In a system that is completely dominated by white supremacy in all areas of people activity, the people who choose to practice white supremacy will often try to find ways to justify maintaining this unjust system.
A recent video from an incident at San Francisco State University has gone viral. The video depicts a white male engaging in a confrontation with a Black female over what seems to be “cultural appropriation”. There was clearly a confrontation that occurred before the video starts and there are some people online who claim that the white male who has been identified as Cory Goldstein insulted the female identified as Bonita Tindle as she was passing out flyers, and this is what sparked the confrontation.
As the video starts rolling, Goldstein who now realizes he is being filmed , seems to play to the camera by going into an exaggerated “victim” mode by creating a narrative about his hair being in dreadlocks. It seems that Tindle made a remark about his hair that was most likely a response to something he said, and Goldstein used that to create the false impression that this is the reason why Tindle confronted him in the first place.
In the video at the 17 second mark you can clearly see that Cory Goldstein grabbed Tindle’s arm first. And after he assaulted her, she retaliated by grabbing him. Now white supremacists online are using this video to make false ‘reverse racism” claims.
After Goldstein starts mugging it up for the camera by going on about his right to wear dreadlocks, Tindle went along with it. And this is what made her appear to be the instigator. This is a common white supremacist tactic. A suspected white supremacist will instigate a confrontation with a Black person, and when the Black person reacts, the suspected white supremacist will play the role of a victim. Then they will create a narrative as to why they are being victimized.
White supremacists online and many mainstream media outlets are using this video to prove the existence of imaginary Black racism that is comparative to systematic white supremacy. This is used to help them justify the white supremacist views they already had about Black people. Wherever this video is posted, people are using this video to call all Black people every racist epithet imaginable. Also, most of the comments from different sites are holding all of Black society accountable for an incident that is completely isolated. Thats why this is not “reverse” Black racism. Racism is systematic. In the system of white supremacy, people work together as a group in all areas of activity to maintain racial injustice.There is no systematic Black racism. Period.
So-called Black “racism” is simply a Black person engaging in a verbal confrontation, or name-calling. And name-calling isn’t racism, because Black people are powerless to back that up. But the white supremacists can back up their name calling with action. Thats why white supremacy is a problem.
Since the video has become viral, Bonita Tindle has received dozens of death threats from white supremacists. There is even a Change.org petition against Tindle. All of these white supremacists who are so outraged over this “racism” in the form of name calling from Bonita Tindle, never seem to see white racism when it happens on a daily basis all over the planet, in all areas of activity.
And if this video is going to be used to talk about “how wrong racism is”, then lets talk about all forms of racism starting with systematic white supremacy.