The thing that upsets me the most about the suspended mhs students “situation” is that people are unaware of the facts. Did the principal in fact call that student racist? I doubt it. He must have said that throwing up hand signs could be perceived as racist, or something along those lines. And somehow now, the principal is playing the non existent race card. Because the so called race card does not exist. And now, a lot of people have taken the liberty to use this as a platform to showcase their racism and dislike of people of color. How does speaking English have anything to do with this?
You want to talk about institutional bullying? Look at the LA school system during during the he Chicano rights movement when Latinos could only let take certain classes, because the system thought they would not amount to become anything more than a mechanic or a maid? What about their futures? Or perhaps let’s not go so far, what about the mhs counselor told my sister about post secondary education? To stick to community college, why waste time looking at a 4 year University? What about the lack of support and empowerment our kids of color in our hs and community receive?
This situation further demonstrates the privilege and power most white people have in our community. Hardly ever faced with these types of power dynamics, this is how they react. We, are used to it. And this has escalated way too far with jokes of racism and undermining of races. Racism exists. Clearly. I see it and experience it in so many spheres of my life.
I see it in my job with the hard glares I get at times, comments at my dad’s workplace, when I was told to speak English at sub city, or when joels mom was told to go back to Mexico while on a walk with her friends, or in those awful letters to the editor not about immigration, but about dislike for Latinos specifically.
These people are so clueless and are merely trying to demonize a great mhs principal. Because he’s not white
He’s Asian. And he holds a position of power…. Oh but wait, I forgot he’s just playing the race card.
England: what are you doing
America: getting rid of u lmao
The “race card” is a concept that has been used to silence people of color who attempt to speak out when they feel that race has been used unfairly in determining how people are treated. It is one of the most dangerous weapons in the White privilege toolbox, for it implies that a non-POC would know better when something is truly racist than someone who is constantly subjected to racism.