In the moment of relief, when you think you’ve heard it all and it could not get any worse, something like this shows up.
Please watch the following 30 second clip:
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), the Un-Fair Campaign seeks to “achieve ’racial justice’ by raising awareness of ‘white privilege.’” With slogans such as, “Is white skin really fair skin,” “we’re lucky we don’t get stared at every single time we walk into a room,” “we’re privileged, because society was set up for us [whites],” and “we’re privileged, and that’s unfair,” I wonder if this isn’t an example of reverse racism. Well, I don’t wonder . . . I know it is.
Their premise is that being white is unfair. Obviously, that is absurd; however, this ad-campaign is pushing the notion that because of MY skin tone, it is somehow unfair to those of different skin tones. Reverse racism. Where is the criteria for determining the unfairness of “whiteness”? If a Caucasian is visiting a country such as China, Japan, or India, are they still being, “unfair?” Is a white person only being “unfair” in America? Basically, others can take pride in their race, but I cannot. Caucasians must now look themselves in the mirror with shame, because others have different skin tones? What happened to tolerance? What the hell happened to celebrating diversity? What the hell happened in the first place? This doesn’t cause unity among all humans, this creates division.
I am Caucasian. I did not choose to be. I have not been racist towards anyone. I am proud of my heritage, my color, and my values, as should every other individual. I believe we are all created in the image of God. I will not for one minute feel guilty because of the color of my skin. Are there those who are racist? Yes. Is that my fault? No. I thought skin tone didn’t matter (it doesn’t) and that everyone is the same (they are)? Yet, this ad-campaign is saying it does matter and that everyone is not the same. They are almost inadvertently advancing the (false) notion that whites are supreme above other races! Oops. Although they are apologizing for being white, they are simultaneously agreeing they need to be sorry, because Caucasians are somehow “dominate.”
According to The Blaze, “The Un-Fair campaign also held a series of lectures and events on campus last semester. One included a presentation by Tim Wise, author of Dear White America. In his book, Wise confesses a ‘longstanding fantasy’ where he turns to a man with a ‘Bless the USA’ button and asks him, ‘why can’t you just get over it?’”
How tolerant, permissive, and open-minded!
There are individuals in every racial group who hold intolerance and hatred for another race. Furthermore, there will always be people who are racist, discriminatory, or prejudice. Is it wrong? Of course! But to insinuate that the Caucasian race needs to apologize or feel guilty, is wrong. It isn’t just wrong, it is satanic. Why? Who hates us more than anybody? satan. Who loves us more than anybody? Jesus. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.” Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Therefore, whether one is Caucasian, African-American, Native-American, or Mexican, we are all created in God’s image. satan (lack of capitalization purposeful) on the other hand is the father of lies. He wants nothing more to divide us, encourage self-hatred, and persuade us that we will never be “good enough.” This is what that ad-campaign does. It attempts to make one of white color feel bad about who they are. Again, satan would enjoy nothing more than to feed us the idea that we are not made in God’s image, we were not “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and we must change ourselves for other people. God loves us just the way we are. He made each of us for a purpose. We must learn to embrace who God made us to be and celebrate the uniqueness of others as well.