On “Angry Eye” — Brown Eye/Blue Eye “Experiment”
Here’s the thing. No. This is done from a very classist perspective — assuming that the experiences of every white person will be better than that of every non-white person has absolutely no factual backing. None. And for her to use the horrific deaths of a few key minorities to validate what she chooses to do is spotlight fallacy, or assuming that a few key instaces of coverage in the media can be used as cuts for that of the whole.
Also, if these men and women want to “walk out” they have that right, whether this woman wants to acknowledge it or not. Everyone has the right to abstain from involvement in any social situation, because human rights cannot be doled out, or revoked, only unrecognized. Society at large does recognize the basic, fundamental human rights that we all share, and white on non-white racism is nowhere near as common as she states.
Note the lack of evidence that she presents. She, like so many flashy showmen, makes a grand display, but shows the viewer nothing behind the curtain. She wants the students in the room to fill the gaps in her discourse because she, herself, won’t. It is a sort of pseudoscientific cold-reading, where she allows the audience to fill the gaps with whatever they would like, providing it suits her narrative. She amounts, realistically, to nothing more than a psychic with a susceptible audience, ready to absorb whatever seems factual, without any way of knowing for sure except their own seemingly confirmed suspicion.
The comments on this kind of video are some of the most racist, hateful things I’ve read in a while, but I’ve been party to these kinds of commentary for my whole life, and I am sick of it. It really is beautiful, but not for the reasons the commentators say. It is an artful show that puts these poor people into a situation that, indeed, most people don’t have to face, at all, treats them harshly, and then blames them for it. The girl that walked out was not being racist, and she did not revoke anyone else’s rights by walking out — she simply asserted her own. She was absolutely right. It was the wrong game; and she did nothing wrong by not playing into it. She doesn’t need to apologize, and neither do the majority of white people, because most of us are not responsible for treating non-whites as second class, at all.
This video is sickening, and those that think it is a great example of innovative teaching have literally no idea how real experimentation works — force fed quackery like this for the lack of anything real, and now consistently shamed for it. This woman only proved her own hatred by doing what she did. Nothing else. For someone who has not been brutally murdered like the people she uses as poster children, she sure seems willing to amalgamate her experiences with theirs, and so much so that she “[lacks] sympathy”.
Of course she lacks sympathy. She’s the attacker. She doesn’t need it.