Woke UCLA students claim soap dispensers are racist
The College Fix
Why systemic racism is akin to a conspiracy theory
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. 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.