What were the makers of this video hoping to accomplish by taping a bunch of little black kids from Ferguson insulting whitey by insisting we're all a bunch of Neanderthals for thinking there's no more racism? A radical far left group called FCKH8 just released this video hoping to sell T-shirts.
It was so annoying, I couldn't even watch the whole thing.
What a cruel thing to do to these kids who were apparently scooped up off the streets of Ferguson to fling insults at adults.
Oh you gave them a voice, all right. It's just the wrong one. You're teaching them that it's perfectly okay to be snotty and nasty to adults as long as they're white. Wow. That's going to help them along in life. And, yes - if they were robbing stores they well could have been Mike Brown.Video producer Marcus Kon comments, “We wanted to give a voice to kids from Ferguson who have to grow up facing racism that most white people do not want to acknowledge still exists. It’s a wake up call for America from racism’s new ground zero.” He added, “All of the children featured in the video were auditioned and cast right there on the sidewalk next to where Mike Brown was gunned down. This could have been any one of them. Working with the kids and their parents, some of whom saw the shooting with their own eyes, was emotional and powerful and it all comes across in the video.”
No, Mr. Montgomery, these kids are most assuredly not articulate and adorable. They're annoyingly unintelligible, and send the smack-o-meter into the red zone for most rational people. You're also setting them up for failure by allowing them to think that it's the fault of someone else if they don't get ahead in life.Video director Luke Montgomery offered, “Some white people may be uncomfortable with the blunt tone of how these articulate and adorable Ferguson kids point out the racism they still face at the hands of white people. As a white guy myself, I’m OK with that.” He added, “If they think hearing about racism is difficult, they should try being black and living in America. Us white people need to erase it, and the first step is to own up and face it.”
How about instead of "us white people" owning up and facing whatever his stupid message is, the black people do a bit of owning up of their own.
And listen to what Michelle Obama had to say to the kids at an all black school in Atlanta, GA on Monday, while wearing a vintage kitchen tablecloth:
“Do you hear what I’m telling you?” she asked the students. “Because I’m giving you some insights that a lot of rich kids all over the country — they know this stuff, and I want you to know it, too. Because you have got to go and get your education. You’ve got to.”
Her real reason for being in Georgia was to fund raise for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, but a quick stop at a school will mean she can stick we the taxpayers with the considerable travel bill.