monday
‘I’m grateful and I accepted. The matter hasn’t dropped, though,’ he wrote.
Duncan was slammed in the media for calling the protestors ‘appalling idiots’ and ‘bullies,’ but he claims in his op-ed that ‘sometimes anger is the proper response to vicious behavior.’
He also slammed the elite law school for failing to teach future lawyers the ‘basic concepts of legal discourse: That one must meet reason with reason, not power. That the law protects the speaker from the mob, not the mob from the speaker.’
‘Worst of all, Ms. Steinbach’s remarks made clear she is proud that Stanford students are being taught this is the way law should be.’
Martinez and Tessier-Lavinge admitted that staff ‘should have enforced university policies’ and had ‘failed’ to do so. They said Steinbach ‘intervened in inappropriate ways that are not aligned with the university’s commitment to free speech.’
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