Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Stop White People" RA Training At SUNY-Binghamton

   It's not completely clear what's up with this...but it's the kind of thing that pisses me--and a lot of other people--off. 
   Needless to say, this is an inconsequential bit of racism compared to what a lot of people of other races have had to put up with. But it's not the real effects of this that anger me. Rather, it's the fact that such racism is officially sanctioned. Racism against a lot of non-white groups is, apparently, still a significant problem. But the weight of our official theories and institutions is against it. Basically, it's pretty common now to think that--other than a rapist or a child-abuser--the worst thing you can be is a racist. Except, of course, if you're racist against whites. Then--at least at universities--that's ok. (In fact, of course, the PC / SJ crew has tried to do a bit of their usual terminological futzing around, trying to argue that it is a conceptual impossibility for non-whites to be racist... Of course that's patently false.)
   It's especially galling that at universities--where you can be classified as evil if even one person can find even one interpretation of even one thing you said even once that is "racist"--outright anti-white racism is not only tolerated, but officially promoted. I'm not for being a whiner about such things.
   I'm not for being a whiner about such things...but it's the fact that the shit is officially sanctioned by professors and administrators that I think we can reasonably get ticked off about.
   I have so say, I also worry that this sort of thing might have real effects that are bad. Ideas matter. IMO American blacks are heroes in many ways, and one of those ways is: they've never seemed to generally be as angry at whites as one might expect them to be. The PC / SJ left seems to be intent on changing that. Not in the service of actual justice, and not in the service of improving the lot of blacks in America. But, rather, merely for the goal of fanning the flames of racism and anger against a group that they despise.

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