New Show Teaches Children to Scream When They See Trump
A new independent series of videos, co-produced and hosted by an Asian comedian instructs children to scream when they see President Donald Trump, learn new terms such as “structural racism” and “gender non-binary” and to call white people “gross.”
A new YouTube series, Radical Cram School, is a kind of children’s TV show in which “Auntie” Kristina Wong teaches Asian- and Pacific Islander-American girls media literacy, intersectionality, and solidarity. As a self-described artist and comedian, Wong says her work is “subversive, humorous, and endearingly inappropriate.”
Wong plays an instructor teaching a group of Asian-American girls outfitted in yellow berets and rainbow sashes. The class is made up of the daughters of Wong’s friends.
“Liberty, Ellie, Emi are Chinese American; Brooklyn is mixed Mexican and Japanese; Malia is mixed-race Pacific Islander; Alyssa is Cambodian; Kaisa is Pinay and Ethiopian; Kaya is Pinay and Black; and Emi Hope is mixed race Filipino, Japanese and Jewish,” Wong notes. “We wanted this space to be specifically for [AAPI] girls, but also wanted to reflect the diversity of that identity.”
Each video begins with a short explanation that really reminds of a left-wing brainwashing. “We’re going to learn about social justice, revolution, and how to be powerful in the body that you have.”
In one statement, Wong describes the series as “’Sesame Street’ for the Resistance.”
She begins the first video in the series by addressing the children as “comrades” and immediately shows them a photo of Harvey Weinstein, which she says is her test to see if they have been “tainted by the patriarchy.” The children immediately express disgust.
When she shows the children a photo of President Trump, the group screams loudly for several seconds as Wong holds the photo. She then asks the children what they know about him, to which they respond in a chorus, “He’s bad!”
One child jokes, “I want to fire him! He wants to build the wall,” which causes Wong to ask the children what they think of the wall.
“It is blocking opportunity for people that don’t live in America to come here for a better opportunity,” comes the shockingly mature answer from a child.
The next “test” begins when Wong shows the girls the popular children’s character Hello Kitty asking what she’s missing. Having received the answer from one child, she then asks the youngsters why they think the character was not given a mouth, evoking another complicated answer from a small child:
“The people who created her didn’t want Asian girls to speak up about who they were,” the child says, with help from one of her peers.
“Very profound,” Wong concludes.
You might be asking yourself what the point is of all this mess. As Wong’s bio reveals, it’s to teach “social justice to Asian American kids 7-11.”
The idea for launching the show stemmed from a conversation with the little daughter of co-producer and friend Teddy Chao, Liberty.
“This was almost a year into the Trump Presidency and [Chao] was worried that Liberty would start internalizing the racist and misogynist rhetoric around his campaign,” Wong explained.
“He wanted me to sit down and talk to her and I blurted out, ‘We should make an Asian-American girl Town Hall web series!’” From there, Wong says, they began thinking of ways to equip young Asian girls with tools to resist “the ever-present racism and misogyny of our times.”
As time passed, the whole idea turned out to be a total failure, as the show garnered much negative feedback from social websites users who found it inappropriate to “teach children to be racist.”
This is so dangerous...this are the kind of youtube channels that need to be banned and taught a lesson!!https://t.co/rEQQTcx4po— Nirmal Menon (@nirmeme) November 19, 2018
Hi, I wanted to put it out there, that there are a series of disturbing videos in YouTube by Radical Cram School, that in the guise of humor, are teaching little Asian kids to hate whites.— Crista Jones (@CristaJones9) November 19, 2018
@mskristinawong so ... just watched first two episodes of radical cram school, this is base indoctrination and I think you might be looking at lawsuits from these children in the future, your a racist bigot and that’s fine that’s on you but teaching children to be racist is wrong— Urban Alpaca (@CyberVocals) November 19, 2018
Shit like this is why I'll never vote Democrat.— The Carbohydrate Caretaker (@BigDaddiBrenden) November 17, 2018
Name another political party that indoctrinates young children into being Communists. Absolutely disgraceful. https://t.co/3KTrIGMCTL
By the way, YouTube users are not allowed to leave comments on Wong’s video. Hmm… why do you think that is?
With Season One out and binge-ready, Wong has big plans for the next season of ”Radical Cram School” (which plays on a term for specialized extracurricular programs).
“One member of the [first] class identifies as genderfluid, and I would like to figure out more episodes to support kids like them. I’d also like to see if we can work with a troop of young Asian-American boys to get them to embrace feminism and reject toxic masculinity,” Wong says.