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Unfortunately I did not make up this hashtag. In fact, it’s not a hashtag in a social media search-term way. It’s the name of a course for Residential Assistants (what I remember calling dorm parents) at SUNY Binghamton.
Let me repeat: #StopWhitePeople2K16 is a training course for those responsible for our kids domiciles while at college.
According to the Binghamton Review “the event was meant to teach RA’s about “understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within.” This type of rhetoric is commonplace in the university, and has become inseparable from the concept of social justice.”
#StopWhitePeople2K16 has its supporters. If you read the comment section under the Review article, you will find justification for these reeducation camps.
This is a public university funded not only by students and parents, but taxpayers. This public institution houses a not insignificant number of college-educated people who believe what is necessary to combat bigotry and racism is a racist and bigoted course called
If a course called #StopBlack(Gay, Muslim, fill in the blank)People2K16 this story would not have just caught a gust of social media wind, it would have been above the fold on every newspaper and leading news cycles for a week (a lifetime in today’s fast-paced media).
Until America (pointing at you, mainstream media) questions the left’s double standard on racism, the divide between races will only widen. When President Obama reportedly invites Al “White interloper,” “Don’t give the Jew a dime,” and “Burn, Cracker, burn” Sharpton to the White House over 100 times, it suggests that those on the left do not acknowledge black racism. It sends a message to our youth that white racism is the crux of our social problems and therefore we should only empathize with black racists.
And the result is that #AllLivesMatter is considered hate speech.Published in