There is nothing you can do to escape the charge of “racism.” As the Sarah Jeong episode illustrated, the term is now just a tool which is used to bludgeon White people:
“The world would not be quite so riven with death and destruction if America’s political elite had better taste in music. Classic rock, for instance, is a fraud. It never existed. Jimmy Page never turned to Robert Plant and said, “Hey, let’s start a classic rock band.” Led Zeppelin did not imagine itself to be part of a sonic movement that included Billy Joel ? that idea came from corporate radio gurus in the 1980s, and they called their marketing concoction “classic rock.”
The same is true for “classical liberalism,” a moniker currently en vogue among a particular right-wing set that would very much like to be described as intellectuals, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss and YouTuber Dave Rubin. …”
The term “racist” has become a synonym for White person.
It usually means any White person with rightwing politics but by defining racism as “privilege + power,” demonizing whiteness as such and making room for “unconscious racism” it can be stretched to include White leftists who do anything that a “person of color” might object to.
I don’t care when these people call me a “racist.” I understand that they seriously believe that everyone who is White is a “racist” on the grounds of their whiteness. The Left has discarded the old MLK colorblindness definition of racism. The term is meaningless and needs to be discarded and more White people are waking up and coming around to our point of view.
Sorry Paul Ryan, No Pasaran!
Note: Paul Ryan’s 3% Jewish ancestry doesn’t count for much in the eyes of Huff Post.