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Progressive or Parody? Out: ‘White’ Supremacy / In: ‘Lite’ Supremacy

Progressive or Parody? Out: ‘White’ Supremacy / In: ‘Lite’ Supremacy

After anti-black comments by latino L.A. Council members, NY Time Columnist is worried: “with the browning of America, white supremacy could simply be replaced by — or buffeted by — a form of “lite” supremacy, in which fairer-skin people perpetuate a modified anti-Blackness rather than eliminating it.”

There is a problem for progressives, who artificially have divided the world based on skin color, with a clean split between “whites” and non-whites (variously called “People of Color” or “BIPOC”). This artificial split presents problems when it meets reality. Hence, George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting had an ideologically inconvenient Hispanic heritage, so the media invented the term “white Hispanic” to describe Zimmerman.

Something similar is happening in Los Angeles.

Latino Los Angeles city council members were caught on audio belittling other ethnic and racial groups, particularly blacks.

So just like George Zimmerman magically became a “white Hispanic,” the Latino Los Angeles council members have become “lite” according to Charles Blow in The NY Times, A Revealing Racist Rant in L.A.:

I have a theory about the future of America that I don’t want to come true.

It is a theory that worries me and that I have written about: that with the browning of America, white supremacy could simply be replaced by — or buffeted by — a form of “lite” supremacy, in which fairer-skin people perpetuate a modified anti-Blackness rather than eliminating it.

The racist comments revealed this week on a recording of Latino leaders in Los Angeles — three City Council members and a labor union leader — did nothing to allay those fears….

They were doing the work of white supremacy. And not because they see white power as one and the same as their own….

Intra-minority racism is complex in some ways, but simple in others.

Racism is perpetuated by those who benefit from it. Anti-Black racism benefits those whose appearances are least Black. White supremacy benefits those who are white, or those are white-adjacent in both appearance, culture and affect….

The unfortunate reality is that anti-Black white supremacy is not confined to white people or to Republicans, even though they court it and coddle it. Martinez is a Democrat in an overwhelmingly Democratic city.

This is what happens when you take a (Ibram) Kendi approach to society, where everything is about race.

That’s David Brook’s take, This Is What Happens When Race Is Everything:

Their first assumption was that America is divided into monolithic racial blocs. The world they take for granted is not a world of persons; it’s a world of rigid racial categories.

At one point Martinez vulgarly derided someone because “he’s with the Blacks.” You’re either with one racial army or you’re with another….

The second assumption was that these monolithic racial blocs are locked in a never-ending ethnic war for power. The core topic of their conversation was to redraw Council districts to benefit Latino leaders….

Those two assumptions didn’t come out of nowhere. We have had a long-running debate in this country over how to think about racial categories. On the one side there are those, often associated with Ibram X. Kendi and others, who see American society as a conflict between oppressor and oppressed groups. They center race and race consciousness when talking about a person’s identity. Justice will come when minority group power is used to push back on white supremacy. “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination,” is how Kendi puts it.

On the other side, there are others, like Thomas Chatterton Williams, Coleman Hughes and Reihan Salam, who argue that racial categorization itself can be the problem. The concept of systemic racism is built upon crude racial categorization….

If we use rhetoric that assumes that we’re all locked into rigid racial blocs and that group conflict is the essential element of public life, then group conflict is what we will get — Balkanization on a continental scale.

Ibram Kendi is not happy about being called out by Brooks.

The racial balkanization we see on campuses and society creates more need to balkanize. Hence, terms like “white Hispanic” and “lite” supremacy.

So is this Progressive or Parody?

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I object to Ibram X Kendi charcterizing his drivel as “scholarship.”

The Gentle Grizzly | October 16, 2022 at 9:29 pm

These people are tiresome.

This is the future of the d/prog. There’s only so many elected and appointed offices. There’s only so much graft, corruption and grift that can be gleaned before the the system itself falls apart. These d/prog have hung their hat on the politics of division by over emphasis on immutable characteristics and stoked ethnic tensions. In one party cities with multiple groups in competition not with the evil, patriarchal, colonizing, cisgendered, reactionary ‘white’ but instead among their own constituency groups this becomes a huge farce. They don’t have an external other to demonize. IOW the call is coming from inside the house.

