The Cambridge student wrote: ‘ALL white people are racist. White middle class, white working class, white men, white women, white gays, white children’
Police are investigating the student head of Cambridge’s equality group after he claimed that ‘all white people are racist’ and praised rioters in Dalston who lit bonfires and hurled petrol bombs at police.
Jason Osamede Okundaye, who runs the Black and Minority Ethnic society at the elite institution, posted the shocking tweets amid violent protests in east London last night over the death of Rashan Charles.
He said that white people had ‘colonised’ Dalston and ordered them to ‘go back’ to areas such as Exeter and ‘Solihurst’ (sic).
Whites “colonised” Dalston?
Quote: “…the white supremacy that lives and breathes within every single white person standing here right now….If what I’m say right now pisses you off or makes you feel targeted and defensive, good.”
It goes on. I’m not certain, but it seems this professor is angriest at white “gays”. But it may be that she was just incoherent, a not unusual state for professors at Evergreen.
“She added ‘all white people are racist’ and that her chairmanship of the Associated Students of Madison made her ‘a token for white supremacists.'”
The female who said that would, I think we can all agree, receive high marks in her college courses. She has assimilated the lessons taught to an admirable degree, so much so that she doesn’t have to think: she can just spout.
Item Last one: Of course all white people are racist.
When the head of the crown prosecution service said he believed almost all British people were racist, he was roundly condemned. It was a moment of political correctness gone mad, commentators said. But one thing no one seems to have paused to consider was the possibility that he was right. In fact, what about: all white people are racist.
I don’t mean they are all wilful bigots, of course. But racism is a combination of prejudice and power. And sadly prejudice is a deeply ingrained human trait.
I include that one because it isn’t as recent (2002).
Well, and there it is. All whites are racist, because all whites have “power” and “privilege”. And how do we know all whites have power and privilege? Because they are white. Hard to refute or talk somebody out of an argument as ironclad as that.
Now this attitude wouldn’t be so bad, because we expect people of like races to band together and say disparaging things about outgroups, except that it appears—and I say “appears” because I have not done a comprehensive survey—a great number of folks who hold that all whites are racist are themselves white. Unlike Original Sin, which can be washed away with some (blessed) water, racism is a permanent and ineradicable stain.
True, a large number of non-whites also hold all whites are racist. See Twitter, for example, whenever some new demographic report comes out forecasting the precise moment whites will not longer be a majority in the once United States. Unkind would be the politest way to put the responses from non-whites. Though gleeful bloodlust is often more accurate.
When this transformation from majority to just-another-minority happens, I can’t see non-whites and white progressives giving up casting “Racist!” spells. It’s been too useful to them. Whites will still have power and privilege, they will say, even in those places where whites are strict minorities or even non-existent. White fumes will linger, somehow. It will be at that point that non-whites will be made honorary whites because of their past association with whites. East Asians will make the list first.
What I have found works, is that when confronted by “You’re a racist!”, answer “I’m also a sexist” or something similar. The effect on your opponent is like sticking a pin in an inner tube: a small pop! followed by a hissing withering deflation, leaving only a formless, flaccid pile of rubber.
Racist! is supposed to be devastating, a miniature thermonuclear psychic grenade. The unfortunate hit with it is meant to freeze, consider deeply his crime, and then issue a stream of protestations and apologies.
Start apologizing for imaginary crimes and you’ll never stop.
Special Update “White people are born into not being human,” said the lady who appears to be sheltering a small army under her clothing.