The media has no interest in a “conversation about race.”
Presumably, a conversation is a discussion between two sides. They’re not interested in that. They’re only interested in labeling you, demonizing you, scolding you, lecturing you and talking down to you because of your race. Your role in the conversation is to silently nod, agree with their position and conform.
“John Bost seems precisely the kind of person that his fellow Americans could have a conversation with — politically moderate, neither an Obama voter nor a Trump one, willing to engage with those both more liberal and more conservative than he is, the former mayor of the North Carolina town where he has lived for more than a quarter century.
Trouble is, when it comes to talking about race with other white people, when it comes to THAT conversation, the talks he tries to have often lead to the exact same place: absolutely nowhere.
The conversation. The one about race. The one about whiteness and what it means in a multiracial society that is 150 years out of slavery but still reverberating with racial horror. The 21st-century conversation that seems more relevant than ever, yet the one many white people simply don’t have, or don’t want to. …
And yet, those who research it say, whiteness — and a commitment to it, however conscious — is as present as the air. …
The day of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January proved an apt case study for looking at this issue.
The racial makeup of the Jan. 6 insurrection was hard to miss — a predominantly white crowd of rioters, including some with connections to white nationalist and extremist groups, violently disrupting the certification of the presidential election and running unhindered through the Capitol, a symbol of American democracy.
The lax policing, a contrast to the strong law enforcement presence seen last summer during protests over the police killings of Black men and women, was swiftly pointed out as a racial double standard, and the presence of current or former military or law enforcement among the rioters sparked concern over extremism in military ranks. …”
What if I wanted to have a conversation about Jewishness or blackness? Can we discuss Jewishness or blackness from a critical perspective like we discuss whiteness? No, that would be “anti-Semitism” and “racism,” which as we all know is out of bounds and grounds to destroy your career.
The real divide in this country is between normal people and weird college-educated White liberals with professional class jobs who believe in political correctness or wokeness. Everyone in the country has about the same level of in group bias and self regard with the exception of them. Whites are also much less racially polarized than non-Whites. The division among Whites is between two groups who can’t stand each other for ideological reasons. Trump voters don’t hate non-Whites so much as “the libs.” They hate the libs because they are anti-White, cosmopolitan, modernist and politically correct.
A professor of sociology at Oberlin University … that’s all you need to know! You don’t even have to read beyond that description to know what you are getting in this article.
“The shooting last week that killed six Asian women and two others in Atlanta is the latest episode in a recent wave of anti-Asian violence and vitriol in the country. The shameful response of a local law enforcement spokesman made the tragedy even worse, revealing a casual indifference to the humanity of the Asian victims and their families. …
White vigilantes have long sought to rationalize or absolve their violent acts by claiming that they were carried out in self-defense against disfavored groups, usually racial minorities or immigrants, whose presence was viewed as a threat to the social order. This rhetorical strategy casts White perpetrators as victims themselves by claiming that they were driven to violence as a response to the alleged misdeeds of unwelcome outsiders endangering the White community through malicious behavior — stealing jobs, spreading disease, promoting sexual deviancy or engaging in unfair economic competition. …”
It is another woke supremacist.
This is why I keep insisting that we need to start thinking about, discussing, targeting and responding to these people as our class enemy. Here is yet another professional with a college degree who teaches sociology at Oberlin University who is published in The Washington Post and who loathes White people in this country. I’m not going to even bother to check to see if he is Jewish although someone in the comments can verify that. Maybe that is the case, but if not, he has the same values, beliefs, attitudes and mindset as all the rest of them. They all talk alike. They even have the same appearance. Even though they come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, they are all alike in some way.