At root all politics is about the acquisition, retention and use of power. Sharing might be caring but power can’t truly be shared. Beyond a certain point neither can graft, corruption and grift. That’s the problem highlighted in LA. Add to this the overly of power blocks; various unions and other vested interests pushing for their guy/girl to be rewarded. Add in a dash of old CA money and a splash of new IT money. Sprinkle in petty personal disagreements. Pass the popcorn as the d/prog try to find a way to divide a shrinking pie of patronage without creating massive rifts or killing off a very tired, very sick goose.

Black/white, black/lite, bull/shite.

These councillors denigrated one black kid and his guardian. Meanwhile, they slandered entire communities of Jews, Koreans, Oaxacans, and (viewed charitably) gave Armenians as a group at best a “backhanded compliment.”

But no, it’s gotta be all about the blacks. They’re the victims here.
So let’s find a way to make the browns white. Boo hoo.

    artichoke in reply to henrybowman. | October 17, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Oaxacans probably means the blacks in Mexico. They tend to live in the southern part of Oaxaca state.

    But yeah, it was hispanics talking pro-hispanic. And blacks talk pro-black, which is somehow applauded. Prohispanic is also applauded as long as it isn’t at the expense of blacks, but at the expense of whites is fine. If the LA councillors had only been anti-white, it would have been no harm/no foul at worst. And the racial comments were even in the context of a racial redistricting — how can they not categorize by race?

    There’s something to be said for racial balkanization. Then there would be fewer fights, fewer calls for resource transfers based on race (“equity”), and other such toxins. I used to be color-blind and basically I still am, so it’s OK for me either way, but I favor the more practical solution.

    Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | October 19, 2022 at 1:27 am

    They didn’t say anything about Koreans.

As a general response to the comments about Affirmative Action and Ibram X Kendi:

I highly doubt he needed affirmative action to achieve his success. He appears to be very intelligent. It seems much more likely that his scholarship is the natural output of the teaching he received, which likely contained strong Marxist elements, and the incentives he had in perusing his work. His writing is without a doubt successful in that it found a strong an supportive audience in Academia and built on popular sociological theory.

All the critiques of his work I have heard, including the ones above, are valid in the terms they are made but he, and his audience, reject the terms so the critiques.

He is able to largely ignore the critiques, and is actually infamous for refusing to debate his ideas, because his target audience rejects there basis and therefore is OK ignoring them too. His twitter comment can be seen as a message to his audience to dismiss David Brooks critique as ‘baseless’ since it is not presented in his terms of argument.

I am sympathetic to critiques of his work. I found his book “How to be an Antiracist” virtually impossible to read because his continues, apparently intentional, substitution of terms and meanings in his arguments. We should not stop presenting our arguments; make him respond even if it’s dismissively. But do not think him unintelligent or his views poorly reasoned. His success is because he has pushed forward a popular world view in a manner that is very pleasing/satisfying to the view’s adherents.

    henrybowman in reply to Giuseppe. | October 16, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    “His success is because he has pushed forward a popular world view in a manner that is very pleasing/satisfying to the view’s adherents.”

    But so did Bernie Madoff, Mother Ann Lee, and Jim Jones.
    We can only hope the parallels hold.

    Dimsdale in reply to Giuseppe. | October 17, 2022 at 6:54 am

    The critique re: Affirmative Action holds though: even if Kendi is as intelligent, albeit grossly maleducated, the stink of AA sticks to him because he is black. Everyone assumes he got where he is due to AA and his skin color.

    How is this not detrimental to blacks? And it is entirely the doing of the Democrat socialists.

      artichoke in reply to Dimsdale. | October 18, 2022 at 2:38 pm

      It’s detrimental to a few blacks but overall helpful to others, especially (their favorite word so I’ll use it too) black women who tick two boxes and are seen as less risky. And yet again the black women throw the black men under the bus; when the men are unemployed and with a record because of crime in the ‘hood and no job prospects, they don’t help them but instead look for a white guy. It’s very dysfunctional, but overall it probably leads to somewhat more resources going to black people, at the expense of far greater distortion of the overall economy. Which in turn gives the race industry joy through Schadenfreude.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Giuseppe. | October 17, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Well, Kendi was not smart enough to se Marxism for what it is, That tells me that his criticle thinking skills are rather limited. Also, good verbal skills alone does not make someone smart. What he writes and promotes is drivel. There are far too many like him.

    artichoke in reply to Giuseppe. | October 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    He’s pretty intelligent and great at verbal aggression. These can be components of a successful career in sales. To make it the basis of a career in academia, one needs a very special field, different from the old fields, one less based on research and reasoning and more on polemics and connections.

