Outbreak of Hipster Racism at Purdue University

Institutional Racism at Purdue University
Institutional Racism at Purdue University

White Supremacist science and engineering students at Purdue University made a parody video of the white pop singers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song “Thrift Shop” they call This is Engineering and were called out for their hipster racism.

Plus, there’s hipster sexism too – the women are in the back, almost certainly going to be told to get back in the lab and make a sandwich compound.

Well, the White Devils are at it again, with a new video that’s so offensive they finally gave in to pressure and took it down, but of course not before it spread, virus-like, onto youtube, where children might see it.

Try to contain your outrage:

Purdue engineering group yanks ‘You Outta Be Proud’ parody video

This time the group of sophomore engineering students — who this past spring made waves when they released the popular if controversial “This is Engineering” fan video — are catching flack on the Internet for their newest release, a Purdue-touting parody of Lonely Island’s YOLO (You Only Live Once) called “You Outta Be Proud.”

The engineering students — assailed earlier this year for the “hipster racism” undertones and lack of racial diversity in “This is Engineering”, the students’ Macklemore parody — decided Tuesday to remove from YouTube their latest creation after receiving more criticism.

The group was a target of criticism earlier this year from academics and feminists who slammed the “This is Engineering video for perpetuating racist and sexist stereotypes. The video has received nearly 380,000 YouTube views.

Critics, who said at the time that the video’s featuring of white males as its stars was a display of “white supremacy,” also disparaged Purdue administrators for promoting the video, in which President Mitch Daniels makes a cameo.

Young said the group has taken the criticisms to heart. The “You Outta Be Proud” video features more women and racially diverse students in prominent roles.

“We wanted to take that seriously,” Young said. “We didn’t want to give people the impression that we’re excluding people. In the end, we ended up taking the video down, but moving forward that’s something we want to work on a lot more.”

Are you as outraged as I am?

Bastion of Science, Engineering, and White Privilege
Bastion of Science, Engineering, and White Privilege

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