Super Woke Video: 'You Stop It, You Are a White Male!" -- Susan Buchanan
Posted on: 10/13/2019 07:01 PM

Updating a city's "diversity statement" results in White men, who wanted a clear cut definition of the term 'systems of oppression,' not being allowed to speak in the nation built & maintained by their forefathers.


Oak Park trustee Susan Buchanan berated fellow trustees for speaking on racial equity and oppression during Monday's board meeting.

"You have been white from birth," Buchanan told fellow trustees Dan Moroney and Deno Andrews. "Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You've never experienced one, so shut up! I don't want to hear from you! Just stop Dan, just stop Deno. You are not oppressed and people in Oak Park and we are trying to recognize that as a community."

Buchanan's comments drew a round of applause from the audience.

"This mayor and this board is obviously not willing to face history," she said. "We have a chance to make history. It is time for this community to face equity. Enough! And you stop it! You are a white male! You stop it, you are a white male!

Speaking to Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb, a Palestinian immigrant, Buchanan said "Your skin is light enough. Stop it!"


Super Woke Video: 'You Stop It, You Are a White Male!" -- Susan Buchanan






Buchanan, a medical doctor who has served on the board since April, made the comments while discussing a motion to adopt an updated diversity statement.

"I think if we reduce these conversations to 'nobody cares because you are a white male,' I don't think we're doing this right," Moroney replied to Buchanan.

Earlier this year, Oak Park's Community Relations Commission recommended amendments to the diversity statement. At the May 29 board meeting, the trustees tabled the discussion. Andrews and Moroney, long with fellow trustees Arti Walker-Peddakotla and Simone M. Boutet, asked that the discussed be revived at this week's meeting.

"I'm so tired of hearing two white men tell us what systems of oppression are," Buchanan said. "This is like if you guys wanted to tell us what it's like to have a menstrual cycle."

VIDEO

NOTE: The condensed video of Buchanan's tirade is found on Twitter, but may also be seen in full context here at the 3 hour mark during the Oak Park Board of Trustees Meeting. Must see.



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