Morning Sunshine | October 17, 2022 at 12:38 am

I am pretty sure “lite” supremacy has been around for 300 years. The Spanish and Portuguese colonies in central/south America had very intricate strata of hierarchy depending on color and ancestry; India has a caste system very much dependent on light vs. dark complexions (including the current use of “skin lightening” products); even the “black” community of the United States has been delineated on the shade of blackness, at least since the Civil War, probably earlier based on the use of terms “quadroon” and “octoroon” and “high yeller.”

I think it kind of funny, actually, that a very Spanish heritage latino (as white as me) has as much “POC” oppressed cred as a newly arrived African without slave ancestry. Which reminds me – I believe Mexico has a pretty systematic “light-skin-is-better” social structure also. Not saying it is right, just saying that the idea exists in many cultures around the world.

    Just ask blacks in the south. Lite Skin vs dark skin is a real thing and insult. Seems silly to me but not to them. “They acting all light skin” is an actual saying down here.

    Asian Indians are very sensitive to complexions, to the point they sell skin bleach and lighteners in their stores, e.g. “Fair and Lovely” skin cream.

    It’s been around much longer than that. In China and Japan lighter skin was always desirable. Thus the reason for painted white face, and lower classes were always seen as inferior because of their sun darkened skin.

      MajorWood in reply to NotCoach. | October 17, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      I guess my sitting here and lamenting my nice tan as it slowly fades (yes, you can get a suntan in Oregon) would be considered by most as an extreme luxury problem.

      henrybowman in reply to NotCoach. | October 17, 2022 at 3:01 pm

      Precisely the same as every Camelottish princeling and dragonslayer pursued a “lady fair” of his own. Fair meant light, meant indoors, meant wealth and “breeding.”

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Morning Sunshine. | October 17, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Skin tone is a big source of resentment among blacks. Most of the time lighter skinned blacks are smarter than darker skin blacks, not always, but most of the time that is the case.

    It’s essentially worldwide. Part of Castro’s revolution in Cuba (and his son’s in Canada is going the same …) was to elevate the dark skinned at the expense of the light-skinned who ran things before. We got a lot of light-skinned Cubans coming to Miami escaping Castro.

    It goes without saying worldwide, but here in the USA, we try to “defy gravity”. Does it work? Somewhat, we are doing relatively well economically in the world, but we have a lot of social drama that is a waste of energy for everyone. And that’s the basis for the fears that we’ll go toward the general worldwide tendency, especially from those who make their living touting racial issues and pushing us to defy gravity some more.

I stopped reading when I got to the name “Charles Blow.” The NYT is bad. This guy is one of the reasons for it.

Now that “everyone” has gotten used to the assumption that only white people can be racist, BIPOCs are discovering they are racist too. Hello reality!. But it’s just a phase. It’s all part of divide and conquer and when we are all re-divided again, something wicked will emerge to take control. Our “inclusiveness” will then look a lot like China’s and Russia’s and just about everywhere else in the world. America used to be exceptional.

But now that we “racists” are taking each other out, who benefits? Uh oh, conspiracy theory. Can’t be that. We are just “evolving” while “justice” spreads through the land and makes us all “equal”. Graveyards (or wherever they dump our remains in the future) will be noted in history for their diversity.

    Dimsdale in reply to Pasadena Phil. | October 17, 2022 at 7:14 am

    In reality, only “benevolent” white leftists are racist. They invented the “soft bigotry of low expectations,” and fed it with their socialist, family destroying, high abortion for black women, racially based “help” programs and decades of maleducation.

    Now they are digging in with “white supremacists” and the “scourge” of whiteness. Who really implemented systemic racism? The Democrats, with their race based, preferential treatment, quota systems for preferred minorities.

    As noted above, all affirmative action has done is make everyone, including other blacks, suspicious of the accomplishments of hard working blacks.

    All of the left’s “helping hands” are an expensive (for us) veneer on their underlying particleboard racism. Now their antiwhite screed is driving an even bigger wedge between whites and blacks, and by design. They are now spreading out to drive wedges between the other variations of the human skin spectrum, all to gain power and riches at the expense of others. Notice that they never give up their lofty positions to “people of color.” No, they are superior in their judgmental racism, and POCs could never replace them. Isn’t that racist, and aren’t they occupying a space that a minority should have gotten if it weren’t for “systemic racism.” Or in other cases, the unqualified white leftists pretend to be minorities to take advantage of their “helping” programs. See Elizabeth Warren, Ward Churchill and Rachel(?) Dolezal for reference. I can’t recall any Republicans doing the same thing, kind of like vote fraud.

