Vanderbilt Professor: Grab Your Cell Phones and GoPros to Record Racist Whites

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Vanderbilt University professor is arguing that white privilege somehow caused the riots in Baltimore, a city ran by a black Democrat mayor with a black police chief, and a city council that has zero Republicans, and whose president is black.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Tony Brown, associate chair of Sociology at Vanderbilt, where he is paid to study racism and racism’s impact on society, is urging “black and brown (and empathetic or doubting) whites” to use their cell phones, video cameras or a “GoPro” to record the “indignities and micro-aggressions” that people of color “face in all or mostly white spaces.”

In an editorial in The Tennessean, a Gannett publication, the skin-color obsessed Brown writes:

For people of color, record the discourteous way co-workers or service industry workers or police officers treat you. Record your friends talking about the indignities and micro-aggressions you as a person of color, for example, face in all- or mostly-white spaces. If you happen to identify as white, then record Uncle Roy talking at a private family gathering about the good old days when blacks knew their place (what sociologists call backstage racism). Record how pleasant your interactions are with police officers doing routine traffic stops. Record whether and how the conversation changes when people of color enter the room.


Then let’s all post our videos. We can add our videos to the growing archive.


Posting our videos, among other things, will confirm that race and racism still matter. It will demonstrate that white privilege is real (and real in its consequences). It will provide evidence that black and brown people do not experience the everyday world in ways similar to whites.

“We can now capture racist behavior and its impact on society in high definition,” Brown, who like Al Sharpton, directly benefits from the growing racial grievance industry, argued.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who is black, had a different opinion on what caused the problems in Baltimore, saying on FOX News’ Hannity on Wednesday, “Nothing’s gotten better…The failed Democrat policies have kept people mired in misery in the American ghetto.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Brown lists several areas, situations and examples which confirm, if you’re white, you are racist and most of your decisions somehow prove this. He calls the following a “public service announcement.”

  • Your child’s behavior is racist and it’s your fault (mostly).
  • You never intentionally read children’s books with main characters of color, but you raised Sarah to appreciate diversity.
  • You lived in a residentially segregated neighborhood, and thought that fact sent no implicit messages to Evan.
  • You chose to worship in a church or synagogue where Katey was surrounded by white people, and she understood that way of life to be normal.
  • You choose the best schools for Chase, but never considered the fact that those schools were racially homogenous.
  • You talked to Isabelle about poverty but implied that all poor people are black and it’s their own fault.
  • You let grandma say n***** at Thanksgiving in front of Elizabeth because grandma is old and doesn’t know any better.
  • You told a racially insensitive joke in front of Liam, condoning symbolic violence.

“The bottom line is that it’s everyday whites making everyday choices that lock in and protect white privilege,” Brown claimed.

h/t:  EAG News

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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