Franchesca Ramsey, the host of MTV’s YouTube series Decoded, created a video explaining why she is uneasy about the term “white pride.” Ramsey begins by claiming that white people get “uncomfortable” when minority groups create spaces to promote themselves, mocking white people who want to take pride in their heritage. She continues by asserting that every institution in America centers around whiteness, despite non-whites comprising 38% of the U.S. population (which includes white Latinos).
Following, Ramsey argues that “pride is about visibility” for people of color, claiming that a “white system has historically overlooked and oppressed them.” In addition, Ramsey states that ‘white pride’ has always been synonymous with ‘white supremacy.’ She also believes that whiteness is a concept designed to exclude and oppress members who do not belong in that group, arguing that Americans of southern and eastern European descent only became white at the oppression of African-Americans.
Other episodes of Decoded include titles such as…
- Are Fried Chicken and Watermelon Racist?
- Are Cracker, White Trash & Redneck Racist?
- 12 Racist Halloween Costumes FOR KIDS!
- Are All Asians Rich?
- Why Does MTV’s Decoded Hate White People?!?
- 13 Things White People Take for Granted
- The Many Problems With “I Want Mixed Kids”
- Why is the 1% so White?
- Are the PRIMARIES racist?
- Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech?
- 5 Tips For Being An Ally
- Why Don’t Straight Men Hold Hands?
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