Two thirteen-year-old girls are behind the “Sh-t White Girls Say to Latinas” video, and Racialicious has posted an interview with them. Check out these amazing teens:
AG: How have other students reacted to the video?
Alison: I could see the guilt on people’s faces when they realized that some of the things that were in this video they had actually said to someone who was Hispanic.
Rosie: We showed it to one class and, at first, nobody said anything. But then their teacher reminded them about what they’d studied about guilt and race, about how everyone’s said something racially insensitive. And then they opened up, and one girl asked a good question bout why it’s offensive. One of my friends from public school is Taiwanese, and she commented that this is exactly what happens to her–people always ask her if she’s Chinese. I was at youth group, and one of my friends said, “Oh, yeah, I saw your video on FaceBook. It was really good.” I was glad it had gotten around. Another friend’s mom saw it before her daughter did.
Alison: My public school friends said it was good, but they didn’t put much attention on it because they don’t go to school with many white people. It’s different.
Read the whole interview at Racialicious.