If you’re on Twitter, or I would guess, any social media platform, you’ve probably heard about Yelp’s new policy concerning racism. We can all understand, I believe, that a business treating anyone with disrespect because of their race or ethnicity is appalling and none of us would want to do business there. That’s our choice. But now, a business rating company wants to flag companies that have had an accusation of racism. I can;t wait for the fallout from this!Continue reading
Being a “Racial Terrorist”
I have, it seems, exceeded my wildest dreams as a social media user: I am now considered a racial terrorist. No, I’m not joking and I found it amusing that I was mentioned in a list of just awful people (being facetious here). the mention comes from a comment on a friends blog that she happily tweeted out to us. It stems from a conversation several of us were having on Twitter concerning a writer for an unknown (to me at least) online publication that seemed to be attacking our mutual friend, Sarah Braasch, ad nauseam. If anyone here is still unfamiliar with Sarah’s story, just do a search on her name from my homepage. You can also look at SkepticReview for other blog posts concerning her situation.
I’m Not a White Supremacist
I reject the moniker of White Supremacy. I’m an older white man that in today’s political atmosphere, must be a racist, simply because of my race. It’s curious to me to see people that were born white in society to disdain something that they had no control over. Think about it: all of us, of any race or ethnicity are born that way. We didn;t choose to be white, brown, or black. I object to the idea that the condition of my birth defines me when those making these accusations know nothing about me, or anyone else for that matter. Unlike those that are white that discuss this problem in our country, I don;t walk around displaying my friends of color to show that I am not a racist. I don’t talk about race, to anyone, because I don’t care.
Debunking Charges of Racism
I just watched a recent video by Sarah Braasch where she’s beginning to expand beyond her personal story and discuss the toxicity of the far-left intersectional view and how that although hers may be a high profile story because it made national media, that the entire far-left agenda is based upon tearing lives apart based on the least evidence ever. It’s not as uncommon as many of us may have thought and in the last few years, the numbers of false accusations of racism has almost become an industry for some.
The Problem With ‘Privilege’
It seems that whenever I turn on news (cable news) on the television, or read something I may consider newsworthy online, the subject or privilege is ever present. Of course it’s all about white privilege, and yes, many of those that are disgusted with it are themselves, well, white. I don’t understand how a person can dislike themselves to the degree that they disdain their race. It’s not like any of us had a choice, it’s just the way it is and I think we too often use the word privilege as an attempt to cover up our own deep seated racism,