“Acceptable” Racism

One of the issues constantly raised about the Trump campaign is that his rise is fueled by the support of the white male. Trump is known to have a commanding lead in this demographic of voters. That fact is then used to promote the narrative that Mr. Trump’s supporters are racist. Many of these Americans have been labelled negatively for no other reason than that they are fed up with the status quo, they do not like the direction in which the country is going, or they are just fed up with the business as usual attitude of their leaders. The people of this demographic are constantly attacked and maligned, and their concerns dismissed because they are white. They are the one group about whom one can say just about anything without being held to the same standard that they are held to if they said something negative about another group.

On any given day one can tune in to the news stations, read the newspapers, listen to commentators, advocacy groups, comedians and others castigate the white male for different reasons. These attacks on white males almost seem like the cool thing to do. They are not only committed by fringe groups or radical extremists.  They are often carried out by mainstream organizations, high profile personalities and many others with influence. Often the rhetoric goes beyond the snide remarks about “white male privilege” to downright nasty, vitriolic, and hateful attacks. When people (mostly white men) raise concerns about this trend that seems to have gained traction among many in the populace, they are summarily dismissed, and their concerns are not given the same legitimacy that is given to other groups who fit the image of those targeted because of the color of their skin. Some view this as white men receiving mild comeuppance for their years of injustice, intolerance and other misdeeds that they have committed against others, and do not view it as a real problem.

Some of the things that have been said about, and to white males would generate widespread protests if they were said about any minority group. In the past we have seen people lose their jobs, resign from positions of influence, lose prestige and had their reputations tarnished and destroyed for saying hurtful things decades earlier, or making harmless jokes or other innocuous statements, all because the things said were against the “wrong” group, however; it is apparently clearly permissible to say much worse about white people in general, but particularly the white male.

One thing that is noteworthy and ironic in all of this is that the attacks on white males often come from other white people (mostly liberal men and feminists). There seems to be a concerted effort to shame white men into keeping quiet on the issues of our day. This is another strategic move by liberals/leftists who want to implement their radical agenda without any opposition. Since white males make up the largest group that opposes the liberal agenda, liberals are on a mission to delegitimize the white male in America and shame them into silence. It is for this reason that many white people in liberal circles see themselves as enlightened and courageous for identifying white males as the cause for many of the problems in America. They can then self-righteously proclaim that anyone who does not make the changes that they deem necessary are steeped in their prejudice and racism. That is why this group of Americans who have the same needs, the same fears, who share many of the same goals and aspirations for themselves, their families and friends can so easily be disparaged. After all, they are not like the rest of the population. They deserve the treatment that they get. They brought it on themselves by being such horrible people.

It is now commonplace to hear people joyously talk about how white people are about to be a minority group in the coming decades. People see it as a reason for celebration that the numbers of the largest ethnic group in America are dwindling. Think about that for a minute! In this celebration is the not so subtle notion that white people are evil and therefore their dwindling numbers are a reason to rejoice. It is a sad reflection on any society that hatred against a particular group has been justified to the point that it is now considered as a sign of progress that their numbers are declining. Here they make fun of it.

Universities now teach courses in white privilege. The idea behind this is that simply by being white, white people have an easy life or automatically get some kind of head start if front of everyone else. This concept is based purely on a narrative that has been propagated by those who profit in the race industry. It is not based on the idea that we should judge all people, or make conclusions about them based on merit. Instead, a large blanket is cast on a whole group of people, deeming them privileged. The message is clear. It is ok to cast aspersions on a whole group of people, and make blanket statements about them as long as those people are white.

The following is a list of some things that have been said about white people:

Last year a caller into a radio program affiliated with the black lives matter movement said: “when those mother f**kers are by themselves, that’s when we should start f***ing them up. Like they do us, when a bunch of them ni**ers takin’ one of us out, that’s how we should roll up.”   “Cause we already roll up in gangs anyway. There should be six or seven black mother f**ckers, see that white person, and then lynch their ass. Let’s turn the tables.” The radio host responded approvingly with no rebuke of the caller and there was no outcry in the media.

Cornell University (you read that right folks, Cornell University) Assistant Professor Russell Rickford said that some white people are ready to commit race suicide and that this “treason to whiteness” would be an “expression of their loyalty to humanity.” He still teaches at Cornell where he peddles in white hatred daily.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Professor, Dr. Noel Ignatiev called for the destruction of the White race. He said that “if you are a white male you do not deserve to live.” You are a cancer, you’re a disease, and “white males have never contributed anything positive to the world They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites!” He was praised for his speech.

North Carolina State University Professor Kamau Kambon said that the solution to the problems faced by many blacks is the “extermination of white people off the face of the planet.”

A few days ago students at Berkley University protested to demand “safe spaces” and “spaces of color.” They blocked access to certain areas of the university, but allowed non protesters who were not white to pass while harassing white students and refusing to let them pass. Similar targeting of white students on campuses happen frequently

Recently students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison rolled out a clothing line that castigated white people. One of the pieces had a sign emblazoned on the front that reads “All white people are racists.” A description of the product line reads: “Racism is a set of systemic, institutional, cultural, and epistemological (although not limited to said forms) structures that inherently empowers white folk and in turn disempowers people of color.” There were no repercussions to the students.

President Obama’s national security advisor Susan Rice told students at Florida international University that “there are too many white people in key government posts, creating the danger of “groupthink” that could put U.S. security at risk”. Other madness includes separate housing for black students, and a “minority only” conference on another college campus.

During the Milwaukee riots a few months ago, the rioters turned their attention and their rage toward any white person in the vicinity within their reach and proceeded to beat them for no other reason than being white. The media was mostly silent on this.

Every year across the country groups of marauding black teens in flash mobs ranging in numbers up to 250, and other gangs randomly target and attack white people at malls, on city streets and other public places. In the aftermath of them wreaking havoc the media usually comes out to reassure everyone that the attacks were not racially motivated, just as they do when they report on the “knockout game” where most of the attacks are black on white.

One does not have to look too far to find examples of this attitude and behavior by prominent people and mainstream organizations toward white people.

This is not meant to portray white people as victims, but to highlight a very disturbing trend that history has always shown to be dangerous when tolerated and not confronted. The world and history is littered with examples of how badly this type of behavior, if allowed to fester can turn out. This type of intolerance when accepted on a micro level always ends up being problematic in the long run. Every time we discuss racism in America it is from the perspective of white racism against blacks, but no one can point to similar behavior by whites or any other group being considered as acceptable behavior. The slightest hint of racism by whites evokes the harshest criticism, condemnation, and intense media coverage. Many times racist motives are even attributed to people when there is none. For some reason this behavior is tolerable when done to whites.

Many people will be dismissive of the argument that white people are the victims of racism, some will suggest that the examples are just a little bit of “karma.” They will tell us that these are just some examples of “what goes around comes around,” others will say let’s not overreact this is just “poetic justice,” or no big deal.  This attitude is dangerous. Remember that most current day white Americans have no connection to Jim Crowe, Slavery, or any of the injustices commited by white people in the past, but even if they did through their progenitors; they are not responsible for the sins of others in the past. We still owe it to treat people based on merit. We will do well to remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King and remember his dream of living in a nation where people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Let us also heed his warning that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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