So here I was semi-enjoying life when along came this video about how all white people are horrible, and all “people of color” are their victims. Aside from the amateur animation (we won’t hold it against them, because affirmative action) the premise of the video is nearly as frightening as the fact it’s being shown in high schools across the country. Yep high schools are forcing students to watch white privilege videos. Progress?
An animated film designed as a lesson in “racial discourse” for students at a Virginia high school has led to backlash from community members who’ve taken issue with not-so subtle references to so-called white privilege throughout the video.
“They are sitting there watching a video that is dividing them up from a racial standpoint. It’s a White guilt kind of video,” Don Blake, whose granddaughter attended the assembly where the video was shown, told told WWBT. “I think somebody should be held accountable for this.”
The school claims, “A segment of the video was one component of a thoughtful discussion in which all viewpoints were encouraged. As always, we are welcoming of feedback from students and their families, and we address concerns directly as they come forward.”
Riiiiiiiight, because usually when people bring up “white privilege,” it’s because they are interested in other people’s ideas and not just looking to lecture those having the thoughtful discussion (read Colleges Now Instating Anti-White Guilt Month. Yes Really).
But let’s pretend for a second they’re being honest. In fiction this is called “suspending disbelief.” The video’s premise is incredibly racist on its face, painting white people–specifically white men–as the winner of all things, while black people are helpless, with no ability to overcome the obstacles dropped in their way. Translation: white people = strong, black people = weak.
Side note, shouldn’t this video have taken place in a swimming pool and not on a track? When was the last time you saw a white athlete out pacing a black athlete on a track? If the metaphor they were going for is white people win everything, a swimming pool would’ve been more appropriate, figuratively speaking. Okay, end side note.
Secondly, the video peppers in talking points without evidence to support it. One of my favorites is slavery. Yes, slavery did happen. In America. But slavery was not a racial thing for most of its existence. White people were also enslaved. Slavery was, for thousands of years, equal opportunity. Furthermore, how does past slavery affect the “people of color” (that is the newest PC term, right?) of today? No one has ever been able to explain that one to me (related Berkeley Falsely Teaches Students That Americans INVENTED Slavery). Unless, “SHUT-UP WHITE PRIVILEGE!” counts.
Obviously facts are not important in this video. Only feelings. Life is unfair, but it’s more unfair for black people, and more than fair for white men. Do not question it, you’re a racist if you do. You also have white privilege. The nerve.
Here’s my biggest issue with this video: the message it sends to young minds. To black Americans it says: the world is stacked against you. You’re just a victim of life, accept it. Take a helping hand from affirmative action, it’ll level the playing field. Somehow affirmative action will also prevent a premature death, imprisonment, and having children out of wedlock.
To white men, this video says: you’re all jerks. You do not accomplish anything, everything is handed to you. You’ve been winning at life since you were born to your probably married white parents, you non-bastard. Screw you. You’ll skate through life with fat stacks and more luck than you deserve. Even though it’s total BS… Read Milo Yiannopoulos Unveils ‘White Only’ Scholarship. Hilarity Ensues…
Solution? You privileged crapsticks should cater to those poor victims, the people of color. They need you white people taken out of the equation so they can succeed. Wait…how is that not racist? How is the premise of this video not hinting that “people of color” need white men to fail so they might succeed?
Welcome to the soft bigotry of low expectations. It’s here, it’s animated, it’s in your schools.
And this is why homeschooling is so popular. To learn more about the rules of “modern racism” we’ve included the instructional video below.