According to Jezebel.com, there were these categories: “International Cinema Showcase,” “Weather Verbs,” and “Kiwi Fauna.” The sixth category was “African American History.”
The players did all they could to avoid Black History, leaving the questions over to the side like the five year old who refuses to eat his green beans. What’s saddest about this episode, which you can view below, is that it explains why you hear so many incidents of college students doing disrespectful things to African Americans, like hanging nooses in their fraternity houses or having parties in blackface. It happens because even the brightest college students don’t know the first things about black history, mainly because their campuses never force them to learn it.
If black people were lined up on a show and asked to give answers to questions about white history, they’d nail them in a heart beat. Black cultural competency has been a matter of survival to people of color since we arrived on slave ships. So, we know more about white people than whites know about themselves. But when the situation is reversed, the answer is basically, “who gives a sh*t?”
The two students from Oklahoma and Texas A&M might have an excuse, since racism there is so bad that you think you’ve gotten into a time machine. But the third student was from The University of Chicago. There’s no excuse for that and it doesn’t say good things about their racially-biased curriculum.
Watch the video below. Welcome to America: