Racism is disgusting. But to teach your kids to be racist is absolutely asinine. Watching this video turned my stomach. These privileged white girls have nothing better to do than paint their hair and faces black - making a fool of themselves. This is not funny. It’s not a joke. And I believe it’s a direct a reflection of what parents allow in their homes and the conversations they’re having at the country club, and apparently at church.
Racism is a sickness and if left untreated, it will spread and before long, these teenagers will become doctors who don’t listen when Black patients say how they’re feeling. They will become police officers who profile, harass, and arrest Black people for non criminal and minor offenses. They’ll become judges who will continue to disproportionately sentence Black people to prison when Black people are already 5 times more likely to go to prison than a white person.
In 1946, Albert Einstein traveled to the Lincoln University in Pennsylvania to teach at the first school in America to grant college degrees to black students. While teaching at the university, Einstein gave a powerful speech in which he described racism as “a disease of white people.” He added, “I do not intend to be quiet about it.” As a member of the Jewish community in 1940s, Einstein was familiar with the horrendous outcomes of racist attitudes.