“To a degree, black America’s self-esteem is invested in the illusion that we live under a cloud of continuing injustice,” Shelby Steele wrote in the Wall Street Journal last year. The “victim-focused approach to racial inequality,” he said, “causes whites to retreat into deference” toward blacks for fear of being seen as racist. Steele was writing in reference to NFL players kneeling in protest during pregame performances of the national anthem, but his analysis applies broadly—and it certainly seems relevant to the explosive, if cartoonish, allegations made by actor Jussie Smollett, and how those allegations were accepted uncritically by journalists, politicians, and other public figures.
Arthur Mackey Jr, a pastor at Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral in Roosevelt, shared the offensive image showing a pair of nooses jokingly dubbed ‘back-to-school necklaces’ on his Facebook page last week.
Can you work out what most politically correct parking spaces EVER mean? Westfield shopping centre’s bid to ‘promote diverse families’ left shoppers so confused they had to scrap them
This one is easy… Only a grouping of two disabled lesbians with exactly two kids can use this parking spot. Although it could be extended to be more inclusive of the vibrant female cross-dresser community.
Anti-white racism is endemic among liberals. For liberals, it is permissible to show disdain for white people in a way that would be totally, totally unacceptable to show for blacks, Hispanics, or people of other “colors” of the liberal rainbow.
This is clearer than ever now that we have been exposed to the ravings of The New York Times’ latest hire, editorial writer Sarah Jeong.
Read this entire thread. This was not a “one off”.
I decided to wait until now to talk about Sarah Jeong because I didn’t want to be part of the “outrage mob” on either side.
The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Barack Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building.
Ezra Klein’s Monday article in Vox addressed race in politics, comparing the election of Barack Obama with the election of Donald Trump. It was longer and more nuanced than most of what is published there, but still missed the major point.
The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building, a world that has seen the Left’s default position go from aspiring toward color-blindness to one of grievance-nursing along every possible intersectional axis. The political world that gave us Trump is different than the one that gave us Obama, but the difference is of the Left’s own making.
“…I told him that’s why we need to start taking on black thought leaders who yell “racism” for strategic reasons and leverage political correctness for psychological advantage. At this point, my friend’s tone changed. Well, actually he couldn’t agree with me on that one. He argued that while he personally felt it beneath him to play the race card, “Truth is, it’s the only card black people have to play in this country, so I don’t support what you’re suggesting.”
I asked what he meant. “Think about it,” he said. “If enough blacks started criticizing the victimhood narratives of black leftists who thrive on political correctness we’d be helping delegitimize [political correctness] itself. If PC is delegitimized in mainstream white society, what’s to stop things from going back to how they were in the 70s?”
Shocka! Mayor John Tory won’t apologize for calling gunmen who wounded 2 young girls ‘sewer rats’
Activist and U of T professor say such language is dehumanizing, unhelpful
Mayor John Tory says he has no plans to apologize for language he used to describe men who opened fire in a Scarborough playground in June and wounded two young girls.
A day after the June 14 shooting, following a meeting with the girls’ mother, Tory told reporters near the crime scene that he and the family were heartened by the fact that “the police are working aggressively and they’re working with full resources deployed to track these people, these profoundly anti-social kind of sewer rats down.”
On Monday, Toronto journalist and activist Desmond Cole sparked an online debate about Tory’s comments, asking the mayor in a tweet: “did you apologize for calling black people “profoundly anti-social sewer rats” or nah?”
Apparently we’re not allowed to disparage scum sucking animals who shoot kids.
OTTAWA—Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has reproached a fellow MP for being too focused on the colour of her skin. In a Twitter message published Saturday afternoon, he accused Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who is Black, of thinking “the world revolves around (her) skin colour.”
The Ontario Liberals are suggesting Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford replace Andrew Lawton, Ford’s hand-picked candidate in London West, after the Liberals revealed more recent racist and sexist comments made by the former media personality during his time with Rebel Media.
With the polls tightening my bet is Ford will toss Andrew Lawton under the bus. It will be the wrong move. Tossing Granic Allen sent a message of weakness and disloyalty. Ford has already set Lawton up as he did Granic Allen by “disavowing” their comments. The PCPO Assassin Special is right on schedule.
“Whiteness is an academic term that describes a system of race-based hierarchy. Whiteness does not mean white people. Whiteness does not mean white people are bad. You don’t even have to be a white person to subscribe to whiteness. Whiteness is a term that facilitates the understanding of racism as being not just personal ignorance but systemic discriminations.”
See? Whiteness is all about how white societies are intrinsically racist because well “white people”. But that’s not racist you H8tr’s!
Every day we hear on television, “We need an honest discussion about race in this country”.
Many well-meaning Americans, however, may have had enough of this endless, empty and dysfunctional discussion of race. To an outsider, Americans seem obsessed with race; and the discussion always deteriorates to shouting, insulting, blaming, finger-pointing, distorting reality and removing any hope of taking responsibility for oneself. The goal of the discussion always seems to be to try to claim that “I am holier than thou.”
We immigrants, on the other hand, the minute we land in the US, we feel the political struggle for our vote.
“…I do believe in the legalization of marijuana. I do think that we have to talk about mandating that more than 50 percent of the licenses that go out for the sale of marijuana be exclusively for MWBEs (minority and women-owned business enterprises), so that we don’t begin to turn it into a white enterprise, and legalize it, and all the benefits go to people that aren’t over-policed and suffering the consequences of being arrested and summonsed for marijuana.”