Too busy to make New Year’s resolutions for the coming year? No problem. MTV News has created a list for you. That is if you’re white. And a guy.
If you’re “of color” and/or some gender other than male*, you’re on your own.
I can’t decide what I like most about the video — whether it’s having some black dude lecture me on how to be a better me (shades of the past eight years) or the specific suggestions, many of which aren’t suggestions at all.
The first, for example, by a woman of indeterminate ethnicity is a grievance aimed at anyone who voted for or supports President-elect Donald Trump. “First off,” she tells us, “Try to remember that America was never GREAT [emphasized with air quotes] for anyone who wasn’t a white guy.” Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.
For some reason, the third recommendation comes from a white guy, who you would assume doesn’t deserve a platform in this video. But when you hear him speak, you understand he is a liberated white male. You also understand he is a tool because his message is “Blue Lives Matter isn’t a thing.” An elaboration of that idea is presented by the next speaker, who is black and coyly notes, “Cops weren’t born with blue skin.”
Hey, white guys: we came up for some New Year’s Resolutions for you. pic.twitter.com/C9EeIY6wig
— MTV News (@MTVNews) December 19, 2016
Most of the resolutions that are resolutions are similarly cutesy … and offensive. And to think these morons are probably still wondering why their candidate lost the election!