    In politics, we call them Democrat socialists. In biology, we call them parasites.

      JohnSmith100 in reply to Dimsdale. | October 17, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      “suspicious of the accomplishments of hard working blacks.”

      That is a sad situation, Cracker jack degrees create doubt about merit of all dgrees, this is not just about blacks.

People like Kendi who think only white people can be racist are either intentionally stupid or race baiters and grifters themselves. Choose which you think Kendi is.

    Dimsdale in reply to diver64. | October 17, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Alex, I choose B.

    Sternverbs in reply to diver64. | October 17, 2022 at 8:28 am

    There is an option C: Intentionally stupid race baiters and grifters.

    I choose C.

    henrybowman in reply to diver64. | October 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Someone asked on the Fauci thread whether Democrats think we don’t have memories. Too often, we don’t.

    Remember just a couple months ago, back in June, when US Senate candidate (D-SC) Krystal Matthews was caught on the other side of a prison phone call explaining that the secret to handling “wypipo” is that “you gotta treat ’em like shit” and “keep them under [her] thumbs,” and how she told Bernie Sanders she wouldn’t parrot his “white shit” while campaigning for him? And how she was a “n**** at heart” who could only relax around her “own people” but could act white when she needed to?

    There isn’t anything in that LA county recording that’s any worse than that phone call. So how dark does racism have to get before it’s not “lite” anymore?

      artichoke in reply to henrybowman. | October 17, 2022 at 9:30 pm

      In fairness, that phone call is probably making her chances of election even dimmer. She’s clearly losing now, last I saw. But it took the non-mainstream press (Project Veritas) to expose it. Mainstream media would have kept it under wraps.

    artichoke in reply to diver64. | October 18, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    He doesn’t “think” that, nobody’s that stupid. He redefines it to avoid the obvious counterargument against his own accusations that whites are racist.

    It’s mighty convenient. But how could universities open tenure lines and even departments for such nonsense? They’ve seriously gone round the bend.

The issue of “Lite Supremacy” is also the focus of Thomas Buckley’s article today at American Thinker regarding last week’s implosion of the LA City Council:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/10/the_la_city_council_debacle_is_not_just_about_racism.html

Finally, someone who gets it and is informed. The real issue of what is going on is much worse than racism. It is a takeover of the corrupt Democratic machine by the Democratic Socialists of America (The Squad, Bernie Sanders, etc…) who are clearing the decks of the corrupt Democrat machine and replacing it with a hardcore Marxist regime. Just as they are in the process of doing throughout America.

The Squad is just the tip of the iceberg and organized within the Democrat Party. But they are NOT Democrats. That is almost certainly why Tulsi Gabbard had to abandon the Democrat Party and not do what Trump did by taking over the GOP. She can’t. The Democrat Party doesn’t exist anymore.

Pelosi surrendered to The Squad on the first day of their appearance when they staged their sit-in in her office and made their demands. Schumer is in mortal fear of AOC going after his Senate seat and has also surrendered the Senate to the SDA.

LA is just the beginning. Many states look just like CA with their SDA governors, AGs, city councils and city attorneys. We could be witnessing a domino effect as everyone is manically obsessed over CA. America is not ready for what is about to hit us all.

    Dimsdale in reply to Pasadena Phil. | October 17, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Agreed, but why stop at socialism? Their path of racial warfare, envy and greed are precisely on the path to the ruination, or better, the Venezuelization of America.

    People need to see the buried stories of Venezuela, see the “glories” of Cuba, and the utopia that is North Korea.

    They are already using the tactics of the ChiComs. And all the while, they are whistling past the graveyard of the greatest country on Earth, hoping the alligator eats them last.

    artichoke in reply to Pasadena Phil. | October 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    So LA is 48% hispanic and 4 council seats, 9% black and 3 council seats? I think they really do have a valid complaint here. Black people are way overrepresented on the city council, vs. hispanics. And in fact, people do vote for people of their same race/ethnicity. It is a fact, a very reliable and long-stand political fact. The argument is not about their personal power, but their racial power. And that’s just as valid for any other racial group to be aware of, as for blacks, for example Charles Blow who is, as always, keenly aware of it from his perspective. He only complains about “light supremacy” because he sees his own racial group losing from it.

