By now, you have seen this image or the videos of high school white boys from Covington, Kentucky forming a mob around native elders to mock them. The video went viral and has been the talk of social media for days. Twitter and Facebook served as the public judge and jury for the kids. Then came the backlash and the PR tour. The white privilege counter. The victimhood narrative. The story became both infuriating and predictable in how it played out with the smirking kid in the MAGA hat getting invites to national network news programs.
Consider these three headlines: “8th Grade Health Class Squirms Throughout Entire Screening of ‘Miracle of Abortion’ “’Hail Satan!’: The New ‘Pro-Choice’ Mantra” “Sometimes When Things Get Really Stressful, I Close My Eyes, Sit Back and Pretend I’m Back in Kenya” By Barack Obama