Ho, ho, ho.
My usual reaction when I read these kinds of stories starts with the question, “Who starts this sh*t?” Sometimes I can find a photo of them, sometimes not.
Aileen Ida, pictured above, started the sh*t you’re about to read.
She’s too stupid to understand that she’s helping genocide her race out of existence. Judging from her chubby cheeks, I would guess her boyfriend is a Dindu Nuffins.
A group of students at one local college is looking to raise awareness about what it means to live with “white privilege.”
The Elizabethtown College Democrats are launching a project Saturday in which they will ask students and others to wear a white puzzle piece pin every day to encourage them to think deeply about how racial identity affects their life, directly or indirectly.
The project was borrowed and adapted from a Lutheran pastor’s similar effort in Wisconsin.
Aileen Ida, president of the College Democrats, said she believes the conversation on white privilege is especially necessary in Lancaster County and Central Pennsylvania because of the demographics — predominantly white but with areas of “heightened diversity” like Lancaster city and Harrisburg.
According to the latest census data, Lancaster County in all is 83 percent white, 10 percent Hispanic, 4 percent black and 2 percent Asian.
Ida said she’s excited to see how the project could spur discussion on racial identity.
“This project will encourage people to have conversations about race and how their inherent white privilege has a part in the systematic oppression of minorities — whether or not they purposefully participate in the system,” she said.
The group is hoping to have at least 100 people committed to wearing the pins by Feb. 17, and they will continue to hand them out to anyone interested for the rest of the semester.
Ida said she hopes participants commit to wearing the white pins for at least one month.
A follow-up is also being planned for later in the month for participants to have an outlet to confidentially share their stories of their own racial identity — written on larger white puzzle pieces.
Apparently, Chubby Cheeks writes for the college paper, The Odyssey Online.