A Pennsylvania State professor singled out an “average white guy” in a lecture and used him as an example of how his skin color benefits him over any Black student, even if they have comparable backgrounds and resumes.

SOC119: Race and Ethnic Relations Professor Sam Richards, who teaches the 700-student, pulled students up before the class on June 30 to discuss white privilege.

“I just take the average White guy in class, whoever it is, it doesn’t matter,” sociology professor Sam Richards says in a video filmed in a packed lecture hall last month.

“Dude, this guy here. Stand up, bro. What’s your name, bro?” the professor says to one White male student in the class named Russell.

The student, Russell, stood up to face the class.

“Look at Russell, right here, it doesn’t matter what he does,” Richards continues in the video. “If I match him up with a Black guy in class, or a Brown guy, even … who’s just like him, has the same GPA, looks like him, walks like him, talks like him, acts similarly, has been involved in the same groups on campus, takes the same leadership positions, whatever it is … and we send them into the same jobs … Russell has a benefit of having White skin.”

In another class on March 4, Richards attacked two white students as “oppressors” while discussing the Critical Race Theory training taking place at Coca-Cola. The company made headlines after it was revealed that they had instructed their employees to “be less white.”

Richards, according to Campus Reform, asked the class for thoughts on a Coca-Cola slide which read, “To be less white is to be less oppressive, is less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be less ignorant, be more humble, listen, believe, break with the party, break with white solidarity.”

“I think, you know, it’s more or less just recognizing the advantages you have in life,” James, a student, responded. “Whatever that may be, and not thinking yourself superior because of that.”

The professor was pleased with that answer, then turned to another student, Brian, and asked, “What White people would find that offensive?”
“Conservatives, I guess,” Brain responded.

“What would they find offensive about it?”

CR reports that out of “canceled” concerns, Brian hesitated to answer
“White people have been like, ‘we’re oppressors, we’re arrogant, we’re confident or certain, defensive — and dumb,” Richards replied. “White people are dumb. That’s a message: White people are dumb. That is a key message right there.”

The professor then asked Brian, “Who have you oppressed today?”
“I haven’t oppressed anyone today,” said Brian.
“You’re breathing. Have you left your house today?” replied Richards?

“Yes,” Brian said.

“Okay, so you may have oppressed somebody,” Richards concluded.

Here’s a report from Fox News about the response of Penn State about the video:

“Professor Richards purposefully teaches in a manner designed to promote discussion across a spectrum of opinions. His class is a popular elective, in which each semester hundreds (~800) of students join, bringing their varied perspectives.”

“The class is quite balanced with individuals from different ethnic, gender, and political backgrounds. Richards and his course colleagues take time to discuss opinions from many perspectives — from liberal to conservative — and the classroom conversation is framed thoughtfully; this is supported in post-course surveys among students who have taken the class.”

The Pennsylvania school also noted that “often on social media short snippets are taken out of a longer lecture/class discussion, and at times taken out of context.”

Sources: The Gateway Pundit, Campus Reform, Fox News

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3 Responses

  1. MikefromTexas

    Do these people ever listen to what they say? I’am the color I am not by choice but by birth. So why blame me for whatever color I am? Give me a break.

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  2. Original Anna

    Judging by the way he’s signaling out white people, obvious middle class male workers and than proceeds to name that person with all kinds of racist accusations when he has no idea of the life that white has had to live or maybe enjoyed living. I notice that we don’t know if any remarks are made to blacks in the class who colleges now claim make up over 50% of students and white males are at the lowest level ever. I disagree with blacks over whites because women outnumber males white and black in colleges. Women are pushing males to the side period not racist white men. Any way I would never have signed up for a racist class like that even if I wanted to know what the professor says. Why, because I am afraid I might walk out turning on blacks and staying away from them so as to avoid any confrontation with blacks and that is not interesting to me as far as hating people goes. I like being around people as long as they threat me okay. As for this professor, he is getting money to push his racist theology and believe me, some in that class are listening to him. I see another Civil War coming on after a couple of generations get through our racist and political public schools. I hope there are enough Christian schools who can present some kind of balance against this forced by democrats racism through kids attending Christian schools where they can grow up just being kids.

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  3. J R

    If you follow this man’s “logic,” then you are pathetic. I’m white, and I’ve never used my whiteness to any advantage over those who are not. If anyone is “privileged,” it’s NON whites. All government programs that deal with assistance of any type, lean towards MORE help for non whites and minorities. White people are getting bumped from med schools and law schools to make room for others……not because of grades or qualifications……but because of the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. The government has FORCED quotas on employers, despite many being less qualified for the job, to hire a specified number of minority personnel………because of the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. The government has special programs that aid and assist some in obtaining contracts for their companies……not because they are the best qualified to do a job…….but because of the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. Blacks and minorities are OFTEN chosen over whites for awards, positions, etc., not because they are truly deserving………but because of the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. People of color can have their exclusive clubs, groups and organizations………but whites can NOT. Sorry…….I don’t buy this schidt for brains professor’s line of crap.

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