This is where we pretty much are, socio-politically? Am I right?
Over at Buzzfeed, they thought it would be hip and trendy to publish an listicle titled ‘37 Things White People Need To Stop Ruining.’ Can you imagine an listicle of things Black People Need to Stop Ruining? Or Hispanic People? Or Mohammedans? No, but hating whitey has become a badge of sophistication on the left. “The whites have too much money and power. The whites have too much influence on culture and philosophy. We need to do something about the Problem of Whiteness.” Is it hard to imagine an article in certain publications in the 1930’s titled “37 Things That the Jews Need to Stop Ruining”… in German? Articles like this are worse than the racial cartoons from the 1940’s that have been culturally censored. The racial stereotypes then were not intended to encourage hate; but Buzzfeed’s article is.
And, yeah, I can hear the rationalization, “It’s just a joke, lighten up, Francis.” But if it’s “just a joke,” why is it completely unacceptable to write an article like this about non-white races? If every race could be subjected to ridicule equally, I’d agree. And I think people of different races should be able to mock each other’s social norms…. equally. But this article was written and published by people who profess that race-based humor is hatred; so what can we conclude that the only acceptable race-based humor is directed at the whites?