Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the June 2013 issue

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Hours before the Boston cops closed in on the Brothers #@&*#!, the gentle David Sirota, scribbling away in Salon, lays out the left’s enduring belief in “Blame America First” or rather “Blame White America First.” Well, you lunkhead, you got it half right. The brothers were white, but they were certainly not Methodists:

Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American

There is a double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats.

… This is most obvious in the context of recent mass shootings. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals compromised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings—even though most come at the hands of white dudes.
(April 16, 2017)

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