Tag, You’re Racist! Bahar Mustafa, 2015’s Worst White Woman
“I can’t be racist because I’m an ethnic minority woman.” – Bahar Mustafa
Racism: “belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Merriam-Webster
White Person: “…a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.” Census Bureau
Bahar’s, in her own words, is a Turkish Cypriot, thus 100% European origin. But even if she’s Middle Eastern, it wouldn’t matter. I’m Persian on my father’s side, and Persia means Caucasian.
Leah Finnegan: Last year’s “Worst White Woman”, Leah Finnegan, earned the crown for displaying a whole bowl of guilt. But who will supplant Leah?
Rachel Dolezal or Bahar Mustafa?
Rachel Dolezal: This white woman got bashed for pretending she’s black. Dolezal suffers from a fault of wisdom. Solidarity with the oppressed is one thing, her attempt missed, but the cause may have been just. Her sin, while silly, not so horrible.
Bahar Mustafa: She Tweeted #KillAllWhiteMen! She banned white cisgender men from a diversity event, despite being Turkish, and thus white. And look at her, she’s as white as Ms. Dolezal. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, ha ha. Nevertheless, she’s the winner of 2015’s Worst White Woman!