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Im off the plantation, bro! Video of black Stanford student goes viral. Heres his back story.
College Fix ^ | 05-31-2018 | Jennifer Kabbany

Posted on 05/31/2018 5:16:18 AM PDT by Kevin in California

At Stanford University on Tuesday night, a black student enrolled at the institution stood up and denounced Black Lives Matter for several reasons — saying it is funded by white liberals and founded by three black lesbians and does not champion the need for strong black families with husbands and fathers as the role models.


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1 posted on 05/31/2018 5:16:18 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

You’re allowed to post more than a sentence.

It’s not even on the excerpt-only list.

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At Stanford University on Tuesday night, a black student enrolled at the institution stood up and denounced Black Lives Matter for several reasons — saying it is funded by white liberals and founded by three black lesbians and does not champion the need for strong black families with husbands and fathers as the role models.

The freshman made the comments during a “Make Stanford Great Again” event hosted by the College Republicans, which featured Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens, the latter of whom is a black woman who has been thrust into the national spotlight in recent tweets by Kanye West and President Donald Trump that praise her for her I’m-not-a-victim message.

Emboldened by Owens, the student stood up during the Q&A and spoke about how he had researched Black Lives Matter and found it severely lacking when it comes to defending straight black men and discussing the need for black men to be strong fathers and husbands.

“I’m cool with gay black people, my best friend is a gay black dude. Like, I’m not homophobic,” the student said. “But I’m just saying, I’ve been researching Black Lives Matter and I’ve been understanding the politics and how they are funded by white liberals. And recently I’ve been feeling like [BLM is] white liberals in black face. … It’s because the white liberals are all about feminism, LGBT — white liberals don’t really care about black people. I realize, white liberals don’t really care about me, bro. I’m off the plantation, bro! I’m off the plantation, bro!”

“I escaped the plantation, bro,” he continued. “I’m empowered. They don’t want me to have power. They want to keep me dependent. But I’m realizing this. They put white liberal ideas — LGBT, women, non-binary, white feminism, all that Hillary Clinton stuff — put it in black face!”

The energetic student received claps and high fives as he spoke. (Below is a portion of his comments on video. His entire time at the mic can be seen here).

After the event, Owens declared it a sign of a budding “Black Revolution.”

“The world is changing before our eyes,” she tweeted out. “Tonight at Stanford, a black student stepped to the mic. He said he used to support Black Lives Matter until he researched their lies. He shouted to a packed room ‘BUT NOW I’M FREE’. The Black Revolution is unfolding and it’s beautiful.”

‘I am just trying to find truth’

In an exclusive telephone interview with The College Fix on Wednesday, the student — 20-year-old freshman Ebbie Banks — spoke about what inspired him to come to Turning Point’s event and speak up.

“I am just at a place right now where I am just trying to find truth,” he said. “To be honest, I am not either liberal or conservative — I am not even in the middle. I feel like both sides have partial truths, but not the whole truth. I am just trying to get as many different perspectives as I can. Engage in new ideas, explore new ideas.”

That desire can be traced back to what Banks calls the most traumatic experience so far in his young life. Growing up, he said he was pretty liberal. Then he was falsely accused of sexual assault, he said, and the “white liberals” who were supposed to support him and hear his side of the story instead turned their backs on him.

“The white liberals were very eager to demonize me and see me as a monster before they had all the facts,” Banks said. “The left only acknowledges certain kinds of victimhood … but then my trauma doesn’t get acknowledged and validated.”

He said the incident took place in the summer after his junior year in high school. He attended a theater camp that enrolled predominantly white students, and he was among a handful of black students there. He said he engaged in a consensual sexual act with a white female student, but soon after rumors spread that he assaulted her. He was never contacted by police or administrators, the entire affair was rumor-driven, he said.

“People were looking at me like I was a fucking monster, like I wasn’t human,” he told The Fix. “I cried every day for a month. I was depressed out of my mind. It just felt so unfair.”

“So for the longest time I wanted people to acknowledge what I had gone through, sympathize with my pain, but I realized no one on the left was going to validate my victimhood. … If I got stopped by the police I could talk about that with white liberals, but once you talk about being falsely accused, it’s a taboo subject. I felt that burden of suffering in silence … you just feel isolated.”

Eventually, Banks said he decided to let go of his anger over the incident.

“It wasn’t productive for me to always be stuck in my victimhood,” he said. “I can either stay in it and feel sorry for myself or empower myself and try to get my shit together.”

