The Liberal Uses Of Race

“…Race hasn’t simply been politicized, the practical meaning of the word has been so thoroughly transformed that it does not refer to what most people think that it does. In the liberal lexicon race like class is an outcast term. It is a catchall term meaning those who are oppressed by the powerful majority. It is why the left will use accusations of racism in completely inappropriate ways that make no sense in relation to the dictionary definition.

Muslims are not a race, but they have been classified as an oppressed group. Socialism is not a race, but they are the official representatives of all oppressed peoples. To insult either one is to be “racist” because racism refers to majority oppression and nothing else. To be a racist is to oppose or denigrate the moral worldview of the reformers without reference to the skin color of any of the parties.

Excellent article by Daniel Greenfield.