In an opinion piece penned by Leda Fisher written for the school newspaper at Dickinson College is nothing short of a total racist screed. The bottom line that she was trying to convey is that white boys must sit down and keep their mouths shut.
This is Black History Month and I guess that white boys are not allowed to have an opinion, but if that’s the case, should Blacks have an opinion about white issues?
If you wrote such a piece, I guarantee you the article would never see the light of day. And the author would be deported to Mars.
“When you ask a question at a lecture, is it secretly just your opinion ending with the phrase ‘do you agree?’ If so, your name is something like Jake, or Chad, or Alex, and you were taught that your voice is the most important in every room. Somewhere along your academic journey, you decided your search for intellectual validation was more important than the actual exchange of information. Now how do you expect to actually learn anything?” Fisher began.
“American society tells men, but especially white men, that their opinions have merit and that their voice is valuable, but after four years of listening to white boys in college, I am not so convinced,” Fisher continued. “In my time at Dickinson I have listened to probably hundreds of white boys talk. It feels incessant.”
“I am so g****mned tired of listening to white boys. I cannot describe to you how frustrating it is to be forced to listen to a white boy explain his take on the Black experience in the Obama-era,” Fisher wrote, seemingly forgetting that it’s 2019 and Obama’s last day as president was two years ago. “Hey Brian, I’m an actual Black woman alive right now with a brain. In what world would your understanding of my life carry more weight than my understanding?”
The editors of the paper said that the editorial was fit to print. But what if a white told Blacks to sit down and shut up?
Both would be wrong but guess which one would never be seen.