An outcry erupted from the parents of some students in a Virginia high school over a video shown for Black History Month.
The YouTube video, “Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race,” was shown to students at Glen Allen High School in Henrico and outraged parents who said it is a form of “white guilt,” according to KSLA-TV. In an animation, the video covers topics like racial profiling and the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
The animation in the video portrays four people with different ethnic backgrounds running a race. The white characters are able to run the race with no obstacles while the others encounter roadblocks like a police checkpoint. The controversial video ends with the statement, “Affirmative action helps level the playing field.”
“They are sitting there watching a video that is dividing them up from a racial standpoint. It’s a white guilt kind of video,” said Don Blake, grandfather of one student. “I think somebody should be held accountable for this.”
Radio personality Craig Johnson said the video is racially divisive.
“Dr. King gave his life so that America would be a place where we are judged by the content of our character not the color of our skin,” he said. “Now we have poverty pimps being led by our current president Barack Obama who all they talk about is the color of skin.”
School officials responded to the uproar in a statement.
“The students participated in a presentation that involved American history and racial discourse. A segment of the video was one component of a thoughtful discussion in which all viewpoints were encouraged. As always, we are welcoming of feedback from students and their families, and we address concerns directly as they come forward.”
Johnson was quick to give his feedback.
“Force that person to stand on that stage and defend that video,” said Johnson. “I’m telling you … I will mop the floor with that person.”
Watch the news report and the animated film below.
H/T: The Blaze