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Liberals Are Turning Me into a Racist

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Posted: Oct 05, 2021 12:01 AM
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Liberals Are Turning Me into a Racist

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Earlier this year I wrote about a job I’d had in a factory where I’d noticed they would only hire white people and how I’d tried to expose them. Racism has always disgusted me, as does any form of bigotry. That was pretty much a commonplace belief in politics, with people on both sides of the aisle rejecting bigotry for the reality of equality. My, how times have changed. Now Democrats have redefined racism to mean NOT treating someone differently because of their skin color. As such, I am now a racist, according to the left, and I’m perfectly fine with it.

There hasn’t been a bit of news framed through the lens of race in the past year that made me feel anything. When I was a kid, I was disgusted by those stories, now it’s of no interest. I’ve seen how the left manipulates, how the media lies, and how they all ignore stories inconvenient to a liberal narrative. 

There’s no need to rehash what they ignore, nor is there a need to cover what they get wrong, we know it already. It’s what they do now that matters, and what earns my disgust. 

Gordon Klein is a professor at UCLA. He was suspended this year and smeared as a racist by the school and students for refusing to grade black students differently, more loosely, than every other student. 

How the hell does this happen? The professor, who has been cleared but is suing the school regardless for sullying his reputation and costing him consulting income (he should absolutely sue, and if justice still exists, he’ll win), reported the content of an email he received asking for leniency for black students. It read, in part, “We are writing to express our tremendous concern about the impact that this final exam and project will have on the mental and physical health of our Black classmates.” 

What horrors have befallen these students? Nothing directly, just all the media-hyped, Democrat promoted garbage that has turned real cries of racism into indistinguishable crowd noise. “The unjust murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the life-threatening actions of Amy Cooper and the violent conduct of the [University of California Police Department] have led to fear and anxiety which is further compounded by the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the Black community,” the email whines. “As we approach finals week, we recognize that these conditions place Black students at an unfair academic disadvantage due to traumatic circumstances out of their control.”

Finally, they get around to their belief that black people can’t function without help from liberals. “This is not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-Black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with Black students in our major,” the email asks.

Professor Klein responded rationally, though with a hint of disgust at this racist request (much nicer than I would’ve been). He wrote, “Are there any students that may be of mixed parentage, such as half black half-Asian? What do you suggest I do with respect to them? A full concession or just half? Also, do you have any idea if any students are from Minneapolis? I assume that they are probably especially devastated as well. I am thinking that a white student from there might possibly be even more devastated by this, especially because some might think that they’re racist even if they are not.” 

This, needless to say, didn’t sit well with student or the school’s administration. The rest, as they say, is history. (Read the whole story, it’s maddening.) 

This is what the left has become – a bunch of people insisting people who look different need saving, that they’re victims, and that white people are the perpetrators. No evidence is needed, if you’re white, you’re guilty. 

White liberals seem to have the same reaction to being called a racist as a masochist has to being ball-gagged and whipped – they get off on it. Normal people have no time for it.

Since this mentality is dominant in media and pop culture, I’ve grown tired of hearing about what used to really bother me. Worse, I really don’t care anymore and have receded, frankly.

When I order food from a delivery app, some have “Support Black Owned Businesses” and a group of restaurants that are, presumably, black owned. I’ve never cared who owns anyplace I’ve ever shopped before, I just shopped where they had what I wanted or needed. Now I avoid them. If your skin color defines you, I’m out. I wouldn’t shop anywhere billing itself a “White Owned,” why would I do business with one using skin color as some sort of virtue?

I wouldn’t, and I won’t. I don’t watch movies or TV shows leftist critics insist are “important” because of the color of the actors in it. I don’t want to be preached to by leftists, and I don’t need to be “educated” on things I already know about or told how awful my skin color is because someone who shares it, and isn’t me, did something horrible a century before I was born. It’s even more annoying when it’s fiction because it shows a complete lack of creativity, simply slavery to a narrative. 

As this was starting to happen and I found myself deliberately not watching movies I otherwise would have only a few years ago, it didn’t bother me. As I watched the Emmys and saw genuinely horrible shows nominated for what was likely the “diversity” of the cast (meaning they weren’t white), I felt justified in never having heard of them or having avoided them because they seemed stupid – “The Black Lady Sketch Show” might be the funniest show in the history of television, but I’m content to never know because the name and the clips I’ve seen are stupid. 

Liberalism has made me into a racist. Not by any real unit of measure – a white person who like Chinese food, for example, is accused of “cultural appropriation” and denounced as a colonist, so consuming entertainment made by someone who doesn’t look like me is probably now some form of genocide. Either way, thanks to liberals, I don’t care enough to find out. 

To hell with them all. I’ll stick to judging people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin, just like that “sell-out” Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. dreamt of. If that makes me a monster in the eyes of the most bigoted creatures in country today, I’m cool with that. To hell with them all.

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter