Acceptable Racism

Hundreds of protesters gather in the Gaslamp area to display their thoughts about Donald Trump's presidential campaign at an anti-Trump demonstration.
Hundreds of protesters gather in the Gaslamp area to display their thoughts about Donald Trump's presidential campaign at an anti-Trump demonstration.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) “The world could get by just fine with zero black people.” “It's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old black men.” “Dumbass f—-ing black people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.” “Are black people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically only being fit to live underground like groveling bilious goblins?”

I think most Americans would find such blatant racism despicable and would condemn any company that knowingly hired such a person. Leftists of every stripe would be in an uproar, demanding the dismissal of such an employee. College students and their professors would picket any company that hired such a person. I could be wrong about this, so I'd truly like any employer who'd hire such a person to come forward.

Most Americans would see such statements as racist, but consider this: Suppose we slightly changed the wording of each statement, replacing the word “black” with “white.” For example, “The world could get by just fine with zero white people.” Would you consider that statement to be just as racist? I would hope you'd answer in the affirmative. They're all racist statements!

The full scoop on those statements can be found in an excellent essay by William Voegeli, “Racism, Revised,” in the fall edition of the Claremont Review of Books. The racist statements about white people were made by Sarah Jeong, one of the newest members of The New York Times' editorial board. Jeong attended the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She decided to become a journalist specializing in technology and the internet. She has an active Twitter account with over 97,000 followers.

One person excused Jeong's tweets by saying they “were not racist” but merely “jokes about white people.” Leftists have been taught utter nonsense by their college professors. The most insidious lesson taught is who can and who cannot be a racist. Jeong was born in South Korea in 1988 and became a U.S. citizen in 2017, so she is a minority. According to the thinking of academia's intellectual elite, a minority person cannot be a racist. The reason is that minorities don't have the political, economic and institutional power to adversely affect the lives of whites.

Such reasoning is beyond stupid. Here's a test. Is the following statement racist? “Jews are money-hungry hustlers.” Before you answer, must you first find out the race of the person making the statement? Would you suggest that it's not a racist statement if the speaker is black but it is if he's white?

Voegeli says that calling someone “racist” is one of the most severe accusations that can be made against a person but at the same time is among the vaguest. Years ago, one had to don a hood and robe to be a certified racist. Today, it's much easier. Tucker Carlson of Fox News questioned whether diversity is all that it's cracked up to be. He asked: “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Can you think, for example, of other institutions, such as … marriage or military units, in which the less people have in common the more cohesive they are?” The Washington Post's media critic declared that it was racist for Carlson to cast doubt on the proposition that diversity is good.

Voegeli's article is rich with many other examples of how lots of Americans are losing their minds in matters of race. Muhammad Ali had it right when he said: “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.”


About Walter E.WilliamsWalter E.Williams

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Williams is also the author of several books. Among these are The State Against Blacks, later made into a television documentary, America: A Minority Viewpoint, All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, More Liberty Means Less Government, Liberty Versus The Tyranny of Socialism, and recently his autobiography, Up From The Projects.

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    ChiptheBarber
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    Where has Ammoland been all my life? This is great. I’m pretty new here. This is Walter Honkin’ Williams—this guy’s been one of heroes for years. He’s a genius, waaayyy to smart to have ever run for president, though he would have made a great one. I’ve written him in multiple times. If the people who make their living off racism; Rev. JJ, Sharpton, Jeong, and pretty much ALL of the pampered MSM, would just quit ripping off the festering scab of racism, this wound would have healed long ago. I want the same thing for my family as my… Read more »

    Tbone
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    Tbone

    Wait a minute! Rights clearly means free stuff doesn’t it? /sarc/…

    Mott
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    Mott

    Sorry, But Illegals have NO RIGHTS in the USA unless they become a citizen, Then and ONLY then!

    blockheadbiker
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    blockheadbiker

