Back in the early 1990s, it was funny when American whites were told “White Men Can’t Jump.” We’re also told on a regular basis that we can’t dance and that we’ve got no rhythm.
I always assumed all of these were gentle cultural jokes. It turns out that, even if they started out that way, now that we have been thoroughly marinated in twenty-plus years of intensive political correctness, all jokes are over. Now we’re getting to the serious part of our re-education.
Gawker, which is hardly a conservative hotbed, is reporting that Hampshire College booted a band because, while it played “Afrobeat” music, its performers are actually white. The band announced its firing by saying it was told “that we were too white to play Afro-beat.”
The college, rather than issuing a statement saying that the band totally misunderstood, blah, blah, blah, made it worse. It proudly announced dismissing the white-staffed Afrobeat band on the basis that its students were concerned “about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures.”
One is tempted, of course, to say that no black person should ever act in Shakespeare or perform Beethoven. Fortunately we, unlike Hampshire College, do not judge people by the color of their skin but, instead, look to the content of their character and their innate skills and passions.
Hampton College’s obsessive, racist, demeaning sensibilities are scarcely unique. In the same vein, in deference to the pathetic and stupid non-white students in their midst, the patriarchal, Progressive students in the University of Georgia’s Student Government Association are planning to honor mediocrity, which they obviously believe is the best to which non-whites (and gays, and women) can aspire. According to them, success is simply too overrated when it comes to non-white, non-male, non-straight people. From the UGSGA’s announcement:
It seems like whenever a minority identifying individual “succeeds”, he or she is identified as a “success story.” We will be featuring successful members of different minorities speaking of their own story and success, with a focus on how this idea of “success story” shouldn’t exist. The idea that minority success is “outstanding” means it’s not the norm–we don’t want “success stories.” We just want stories.
This event will feature different success stories from UGA, Athens, and Georgia, because we believe that hearing stories from our neighbors and friends is truly the most impactful way to humanize these issues.
For however many thousands of dollars their parents (and the taxpayers) spend annually to fund the University of Georgia, the kids have managed not to learn that “impactful” is not a word. They have learned, however, the cool trick of simultaneously demeaning their culture’s accomplishments and looking down on minorities for even aspiring to achieve in this culture.
Remember, please, that there is no one — absolutely no one — more racist than a Leftist.