Link: Penn State: A Case Study on White Male Privilege
Especially when it comes to sex crimes, a lot of people are quick to say something along the lines of “This has NOTHING to do with race.” That’s a lie. Penn State’s child rape camps may not have had everything to do with race, but this insanity definitely has something to do with race.
We’ve got to understand several things in order to fully grasp just how vile the criminals in Happy Valley are. Children were raped, first and foremost. The children came from a Pennsylvania foster care center, which is of course disproportionately black. Even conservative speculation concedes that half - if not more - of Penn State’s victims were children of color. If you know your colonial history, you acknowledge that the infatuation with and subsequent violation of the nonwhite body (especially by white men) is a very real phenomenon.
Combine this with the relatively tame punishment handed down to those involved, and you can begin to see that, hey, wait a minute, maybe this does have something to do with race. Administrators, coaches, trustees, and other higher-ups at Penn State hid this shit for 14 years in the name of institutional reputation and athletic department profits. Most, if not all, will keep their positions despite being outed as certified criminals. Jerry Sandusky should’ve snitched.6 notes