Progressive leftists have their gender-neutral panties in a wad over what they are labeling a “white Supremacist” slogan. Specifically, the statement that “It’s OK to be white” is considered a “far-right” and “white nationalist” idea. And the Progressive Mandarins are appalled by the dangerous notion of white okayness.
The episode is indicative of the efforts white-nationalist groups have made to recruit in and around the nation’s college campuses and other mainstream settings with claims of growing white maltreatment and expanding anti-white discrimination. The white victim construct is one that experts say, not so long ago, only had traction in avowed white supremacists, segregationists and neo-Nazi circles. But today, it animates open and anonymous public discussions of race and shapes the nation’s politics.
So people are finally having this “National Conversation About Race” that progressives have been on about for, literally, decades. But now the progressives are freaking out because it’s not the “conversation” (i.e. lecture) they wanted to have; one where the progressive left would tell white people they should be ashamed and guilty and agree to implement the favored policies of the progressive left in order to atone for their sins.
The funny part is, this stunt was conceived on 4Chan to show how the progressive left would freak out at a harmless, anodyne statement like “It’s OK to be white.” And the progressive leftists have obliged them by doing exactly that.