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Washington State Representative Jason Overstreet Demands WWU President’s Resignation

Representative Jason Overstreet makes a public demand for the resignation of Western Washington University President, Bruce Shepard.

“How ironic that in a world where a University President cries for racial diversity in population demographics for his school of higher learning; yet there is no hue, nor cry from this University President or the Educators at Western  from “group think,” standardized education training?  How is a mandated, quasi-National curriculum called Common Core State Standards a path to diversity?”

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 April 18, 2014

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Rep. Jason Overstreet demands Western Washington University president’s resignation

State Rep. Jason Overstreet is calling for the resignation of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard after comments he made equating a “white” student body and faculty amounting to “failure.”

“President Shepard’s continued and unflinching adherence to an intellectually void ideology that divides on skin color rather than uniting based on the content of character demands that he apologize to the students, potential students, and taxpayers who fund Western Washington University,” said Overstreet, R-Lynden. “He should resign immediately from his university president position.”

Campusreform.org reported the story, providing links to the repeated comments that have been made in writing and on video.

Shepard is quoted in a recent blog post “In the decades ahead, should we be as white as we are today, we will be relentlessly driven toward mediocrity; or, become a sad shadow of our current self.”

The university also put out a recent survey asking “How do we make sure that in future years we are not as white as we are today?”

The president has made similar comments in the past. In a 2012 speech Shepard said, “Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as a university.”

For more information about Rep. Overstreet, visit: www.representativejasonoverstreet.com.

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