Tag, You’re Racist! The World’s Worst White Woman
Leah Finnegan’s Headline at Gawker: The Worst 100 White Men, Ranked. Leah proceeds to name Woody Allen, Christopher Hitchens, John Lennon (???), Thomas Jefferson, Jack Kerouac, Joe Paterno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and so on. Finnegan probably thinks she’s funny. Ha ha, humor back at you. Sure, these guys have warts (except Lennon, although maybe I’m missing something), but Leah Finnegan wrote this after eating a breakfast of white-guiltmeal.
Condoleezza Rice: Leah’s not unique. One time a friend told me that she thought Condoleezza Rice was a white person in black skin. I wonder if minorities feel consolation knowing that there are white people out there “hating on Oreos.” Does my friend, blonde, not rich and firmly entrenched in the 99%, have an attitude that hinders racial politics?
Qualify: The U.S. has a history of racism perpetuated by the powerful and wealthy, mostly whites, against minorities; the biggest victims African slaves and Native Americans. Far right wackos are quick to point out racism goes both ways, namely blacks can be as racist as whites. Yet this, whether true or not, does not change the fact that whites suffer far less from reverse racism. Racism is trivialized when it is whined about by the right or made into a moral placebo of leftist white guilt. Yes, things have improved since the 19th Century, but problems still exist. What should we do? Ask questions, but the perpetual game of Tag, You’re Racist is not the answer.
New Voices: Luckily, we have successful people like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, see his article at Time Magazine: Bruce Levenson Isn’t a Racist; He’s a Businessman. Others, such as Ben Carson or Jason Riley have cogent arguments on minority success, yet get called “Uncle Tom.” Shouldn’t we stop promoting the Finnegan view and engage and listen to successful black people?
World’s Worst White Woman: And Finnegan may never top that funny lady, Robin “I-Disgust-Myself” Morgan. Seriously, folks, Finnegan and Morgan seem like decent people thinking with their heart. Still, how about we stop the hyperbole?
The Real “Worst White Men”:
1. Ted Bundy
1. Son of Sam
1. Adam Lanza
1. Adolf Hitler / etc…