Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MTV TAKES ON WHITE MALES

It's good to see someone finally taking on the tough targets. These brave souls risked their jobs and reputations to take on white guys. What balls. Look at me gender appropriating. What nonspecific genitalia that took. These white devils, for so long, lumped people into a box and judged them based on nothing more than the color of their skin. And it's taken generations to rid this country of the awful desire to stereotype people on nothing more than race. I mean, the pure ignorance of those awful white men, and no one else, to judge people on a trait they were born with. It's taken such work to shed this country of racism and there's still a lot of work to go. But once we get those thick headed, white, male idiots to stop looking at the world through the prism of race and gender, this world will be a better place.
Now, as a Disabled American, let me defend these white pigs. Maybe they're actually like every other group of people. Maybe they're just a group of individuals that are being lumped into a box based on their race and the actions of only a portion of that group. Maybe it's wrong to judge them based purely on their race since that's what minorities have been fighting toward for centuries. Maybe if we're too cowardly to make videos like this, scolding women or black men, we shouldn't do it to anyone. But it seems more fun to become everything we thought was wrong about that group. It's easier to talk down to this group because it won't impact our jobs or reputations. It's less complicated to continue dividing people by dividing racial lines further, rather than try to erase them.
I acknowledge the struggles of minority groups in this country. I also don't think it's necessary for the white executives at MTV to coddle these groups. By making this video and not putting out the same for other groups, it does one of two things. Either white men are the only group in this country with flaws and it's okay to target and stereotype them. Or other groups are so weak that it's up to these white MTV execs to coddle and protect them. So either stop being self-hating white people who need to be white knights for everyone else. Or realize that if you don't like when a group marginalizes and talks down to you, maybe it's not how any of us should behave.

UPDATE-They took the original video down so if you didn't get to see it, here it is with some guys commentary mixed in.

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