These fourth grade black and Latino students’ reaction to racism is far more mature than the behavior of college aged social justice warriors
My blog has a category called “social justice warriors,” which includes a huge number of examples – many with videos – of the immature, irrational, and absurd behavior of college aged social justice warriors, who oftentimes act like spoiled, crybaby toddlers throwing temper tantrums.
By comparison, take a look at the mature, dignified, and psychologically healthy way that these fourth grade black and Latino students, whose “Panther Bots” robotics team had just won a competition, reacted to the racist taunts that were hurled at them. After these fourth grade students from Indianapolis’ Pleasant Run Elementary School had racial slurs thrown at them, they responded by saying
“I feel like what they say doesn’t affect us.”
“When you are a good team, people are going to hate you for being good and I think what people say can make you greater.”
I hope the social justice warriors on college campuses will learn a lesson from these fourth graders.
Here’s a picture of the happy champions (image taken form here, used under fair use):
March 20, 2017. Tags: Education, Panther Bots, Pleasant Run Elementary School, Racism, Robotics, Science, Social justice warriors, STEM, Technology. Education, Racism, Science, Social justice warriors, Technology. 1 comment.