Do you know how white people love to whine and cry when we Asians and POC make fun of them online? Even when they get racist towards us they will still whine and cry when we attack back. Well the conservative/alt right groups seem to be trying to mobilize themselves more to try and shame high profile POCs who do speak out and who do make fun of white people. Really tell me what is wrong with that? I mean you can’t be racist to towards the oppressors, nor can you be racist to the majority ( in the West and Europe). Those who have racial privilege really have no legs to stand on to complain about, particularly the alt right/conservative groups and media who spout racist and discriminatory shit daily.
Anyways, many high profile and influential people have had their old tweets and online comments dug up. This time, the most recent victim is technology writer Sarah Jeong ( who has recently been hired by the NY Times to join their Editorial board) who has been the subject of attack and doxxing by the alt right/conservative groups and media outlets. Here is the tweet these groups are crying over:
TWEET 1: “Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men,”
TWEET 2: “White people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,”
TWEET 3: “#CancelWhitePeople,”
So they attack her over these tweets…. I am like STFU Fox News and alt right/conservative media – just like go away, nothing wrong with what Jeong said. Instead of examining all the stuff she has done and achieved including a book she wrote about online harassment they go at her and it is so pathetic that they behave like this. The Washington Post continues this story:
At right-leaning outlets such as Fox News, the Daily Caller, the Gateway Pundit, Breitbart and Infowars, Jeong’s tweets were skewered as “racist,” “offensive” and “anti-white.”
“NYTimes’ Newest Hire Sent Tons of Anti-White Racist Tweets,” the Daily Caller chimed in.
“Jeong was not hired despite her racist tweets, she was hired because of them,” wrote the right-wing site Infowars, known for its vigorous promotion of conspiracy theories.
To some conservatives, her hiring, and the subsequent defense issued by the Times, was an example of how liberals get away with their own brand of racism — against white people.
“Sarah Jeong not being fired by the New York Times for her racist and hateful tweets is example 93,687,887,482 of liberal hypocrisy,” conservative commentator and occasional conspiracy theorist Mark Dice wrote on Twitter.
But others were quick to say that the statements Jeong made could be skewed as racist only if the culture, history and current sociopolitical context of the United States were ignored.
“Part of the reason it was so easy for the outrage to be manufactured in the first place was it was completely decontextualized and ahistorified,” said Nolan L. Cabrera, an associate professor at the University of Arizona who will publish a book in the fall about racial attitudes held by white college students. “Then it was easy to drum up anger and say it looks like she hates white people. That only makes sense if you are willfully ignorant of 400 to 500 years’ history and contemporary social context and also the context from which the tweets were sent.”
It is likely true, as many have pointed out, that if any minority group were substituted in the place of white people into Jeong’s statements, she would not have kept her job. Some edited Jeong’s tweets to hammer home that idea, replacing the words “white people” in her tweets with “black people” and “Jewish people.”
But Cabrera said the idea was “a complete false equivalence,” noting that whiteness isn’t a cultural identity the way being black, Japanese American or Jewish is. Cabrera listed off examples of government policies that targeted various racial groups, including the Chinese Exclusion Act and Operation Wetback, calling racism a “systemic reality” that necessarily favors white people.
It is totally a false equivalency and really why are Fox News, The Daily Caller and this ilk still relevant today? It is because we have a majority of racist elements in our society who want nothing more but go back to when white people controlled the world and were the oppressors. There is more to this article, but I would suggest you go to it and read it.
Image via Washington Post
To read the original article, please click on: An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?