Joseph Backholm a 6’5″ Chinese Woman? College Students Affirm New Identity in Video


Can a 5’9″ white guy “identify” as a 6’5″ Chinese woman?

The inaugural episode of FPIW’s new series, College Kids Say the Darndest Things, asked students questions on the issue of identity.  Can someone identify as something that they are not?  And can they be wrong?

You can watch the hilarious, yet concerning 4-minute episode here:

If students can’t draw a line on an observable reality as simple as someone’s height, how can we expect them to discern truth from lies on issues that actually matter?

This new series, funded by generous donors in Washington, aims to educate college students and the general public on the importance of issues by considering the root implications of policies and positions, and not just taking cues from social justice rhetoric.

If you want to be a part of this effort, would you join us financially to make sure every student is exposed to observable, real, and undeniable truth?

14 replies
  1. Chris believes the Bible
    Chris believes the Bible says:

    The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps. Proverbs 14:15

    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
    2 Timothy 4:3-4

  2. Hans
    Hans says:

    You really want to see liberals come unglued…
    Have a white kid identify at “trans-racial” and apply to college as an African-American then demand a minority scholarship. This would mean the end to the quota system at colleges, students should be able to apply as whatever race they “identify” as!

    • Paragon of Restraint
      Paragon of Restraint says:

      Isn’t that essentially what Rachel Dolezal did? She claimed she was black, then got the job as NAACP president. apples, apples. The only difference is that the NAACP is racist and would only ‘include’ a black person as their President, because they have a irrational belief that only a black person could represent them in their quest for rights. Yes, my last sentence was total gibberish. Thanks for playing along.

  3. Paul J
    Paul J says:

    A couple of things.

    1. Where people tend to make mistakes, it’s because they’ve decided they know the truth when in fact, they haven’t delved nearly far enough into the question. The psychological community has a name for it “Closure”. Some folks need to believe they understand something – so they’ll settle for an incomplete understanding because ambiguity upsets them. There was an interesting discussion of this a few issues back in Scientific American.

    2. Jay Leno did this better.

    • Dmaninseaettle
      Dmaninseaettle says:

      Jay did it as a joke, the presumption being he tried to find people to say crazy things, and you always can. Here he was dead serious.

      The entire politics of the left is to excuse “closure” of the minds of the masses.

  4. MrsD
    MrsD says:

    Wow. First, people are told that they can’t believe in God because they can’t see Him. Now, people are told that they can’t believe even what they see, and they believe that! So much for the saying “seeing is believing”… I guess the adage “if it walks like a duck, etc.” has been changed to “if it walks like a duck, but thinks it’s a bear, then it’s a bear”. Confusion at its finest.

  5. Cheryl Kaiser
    Cheryl Kaiser says:

    Terribly ironic – and frightening – when empirical evidence no longer suffices. Our poor young people have been so indoctrinated by the culture that the evidence of their senses are no longer reliable or relevant. Like Pontius Pilate, they are left asking, “Truth? What is truth?”


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