Student’s Build a Human Wall To Block White People

I’ve been writing about this new prejudice + power = racism thing, and trying to point out how it allows groups of people to be racist without any social consequences, and now we are starting to see the very real repercussions this nonsense brings with it:

Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass.

Sounds like the perfect way to protest bigotry…do more bigotry?

What madness.

In the video, the activists appeared to let several students of color pass unmolested, but white students were forced to find other routes. A few who tried to force their way through were violently rebuffed. Protesters shouted “Go around! Go around!” at a white man on a bicycle.

Another student was told, “This is bigger than you,” by a protester. “This is about whiteness.”

If you’re discriminating against people based on their skin color – no matter what skin color that might be – you’re being racist.

Just watching the video makes me so angry. Imagine telling someone they aren’t allowed to cross a bridge because they don’t have the correct color skin.

We are regressing and it’s horrible to watch.

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37 Comments

  1. what it also does is make white folks aware of what it feels like to be ‘too white’ and excluded because of the color of their skin. True, it’s ugly, but it’s a kind of slap in the face for people who have sailed through their lives empowered simply because of a genetic color event.

    It may also be time for a new era for riots–with Berkeley being the trigger finger. In the 60s Berkeley was the focus of riots and protests on a steady basis. type in “berkeley 1960s” and see what comes up…

  2. I’m with you…..I have this tiny pit in my stomach about all of this. And, I have a feeling we’re heading into a race war or wars. Bleh. 😦

    How’s u today? I sent you an invite to my now private blog, which may have gone to your spam or trash folder in your email.

    Have a great night.

  3. “We are regressing and it’s horrible to watch.”

    “We” meaning Progressive atheist leftists.

    Social regression from civil liberal society doesn’t happen all by itself.

    It comes from lack of the Christian religious values which work against the brute, atavistic intolerance that comes as part of the human package.

    The atheist complaining about the racism running rampant in leftist strongholds like UC Berkeley is like Hillary Clinton complaining about the present catastrophic failure of ObamaCare.

    Both are predictable because all variety of tyranny happens when “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” are ignored.*

    *The Declaration of Independence.”

  4. Brings all those warm wonderful memories of Apartheid. Gives me goosebumps.
    Chickens coming home to roost,perhaps?
    And no posters of Wallace?

    Oh well. Maybe they’ll be stringing up whitey’s from trees and cutting off white blokes genitals for sleeping with black women?

    I mean for what possible reason are they doing this for?

    Okay, I think that’s enough sarcasm and irony.

      • Not in the least!
        However, sometimes action such as this is a timely reminder that our white skin enabled us to ( relatively speaking) sail through our lives without ever having to worry about being harassed or feeling nervous where we walked, or where we visited or were intimidated or legally discriminated against simply because of our skin colour.

        Try to imagine what that must feel like?
        Imagine you are a black kid and imagine the ingrained fear or sense of displacement some of them must feel?

        • “our white skin enabled us to ( relatively speaking) sail through our lives without ever having to worry about being harassed or feeling nervous where we walked,”

          Speak for yourself. I’ve been harassed and I take care where I walk.

          ” or where we visited or were intimidated or legally discriminated against simply because of our skin colour.”

          And yet these people were intimidated and violently rebuffed. You’ll also notice if you watch the video, that a good many white people are in that crowd being racist.

          Answering racism with racism isn’t going to work.

          “Imagine you are a black kid and imagine the ingrained fear or sense of displacement some of them must feel?”

          Whipping up a race war by being racists isn’t going to help that any.

          Racism is never okay.

          • You feel nervous where you walk?
            You have felt uncomfortable walking in the street in general simply because you have white skin?
            Were you ever obliged to carry a Pass Book or similar ID Document?

            That was the point I was making re chickens coming home to roost.
            If there wasn’t a reason for this behaviour in the first place it would likely not have happened.

            I never said racism was good. I DID say it is a timely reminder etc….

          • “Speak for yourself. I’ve been harassed and I take care where I walk.”

            So then you have sympathy for someone experiencing the same plight. I think that was the entire point of the protest, no? To make people sympathize. A lot of people intellectually understand racism, but they’ve never experienced. And human beings in general have a tendency to dismiss that which does not affect them.

            So in one sense, I fully agree that fighting racism with racism seems counter-intuitive. But it seems to me to be a little like how people were inclined to dismiss climate change until it began directly affecting their lives. Then they were all too happy to reconsider their position on the issue.

            Of course ultimately what this just proves to me is that empathy is sorely lacking in our society. If people were more empathetic from the get go, such protests probably wouldn’t be necessary. If more people had experiences common to those who are disadvantaged, the situation would probably be very different.

            • “So then you have sympathy for someone experiencing the same plight.”

              Sure. But the world isn’t a Utopia. Being racist isn’t going to solve anything. If someone doesn’t want to see racism, then being racist isn’t going to help you realize that reality.

              “I think that was the entire point of the protest, no? ”

              No it wasn’t. It was originally to protest a safe place being relocated.

              “A lot of people intellectually understand racism, but they’ve never experienced. And human beings in general have a tendency to dismiss that which does not affect them. ”

              Pretty sure most people realize racism exists. I think you’d have to find a pretty backwards person who would say racism doesn’t exist.

              These protesters, for example, just showed racism exists.

              “So in one sense, I fully agree that fighting racism with racism seems counter-intuitive. ”

              I agree with that as well.

              “But it seems to me to be a little like how people were inclined to dismiss climate change until it began directly affecting their lives. Then they were all too happy to reconsider their position on the issue. ”

              This had more to do with other factors, such as coal and oil companies buying scientists and governments. And with people not wanting to change the way they lived.

              I don’t really see the comparison between this and racism, especially since racism isn’t a relatively new thing.

              ” If more people had experiences common to those who are disadvantaged, the situation would probably be very different.”

              I think a lot of people know how it feels like to be disadvantaged.

              For example, I’ve lived on the streets and suffered hardships.

              1 in 7 people in Canada live in poverty. There’s another example.

  5. I watched most of that video, and if you look carefully at the signs its not just about the color of skin, it’s about the Rainbow as well. There are signs partially hidden that mention ‘people of color’ and LBGTQ as well.

  6. Okay. I can make the obvious complaint, but it’s obvious. So I’ll point out the mindboggling stupidity level at 1:47. “They did not give you consent. Delete that video!”

    Dumbasses, you’re protesting in a public place. Anyone with a camera has every right to take photos and video, whether you like it or not. And why in the hell would you want to stage a protest, then not want it recorded? Isn’t the point to public protest to gain more attention?

    I’ve also got to wonder why no one was arrested? It’s illegal to prevent people from traveling in a public place, particularly if you do it by force or intimidation. These cretins should be behind bars. Protest? Go ahead. Block someone’s path? No. When protesters chain themselves to construction equipment, they go to jail. So corporations get legal protection, but students don’t?

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