Take a gander at this video and see if you can figure out why a school in Virginia had to apologize for showing it to all its students.
The video was shown as part of a celebration of Black History Month. Quite understandably, many saw the “structural racism” film as…shall we say…”counterproductive.”
And by the way, not surprisingly, the video received support from the Soros-funded Open Society Institute.
Via The Daily MailThe four-minute film, created by the African American Policy Forum for elementary and secondary school students, depicted white and black athletes in an actual race.
While white runners breeze through unimpeded, the black runners were shown being held back by roadblocks like genocide, discrimination and slavery.
Don Blake, the grandfather of a student, said: ‘They are sitting there watching a video that is dividing them up from a racial standpoint. It’s a white guilt kind of video.’Kenny Manning, a student at Glen Allen High, told 8NEWS: ‘A lot of people thought it was offensive to white people and made them feel bad about being privileged.
A statement released by the Henrico County Public School district said the video would no longer be used.It also said: ‘We are making every effort to respond to our community. It is our goal to prevent the recurrence of this type of event.
So the question is, who in the school district saw this video, thought it was awesome and approved its showing in the first place?
If affirmative action actually worked, you’d think the video would showcase the successes of affirmative action (which we’ve had in this country for quite some time) instead of looking at racial inequalities it clearly has failed to alleviate.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]