The University of California, Los Angeles students are claiming that automatic soap dispensers are racist.
As per Zero Hedge, The op-ed, penned by Sullivan Israel, shares that some UCLA students are soap dispensers – yes, the things you find in restrooms that dole out soap without having to be claiming that automatic touched – are racist.
They say that the dispensers “don’t see her hands” because of the color of her skin, The Blaze reported.
Some said that the dispensers force “black and brown bodies” to show their palms — which are “the only light areas of the skin”.
Israel’s op-ed deftly debunked the idiotic notion, calling the idea that “systemic racism and white supremacy is all around us, and in everyone, and everything, a person encounters” and that it is “a secret force that exists everywhere, permeates all things, and wields power over society” nothing more than a “conspiracy theory”.
Then, Israel used “the science” to further debunk the notion: “First of all, let me just debunk the basis of this claim: for anyone who doesn’t know, the sensors on soap dispensers don’t see human hands; they don’t have eyes. They work using a simple device called a PIR sensor that recognizes infrared light, which is emitted by all people, regardless of color (as long as they’re not dead).”
“Also, I don’t know about you, but those darn things never work for me. I can’t remember how many times I’ve banged on one to try to get the soap out (yet it never occurred to me to blame anti-Semitism as the cause),” he continued.
He concluded: “But I digress. The point here isn’t how a soap dispenser works. It’s the idea that students at UCLA actually thought that they were designed with white supremacy in mind. This, and other claims like it, were not unique perspectives shared by one lone student, but rather a world-view that was reiterated and supported by the over 80 students who attended, or more accurately zoom-bombed, the debate.”