November 29, 2015

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The Week’s Sleaziest, Cheesiest, and Queasiest Headlines

From November 20-22, thirty-one separate groups representing college campus “White Student Unions” or some variation thereof were created on Facebook, that social-media colossus that causes cancer and stupidity.

At last count, at least half of those groups have already been removed, in many cases due to leftist outrage and/or direct strong-arming by school administrators.

Many insisted this sudden eruption of groups was some sort of elaborate prank”€”the work of “trolls””€”because, seriously, what manner of fool or knave would want to be white or take pride in being white or even not actively loathe themselves for being white? What good and decent white person doesn’t wish to crawl out of his or her skin?

Since scientists have yet to craft a machine that can quantify sincerity, it’s hard to tell which of these pages is sincere and which is merely a satirical spoofing of nonwhite identity politics gone wild. Some pages seem like a little of both.

Sample mission statements include this from the UCLA White Student Union page:

We affirm the dignity and ancestry of our proud people who have gifted the world with countless works of beauty, science, and wisdom, and are committed to promoting a dialogue and political resistance that will secure a future for our posterity and spirit….At the same time, we do not wish to denigrate or harm any other group or ethnicity.

Florida International University‘s White Student Union:

Though Americans were under the impression that race would improve after the election of a half-black man as President of the United States, the last eight years have witnessed a firestorm of assumptions, accusations, lies, division and violence….Could it be that most Americans, regardless of the color of their skin, are perfectly fine having people of other races as their friends, neighbors and colleagues, and that certain people in positions of power are using their influence to manipulate the masses?

“€œWhat good and decent white person doesn’t wish to crawl out of his or her skin?”€

And Union of White NYU Students:

We are told that we are privileged, that we have all the power and that activism on our own behalf is invalid because of this. We reject these claims. We reject the claim that a “victim narrative” that is validated by outsiders is necessary to organize on our own behalf. We exist and as such will be organizing in our own interest. Whether the authorities or the media or anyone approves is irrelevant. We are white. We have agency. We do, we do not ask.

The responses were predictable: These hateful white supremacists should be excluded from campuses whose principles are based on inclusivity, their intolerance will NOT be tolerated, and it’s OK to be racist against whites because they’re the only ones capable of being racist anyway. “Free speech or hate speech?” queried a clichéd headline about Portland State University’s White Student Union as if the words “free” and “hate” were somehow mutually exclusive. Across this once-great land, school officials and activists tried to calm a nervous public’s fears by reassuring them that the only way to keep campuses safe was to make everyone”€”including white people”€”hate white people.

Framingham State University”€”which we’ll assume is somewhere in or near Framingham, but we can’t be bothered to check”€”is offering counseling services for any students who may have suffered the accidental misfortune of espying a Confederate flag sticker on a student’s laptop computer. One dutiful student who saw the sticker filed a “bias report” on the incident, which brought out the running dogs of the school’s Bias Protocol & Response Team”€”whatever the hell that is”€”to investigate the incident. As partial penance, school officials offered free counseling for students who may have seen the sticker and been unfairly triggered by it.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings“€”by all appearances a white man”€”is welcoming Syrian refugees into his metropolis over the objections of Texas Governor Greg Abbott:

ISIS is no more Islamic than Nazi senior staff was Christian….I am more fearful of large gatherings of white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up, but we don”€™t isolate young white men on this issue.

One suspects that if Rawlings were truly fearful of “large gatherings of white men” shooting him, he’d keep quiet about it”€”you know, sort of how he kept quiet about fearing ISIS.

Harlem preacher James David Manning is truly one of the most enjoyable practitioners of unabashed hate speech workin’ the Chitlin Circuit these days. He keeps one-upping himself, as evidenced by a recent comment that “Starbucks is flavored with the semen of sodomites.” When a gaggle of social-justice butterflies swooped down outside his church last week, Manning baited and taunted them by chanting, “Oh, faggots, please come out tonight” and calling one woman a “nigger lesbo.”

We need more comedians like this.


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