      Milhouse in reply to artichoke. | October 19, 2022 at 1:33 am

      And in fact, people do vote for people of their same race/ethnicity. It is a fact, a very reliable and long-stand political fact.

      If that were so Barack 0bama would never have become president, and there would be no black senators.

Racial categorization leads to group averages, which is what discovers systemic racism. You can’t find it individually.

Population IQ’s overlap largely, which is why you can’t find it individually; but with group statistics you can easily find different averages.

Starting from smart, it’s Ashkenazi Jews, East Asians, Whites, Latinos, Blacks.

Lite supremacy might just be noticing that the other end is blacks, in a war on IQ.

IQ doesn’t actually matter much unless you’re trying to form averages and stir up resentment among people most susceptible to it. Who knows which of their acquaintances are how smart. It’s actually pretty invisible.

Good character matters a lot, though; and it quite visible individually.

    NotCoach in reply to rhhardin. | October 17, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Don’t rely too much on IQ with the recent trend of declining IQs. It seems culture matters when it comes to IQ.

      rhhardin in reply to NotCoach. | October 17, 2022 at 11:58 am

      There’s a lot I don’t understand about the tests, and also there appears to be some google censorship that didn’t use to be there.

      First, IQ is defined as having an average of 100 and standard deviation of 15. So when blacks are found to have an IQ of 86 and East Asians 105 and whites 100, it looks like the test is calibrated for whites only. Nothing wrong with that but I don’t understand the historical procedure to get those results. Lately blacks have an IQ of 92, which suggests that what happened is that the test is recalibrated for the whole population rather than whites, which pulls 86 to 92 by widening the empircal spread and requiring narrowing. But then you don’t get a normal distrubution but a distribution with three peaks, Asians, whites and blacks.

      In addition there’s the Flynn effect, which finds a gradual rise in IQ. I don’t know how that fits the calibration requirement.

      On the other hand it’s firmly claimed that IQ is the most solidly established thing in psychology, and if that’s no good then nothing is any good.

      It does seem though that the Asian White Hispanic Black sequence applies, and public policy (don’t take averages!) ought to reflect it.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to rhhardin. | October 17, 2022 at 3:25 pm

        has it occured to you that calibration is used as cover to make some people feel better?

          rhhardin in reply to JohnSmith100. | October 17, 2022 at 6:06 pm

          No, the calibration is to align the old set of questions with the new, mostly, and rely on 100 as the average staying fixed through generations in addition, as a reference point. It’s meaning to measure something that does not change with culture and so forth so it’s a good assumption. The questions might not be good, but that’s another problem.

          JohnSmith100 in reply to JohnSmith100. | October 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm

          Explain how Einstein’s IQ was dropped from 205 to 140, do you think that those re-calibrating IQ tests are free of being politically correct? I do not.

          I have worked closely with lots of very smart people, none of which were in Einstein’s league. The only person who might have been, is Hawking.

          I studied relativity for many years, very few people actually understand relativity.

          artichoke in reply to JohnSmith100. | October 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

          When did Einstein take a publicly reported IQ test and score either 205 (way off the scale for normal IQ tests, very large margin for error, what does it mean when you do better than any of the calibration group?) or 140 (ridiculously low for him)? I’ve seen tables that rank the IQ’s of US presidents, but with few or no actual reported IQ scores or typical substitutes (pre-1990 or so SAT for example) it seems like totally made up fluff. Growing up in Switzerland Einstein never took the SAT.

        artichoke in reply to rhhardin. | October 17, 2022 at 9:34 pm

        “Public policy ought to reflect it” how? That’s the argument of the equity pushers, that the high scoring need to pay the low scoring groups, on a racial basis.

        I disagree. Public policy should be colorblind and let people sort themselves as they wish.

      henrybowman in reply to NotCoach. | October 17, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      As Chandler Bing observed that “soap is self-cleaning!”, so is IQ. The average IQ is always 100 by definition, no matter how stupid that 100 is objectively.

Suburban Farm Guy | October 17, 2022 at 8:41 am

The NY Times sees racism everywhere except its actual location — the mirror.

It’s Chuck Blow? Oh, well, it can safely be assumed to be idiocy. I don’t think the guy has ever written anything that was remotely intelligent or wise.

