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?
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.