Thursday, November 26, 2015

All of Human History Now Declared a Racist Microaggression at Oxford

All of Human History Now Declared a Racist Microaggression at Oxford

That's right, 1920s. You have been declared out of bounds.

Finally Anti-Racism is getting serious. Really serious.

No more playing around with the small stuff. It's time to start declaring entire decades racist. That's right, 1920s. We're looking at you. You have been declared out of bounds.
Colleges at the University of Oxford have been drawn into a 'race row' after advertising New Orleans and 1920s-themed balls, to be held in May 2016.
Students have claimed that the balls may cause offence to female and ethnic minority students.
Arushi Garg, a law student at the college, has spoken out about the "problematic" nature of the event.
She told student paper The Cherwell: "1926 at Magdalen was a time when people of colour and women were entirely absent from college spaces. I felt uncomfortable with the advertising.
Students, including co-chairmen of the student union’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality, have said that it promotes "nostalgia for an era steeped in racism."
So that eliminates the 1920s and most of the 20th century and all the centuries before it. Really all of human history then. We have to get rid of all of it.

But it gets worse. We are constantly told how racist the present is. Every time a drug dealer is busted, it's genocide. There's a school to prison pipeline whooshing innocent aspiring students directly into prison for no reason except the occasional armed robbery, drug dealing, rape and murder.

We can't live in the past. And we can't live in today. Maybe we can all live in a fantasy future in which everyone is finally equal. But I guess that's the entertainment industry's main product already.

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