I still remember the first time I heard the term “white privilege”. Though I can’t recall the exact topic of the conversation that brought this concept to my attention, I can certainly remember my utter incredulity that such nonsense was, as my fellow conversant insisted, a “real thing”, not to mention my horror that someone who I had hitherto assumed to be intelligent and sane could believe such blatant cultural marxist bunk.
In theory, “white privilege”‘ refers to the alleged inherent advantages afforded to white people by virtue of their being the dominant group in society (for the purposes of this article the society in question is the United States). A closer examination, however, reveals that these so-called privileges are not inherently tied to race, and certainly not privileges which every white person can expect to claim. (more…)
Michael Brown. Ferguson. Race. Racism. Cops. These words have been hovering around for the last few months like a swarm of mosquitoes, draining the life out of the country’s already-pitiful ability to have a meaningful conversation with itself.
I wanted this piece to be somewhat civil, I really did. I spent the longest four and a half minutes of my life trying to come up with some vaguely even-handed, even conciliatory, way of discussing such a divisive issue. But the truth is that I am fed up. I’m fed up with The Narrative the left propagates and their twisting every single negative thing that can conceivably happen to a black person into an issue of racism.
I’m fed up with their Orwellian abuse of language, having effectively redefined the word racism in order to continue accusing others of practicing it. I’m tired of their ludicrous theories about “latent racism” and “white privilege”, and I’m tired of the culture they created: a culture in which the media acts as a lynch mob, blacks who don’t vote Democrat are seen by other blacks as race traitors, and countless young whites across the country are ashamed of their own heritage. Most of all I’m tired of the blood-sucking charlatans who don’t give a damn about dead black kids unless their killers are white. (more…)