I do find it interesting, though, that when the racism involves his people, suddenly minorities can be racist.

“White-adjacent.” The nonsensical, race-obsessed monikers that the Dumb-0-crats contrive are so intrinsically stupid, it’s scarcely worth the effort to rebut them.

The Old “Sanford and Son” (TV Series 1972–1977) had the Blacks on the show bad mouthing the Hispanics.

DIE (Diversity [dogma], Inequity, and Exclusion) doctrine of the Pro-Choice ethical religion subscribed to by the Progressive Church, Synagogue, Clinic, Corporation, Temple, Mosque, etc.

Both. Progress is an [unqualified] monotonic process: one step forward, two steps backward. #HateLovesAbortion

I have a simpler theory for the numskull at the NYT who wrote the article. These city council members are leftist/collectivists, therefore much more likely to be racist. Only racists, like this author, fail to recognize it is ideology, not skin color, that is the reason for racism.

At least we have overcome “bright supremacy.”

If you call them Latinx does that mean they are gay?

Anonymous Bosh | October 17, 2022 at 4:34 pm

“…white supremacy could simply be replaced by — or buffeted by — a form of ‘lite’ supremacy,”

So Chuck Blow is a pro, right? What does he mean here, because I don’t get it. Did he actually mean buttress? bolster? To be buffeted by means to be hit, to struggle with, etc.

What am I missing?

I’m old enough to remember the term “reverse racism”.

“Reverse racism” provoked howls of rage from the Lefties and race-pimps. It exposed them for the racists they are and their ideas for the pure racism they are.

Democrats and the Left well understand the power of words and realized the term “reverse racism” posed an existential threat to their racist victim narrative. Along with their enablers in the Fake News, anyone who used the term “reverse racism” was branded a racist and cancelled. The term was quickly suppressed in media and culture.

But recognizing the power of words is why they are forever changing definitions and creating entirely new words. Language that corresponds to reality is not suited to describing the imaginary world they inhabit so new language must be imagined. The Lefties and race pimps realized they needed a new term and a new ideological construct. They needed to re-define terms so that their racism was not merely understandable and excusable, it was longer racism at all. Under the new terminology and ideological construct only white people could be racist.

That brought about the attempt to link racism to the constructs of systemic racism and power. Racism was re-defined to require an element of power that only white people possessed, by virtue of their whiteness. And “reverse racism”, which exposed the Lefties and race-pimps for what they are, became “anti-racist discrimination”, which obfuscated the reality of vile racism that drives race pimps like Kendi.

“Anti-racist discrimination” is “reverse racism” and it is just as evil and destructive as racism always is, no matter what the Lefties and race-pimps call it and how loudly they deny it is racism.

    henrybowman in reply to novaculus. | October 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    “Reverse racism” provoked howls of rage from the Lefties and race-pimps. It exposed them for the racists they are and their ideas for the pure racism they are.”

    It’s exactly the same unfocused range you see when you insist that “all lives matter” or even that “it’s OK to be white.”

    “the nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity to say ‘all lives matter.’… I’ma stab you, and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, I’ma show you my paper cut and say, ‘My cut matters too.’”

amatuerwrangler | October 18, 2022 at 3:12 pm

While the left battles over “white supremacy” or “light” supremacy, they ignore the actual supremact, that of the competent. They seem to equate supremacy with success and/or prosperity, which tends to follow those who play by the rules, either written rules (laws) or general societal ones.

Those who learn to not be arrested, and who take the time and effort to accumulate the skill, physical or mental, to make someone want to pay them money to do something for them, to develop and practice social skills to allow one to function in groups of like minded people is what makes the difference in life.

These characteristics are not specifically ingrained in one race to the exclusion of others. There are too many examples of prosperous, productive, successful people of all shades to try to name any. And also an equal distribution of unsuccessful, non-productive among those shades.

The left’s complaints about supremacy is actually a complaint about competency at life. It is learned, not distributed, so if some are unwilling to do the actual preparation they should not be surprised by poor results.

Hence, George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting had an ideologically inconvenient Hispanic heritage, so the media invented the term “white Hispanic” to describe Zimmerman.

Which wasn’t even true. There are pure white Hispanics. Such as Ted Cruz, or the Pope. But Zimmerman isn’t one of them; he has a black great-grandfather, which in this country is enough to let him classify himself as “Black” if he wanted to.