My fellow white Americans.

These are images from Charlottesville, Virginia last night.

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These are white people in their twenties and thirties. Like me.

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These are people who are in my generation, the millennial generation, the one frequently lambasted for “participation trophies” and “needing safe spaces.”

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These are people that look like my coworkers, my colleagues, my brothers, my cousins. People I know and love, who also have white skin and wear polo shirts.

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These are people who, like I was, were raised on a diet of Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, which teaches tolerance and understanding of others. They’ve probably seen the Indiana Jones films, where punching Nazis is considered a virtuous act. These are my actual demographic peers in the United States of America, which means that these are people who sat through the unit on the second world war in their history class and looked at images of concentration camps and gas chambers and burning books and Anne Frank’s attic and still thought, well, hang on, maybe those Nazis had some interesting ideas.

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These are people who chanted “Jew will not replace us.”

These are people who yelled “The heat here is nothing compared to what you’re going to get in the ovens.”

These are people who didn’t even bother to wear hoods. 

What does it say that in 2017, I’m struck by the fact that the Ku Klux Klan members at least shielded their faces so that no one could identify them? That the same type of societal pressure apparently no longer exists today? That these people feel comfortable espousing the rhetoric of racist, genocidal maniacs in a public space that was widely photographed and broadcast?

My anger is bigger than my ability to write,  but I’m going to try to say this as succinctly as I can.

White nationalism is morally indefensible. This is not a point that is up for discussion.

If you are willing to give these people the benefit of the doubt, you are complicit in the rhetoric of racists and bigots. Playing “devil’s advocate” is unacceptable.

I am not willing to listen to one more interview or read one more article about the “economic anxiety” of the American racist.

If you disagree with the central premise that white nationalism is evil and morally wrong, then I have no words for you. May God have mercy on your soul.

If you can identify that this is evil and wrong, ask yourself why these men (and more than a few women) are angry. Why? What has provoked these people to buy a bunch of Wal-Mart tiki torches and scream Nazi slogans at a Confederate statue?

Imagine for just one second that these protestors were black.

You want to tell me your problems with Colin Kaepernick and why you think Black Lives Matter is a racist slogan? I’m not interested. If you think that Philando Castille or Mike Brown could have just “handled it differently” and they wouldn’t have died? Imagine for one second that a mob of angry black people descended upon a public space with torches, screaming about wanting to kill those who didn’t look like them. Compare the crystal-clear images of these white men with the tear-gassed protestors from Ferguson.

This is a country where racists are empowered.

You failed to read all of those stories over the past five years from women on the internet, like Brianna Wu and Anita Sarkeesian and Lindy West? You thought those “feminists” were just “overreacting,” that there was no such thing as actual harassment from an internet troll, that their desire for online speech to have consequences when it devolved into doxxing and threats was a muzzle on free speech?

You still think that Hillary’s problems had nothing to do with the fact that she was a woman?

Welcome. This is a country where sexists are empowered. They’ve been on the internet terrorizing women for years. This is what they look like when they leave their computer screens behind.

I am no longer interested in anyone’s opinion that the Confederate Flag is merely a symbol of local heritage.

This is your heritage now.

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I am no longer interested in your hot take on “economic anxiety.” On “giving President Trump a chance.” On “identity politics are ruining the country.” On “reverse racism.”  On “all those swastikas drawn on buildings after the election were just put there by liberals trying to give conservatives a bad name.” I am no longer here for a peaceful discussion with the “other side,” when the “other side” believes that my inherent worth and humanity, and anyone else who doesn’t look or think similarly, deserves to be frightened, tortured, expelled, or harmed.

Women, people of color, religious and ethnic minorities, disabled people, gay people, trans people, and members of other marginalized groups in this country asked for their civil rights and their humanity to be respected. When you hear that the “left” are the “truly intolerant,” please remember that this is the face of the right today.

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This is domestic terrorism. This is what it looks like.

I am no longer interested in anyone trying to tell me that being frightened of angry white men is ‘racist’ when angry white men commit the vast majority of mass shootings in our country. When they commit violent crimes at rates comparable to any other race, and far more often than women.

At the time of publication, many hours after these incidents, the President of the United States had yet to condemn this behavior.*  This is not surprising information to literally anyone who has spent a scintilla of time on the internet — in Reddit’s /theDonald, in Alex Jones’ InfoWars channel, in the comment section of Breitbart, in any number of places where the overlap between nationalist views, white supremacist views, misogynistic views, xenophobic views, homophobic views, and Donald Trump’s political agenda is less of a Venn Diagram and more of a circle. The President of the United States was elected by dog-whistling to these views.

KKK leader David Duke is currently in Charlottesville ebulliently giving interviews claiming that this rally “fulfills the promises of Donald Trump.” For once, I agree with David Duke about something.

This is the natural byproduct of a racist, sexist president. This is the legacy of a racist, sexist country.

My fellow white Americans, do you see it? Do you see it now?

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I am editing this post to add information that I think is important. I struggled to write it earlier, and couldn’t quite find the words. This writer did.  

I think he says it better. I’m including it in its entirety.

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Imagine if these people faced actual oppression.
Nobody is trying to legislate away their right to marry.
Nobody is trying to make them buy insurance to pay for “male health care.”

The law never…
Enslaved their great-grandparents
Robbed their grandparents
Imprisoned their parents
Shot them when unarmed.

There is no massive effort at the state and local level to disenfranchise them of the vote. There is no history of centuries of bad science dedicated to “proving” their intellectual inferiority. There is no travel ban on them because of their religion. There is no danger for them when they carry dangerous weapons publicly.

Their churches were never burned. Their lawns were never decorated with burning crosses. Their ancestors never hung from trees.

Their mothers aren’t being torn away by ICE troopers and sent away forever. They won’t be forced to leave the only country they ever knew. The president has not set up a hotline to report crime committed at their hands.

They are chanting “We will not be replaced.” Replaced… as what?

I’ll tell you.

Replaced as the only voice in public discussions. Replaced as the only bodies in the public arena. Replaced as the only life that matters.

THIS is ‘white people’ oppression: We used to be the only voice. Now we hold the only microphone. THIS is ‘white man’ oppression. We face criticism now. We were free from it, because others feared the consequences.

THIS is ‘oppression’ of white Christians in this country. Christmas used to be the only holiday acknowledged, now it’s not.

I would so love to see these people get all the oppression they insist they receive, just for a year. Just to see.

Give them a world where you ACTUALLY can’t say Christmas. A world where the name “Geoff” on a resume puts it in the trash. Give them a world where they suddenly get a 20% pay cut, and then 70 women every day tell them to smile more.

Give them a world where their polo shirt makes people nervous, so they’re kicked off the flight from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis.

Give them a world where they inherited nothing but a very real understanding of what oppression really fucking is.

Give them a world where if they pulled up on a campus with torches lit and started throwing hands, the cops would punch their eyes out. Put THAT in your Tiki torches and light it, you sorry Nazi bitches.

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** Yes, the President has, since I wrote this post, put out a weak-sauce tweet denouncing these events in the most vague of terms. Know how I know that it’s weak and vague? Richard Spencer, the Nazi responsible for this, has trolled it so effectively that we understand that it could apply to literally any side of this argument. Behold:

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For the back of the house: no, all Trump voters are not white supremacists. YES, all Trump voters were comfortable electing a white supremacist to the highest office in the nation. This tweet is weak because the President doesn’t want to upset the members of his base because the members of his base are either okay with this or they are the very tiki-torch-lit assholes pictured above. These are guys wearing MAGA hats. These ARE the faces of your base. This IS the same rhetoric that Trump has always espoused. It’s Racism Classic™, now with Extra Tiki.

If you need further proof that the President doesn’t actually seem to care very much that this is happening in his name in his country, please enjoy this side-by-side comparison of the President’s stance on white supremacist Nazis versus his strong condemnation of sharks.


** Edited a second time to add: the President of the United States, after one person has been confirmed dead after a car deliberately drove into a group of anti-racist counter-protestors, has just condemned these violent acts “on many sides.”

This is literally the same as saying that he condemns the violent actions of Nazis, as well as the groups protesting the Nazis.

All I’m saying is that if violent acts are happening in your name and endorsed by David Duke and perpetrated by people waving signs with your name on it and wearing hats with your catchphrase on it, after you have asked Jeff Sessions and the department of Justice to stop investigating white supremacist terror groups exactly like this one, and all you can say is “I condemn this on many sides” rather than “stop doing this in my name” or “white supremacy is not tolerated in this country” or without using the phrase “domestic terrorism,” you’ll have to forgive me for drawing the logical conclusion that the President of the United States, in choosing his words carefully so as not to offend a racist, torch-wielding mob, gives more fucks about the feelings of actual Nazis than anyone or anything else. If you’re willing to speak “off the cuff” about North Korean missile strikes or classified intel or fallen soldiers or disabled reporters or Gold Star families but recognize that your words have impact when you’re worried about offending ACTUAL NAZIS, may you and every single person who ever defended you feel a shame that burns hotter than any collection of tiki torches.

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659 thoughts on “My fellow white Americans.

    • Omg, is that the cover of Love Unlimited? Or another trio from the 1970s? I still have it on vinyl. Awesome. Just came from dinner at one of my favorite joints, a great view of multi-cultural America. These nationalists are misinformed & as usual, directing their anger at the wrong people. They are a symptom of a disease afflicting America.

  1. Thank you doesn’t begin to express my gratitude for your strong message today, Katherine. Hatred needs to be exposed and challenged on every level of subtlety, from those goons carrying their torches to those acquiescing to changes proposed by Jeff Sessions in his Department of “Justice” to unchallenged slurs. Otherwise, we are, each of us, complicit.

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  3. Katherine, my kudos on being able to write this piece through your anger and frustration. I have ben trying, but the words just don’t come out of my mouth or onto the page. There is just so much wrong about all of this that it is hard to express. So, like the others, my thanks for your successful post today. I said it all and then some.

  4. Dear, dear, Katherine, I’ve been following your blog since the beginning, or at least very near the beginning. You’ve been getting bigger, bolder, stronger, and more badass over these few years, and it’s a wonderful sight to behold. Your blog title is so creative, I would never suggest you change it, but I would suggest it’s time for *everybody* to read it. Including your mother. She’ll be proud.

    • I so agree with every word in Katherine s blog and also with your thoughts. I totally agree with you everyone should read the blog INCLUDING Katherine s. Mom she would be extremely proud

  5. Well said. I’ve been busy mocking them all day, so thank you for coming in with some honest outrage.

    I’ve known people like this. I’ve ended relationships when I realized, with that sick feeling in my gut, that someone I’d trusted and cared about for years held such poison inside. The only thing that knocks them off balance is bluntly calling their bigotry out for what it is and walking away (and sometimes even that doesn’t work). They do all seem to hate the N-word, though, so let’s all agree to keep calling them Nazis rather than alt-right or patriots or nationalists or any other damned thing. If they’re gonna march and chant and do the salute, they can wear the label. And we’ll keep saying it to their faces, and sharing their faces, because sometimes that works to shame them.

    • There is no way I can call them patriots when they go against every core value that this country was built upon. If they are “nationalists” it isn’t for this nation, that’s for sure. And they aren’t “alt” anything; people like this have become the voice on the street for the Reich Wing and the so-called condemnation from the (dirtied and stained) White House and the halls of government is weak as to be non-existent and totally drowned out by the encouragement that has come from Drumpf from the beginning.

    • What if they were? Wouldn’t that mean that they are willing to be paid to spat hate and that they agree with that hate? Or maybe it doesn’t matter to them and they are indifferent to what cause is giving them that money. In my opinion that makes them culpable and guilty of the hate.

