Brian Anderson By Brian Anderson
September 10, 2014
For some unknown reason the battle against racism is primarily fought by telling white people who aren’t racist to stop being so racist. Continuing this bizarre campaign, a new video has surfaced with black children from Ferguson, MO mocking and shaming white people for their inherent racism.
This is a typical leftist ploy that uses children to shame adults for their behavior. The supposition is that if even little kids know something to be true then adults should be embarrassed that they didn’t come to the same obvious conclusion. We see this in the gun control movement frequently.
While this video takes the same low-information emotional approach, it goes far beyond that in its despicableness with a condescending attitude sure to enrage even the most moderate of viewers. These kids talk smack about everything, all the while teasing and taunting.
If you’re white and listen to Beyonce; you’re a racist. If you are white and voted for Obama; you might as well be in the KKK. If you are white and have black friends; it’s probably because you are secretly covering up your desire to lynch them.
This video is downright sickening. Any evidence of a colorblind society is twisted into “proof” that racism is worse than ever. If the makers of this video and the participants are hoping to win friends and gain influence they clearly don’t understand human nature. People don’t like to be made fun of and accused of things they aren’t guilty of.
The main point of this video is to call attention to racism by using the Michael Brown shooting as evidence of a society gone made with racial prejudice. At one point a little kid looks into the camera and says, “I don’t want to get shot.”
Unfortunately for this kid, no one is giving him sound advice to avoid getting shot like staying in school, studying hard, and not attacking a police officer after committing a strong armed robbery.
Near the end of the video, a way-too-happy white guy comes on screen to give the spot some “honky cred.” At this point we realize this is not so much a public service message but really just an ad for a t-shirt company. A t-shirt seller with the charming name FCKH8 is using these obnoxious children to sell its latest designs.
Playing the race card for capital gain aside, let’s try to imagine a video featuring white kids telling black adults how to act and think, while mocking their behavior. Do we think something like that would go over well?