why do white people want to feel oppresed?
i subscribe to my college newspaper via email. even tho i graduated several years ago (nearly five, wow) it's a nice way to keep in touch with what is going on there.
today's headline article is:
BU group offers white scholarship
nice. guess which group is offering this "white" (altho they are sure to call it "Caucasian") scholarship? yep, the college republicans (BUCR).
Applicants must submit two essays, one describing the applicant's ancestry and one describing "what it means to you to be a Caucasian-American today."
first we need to make sure you're really white, and then we need to make sure you're really proud to be white in this here culture where everything is being taken over by those brown folks. but to be clear: the BUCR "are not doing this scholarship as a white-supremacy scholarship." no, no. that's crazy racist talk. and they're not bigots, you know.
a member of the Admissions Student Diversity Board responds well (and kindly) with:
"While I can see the controversy over scholarships toward specific ethnic groups, we need to keep in mind its intention," she said. "The [group-specific] scholarship is there to increase the interest of students in that group to continue their education and reach the equality that we all strive for."
and then the BUCR and their friends (another group of CRs who did a similar stunt a few years ago) start talking about hypocrisy and blah, blah, blah. cuz you know, white folks are so opressed. that's why we need things like white history month, and maybe even white male history month. to balance all that learning we do about george washington, and thomas edison, and...oh, wait. i got confused for a second.
and then we have "comedian" michael richards who was heckled by some audience member for being not funny. so he got angry. and, like we all do when we get angry, he started shouting racist crap. oh, wait. i got confused again.
Richards described himself as going into "a rage" over the two audience members who interrupted his act Friday at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. Richards responded to the black hecklers with repeated use of the "n word" and profanities.
but, the best part is in the apology. of course.
"I'm not a racist. That's what's so insane about this," Richards said, his tone becoming angry and frustrated as he defended himself.
so, if calling black people the "n word" and making other very sick racist comments doesn't make a person a racist, what does?