February 17, 2016

WATCH: Debunking that "white privilege" kid's cartoon, scene by scene

Gavin McInnesArchive

(LANGUAGE WARNING:) You might have heard about a stupid "white privilege" cartoon being shown in schools, but only after a bunch of parents complained about it and it made the news.

Something called the African American Policy Forum made this animated propaganda film back in 2010, but their website also says that schools "been using it for decades."

So I guess that makes them time travelers...

Anyway, "The Unequal Opportunity Race" argues that blacks need affirmative action, using the analogy of a relay race.

Except that very concept, and pretty much everything shown in the movie, undermines the whole premise.

There are so many horrible analogies (not to mention junk social science, lousy logic, fake history and glaring omissions -- why aren't their any Asians in this "race"?) that the guy who made this stupid movie really should go back to school...

Showing this film to kids should be ranked as child abuse.

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commented 2016-02-21 08:02:01 -0500
There’s a spelling mistake. You’ll find it if you look hard. It’s a short article.

Why no Asians? Gotta draw the line somewhere. There are also no Amazonians in the cartoon, some of whom have also moved there.
commented 2016-02-18 09:28:28 -0500
It’s getting easier to make fun of the leftards,but they’re the ones that are gaining more and more controll of our institutions,from education thru to courts justice
commented 2016-02-18 01:33:13 -0500
Dan you got that right, acting like a victim will ensure you are a victim.
commented 2016-02-17 19:28:58 -0500
A poor American is just a temporally embarrassed millionaire
commented 2016-02-17 18:43:12 -0500
Great analysis, with lots of facts, logic and truths, and elements of fun satire.
You make it educational and entertaining.
Keep up the great work!

To the self-sabotaging victims… “Instead of blaming the winners, become one.”

commented 2016-02-17 18:23:29 -0500
Seems to me the creator of this film doesn’t understand the difference between white privilege and class separation. White privilege my have been the case over a hundred years ago but our attitudes have change so much since then. The problem now is that the best opportunitys go to those who can afford it and that there is such a large difference in income from the lower class to society’s elite. It’s not about the color of a persons skin anymore, it’s about the only color that matters… GREEN. Slavery was never abolished it was legalized, regulated, and packaged neatly for all races of people.
commented 2016-02-17 17:10:33 -0500
Oh, Gavin. You’re the one who’s spoken so many times about your need to generalize, but when other people do it, you give them a hard time. You’re such a fucking hypocrite.

Like it or not, minority groups have not had anything close to a level playing field for most of American history. Yes, things are much better now. Yes, there are plenty of white groups that have had it as bad or worse than blacks, at time. Yes, most Asian groups now far surpass whites. But why don’t African Americans or Latinos? Are you just not coming out and saying that they’re inherently inferior and incapable? Because if you don’t think there are systemic issues that made it and make it challenging for them, on the whole, then I’m not quite sure what else you think is holding them back.

Since you’re so fond of comparing Asians and African Americans, why not look a little more closely at the differences between the two groups. Are there perhaps some cultural and historical reasons Asians may have had and may continue to have an easier time of things? The issue cannot come down to each individual kid in any group just being good or shitty and succeeding or fucking up. There are socioeconomic patterns at play, and whether for comedic effect or because you are a fucking retard, you seem incapable on processing the situation at a deeper level than a 3rd grader.

We’d both agree that affirmative action on the basis of race is nuts. But giving special consideration to smart, motivated, talented kids and adults (of any race) who are financially or otherwise disadvantaged, within a slanted system, ultimately benefits everyone. And not letting poor children fall by the wayside, just because their parents are fuck-ups, is wise, too. I know, I know … “anyone can succeed” if they work hard enough. True. But a lot more would succeed if we took pains to give them the same opportunities others are born into.