Just in time for the holiday season, MTV News has issued a series of New Year’s resolutions exclusively for white males — because, the network says, white guys could “do a little better in 2017.”
A video posted to MTV News’ Twitter account Monday afternoon features a group of millennials lecturing so-called “white guys” as to how they can improve themselves in the New Year.
Suggestions include recognizing that America was never “great” for minorities, and to stop bragging about being “woke.”
Hey, white guys: we came up for some New Year's Resolutions for you. pic.twitter.com/C9EeIY6wig
— MTV News (@MTVNews) December 19, 2016
“Can we all just agree that ‘Black Lives Matter’ isn’t the opposite of ‘All Lives Matter?'” one of the people in the video says. “Black lives just matter. There’s no need to overcomplicate it.”
“Also, Blue Lives Matter isn’t a thing,” adds another. “Cops weren’t born with blue skin. Right? I mean, yeah. They weren’t born blue!”
One woman suggests white people learn what “mansplaining” is, and then stop doing it, while another says that “nobody who has black friends says they have black friends” to prove they’re not racist.
“We all love Beyoncé, and yes, she’s black, so of course she cares about black issues. I’m talking to you Fox News,” one man in the video says.
Representatives for MTV News did not immediately respond when asked whether the network planned to produce New Year’s resolutions videos for other racial or ethnic groups.
MTV’s resolutions video comes after the network aggressively courted millennials during the 2016 presidential race with multiple voter registration drives. The Viacom-owned channel recently launched a “Classic” version featuring old favorites like Beavis and Butthead, Daria and Real World as cable cord-cutting has hurt its parent company’s bottom line.
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