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SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A “Whiteness Forum” at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday prominently displayed 14 poster boards detailing different ways in which students say whiteness in America oppresses people of color and society.
For 15 years and “going strong,” this annual forum has taken place as a part of Professor Dreama Moon’s “Communication of Whiteness” course, the scholar said as she kicked off the two-hour event inside a large multipurpose room.
The forum kicked off at noon with two spoken poems performed by students in the class who took the opportunity to express frustration with whiteness.
One of the performers, a female African American student, called Africa “the greatest country in the world, where we all once originated.” Her poem went on: “On a daily basis I am seen as a threat, but you get a pass because you’re white.”
“I am an African American and by my people and country I stand,” she continued. “I identify not with the equality of America, but with the ‘We The People.’”
Another student’s poem offered similar sentiments: “Whiteness thrives on the hate of everyone. Realize we are all pawns in this chess game. Every day is a day to challenge whiteness.”
As the young women spoke their poems with passion, Professor Moon, who is white, stood nearby and watched with a smile. After the performances, Moon encouraged the crowd to interact with her students and learn about “white supremacy.”
Another poster board labeled “Whiteness in the Entertainment Industry” depicted different films and television shows in which white actors had been cast in roles that some believe should have been portrayed by people of color. The students also accused Hollywood of stereotyping, citing as an example Sophia Vergara’s “hypersexualized” character on “Modern Family.”
“The event is racist in itself,” she said in an interview with The College Fix, pointing out that if the forum was dedicated to any other race in the same way it was dedicated to whiteness there would have been a huge outrage.
The titles of the 14 booths were: “Anti-Racist Discourse in Mental Health,” “Whiteness in the Entertainment Industry,” “Writing It White,” “Asian Does Not Start With A+,” “Colorism,” “Confederate Monuments,” “It’s Not Us, It’s Them,” “White Supremacy in Government Representatives,” “Redlining,” “The Spin,” “Got Privilege,” “No Human Left Behind,” “Puerto Rico & Whiteness,” and “Build Bridges Not Walls.”
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Tempter
Could any other race have been the subject of this hate exhibit?
These kids are frustrated by the world they see, guess what almost every young adult can't believe how shotty the "real" world is. But they think they are the first to plant their flags on top of hill unfair life. And the idiot professors fan the flames.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: seasonal
The dialectic is strong with this one. It's pretty obvious somebody really really needs the sheep to be looking at each other and not peering behind curtains and under rugs.
Gotta hate somebody, as long as it's not the folks in control...Right?
originally posted by: trollz
I love how the one presentation pointed out that approximately 20% of congress members are minorities as an example of "white supremacy".
That moron might want to look at the demographics of the US.