Report: Professor Tells White Student if He's Breathing, He 'May Have Oppressed Somebody' Today

(Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

Has your day been spent oppressing people?

If not, that may be due to either of the following:

A) You didn’t leave your house
B) You’re not white

Such a suggestion comes courtesy of Pennsylvania State University Professor Sam Richards.


Evidently, he’s been trying to whip his white students into shape for a while.

As seen in a 2019 video, Sam called a couple students to the front of his 700-person SOC119: Race and Ethnic Relations class.

The purpose: a discussion of discrimination and privilege.

It’s all the rage — “privilege” is America’s new expression of class warfare, via vintage racial division.

Professor Sam spotlighted black student “Seun the Activist.”

“[Y]ou [questioned] (on social media),” the teacher recalled, “‘America is the least racist country on Earth?'”

Seun offered an international comparison:

“I’ve been to countries that I would consider not even as close to remotely racist as the United States. On the basis of my experiences…of being black.”

His example of a less prejudice place: Nigeria.

Sam later looked around the room…

Side note: If you’re a graying adult and wanna win over whippersnappers, maybe constantly call ’em “bro.”

Here we go:

“I just take the average white guy in class, whoever it is. It doesn’t really matter. Dude — this guy right here. Stand up, bro. What’s your name, bro?”

The student identified himself as “Russell.”

“Look at Russell here. … Look at Russell right here. It doesn’t matter what he does.”


The educator schooled 700 in the room, over a thousand on Twitter, and 8,000+ on YouTube:

“If I match [Russell] with a black guy in class — or a brown guy, even, but let me just stay with a black guy in glass who’s just like him, has the same GPA, looks like him, walks like him, talks like him, acts in a similar way, has been involved in the same groups on campus, takes the same leadership positions, does whatever it is. If I match him up against that person, we send him into the same jobs, upon graduation, he does everything he’s supposed to do. And the person I match him with has done everything he has been supposed to do…at Penn State. … [I]f Russell did the same things as…somebody else I find in this classroom and they go through four years exactly together, Russell has a benefit of having white skin.”

Sam — who’s also white — asked his bro Russell what that’s like:

“Bro — how’s it feel knowing that, push comes to shove, your skin’s kind of nice?”


Russell wrestles with it:

“I don’t know. I mean, it makes me feel, like, sad. ‘Cause, like, God knows I don’t deserve it. You know what I mean? Like, I didn’t choose to be white. So like, you know what I mean? Like, it makes me upset that, like, my brother and sisters of like, other races can’t, like, experience those things for something that I didn’t, like, you know, I didn’t do anything to, like, deserve that. You know what I mean? And so like, it just makes me upset.”

“This is the problem with white people,” Sam explained.

“So the question becomes, ‘What should we do?'”

The professor pounded it home:

“So there are all sorts of white people…sitting out here in the class right now, saying, ‘What should I do?'”

The instructor’s fervor hasn’t floundered.

As indicated by Campus Reform, Sam’s still fortifying young folks by hitting on the harsh realities of our racist Republic.

During a March 4th livestream (which has now been set to private), CR reports, a class discussed Coca-Cola’s “Be Less White” training.


As I covered in February, the Coke course offered ways to un-whiten oneself:

  • Be less oppressive
  • Be less arrogant
  • Be less certain
  • Be less defensive
  • Be less ignorant
  • Be more humble
  • Listen
  • Believe
  • Break with apathy
  • Break with white solidarity

As alleged by CR, Sam attempted to convince two white male students they’re oppressive.

How do whites war against their own wickedness?

A participant named James surmised, “I think, you know, it’s more or less just recognizing the advantages you have in life. Whatever that may be, and not thinking yourself superior because of that.”

Sam’s reply:

“Awesome answer, man.”

Amid that discussion, the professor purportedly asked student Brian, “What white people would find that offensive?”

Brian took a stab:

“Conservatives, I guess.”

Sam fine-tuned a takeaway:

“White people have been like, ‘We’re oppressors, we’re arrogant, we’re really confident or certain, defensive — and dumb. White people are dumb. That’s a message: White people are dumb. That is a key message right there.”

The teacher then asked Brian if he’d oppressed anybody that day.

The kid said No.

Sam posed a potent Gotcha:

“You’re breathing. Have you left your house today?”


Academia for the win:

“Okay, so you may have oppressed somebody.”

These days, if an increasing number of cultural components can be believed, you need to know little else about someone beyond their race — there are victims and oppressors.


And if their skin is different than yours, it seems, you’ll have little in common.

That’s a shame. There once was a man — with many supporters — who had a vastly different idea than the vision currently being fulfilled:

Perhaps some day.

In light of Professor Sam’s expertise, maybe no one leave their homes, and let’s see what we can do.

Nevermind — we did that all last year, and it didn’t work.



See more pieces from me:

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Rhode Island City Enters Phase 2 of ‘Black and Indigenous’ Reparations

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