The problem with Black Lives Matter

White self-loathing and black self-pity: these seem to be the only two options in radical politics these days. On one side stand white liberals, white radical students, white writers, beating themselves up over their skin colour and the ‘privilege’ it apparently grants them. ‘Our whiteness is… the colour of shame’, as the playwright Eve Ensler says. And on the other side stand black activists, black Oxford students, black writers, presenting themselves as the damaged goods of history, beat up by past events, traumatised by white privilege, and in urgent need of recognition of their pain. What both sides share in common is a depressing, fatalistic attachment to racial thinking, to the racial imagination, and a commitment to the therapeutic project of expelling inner demons (whites) or demanding validation of one’s suffering (blacks). Radicals once rejected the category of race; now they embrace it, and expand it.

h/t Marvin

  • jt

    You do have to shake your head at BLM they go on about white power yet there doing the same thing as the KKK.

  • Robert Kennedy famously said, “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
    Now all the world is full of morons who are dreaming of things that never could be and demanding that the government make it so.

  • Slickfoot

    God but I hate these lily white virtue signaling poseurs.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I’ve always thought such people were the reason why God made guns.

  • It’s a racist organisation and as such it separates people and employs lies and violence.

    Just like any other leftist group.

  • bargogx1

    It’s a marriage made in hell, and hopefully that’s exactly where they’ll all end up.