kstatefan1863 wrote: ↑June 28th, 2020, 11:11 pmI didn't watch the video, because I've seen this guy's work before. He's been trying to disprove that white privilege exists (in the past) which is what I was referring to. Sorry for the confusion. I'm white, but growing up in KCMO put things in perspective for me. I do have to say I'm not very familiar with the BLM leadership, and what they are in need of. I do realize that society has failed African American's and other people of color in this country, and what we're seeing today is them being tired of being ignored.wild@nite wrote: ↑June 28th, 2020, 10:56 pm
I think you're missing the point. Nobody is saying white privilege doesn't exist. What he is saying is the platform and tactics used by these athletes was wrong. I agree. That's all. Furthermore, it will go a long way in getting racism under control when groups like BLM have leadership that is constructive. Plenty of in their spokespeople, but that goes unsaid.
We all know the history of racism, but another chapter is being written right under your nose. Racism exists in all cultures. Not just white. Whites absolutely have had it easier, historically, but launching revenge tactics on many innocent people is OK? It sure seems that way and you will find it will be counterproductuve.
Racism must be fought with brains, not social media and group demands that violate constitutional rights.
A national curriculum would be a good start and also more people calling for this idiotic group rage to end. It will backfire.
In reference to the constitutional rights, did you see the article I posted earlier? The players acknowledged that they met with coaches, administrators, and students and learned more about the 1st amendment, and understand they cannot violate that. I truly think K-State is going to do this the right way.
The group rage is a symptom of a broken system. People weren't being heard before. We say "you need to go through the proper channels" but that hasn't worked for them. I hated seeing this at my university at first too, but then I realized that this is a great opportunity for K-State to show people how to work together and make things right.
My guess is that K-State has privately told the twitter kid that his remarks are unacceptable, but they aren't going to get rid of him. They'll probably work with the players and student groups to create a policy that works for everyone. I think everyone will learn a lot in the process.
You're absolutely right. Thank you for standing up. I'm white also, but I'm getting sick of white people telling black people to go through proper channels. I wonder if there were any colonists telling the tea party rioters to go through proper channels? Look, people working for an end to racism, have been going through proper channels for decades, but racism still exists. Right after Floyd was murdered, I heard a professional remark: "Effing Ni_ _ _ _!"
During the late 60's, there were a lot of people claiming that Viet Nam protesters were commies and they deplored their protesting. These used the excesses, of some protestors, as means to attack the movement. Yes, there were some who went too far, but the Viet Nam protests forced our government to get out of Nam earlier than they ever would have and this helped save the lives of countless Americans and Vietnamese. I doubt
if any one of those protestors, back then, ever took up a Communist party flag.
These things will sort themselves out and Kansas State University will be better in the future because of the present situation.