If you don’t want your blood to boil, don’t watch this video.
You have that choice, but for students in Henrico, Virginia they didn’t get a chance to object.
Educators at Glen Allen High School forced a video titled “The Unequal Opportunity Race” video on students during Black History Month.
The four-minute video depicts a foot race featuring two minority runners competing against two white runners as they circle a track.
The minority (black and Hispanic presumably) runners start late due to “slavery,” “broken treaties,” “genocide,” “manifest destiny,” and the “trail of tears.”
When they are finally allowed to run, obstacle after obstacle are depicted getting in their way, the most laughable of which is “standardized tests.”
As the minority runners are held back, the white runners circle the track passing their wealth down from one generation to another. Toward the end of the video, the white male runner is gliding on the track thanks to the “good old boy network.”
Parents of the students were outraged by the video and the school has simply responded by stating, “A segment of the video was one component of a thoughtful discussion in which all viewpoints were encouraged. As always, we are welcoming of feedback from students and their families, and we address concerns directly as they come forward.”
In essence, the school is saying, “suck it up.”
The lack of response is unusual for the school and the school’s principal.
Late last year, a black student played a racist song during the school’s homecoming football game.
Gwen Miller, the school’s principal reacted by banning music with lyrics at most school events.
Again, here’s the video, watch at your own risk and comment below: