Ex­am­in­ing the new face of racism

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Opinion - Wal­ter Wil­liams Com­men­tary Wal­ter E. Wil­liams is a pro­fes­sor of eco­nomics at Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity.

Avoter may dis­like a black, ho­mo­sex­ual or fe­male can­di­date, but it’s not likely that he would openly ad­mit it. How­ever, di­ver­sity-crazed left­ist/pro­gres­sive Democrats have openly con­demned the phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics of some of their 2020 pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates. Joe Bi­den and Bernie San­ders are lead­ing the polls de­spite the fact that they have been con­demned as old white men.

While Pete But­tigieg is ho­mo­sex­ual, some­thing that pleases di­ver­sity cra­zies, he is also a white man, young and re­li­gious. With Ka­mala Har­ris’ de­par­ture from the race, the Demo­cratic field has lost one of its per­sons of color. An­other, Sen­a­tor Cory Booker, stands at 2% in the polls; his days are num­bered. That means the only Demo­cratic can­di­dates polling high are those con­demned as old white peo­ple — two men and one woman, El­iz­a­beth War­ren.

LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Vot­ers Mat­ter, said she was ini­tially ea­ger for Joe Bi­den to en­ter the race but now has sec­ond thoughts. Brown said: “I’m over white men run­ning the coun­try. I don’t know if him (sic) get­ting in changes the field. He has name recog­ni­tion, but his strength is also his weak­ness.” For­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Howard Dean lamented, “If we have two old white guys at the top of this ticket, we will lose.” The new­est en­try into the pres­i­den­tial sweep­stakes, Michael Bloomberg, had to apol­o­gize for what some see as his di­ver­sity in­sen­si­tive­ness, namely that of call­ing fel­low pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Cory Booker “well-spo­ken” in a TV in­ter­view. The New Jersey sen­a­tor said he was “taken aback” by what he saw as

Bloomberg’s racist “trope.”

Michael Moore gave us his racist warn­ing: “Two-thirds of all white guys voted for Trump. That means any­time you see three white guys walk­ing at you, down the street to­ward you, two of them voted for Trump. You need to move over to the other side­walk be­cause th­ese are not good peo­ple that are walk­ing to­ward you. You should be afraid of them.”

This is the new racism, much of it learned and taught at our na­tion’s col­leges. Ge­orge Or­well said, “Some ideas are so stupid that only in­tel­lec­tu­als be­lieve them.” The stupid ideas about in­clu­sion and di­ver­sity orig­i­nate with aca­demics on col­lege cam­puses. If their ideas didn’t in­fect the rest of so­ci­ety, they might be a source of en­ter­tain­ment. But th­ese can­cer­ous ideas have in­fected so­ci­ety. State­ments such as “I’m over white men run­ning the coun­try,” or “If we have two old white guys at the top of this ticket, we will lose” are ex­am­ples of that can­cer.

Last year, Philip Carl Salz­man wrote “The War Against White Peo­ple” in Mind­ing the Cam­pus. He de­clared: “Anti-white hate is now main­stream Amer­i­can cul­ture. Not just by racial ex­trem­ists such as Black Lives Mat­ter, for whom state­ments such as “all lives mat­ter” or “blue lives mat­ter” are racist. Our high­est lead­ers sing the same song.”

When Barack Obama was cam­paign­ing for the pres­i­dency in 2008, he said of work­ing-class white vot­ers, “They get bit­ter, they cling to guns or re­li­gion or an­tipa­thy to peo­ple who aren’t like them or anti-im­mi­grant sen­ti­ment or anti-trade sen­ti­ment as a way to ex­plain their frus­tra­tions.”

Dur­ing the 2016 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton claimed that half of Donald Trump’s sup­port­ers were “a bas­ket of de­plorables” who were “racist, sex­ist, ho­mo­pho­bic, xeno­pho­bic, Is­lam­o­pho­bic — you name it.” Do you think Clin­ton was talk­ing about Trump’s black, Asian and

His­panic sup­port­ers? No, she was talk­ing about mil­lions of Trump’s white sup­port­ers.

Then there’s Sarah Jeong, a mem­ber of The New York Times ed­i­to­rial board and grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, and Har­vard Law School. She ex­pressed pub­licly many anti-white opin­ions. Among them are: “The world could get by just fine with zero white peo­ple.” “Dum­bass f—ing white peo­ple mark­ing up the in­ter­net with their opin­ions like dogs piss­ing on fire hy­drants.” It’s “kind of sick how much joy I get out of be­ing cruel to old white men.” I guar­an­tee you that The

New York Times would have fired any em­ployee making sim­i­lar state­ments about black, His­panic or ho­mo­sex­ual peo­ple.

The bot­tom line is that the new racism, born in academia, is just as ugly as the old racism.

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