Yes, I actually read this stuff all the time:
“In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Kanye West appeared on live TV during a celebrity fund-raiser for victims of the disaster and said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” This wasn’t based on intimate knowledge of Mr. Bush’s racial views, but rather on his treatment of black people in a time of crisis. …
From the start of his 2016 presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders was prickly about race, uncomfortable with an outspoken, demanding blackness, resistant to letting go of his preference for discussing class over race. He made efforts to improve the way he spoke about the realities of racial discrimination. But Mr. Sanders seemed to remain at heart a man of the people, especially if those people were the white working class.
Since the election, Mr. Sanders has sounded an increasingly familiar theme among liberals that they should “go beyond identity politics.” He warned that “to think of diversity purely in racial and gender terms is not sufficient,” and that we need candidates “to be fighters for the working class and stand up to the corporate powers who have so much power over our economic lives.” …”
Now we hear again the cry that the neglected white working class is the future of American progressive politics. The tragedy is that much of the professed concern about the white working class is a cover for the interests of white elites who evoke working-class solidarity to combat racial, sexual and gender progress. …
Identity has always been at the heart of American culture. We must confront a truth that we have assiduously avoided: The most protected, cherished and nurtured identity of all has been white identity. After all, the needs of the black and brown working classes, which are not exclusively urban, are, again, even in progressive quarters, all but forgotten.
Mr. Trump, and to a degree, the liberals and progressives who advocate a vision of America that spurns identity politics, make one thing clear: The real unifying force in American political life is whiteness, no matter its party, gender, region or, at times, even its class.”
Jamelle Bouie also compared President Trump to Dylann Roof last week. He said they were “Brothers in White Resentment.” You know, I would be condemned as a “racist” though for comparing Bouie and Dyson and their narrative of black resentment to Christopher Dorner, Vester Lee Flanagan II (aka Bryce Williams), Ismaaiyl Brinsley, Micah X. and Cosmo Setepenra.
Decades ago, you could have said that White identity was protected, cherished and nurtured in the Jim Crow South. Now, even Trump is afraid to give a shout out to the White community. Black identity is celebrated as a positive good in The New York Times. White identity is excoriated. Dyson’s ideal world (he’s working on an upcoming book called “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America“) is one in which black chauvinism and identity politics continues to be celebrated and encouraged while White masochism is taught to our youth and White identity politics is proscribed as beyond the pale of respectability. Funny how that works out to the advantage of his own racial group.
Here’s an excerpt from the upcoming book:
“Whether he wishes to be or not, Donald Trump is the epitome, not only of white innocence and white privilege, but of white power, white rage, and yes, even of white supremacy. …
Donald Trump harms our nation’s positive racial future.
Yet, beloved, there remains, after all, the blackness that is prophecy, the blackness that is inexplicable hope in the face of savage hopelessness.”
How long can the “civil rights” con realistically continue though? This is not someone who is motivated by “colorblindness.” White America was sold on one vision by Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Dyson, Coates and Bouie are substituting an entirely different one. There has been a bait-and-switch.
More Whites are wising up to the scam in each new election cycle. They are starting to realize that colorblindness is unilateral disarmament. How is it that Michael Eric Dyson is a celebrated intellectual, but someone like Jared Taylor is a fringe extremist? If racial activism is good for blacks, why is it evil for Whites? Sure, what Dylann Roof did in Charleston was bad, but was Micah X.’s actions in Dallas any better?
Identity for me, but not for thee is unsustainable in the long run. It is becoming a political albatross for Democrats.