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Virginia Tech Student’s Grade Gets Lowered After Arguing Whites Can Be Victims of Racism

Virginia Tech Student’s Grade Gets Lowered After Arguing Whites Can Be Victims of Racism

“white people cannot experience [sic] racism”

There are some things you’re just not allowed to say on many college campuses.

The Tampa Free Press reports:

Virginia Tech Student’s Grade Lowered For Arguing Whites Can Be Victims of Racism

Chris Harrison, the former host of “The Bachelor,” recently tweeted that he has been meeting with a “race educator” to atone for his sin of urging people to be forgiving toward one of the show’s contestants who wore a Scarlett O’Hara-style dress to a college dance three years ago.

That, liberals suggest, is the whole point of the radical “antiracism” campaign – to teach white people about their “privilege” with its cancel culture takedowns, demands for defunding police, advocacy for slavery reparations, and, as Harrison shows, high-profile groveling for imagined offenses.

But the education in racial politics has taught one young woman at Virginia Tech that racism is a one-way street.

According to the conservative group Campus Reform, the professor of Alyssa Jones’s “Nations and Nationalities” class told her that “White people cannot experience racism.”

The Oxford English Dictionary once defined “racism” as the “belief in the superiority of a particular race.” Simple enough. Believe others are inferior to you because their race is different from your own, and you are guilty of racism.

But that is not how we are supposed to see things in the ‘Great Awokening’.

Jones had an assignment to write an essay about a group identified as hateful by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Jones, who is white, chose the New Black Panther Party. She opted for that because of its separatist beliefs and because the SPLC had said the group had “encouraged violence against Whites, Jews, and law enforcement officers.”

It’s unclear what grade Jones received, but it was much lower than she expected, according to Campus Reform.

When she confronted the graduate teaching assistant about the grade, the instructor replied in an email, “To begin, we discuss in lecture [sic] that racism is a systemic issue rooted power structures [sic] which have historically oppressed non-white peoples, as a result, white people cannot experience [sic] racism.”

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legacyrepublican | March 10, 2021 at 10:18 am

So, the professor is arguing that affirmative action doesn’t exist, quotas for minority participation never happened, nor the current cancel culture.

Yup, ignorance is blissfully unaware of how damaging their thinking is.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to legacyrepublican. | March 10, 2021 at 11:06 am

    So, the professor is arguing . . .

    No, the Graduate Teaching Assistant is arguing . . .

    At least that’s how I interpret this article. Doubt the “Professor” of this class knows what’s going on in the class they allegedly teach (which is doubtful) or if they do whether they care in the least.

I wonder if said professor is only in their position via affirmative action.?

Those power structures include academia? I guess they also have never heard of Zimbabwe or South Africa….

    Ben Kent in reply to JDmyrm. | March 11, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Another example of leftist denying reality.
    Of course there is racism against white.
    Never more than right now in America.

    Also, I’ve never EVER seen a group so eager to support bias against themselves as whites in America, Imagine if Jews loaded the gas into the gas chamber to appease the Nazis and that is about the level of willingness young whites are to subjugate themselves in the USA.

    They are brainwashed to an extent that would have made cult-leader Jim Jones blush.

Retired in Chicago | March 10, 2021 at 10:43 am

ever heard of affirmative action? the whole point of that is to discriminate against white people. talk about systemic racism, well that’s built into formative action and has been for years.hiring someone who is less qualified just because of their race is discrimination there is no other word for it.the more qualified person, whatever their color or race was discriminated against if someone of less qualification was hired

Retired in Chicago | March 10, 2021 at 10:45 am

free speech?

Use of “(sic)” is a micro aggression that needs to stop. Please report to re-education camp 14. Bring a tooth brush, you’ll be there for a while.

Ahh…..the White “privilege” of having one’s grade reduced for DARING TO THINK outside of the “official dogma” of the Left (at that specific to-the-second point in time, always subject to being superseded by the next iteration).

How quaint.

Welcome to the ersatz Academic Gulag.

Are you a racist if you believe a race other than your own is superior? Would that make you a racist against your own race? Would it make you a racist if you’re white and believe in the superiority of another race? If you didn’t believe in the superiority of your own race (i.e., you think at least one other race is superior), but still believed that some other race or races are inferior to your own, are you still a racist? Is a belief in the primacy of your own race necessary for you to be a racist?

Anonymous Bosh | March 10, 2021 at 11:49 am

A bazillion years ago, long before the coining “woke”, I asked one of my TAs about “the feminist perspective,” and then engaged in a discussion about how views (what we now call “lived experience”) may be affected by a male or female perspective (we had only two genders in that benighted age). For every paper I subsequently wrote for that class, I had to appeal directly to the professor for a grade (re-grade, actually), and always upward.

Of course, the professor and I shared at least one totemic power factor, so maybe my TA was right.

Yes, white people can experience racism.

I was changing clothes in the locker room in my local gym when some black woman I did not know came up to me and started bitching me out for looking at her sweat shirt with disapproval. The woman pointed to a Vassar sweatshirt she was wearing, and she informed me with great indignation that she was entitled to wear that sweatshirt because her daughter graduated from Vassar.

I had not even seen her. I don’t know why the hell she picked me, except that she spun up a whole streak of unjustified assumptions against me.

I was working out at a club where all the local black doctors and lawyers work out, and the local community was one where people collect and wear sweatshirts from all kinds of colleges for all kinds of reasons. For me, a college sweatshirt has never amounted to a claim that an individual went to the college. I’ve worn a number of different college sweatshirts, none of them from either of my alma maters.

So I am standing there in shock with this racist woman yelling at me about my prejudice.

It seems emblematic of our current culture.

At the time, I assumed she was off her meds.

Randy in Arizona | March 10, 2021 at 11:55 am

The lesson the young lady should learn from this is that she should transfer to a real university, not a liberal babysitting academy!

    TravisGal in reply to Randy in Arizona. | March 11, 2021 at 11:13 am

    How much does it cost to attend Virginia Tech? This student is getting ripped off if what the TA wrote is accurately transcribed. Hire TAs who understand and use grammar and words correctly. This reply to the student reads like a copy and paste from a handout on “racism” ( systemic or otherwise) that said TA culled from a middle school social justice program. What nonsense! Young people, save your sanity and your money! Go live your life and learn til the day you die.

One night (many, many years ago) three young black men beat the crap out of me on a street near downtown San Francisco.

These were not men I knew, nor do I expect they knew me. But they made it abundantly clear during the beating why they were doing it. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that, yes, it did have something to do with my race.

I suppose I could complain of the terrible cognitive dissonance created by the contrast-and-compare of my “lived experience” (as they say) vs. academic theory. But truly there is none.

Because just as I’m convinced that no one truly believes that a man will become a woman just because he thinks (or at least asserts) that he is, I doubt that anyone (well, anyone over ten or so anyway) truly believes that only white people can be racist.

The assertion is, rather, one of a growing number which no sane adult actually believes, yet against which one can speak only at significant personal cost. We are, one nonsense proposition at a time, building a world in which 2+2=5 if The Party says it does. And if tomorrow it says the sum is 4, or 6, or zero, well, then that’s what it is.

George_Kaplan | March 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm

The Leftist definition of racism is designed to push Whites into embracing racism – either accepting inequality and their subordinate status i.e. a reversal of the old slavery system, or cause them to stop worrying about offending people and just calling it as they see it. The difference between cracker and nigger for instance is dependent on the values you apply to the terms, but the Left will scream if a White uses the latter, and look blank if you complain about the former – if argue you’re just being precious.

“white people cannot experience [sic] racism”

Says an entitled idiot whom perfect justice would reincarnate as a South African farmer.

Unless your child is going to major in a hard science or health field, avoid these universities. Take pre-requisites at smaller community colleges (not exempt from woke but less likely).

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