There are some people out there that are just looking for a reason to complain. Kenny Allen seems to be one of them. Allen wrote an article where he rants about how he is upset about the etiquette of people walking on sidewalks. But instead of just coming to a reasonable conclusion that some people are rude he claims it’s racism.
“Opinion editor Kenny Allen wrote the Daily Northwestern article, “Are the sidewalks at Northwestern too white, too?” which asked if white people walked on sidewalks certain ways because of racism.
“When I first got to Northwestern, I wondered why walking around on campus could be so frustrating,” he wrote. “Even when sidewalks were relatively empty, I would often have to walk way around people to pass without bumping into them.”
“At first,” he reasoned, “I chalked it up to the geographic diversity of the school; maybe the people that came to this school were used to different ways of moving through a public place.”
After discussing the problem with his other black friends, Allen said, he concluded that “people at this predominantly white school would not move out of our way on the sidewalk.”
“That social order required black people to yield to white people whenever possible,” he wrote. “Black people were made to show deference to white people anytime they interacted. One of the ways they were made to do so was by stepping off the sidewalk when a white person was walking past. The informal rules are passed down through generations just like any other kind of etiquette.”
This is so forced. There are some people that are rude and it’s not by any means a racial issue. If Allen has trouble being around people then maybe it’s more of a personal problem. But this whole racist thing is B.S. and really it’s divisive that he would make this claim. But I guess it makes sense since it’s a University Newspaper article.