The left made another move to silence conservatives this week when CNN published a piece glorifying a "white allies" group that patrols social media to help minorities fight those who "oppress them":
White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts.
Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges -- or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you're tired of having.
"It's really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us," the group's co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.
[...] Volunteers pretty much see the same well-trodden claims or ideas time and time again in some form or another, Kempton said.
There are some old standbys like, "I'm not racist because I don't see color," or, "Well, I don't personally act racist."
More specific topics also get trotted out: "Cultural appropriation isn't real," "I don't have white privilege because of [x]," "Why is it always about race?" and the particularly thorny refrain, "All Lives Matter."
Kempton added that the group knows it's place in this fight.
"We're very aware of the tendency of white activists to center ourselves, so we're careful not to pretend we're white saviors," Kempton said.
The "common topics" that infuriate Kempton are reasonable opinions from people who are often just trying to understand where offended minorities are coming from.
Why shouldn't someone be able to question the concepts of cultural appropriation or white privilege?
Anyone can be a victim of racism, whether they are white, black, blue, or purple. If we are ever to come together as a society, the left is going to need to stop pushing anti-white narratives like this one and start encouraging different races to talk things out with each other.