'I'm Resisting You, B***h': Young Folk Gather The Kent State 'Gun Girl' Who Says Racism Doesn't Exist
"Are you triggered?"
“What are you resisting?” asks a woman-on-the-street interviewer to a young man and woman.
“I’m resisting you, b***h,” the young woman replied.
This is the opening of a video titled “Commies on Campus” on Liberty Hangout, a YouTube channel meant to be a hub for young libertarians. The interviewer is a blonde woman by the name of Kaitlin Bennett who initially gained internet infamy by graduating from Kent State and then strolling around campus in her graduation dress with an AR-10 strapped to her back.
“Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. #CampusCarryNow,” Bennett tweeted at the time.
Bennett has returned to the cybersphere, only this time, she’s being known for conducting horrible interviews intended to humiliate the person she’s engaging with, but the exchange typically reveals how uninformed she actually is. These interviews subsequently get her dragged all over the net. Wash, rinse, repeat.
One such interview, uploaded to YouTube on November 24, involves Bennett trying to convince two (assumed) students on Rutgers University's campus that racism does not exist. This all happens right after the young man interviewed reminds Bennett that they are all white and apart of the “oppressive majority.”
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When Bennett loudly claims racism is a figment of imagination, the young man questions, “Do you know the history of this campus? Most of it was built by slave labor.”
The conversation continues as follows:
Bennett: Why are you here?
Man: Many buildings have the name of slave-holding families.
Bennett: Why do you go in them?
Man: Because Rutgers has a legacy also, on top of this, of really radical politics. Paul Robeson went here, a famous Black communist –
Bennett: - Oh a communist! Should we be celebrating that?
Man: Are you triggered?
It should be noted that Robeson never officially self-identified as a communist. He was more so interested in socialist governments in which Black Americans could retain dignity and was branded a communist because of it.
Bennett then goes on to proclaim that racism doesn’t exist because she sees Black people all the time, some were even walking around on the street! While she didn’t elaborate as to why simply seeing Black people meant racism didn’t exist, or where she thought Black people would teleport to if racism was present, the young man attempted to re-center the conversation with facts.
Man: Millions of people are disenfranchised because of the racist systems this country –
Bennett: What are the systems?
Man: Mass incarceration, the prison industrial complex, the military industrial complex; are all perpetuated on the notion that Black and brown bodies are less than white bodies.
Bennett has a history of exhibiting behaviors and commentary that implies she refuses to contextualize race and circumstances. She responded to one Twitter user who pointed out the privilege of being able to walk around in public with a gun without being seen as a threat.
"If a Black man had walked around like this dozens of police would have been called and he would have been shot dead on the spot. Oh the power of white privilege," wrote one Twitter user wrote in response to Bennett's gun post.
In response, Bennett suggested critics "speak to the BLACK officer who was with us the entire time."
The young man, whoever he may be, definitely gave “gun girl” a run for her money and introduced a fantastic retort to all upcoming foolishness: Are you triggered?