Wokification Alert: Students at UCLA Claim Automatic Soap Dispensers Are Racist

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No, really. Automatic soap dispensers are “racist.” Look, as I said the other day, there’s an easy way to simplify this whole “woke” thing: if “it” exists and “white people” do “it,” use “it,” enjoy “it,” or have anything to do with “it,” then “it” is “racist,” “white supremacist,” or both.

Again, America, automatic soap dispensers are guilty of “systemic racism.”

Sulivan Israel, a civil engineering student at the University of California, Los Angeles, wrote in an op-ed for The College Fix that he recently took part in an online debate about “systemic racism,” in which some of his classmates actually made the charge against hateful automatic soap dispensers. Not one or two, or a few bad apples (soap dispensers), mind you, but the entire “racist” “demographic.” Oh, the (black) humanity!

Check it out:

“What comes to mind when you hear the term systemic racism? Perhaps Jim Crow-era laws or banks’ redlining policies?

“Well, I’ve got a new one you can add to the list: soap dispensers.

“Yes, you read that correctly. According to a recent online debate on “systemic racism” put on by the Bruin Republicans that I attended, soap dispensers are proof that white people are systemically racist against black people, according to some of my peers.

“But it’s not just any dispensers, mind you. It’s those high-tech automatic ones.”

You’re on the edge of your seat, aren’t you, waiting to find out what’s racist about automatic soap dispensers? Neither was I. But still, obviously, I checked out the idiocy or you wouldn’t be about to do the same. You’re welcome.

Here’s more from the civil engineering student.

“The reason is simple.

“As one UCLA student claimed during the debate, automatic soap dispensers “don’t see her hands” due to the dark pigment of her skin.

“As another student reiterated, soap dispensers are racist because they force “black and brown bodies” to show their palms — “the only light areas of the skin” — in order to get soap out.

“I’m not joking.”

So here’s where it gets stoopid [sic], and Sullivan Israel should know — given the engineering thing. (Emphasis, mine.)

“First of all, let me just debunk the basis of this claim: for anyone who doesn’t know, the sensors on soap dispensers don’t see human hands; they don’t have eyes.

“They work using a simple device called a PIR sensor that recognizes infrared light, which is emitted by all people, regardless of color (as long as they’re not dead).”

Then it gets really stoopid. [sic]

“The point here isn’t how a soap dispenser works,” Israel wrote. “It’s the idea that students at UCLA actually thought that they were designed with white supremacy in mind.” (Gee, I wonder who’s responsible for indoctrinating them with that nonsensical crap?)

“The obvious objection is that systemic racism isn’t a conspiracy because it doesn’t fit the definition. But followers of systemic racism blame it on everything, like it’s an omnipresent boogeyman.

“They use it to explain any outcome they dislike, facts and data aside. Its believers cite their ‘lived experience’ as proof enough. I hear it on campus all the time.

“The worst part about this ideology is that it obscures real racism and actual problems we continue to face as a nation, including the continued marginalization of many groups across this country, including so-called ‘black and brown’ people.”

As I and others have suggested, countless times, ridiculous charges of racism like this one only serve to delegitimize or “dilute” real racism. Israel made the same point.

“When people rant and rave about soap dispensers, it delegitimizes claims of racism when racism actually occurs.

“Of course, there are still racists in this country — I have met some myself. In fact, I have faced real anti-Semitism throughout my life.”

The wise words of a college student with his head screwed on straight rather than up his also speak to the issue of police actions by white cops against black “victims.”

We are seeing that on an almost weekly basis.

The bottom line.

If everything is “racist” — as the Democrat Party would have us black people believe — to the extent of the delegitimization of real racism, in the eyes of the general public, how does that help black Americans? It doesn’t; it hurts black America.

And perhaps the worst part of all is the Democrat Party doesn’t give a damn about that. When your sole objective is political expediency — with one eye on the ballot box, 24×7, why would you? As the old adage says, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Too many black Americans have willingly become “useful idiots” of the elitist left.

As Dragão1 wrote, above, I’m “so done with this sh*t,” too. Millions of Americans of all colors are. The problem is, “this sh*t” isn’t “so done” with us. Not even close.