On Tuesday night, listening to Owens’ “be a victor and not a victim” message, it resonated strongly with Banks, he said, inspiring him to give the message that he did.

“A lot of this stuff I alluded to yesterday came from an emotional place,” he said. “She spoke to me when she was talking about the victimhood culture, freeing yourself from the victimhood culture helped me overcome my trauma.”

“I was a victim but I don’t need to obsess over it and have it control me and rule me and have it become who I am,” Banks said. “Candace was talking about not having a victim mentality — I really felt that.”

Banks said he isn’t ready to join the College Republicans just yet, but he does like to go to their events and hear things out. Meanwhile, he said he plans to attend left-of-center events as well and continue doing online research on issues that matter to him.

“I feel like conservatives don’t like to act like racism is a problem, but then again, white liberals like to act like false accusations are not a problem,” Banks said. “I’ve felt like even here at Stanford I’ve had trouble finding places where I can find support to help me overcome it.”


2 posted on 05/31/2018 5:23:19 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Kevin in California
Emboldened by Owens, the student stood up during the Q&A and spoke about how he had researched Black Lives Matter and found it severely lacking when it comes to defending straight black men and discussing the need for black men to be strong fathers and husbands.

The underground railroad is coming into the sunlight. Liberals are no doubt terrified. The "Uncle Tom" card just might be expiring.

3 posted on 05/31/2018 5:23:42 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (robert mueller is an unguided missile)
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To: Larry Lucido

The morning is starting well. I saw a Diamond & Silk interview on Fox this morning and read this. Be American, not a skin color.


4 posted on 05/31/2018 5:27:26 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: Kevin in California

Great find Kevin.

Encouraging. Inspiring.

Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 05/31/2018 5:31:29 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: freedumb2003

I expect what he will find is open to debate on the conservative side listening to his reasoning and coming up with counter arguments, while on the lib side he will get ridicule.


6 posted on 05/31/2018 5:32:37 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Drain the Swamp. Build the Wall.)
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The USMC is a first step towards truth and honor.


7 posted on 05/31/2018 5:33:15 AM PDT by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: Larry Lucido

When politically convenient, Big Media will now identify the RACE of each individual about whom they report.

Unless they’re a violent black criminal at large, of course.


8 posted on 05/31/2018 5:34:23 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: freedumb2003

This is a young man struggling, finding his way, and it’s beautiful. A right of passage. It gives me hope.


9 posted on 05/31/2018 5:35:00 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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To: Kevin in California

There go his chances for a scholarship at 100 colleges of his choice, and a highly-paid job with the democrat party.


10 posted on 05/31/2018 5:35:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Leftism is an elaborate system for hiding shame behind a cheap mash of virtue. -Klavan.)
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To: Kevin in California

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/45398/


11 posted on 05/31/2018 5:38:00 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Kevin in California

They will destroy him.


12 posted on 05/31/2018 5:40:03 AM PDT by JusPasenThru (We have a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem.)
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To: Kevin in California
Boy,I'll bet that this guy will be about as popular as hemorrhoids in da hood now.And on campus as well.

I've wondered,from time to time,what Bo Snerdley's private life is like.Does he get hate mail? Threats? Any other kind of ugliness...from blacks *or* whites?

13 posted on 05/31/2018 5:42:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: I want the USA back

Whoever is funding Candace Owens should start putting up random billboards throughout the country simply stating, “I’m off the Plantation, Are you?”


14 posted on 05/31/2018 5:42:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Proud member of the DWN party. (Deplorable Wing Nut))
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To: Larry Lucido

all that Hillary Clinton stuff — put it in black face!”



15 posted on 05/31/2018 5:43:40 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: King Moonracer
Be American, not a skin color.

I like it!

16 posted on 05/31/2018 5:47:37 AM PDT by libertylover (If people come here legally, they're immigrants; if they come here illegally, they're invaders.)
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To: Kevin in California

Good for him!


17 posted on 05/31/2018 5:47:40 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Larry Lucido

18%....... we will change the political landscape if only 18% of blacks become enlightened and leave the plantation.

That might actuall be happening.

(15 % might actually be enough)


18 posted on 05/31/2018 5:47:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming))
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To: Kevin in California

video:

https://youtu.be/mCS2b87SbiM


19 posted on 05/31/2018 5:48:37 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Kevin in California

So his problem is he does not like liberal white people. Not sure how this is a good thing.


20 posted on 05/31/2018 5:49:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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