Prettily situated on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, The University of California, Berkeley is a prestigious school affiliated with over 70 Nobel Laureates whose areas of expertise include physics, chemistry, economics, and literature.
The school accepts only the brightest 17% of the population, and shakes down in-state residents for $35k while outsiders pay a whopping $62k to attend for a single year. Pricey as it is it certainly isn’t the most expensive school you could send junior to, but it’s high on the list. If you are considering attending, you likely know the school is no stranger to controversy. The Free Speech Movement of the 1960’s started at Berkeley.
Whether you are among those who think the school is overrated, or you’re part of the faction who pridefully consider it an underrated treasure, there is quite a bit of ugly taking place on that beautiful Northern California campus.
Most recently, the April 15, 2017 anti-Trump tax-day protest turned violent, leading to 35 arrests. One arrest that didn’t take place, but should have, was 30 year old white supremacist, and member of the “alt-right” movement, Nathan Domingo who is caught on tape sucker punching a woman in the face. Berkeley can’t be held accountable for every Neo Nazi ex-con who shows up for a fight, but…
Back in February, a demonstration turned violent when protesters set fires and destroyed more than $100,000 worth of property that forced the cancelation of a speech by then-Breitbart Tech editor whose only claim to fame is inciting hate, Milo Yiannopoulos.
These recent violent demonstrations aren’t the only unseemly events taking place at Berkeley.
You may want to consider the alarmingly high rate of sexual assaults taking place both on and near campus at UCB before you write out your tuition check.This school that should be known for academic excellence is instead known for it’s high rate of sexual assaults.
The dates listed for each incident show they all took place within a relatively short period time. How much of this is related to POTUS 45 and his normalization of sexual assault?
Whether it’s a rape in front of a club, or a punch in the face at a protest, the dismissal of violence against women in the months since Trump’s views have come to light is apparent.
These attacks took place at the same time ‘Access Hollywood’ released the infamous audio tape of Donald Trump bragging about committing these same crimes.
When enrollment drops enough to affect the finances of the school, then perhaps the problem will be addressed.