NOT smiling at a person of color is also racist.
Students who attended a “Whiteness History Month” presentation at Portland College coined the term “White Guy Smile” while agonizing over whether or not a white person smiling at a black person is a racist microaggression.
The video clip begins with a white student grappling over whether or not to look a person of color in the eyes when he walks past them, whether him crossing the street if he sees a gang of black people ahead will offend them, and whether he should then explain to them why he crossed the street.
“There’s all of this stuff wrapped up in how we meet or do not meet each other’s eyes,” states the main speaker.
Another white female student then discusses how her black relatives will always talk about the “white guy smile”.
“That awkward smile, well then what are you supposed to do? I smile at everybody but then somehow I’m conscious of that and then I do the white guy smile.”
“As much as I don’t think of myself as having that awkwardness, there’s always that….am I doing the white guy smile or is that a normal smile?” she asks.
Laughing at Liberals sums up the sheer idiocy of this exchange;
“When you pass a person of color on the street, do you give them the “white guy smile”? Congratulations, you’re racist! If you look at a person of color, you’re racist. If you don’t look at them, you’re racist. If you sort of look at them, then look away, you’re still racist. If you keep looking at them, well, damn you, you racist!”
This is yet another illustration of the lunacy of white guilt. So indoctrinated are the students in the narrative that they should make apologies for their skin color, any kind of behavior whatsoever is never enough to atone for their sins. They’re even unsure as to whether smiling at someone is offensive.
And what exactly are their sins? As we have documented, white people were victims of the slave trade too, Muslims were far more brutal towards African slaves and white people ended the slave trade at great cost to their own race.
There is nothing whatsoever to feel guilty about, but flaunting your white guilt is the ultimate act of virtue signalling, so don’t expect the trendies to stop doing it any time soon.