A video of a black woman accusing a white man with dreadlocks of appropriating her culture on a college campus has recently went viral, prompting widespread mainstream media coverage of the incident.
I had some initial skepticism, and after viewing the video, I firmly believe that it is completely fake. Their behavior is awkward and disingenuous, and they’re barely concealing their laughter. The video is akin to a high school skit. Nevertheless, the story is making the rounds in the media, as it dovetails nicely with the mainstream narrative that college students and faculty are oversensitive and coddled. This characterization is abjectly false and part of a larger agenda to discredit legitimate dissent on college campuses.
Universities have long been the engine of social and political change. They have challenged the establishment by spearheading revolutionary social movements, the most notable one today being the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestine (which is financed by the US government).
Thus, college students and faculty are a threat to the establishment, which is subsequently attempting to discredit them entirely in the eyes of the public in order to silence their voices and maintain the status quo, namely US support for Israeli apartheid.