White Girl Has College Admission Revoked For Singing Rap Lyrics When She Was 15Chris Menahan
Dec. 27, 2020
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"White privilege" means having your life derailed for singing the lyrics to a rap song on Snapchat to a friend when you were 15 years old.
[Tweet archived here, Twitter suspended the user's account.]
The New York Times reported this act of petty revenge as a racial "reckoning."
From The New York Times, "A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning":
LEESBURG, Va. — Jimmy Galligan was in history class last school year when his phone buzzed with a message. Once he clicked on it, he found a three-second video of a white classmate looking into the camera and uttering an anti-Black racial slur.Leesburg was named after Thomas Lee, not Robert E. Lee. The Times just threw that line in there to make Galligan's actions seem less pathetic and petty.
"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.A lot of good that virtue signalling did you!
By that June evening, about a week after Mr. Floyd's killing, teenagers across the country had begun leveraging social media to call out their peers for racist behavior. Some students set up anonymous pages on Instagram devoted to holding classmates accountable, including in Loudoun County.Doxing little kids to deranged social media hate mobs is holding them "accountable," according to the NY Times' Dan Levin.
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.A bunch of "racist" Snapchats which went viral were faked by troglodytes for purposes of petty revenge.
Ms. Groves said the video began as a private Snapchat message to a friend. "At the time, I didn't understand the severity of the word, or the history and context behind it because I was so young," she said in a recent interview, adding that the slur was in "all the songs we listened to, and I'm not using that as an excuse."Here's a song on YouTube with 336 million views (and no age gate restrictions) which uses the word "n*gga" 121 times in under 4 minutes.
For his role, Mr. Galligan said he had no regrets. "If I never posted that video, nothing would have ever happened," he said. And because the internet never forgets, the clip will always be available to watch.I assure you, the lesson people are learning is not the one you want them to learn.
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