"VeggieTales" — a Christian cartoon featuring talking vegetables and hosted by a tomato and a cucumber — is racist, according to a college "whiteness forum" held Thursday at Cal State San Marcos.
What are the details?
According to The College Fix, the event, which was held to take a "critical look at whiteness," ran two hours and was inspired by a class by professor Dreama Moon called "The Communications of Whiteness."
Moon assigned projects for students to point the finger at "whiteness," and students obliged by creating poster boards pushing the narrative. The posters were on display for the forum.
The outlet reported that some of the projects included "White Avoidance," "Kill the Land, Kill the Indian," "White Women's Role in White Supremacy," and "Gun Ownership and Racial Bias" among others.
One project argued that "VeggieTales" is racist because all of the show's villains are purportedly vegetables of color, which pushes the narrative of racial stereotypes against minorities.
One of the project's creators said, according to the outlet, "that the accents of the evil characters tend to sound ethnic, such as Latino, while the good characters sound white."
"When kids see the good white character triumph over the bad person of color character they are taught that white is right and minorities are the source of evil," the project stated, as per the outlet.
Other things considered racist include the National Football League — because most players are black and most coaches and owners are white — and white women supporting President Donald Trump.
Another narrative included a student's theory that white supremacy is perpetuated by the media when they refer to white killers on the news as "shooters," and refer to minority attackers as "terrorists."
One student who attended the forum told the outlet that the event had the opposite effect of which it was apparently intended.
"I feel like the university system [leaders] are a bunch of hypocrites. They're talking about stopping racism and promoting equality for all, yet they have no problem bashing white people," the unnamed student (who the outlet points out is "half-Mexican") said.
"They're trying to make people feel guilty for being white," the student added.