Thursday, August 29, 2019
Film Titled “Why Don’t We Murder More White People” Airs at San Francisco Museum
A bizarre and nakedly hateful film has aired at a public San Francisco museum over the past month.
“Why Don’t We Murder More White People” by Jonathan Garcia was screened by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from July 23rd to August 25th.
The eleven-minute film, which has been removed from YouTube by its creator, contained profiles of several individuals speaking about their dislike for White Americans and their perceived grievances against them.
A description of the film described it as “an examination of whiteness, its unassailable immortality, and how it permeates our daily lives.” The project’s description seems to ask why violence against white people isn’t being ‘normalized.’
“As we continue to watch the death of black and brown people become normalized in parallel with the rise of white supremacy, this project asks-why isn’t the inverse true?”
Some who were featured in Garcia’s film spoke openly of their support for violence against White Americans who either oppose their political preferences or are simply neutral.
“I think if you’re not supporting people of color and to end white supremacy, and you’re neutral, or you are that person that’s perpetrating it, then you shouldn’t—I think you deserve harm.”
“And, sometimes I feel like non-violence is not the best route.”
The film’s creator designed the “experimental short” as part of a fellowship program with Yerba Buena. The publicly-funded San Francisco museum still identifies him as a “Community Engagement & Inclusion Associate.”