    I think most people in this world do not understand mankind (DAMN THAT’S RACIST) anyway to my point, I was walking my German Shepard in my neighborhood and a man I had conversations with several times was in his front yard and stated Max (German Shepard’s name) you are ready to go and eat Jews like the Germans taught you. I am Cherokee Indian and I cringed when he said that, IT WAS RACIST!!, I HAD JUST HAD A SERIES OF DIFFERENT DNA TESTS DONE BY A CHEROKEE DNA SPECIALIST, GUESS WHAT WAS IN MY DNA RESULTS SUBSAHANAN AFRICAN, JEWISH,… Read more »

    PMinFl
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    PMinFl

    This respondent is more correct than he even knows, by making a mistake in spelling he hit the bullseye !
    ” SO RACISM AND RACIST (really is ) A MUTE POINT’.

    blockheadbiker
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    blockheadbiker

    Great Point but did I consciously make a spelling mistake or did do it to prove a point! To a large segment of the citizens I have talked to racism is a MUTE POINT, because it is like the old story of the BOY WHO CRIED WOLF, do it enough and NO ONE BELIEVES YOU!

    Rock
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    Rock

    I have to disagree with the sign being held up… ILLEGALS have NO rights in the country they invaded (United States)… Their “rights” were left in the country they squandered/trashed and left… GO BACK to the country you destroyed, where you have the rights THAT government gave you. Cause you deserve ZERO here unless legally here working and paying taxes. the FREE RIDE bunch needs to do the same.

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    HankB

    IMHO illegal aliens do have the right to humane treatment from the U.S. Government during the time – the very, very SHORT time – between their apprehension and deportation. I mean, we’re not going to deny food, water, basic first aid, etc. to someone in custody. But they should only be in custody long enough for law enforcement to make a reasonable determination that they’re not suspects in any other crime, at which point they should be immediately transported out of the USA.

    Wild Bill
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    @Rock, you are correct when you write that they “… deserve ZERO …” Unfortunately, the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment uses the word person. Meaning that all persons in the United States have the Right to equal protection of the laws.
    If we could change that one clause from person to citizen, we could have two sets of laws. One set for citizens, and a different set of laws for noncitizens.
    Merry Christmas, patriot, and a Happy New Rifle.

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    Z

    I agree !
    Illegals have rights.
    A lot of them actually :
    go South
    stay at your own slums
    work for Progress and Prosperity there
    shut up

    Crotalus Maxximus
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    Crotalus Maxximus

    Korea and many other Asian countries are the most racist societies on earth. A mixed race Angulo/Korean will face many intentional obstacles in life living in that country as well as Amer/Asian children in Vietnam do also. Yes, many minorities can be and are Racists.

    m.
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    m.

    Jeong: if you don’t like white stuff, stop using toilet paper

    Z
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    Z

    She use yellow, exclusively.
    Ups, did I said something racist …

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    I wish people would learn the difference between “racial” and “racist.” Too much to expect I guess.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    WAY too much to expect from the typical rock-stupid mentality it takes to become a Leftist in the first place.

    grizzman1
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    grizzman1

    I wonder if she would take a black man blood if she needed a transfusion, and the only available blood would be from a black man!????

    Wilhelm Flatz
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    Wilhelm Flatz

    People who make racist satements like that, regardless of who they are, should be stripped of their citizenship and deported. If they’re here on a green card, revoke it and deport them. Revoke and deport for the entire employee rolls of CNN and MSNBC, they’re among the worst racists out there! And especially deport guys like Al Sharpton, lifelong ‘race pimps’ who have made careers promoting racist divisions!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Wilhelm Flatz, As much as I despise CNN, MSNBC, other MSM liars; race hustlers; and betraying politicians, this is America. None of that punishment for thinking, speaking, or writing ideas that others do not agree with. Sorry. But have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Rifle!

    Richard Revoir
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    Richard Revoir

    Dispicable racist statements. This is very telling about what kind of a”so called” person the author of said statements is. A very dark soul indeed. Shame on you Jeong !! A large part of this problem in our country is people with hate in their hearts for their fellow man/woman. We all bleed red , do we not ?