IN THIS ERA of shifting cultural demographics and a shrinking white population, some heroes are gettin’ paid to be the Enlightened Whites. Unfortunately, too often this means repeating oppressive power structures but under the guise of altruism.
As you can see, this one—though short—involved some serious production! It was a lot of fun, though. I’ve been busy with numerous things as usual, so while I am still working on the script (with some friends) for the Avenida Almasol Xmas Speshul, it isn’t done, and I’m not sure it will be done by Christmas. Oh well, we’ll try to finish it as soon as possible, and put it out when done. Meanwhile, enjoy the latest from XOLAGRAFIK studios, a short piece on the insidious and ludicrous nature of the Professional White Anti-Racist.
Transcript for News With Nezua Video “The White Professional Anti-Racist” by Nezua transcript by Arban
Hola Gente, and welcome to News With Nezua! (Translation from Spanish, “What’s up, people, and welcome to News With Nezua!”
[Flamenco/Latin style music]
[Latin music fades into suspenseful cinematic score ]
TITLE: “Chapter 11.4: The White Professional Anti-Racist”
Lower Third Graphic: “XICANOLICIOUS COMMENTARY: theunapologeticmexican.org“
SPOKEN [NEZUA] (in serious movie trailer dramatic tone)
“2009. The era of our having elected president a black man, as well as a national realization that the cultural landscape is shifting.”
“In roughly 40 years, the white population of the United States will be a minority, for the first time since the British settlers swept into indigenous communities, and with great violence and grand purpose, established a dominant order.”
“As more and more non-white-centric voices begin speaking from their communities, and for their own experience, largely aided by the open arms of a low barrier Internet media publishing environment, a perverse new profession arises: The White Professional Anti-Racist.”
“Because for some, it is not satisfying enough to live right, not glorious enough to build, and support your own community, not lucrative enough to simply live the struggle, and as the psycho-social phenomenon known as “whiteness” surely would demand to know: why give up power, anyway?”
NEZUA APPEARS ON SCREEN AS CHARACTER “LYLE DOUCHEE-WAY”
SPOKEN [NEZUA] (in a nerdy comic voice)
“I’d like to begin by welcoming all you POC to my group, ” The Racial Equality Social Justice & Media. “
“My name is Lyle Douchee-Way, and I am a professional anti-racist. “
“As you can see…”
[holds up sign around neck that says "anti-racist"]
“everybody get a good look at that? Good!”
“I am credentialed by having many brown friends, and an overwhelming desire to see my anti-racist visions come to life…and if you behave properly, you can even help me carry those out. Wouldn’t that be satisfying, in this world of inequality? “
“Now, as I am always extremely aware of my white privilege, I’d like to kick this off by letting people of color speak.”
[goofy 60's game show music]
“So, first we’ll go to your friend and mine, white ally, Jerry Jackalorde!”
“Did I see a hand?”
[a character in the audience waves hands manically]
“Mmmm, not sure, I don’t really see anyone…Alright then Jerry, oh wait, maybe, maybe, there’s a hand up over here, so, as I take this question…”
[lifts tiny person out of the audience]
“I would like to point everyone to the materials under your seats. On these papers you will see many fine references and informations and sources that you can refer to in your own battle for racial equality and social justice.
[turns to small person in his hand]
“Now how can I help you Pedro?”
“¿porque en los papeles no hay gente latina, solo gente que hablan por los latinos?”
translation: Why is it that on these papers, there are no Latino sources? Only people who speak for Latinos.
“Well, see first of all, being that I am always aware of my white privilege, I should first state that I understand you language, because that you and I share something of the same culture, uh, no, no, no, I’m not Mexican, no, my parents have a summer house, and I had a gardener who looked alot like you, Pedro, and, uh, I’m sorry to have to say this, but, um, I can’t answer your question, because you have abused the rules.”
“And the rules in your papers state that you may not speak over 6 seconds, and Pedro, Pedro, you are clearly into your 8th second, and we have to have order here, as everyone knows, there is no social justice without order.”
“Now, shall we return to our program? Take it away Jerry”.
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