A black student at Stanford University explained Wednesday why he stood up during a College Republicans event and said “I’m off the plantation, bro!”
The student, freshman Ebbie Banks, made the remark and bashed Black Lives Matter during a “Make Stanford Great Again” event featuring Turning Point USA’s founder Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens, reported The College Fix.
“I am just at a place right now where I am just trying to find truth,” Banks told The Fix. “To be honest, I am not either liberal or conservative — I am not even in the middle. I feel like both sides have partial truths, but not the whole truth. I am just trying to get as many different perspectives as I can. Engage in new ideas, explore new ideas.”
He suggested that his quest to find truth started in high school when he was wrongly accused of sexual assault and white liberals “were very eager to demonize” him. (RELATED: Minneapolis School Officials Try To Figure Out Why Black Students Suspended More Than White Peers)
“I realized no one on the left was going to validate my victimhood,” Banks said. “If I got stopped by the police I could talk about that with white liberals, but once you talk about being falsely accused, it’s a taboo subject.”
Banks spent a few sentences dishing on Black Lives Matter at Turning Point’s event, blaming the movement for neglecting black fatherhood.
“I’ve been feeling like [Black Lives Matter are] white liberals in blackface,” he told Owens, Kirk, and the audience. “It’s all about feminism, LGBT. White liberals don’t really care about black people.”
“I’m off the plantation, bro,” he explained. “I escaped the plantation, bro!”
Black Lives Matter “was started by three lesbian women,” Banks noted. “It’s not really supporting black families…they don’t mention anything about black fathers on the website.”
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