A new video shows two black student activists from the University of West Georgia asserting that white people should kill themselves in order to atone for “white privilege”. The debate, which was held at Harvard University, features Damiyr Davis and Miguel Felician from the University of West Georgia, who won second place at the 2013 Cross-Examination Debate Association Nationals.
A glowing University of West Georgia write-up of the pair explains that Davis and Felician have, “already established themselves as one of the elite teams in the country.” During the debate, Felician argues that “white life is wrong” and that white people shouldn’t be able to affirm that their lives have value. “Our argument is that we should never affirm white life,” asserts Felician because “white life is based off of black subjugation.” When a white debater asks if his friend should kill himself, Felician responds, “I don’t see why not, it’s ethical.” Felician says the white student should kill himself “because you have white privilege.” “Why does having white privilege necessarily mean I should kill myself, why shouldn’t I struggle against the structures that….,” asks the white student. “Struggling against the structure means putting yourself on the line, putting your body on the line, do it…affirmative suicide, that’s cool, it’s one little step in the right direction” responds Felician.