According to Greenfield, Dr. Swain . . .
. . . was born in segregated Virginia. The second of twelve children, she grew up sharing a bed with her sisters in a shack that had no running water. Her family was so poor that she had no shoes and had to stay home from school when the weather was bad. She never did make it to high school.
And now 1,400 leftist fascists have signed a petition to Vanderbilt University demanding that one of the most respected African-American scholars in this country take diversity training or be "terminated."
"The students targeting Dr. Swain claim to be 'fighting oppression'," Greenfield observes. "But true resistance to oppression is in fighting oppressors.
"Fighting oppression by destroying free speech and silencing dissent is just oppression no matter how much hypocritical self-righteous makeup it wears to the dance.
Here's what is really happening. "The left is taking off its masks. It has given up pretending that it believes in rights and freedoms. Now, in its final stage, it imposes oppression in the name of tolerance and sensitivity. It claims that eliminating the opposition is the only way to make its oppressed oppressors feel safe and welcomed," Greenfield argues.
"The fight for Dr. Swain’s academic freedom and her freedom of speech is the true fight against oppression," Greenfield concludes.
"Dr. Swain has been fighting against real oppression generations before her attackers were even old enough to complain that gluten in their light beers is oppression.
"She lived under segregation. She rose up from crushing poverty. And she is still standing strong against her oppressors today."