#endracism

Holding people to what they said as teenagers

This is cancel culture at it’s sinister core.

A bi-racial student, Jimmy Galligan, sat on a 3-second video of white student, Mimi Groves, saying something stupid, aged 15. He released it once she had been accepted for a place at the University of Tennessee. Her place has since been rescinded.

We wonder if there is a teenager on the planet that hasn’t fallen foul of saying something dopey, especially in the social media world?

We are not defending Mimi Groves for saying something inappropriate (the ‘n’ word) when she was 15. We find it more pathetic that The New York Times decided to write an article praising the cowardice of a kid who obviously didn’t care enough about what Groves said until he could use it to destroy her future.

Galligan said, “I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word.”

No, instead of Galligan drawing attention to it at the time by approaching her 1-1/online and telling her he was offended by the comment, he did nothing. It is unlikely he would have done anything about it had it not been for the current cancel culture climate which gave him an advantageous runway to take her out. Simple as that.

Forget context. Did Groves honestly say the slur with venomous anger or just as a stupid teenager who listens to too much rap/hip-hop where the n-word is mentioned multiple times in pretty much every song? Never mind that Groves was an ardent supporter of the BLM movement. To the left, an example must be made of her. No matter what the cost.

Still, hypocrisy is nothing new at the NYT. After all it openly appointed Sarah Jeong to its editorial board, a lovely young lady who had tweeted to “cancel white people” and “I enjoy being cruel to old white women.” Never mind that black conservative Candace Owens was suspended on Twitter for tweeting Jeong’s bile replacing the word “white” with “black” and “Jewish.”

If the radical activists who seek to cancel others for things they said at 15, they should be only too happy to be held to things they said in their past.

Just as pathetic, the University of Tennessee asked for Groves to withdraw her successful application or have it rescinded. Are these the values our educators wish to instill? Was it easier to surrender to the hate mob because it would give the PR office less hassle?

What if, heaven forbid, Groves takes her own life because of this incident? Should her parents seek compensation from Galligan and the NYT for the proactive campaign to destroy her based on an out-of-context social media post? Are we to believe that Galligan hasn’t made ill-considered remarks on social media?

This is cyber-bullying in a cancel culture world. Period.

Cancel culture is a virtue to those on the left. To the NYT, Groves is expendable based on her ethnicity. Had such an incident happened with the roles reversed the article wouldn’t have seen the light of day.

NASA’s Hubble brains plan to end racism

One could be forgiven for thinking that with all the rocket scientists that grace the halls of NASA, at least one bright spark might have questioned the measurable impact of removing words from the space agency’s lexicon. It wrote,

“As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive, but can be actively harmful. NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion...As an initial step, NASA will no longer refer to planetary nebula NGC 2392, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star that is blowing off its outer layers at the end of its life, as the “Eskimo Nebula.” “Eskimo” is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions…

Can NASA point to one triggered Eskimo who has filed a formal complaint? We always thought black holes were called that because of their colour. Many stars happen to be white. Are stars supremacist?

The Agency will be working with diversity, inclusion, and equity experts in the astronomical and physical sciences to provide guidance and recommendations for other nicknames and terms for review.

We look forward to NASA sending racism into orbit for good through the power of language. We can be absolutely sure that these “experts” will be the last people on earth qualified to make any suggestions.

We request that any organization that puts forward this kind of woke nonsense be forced to quantify the net impact of their actions on the very minorities they seek to protect.

For a group that put man on the moon, surely they should be lobbying to replace the racist American flag with a Eskimo Nebulas Matter flag instead.

Red Bull fires diversity directors who pushed BLM

ZeroHedge reports,

Red Bull has fired two ‘diversity directors’ who tried to force the company into virtue signalling about Black Lives Matter while also dissolving several ‘culture teams’ who were pressuring Red Bull to take a more aggressive ‘woke’ political stance.”

Who knew that some companies realise their customers don’t want political messages attached to their products? Even worse, many of these movements have been pushed by supposedly woke activists who haven’t the first clue about the manifestos of the reprehensible organizations they want their brand to support.

Look at the success of the Goya Foods pushback! Sales are booming and some supermarkets are having to ration it to a maximum of two items to placate customers.

We await the next round of plunging revenues and audience stats with the NFL, NBA and NBL. Get woke, go broke.

Experience is a hard teacher. You get the test first and the lesson afterwards.

True Colours shown by drivers at F-1

Who knew? It seems that when people feel coerced to comply with someone else’s cause they can get sloppy. Who can blame them?

Before the F-1 race in Hungary, the symbolic kneeling to unite behind ending racism was met with fewer drivers willing to take a knee, one forgetting his ‘END RACISM’ t-shirt and arriving late to the stunt. Then Lewis Hamilton’s teammate Valeri Bottas forgot his face mask. Shame! Shame! Shame!

We guess when multi millionaires are asked to do something that is not in their contract they begin to show their true colours. We don’t doubt they want an end to racism. Rather they are sick of being told how they must express it, much less a movement led by one of the biggest hypocrites in sport – Lewis Hamilton. Racism hasn’t held back his career.

Six F-1 drivers take a stand against hypocrisy

Before the Austrian F-1 GP, Max Verstappen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, Carlo Sainz, Charles Leclerc and Kimi Raikkonen chose to stand while 14 other drivers took the knee in support of BLM.

Good to see that some sports stars aren’t prepared to be shamed into political stunts especially one driven (no pun intended) by one of the biggest hypocrites in the paddock, who drives for a manufacturer with a history of slavery.

As we pointed out last week, Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo perfectly summed up the fear of being cancelled for not speaking up.

Here’s betting all 14 kneelers haven’t even read the reprehensible Marxist manifesto of #BLM movement they knelt for.

We can’t wait for the next woke cause. It will probably be surrounding climate change. Just think of how mothers dropping their kids off to soccer practice in a second hand SUVs will be chastised by these F-1 kneelers as they whiz around tracks in 5mpg race cars. Never mind that they came to the circuit in helicopters after landing at a nearby airport on private jets post spending half the season in coronavirus lockdown on 300ft super yachts with bikini clad supermodels.