Some parents in Henrico, Virginia, are upset over an animated video (below) that was shown in a local high school during Black History month. The video portrays the discrimination that black people face as well as the privilege that white people enjoy in the U.S.
"They are sitting there watching a video that is dividing them up from a racial standpoint," Don Blake, who has a granddaughter in the school, told WWBT. "It's a white guilt kind of video. I think somebody should be held accountable for this."
The video, entitled "Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race," was produced by a white woman, Erica Pinto, for the African American Policy Forum.
The video shows two white and two black runners in a track race in which slavery keeps the black runners holding at the starting line, giving the white runners a long lead, The Epoch Times notes.
The black runners also face real-life obstacles such as discrimination, high incarceration rates, poor schooling, racial profiling and underemployment.
A black male runner in the video ends up jailed, while a black female runner hits a wall in her lane labeled "Dead End."
However, a white male runner wins the race by simply standing on a moving walkway as the words "connections" and "privilege" roll across the screen. A white woman comes in second while the white man stands still on the walkway.
"The students participated in a presentation that involved American history and racial discourse," Henrico school officials said in a statement. "A segment of the video was one component of a thoughtful discussion in which all viewpoints were encouraged. As always, we are welcoming of feedback from students and their families, and we address concerns directly as they come forward."