Sure, with Asians you get cheap, tasty food, but what was supposed to be the benefit with Africans, again?
Oh yeah, diversity.
Grace knew she was in trouble, but had no idea what she had done wrong.
Last week, a teacher at Bentleigh Secondary College pulled the 16-year-old out of class and took her to a corridor, where her twin sister Tahbisa was waiting.
The students, who were born in South Sudan, were ordered to take out their braids by the weekend.
"We were told that our hair doesn't represent the school," Grace says. "It was a real shock."
Not as much of a shock as the odour of those sweaty, cheesy scalps must have given your unfortunate classmates and teachers.
The twins have worn braids since they were babies and say their state school is attacking their African culture.
"It's not a problem and it doesn't affect our education. They are asking us to look like everyone else," Grace said.
In other words, you want to be treated differently--like someone special to whom the usual rules don't apply--because you very obviously don't belong, and you know you never will.
Why wouldn't you think this way, having been transplanted, no doubt at taxpayer expense, from your toilet of a country to one where your brothers routinely get away with violent crime, and then successfully sue the police for asking them their business as they loiter in crime hotspots?
The students are refusing to take out their braids and have accused the school of discrimination.
The school tried to justify its position by saying that white students who have returned from holidays in Bali have also been asked to remove their braids or cornrows.
Nice objective reporting there, Fairfax.
This story was front page news today. And no, it wasn't a slow news day; it's just that we are really supposed to feel that the hair of a curry negress woven to the fuzzy scalps of a pair of sour-pussed Sudanese ones is literally the most important symbol of what matters above all: white racism against the hominids who
routinely abuse our misplaced hospitality in this country just want to be treated the same as everybody else.
The Age sent a photographer around to do a shoot with these resentful aliens. Just imagine: they know our weakness well enough to go to the media when something like this happens, and instantly their story is everywhere--they're celebrities. Something tells me we are going to be seeing more of this kind of thing.
Referring to white kids who apparently have been told to nix their wigger hairdos, one of these precocious picaninnies had this to say:
"That's different," Tahbisa says. "That's cultural appropriation."
Such words and phrases are like the shiny beads that traders once bought to Africa and exchanged for ivory and slaves; the difference is only that back then we got something in exchange that we wanted.
I mean, do we really want this?
"It's a protective style. It looks good and it keeps our hair growing. Your hair is your crown, it is about embracing yourself, accepting yourself. It is part of our identity."
Yes, their hair is a "crown." They are Nubian princesses--Goddesses, even. Also it's "protective." Against what? evil spirits, would be my actual first guess.
Anyway, these princesses are clearly vulnerable innocents.
Over the weekend, as the twins juggled VCE assignments, they re-read their school's policies, which are printed at the front of their diaries.
LOL. They were so busy it was a real imposition on their time. Guess they had to sound out the letters.
"The policy says diversity is valued," Grace says. "The school is going against its values."
A-plus, Grace! You've learnt your Alinsky well. Rule number 8:
“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
The school says it values diversity, but the very concept of a rule is that it stops you doing certain things, i.e. rules out some forms of behavioural diversity, such as the once widely accepted one about not having machete fights in the CBD.
And of course these girls have learned their Alinsky. They have been to an Australian secondary school, meaning that they've been taught little besides how evil white people are and how pervasive racism is in our society (so unlike the paradise they left behind in South Sudan).
Their teachers and principal have put up signs on their own foreheads saying "please spit in my eye," and they have got what they asked for.
I can't wait till the little status-signalling white girls all put in corn rows only to get scolded by Team Anti-Racist's animal mascots.
Our sick culture has taught these surplus creatures to use phrases like "cultural appropriation" even while using the English language, attending secondary school in a Western country (as opposed to being married off at twelve), wearing white people clothes and appealing to universal human rights.
Grace and Tahbisa have been inundated with messages of support after posting about their experience on a Women of Colour Facebook group.
One young woman said she would help them lodge a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
I personally hope it goes all the way to the top and becomes a national scandal, bringing Asquisha, Tabisa, their ilk and their enablers all the fame they've ever dreamed of, and more.