A new video produced by the t-shirt company FCKH8 has the readers of The Blaze dousing their favorite giant wooden crosses with gasoline and scrambling into their ghost costumes (those are ghost costumes, right?). In the video, Six African-American children from Ferguson, Missouri have an adorable-yet-harsh conversation with white people about race.
The company noted on its post:
Six black kids from #Ferguson, MO bluntly and sarcastically educate white America about the racist reality in 2014. Recruited from the very block where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down by a white police officer, these kids ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old, use sometimes uncomfortable humor to show white people the continued racism their generation faces. Armed ONLY with statistics (hands up, don’t shoot) these articulate and adorable kids are not having it while much of white America would rather pretend racism is over.
The children sarcastically lampoon the usual catchphrases we hear from the monochromatic cast in the White Wing: “But is racism still a thing?”, “All this focus on race makes me uncomfortable.” , “It’s you people who are making this about race” , “I don’t see color” , “You people are just playing the race card.” , “Some of my best friends are black” , and other Teapublican hits.
“Just because Beyoncé is on your playlist and you voted for Obama doesn’t mean that our generation has seen the end of racist drama,” the kids say, later adding, “We just want an equal shot at life, not to be shot to death.”
It’s the cutest thing you’ll see all week: Look for yourself!
Thanks, Blazers, for making the kids’ case for them.