A lot of people are enraged by this story in the New York Times, of a reporter cheering on a boy who gleefully destroyed the life of one of his former classmate because she said that one big no-no word when she was a freshman. For summary:
“I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word,” Mr. Galligan, 18, whose mother is Black and father is white, said of the classmate who uttered the slur, Mimi Groves. He tucked the video away, deciding to post it publicly when the time was right.
“Ms. Groves had originally sent the video, in which she looked into the camera and said, “I can drive,” followed by the slur, to a friend on Snapchat in 2016, when she was a freshman and had just gotten her learner’s permit. It later circulated among some students at Heritage High School, which she and Mr. Galligan attended, but did not cause much of a stir.
The next month, as protests were sweeping the nation after the police killing of George Floyd, Ms. Groves, in a public Instagram post, urged people to “protest, donate, sign a petition, rally, do something” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“You have the audacity to post this, after saying the N-word,” responded someone whom Ms. Groves said she did not know.
Her alarm at the stranger’s comment turned to panic as friends began calling, directing her to the source of a brewing social media furor. Mr. Galligan, who had waited until Ms. Groves had chosen a college, had publicly posted the video that afternoon. Within hours, it had been shared to Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter, where furious calls mounted for the University of Tennessee to revoke its admission offer.
The consequences were swift. Over the next two days, Ms. Groves was removed from the university’s cheer team. She then withdrew from the school under pressure from admissions officials, who told her they had received hundreds of emails and phone calls from outraged alumni, students and the public.”
People seem to think that this is something new, but this is exactly what happened to Kyle Kashuv: he wrote some no-no words, and jealous classmates got mad, and so Harvard rescinded his admissions offer. The same exact thing happened to kids admitted to Harvard a few years ago over the memes they shared.
And, even as the article states, this is nothing new:
“Ms. Groves was among many incoming freshmen across the country whose admissions offers were revoked by at least a dozen universities after videos emerged on social media of them using racist language.”
This has been going on for a long time. None of this is anything new. People have had their college admissions revoked for supposed “racism” for years now.
A few well-meaning friends have been saying, we need to fight back. But how, exactly, can you fight back? Digging up tweets where these people like Galligan say they hate white people, or men, or anything like that, will have absolutely no impact on their lives. If anything, the university and corporate boardrooms will applaud and reward them for sharing their positions about diversity. They might even get a gig at the New York Times over it! The media won’t hold media figures “accountable” for saying far-left radical stuff, because they support and perpetrate far-left radical stuff. A right-wing echo chamber can get upset, sure, but these people will be protected by the mainstream at all costs, and emerge as folklore heroes who “hold power accountable.”
Sure, the system isn’t fair. It’s set up against people like you. All the state and corporate power is against you. The state and corporations support “reckoning campaigns” against teenage girls for being “racist” at 15. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll realize how truly bad things really are.