    • Give to orgs doing anti-racist work. Join one in your area. SURJ has lots of chapters. Call out racism when you hear/see it. Go to protests. Put your white skin in the way. Follow the lead of POC, especially those who have been organizing anti-racist work for years.

    • How about protesting at least till Trump fires the neo-Nazis and White Supremacists in his administration: Stephen Bannon, Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka, for a start.

  6. Holy hell, THANK YOU!!!! yes, yes, and more yes. I’m just stuck on what exactly to do. I’m in Seattle, and lucky so far, but this is happening now, this could happen here sooner than later, so how do I help fix this, other than saying what you’re saying every chance I get, and making my actions speak louder? Your words are so strong and right, thank you for them! Peace to you ~

    • If it makes you feel any better, I’m frequently stuck on how to actually take direct action. I attempt to have challenging conversations with family members who are casually bigoted in ways they might not see, and I donate to small organizations whenever possible, but I agree that on dark days it’s hard to know if those actions are doing much more than drops of rain in a very large pool. But if giving money helps (it often makes me feel a small bit better) I just found this excellent post and I’m about to do some of these very things. Peace to you, too. Xx

      View story at Medium.com

      • This book will help you big time with this, turns out you have to accept what’s under your control in order to truly be happy. That doesn’t mean you don’t stand up and fight for what’s right, but you also have to come to terms that there will always be opposition in this world, and it’s about how you react to it that makes you happy or miserable. If you only focus on what’s wrong in this world that is out of your control, the good things will pass you by.

  7. Thank you, thank you Katherine. Amazing writing that I will never forget, and which I have shared wth others. The images are so horrifying yet riveting. I know people like them, I grew up with people like them and so did my children. The time is long past for not speaking up.

  8. Can we please get social media to ID these ugly faces so that they can be shamed and exposed and lose their jobs or businesses? And why are all neo-nazis so damn unattractive? Is it required?

  9. I’m not sure why it’s surprising to you that they’re of your generation. Honestly, I don’t see much difference between your rhetoric and theirs. You’re different in the minutia but the same in the mindset. Violence against someone being justified because of their beliefs (punch a Nazi) is not anti-Naziism. It’s Naziism. You’re no different.

    • I believe in the humanity of all people. I’ve never advocated violence against others, only the use of appropriate force for self-defense. Not being interested in hearing the opinion of someone who is defending Nazi bigotry and hatred is just not the same thing as “you’re a Nazi, too.”

    • Eric, an entire world war was fought against Nazis. And the Nazis didn’t just get punched in the face. They were exterminated – or so everyone hoped.

      ..or are you suggesting that the people responsible for starting a second world war, for marching across other people’s countries and killing everyone in their way, and responsible for the gas chambers which killed their own people if they were dissident enough, should somehow not be fought to the death?

  10. Please do ask your mother to read this post! And ask her to share it with all her friends. Just one quibble: I’m guessing that many of the people marching today were homeschooled by bigots just like themselves, in the name of “religious freedom.” And DeVos would like to see more of that!

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  12. This is the best commentary I have read since this abomination took office. Shared it on Facebook and you are my new heroine. Thank you for your smart and thoughtful analysis, your candor, your passion and your brilliant writing.

  13. Well said and well written. You have captured the exact feelings I have and hopefully our fellow citizens are feeling. The terror of the boldness of this blind hatred is indescribable but you came so close to the anger I feel . Thank you!

  14. Thank you for writing what I have been thinking all day. trump will never condemn these vile bigots, because these are the people he wants to love him. He is that narcissistic.

  15. I wish you’d begun your finger pointing sentences with ‘there are people’ instead of ‘these are people”. We aren’t all of us racists, no matter how hard you try to paint us that way.

    • She did differentiate in the article – specifically saying all Whites are not like this. But the people in the photos that she’s talking about ARE. That’s why “these are people”. Because they’re on camera being “those people”.

    • If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck….Open your eyes Mary and if you dont stand up, speak out and oppose what the fingers are being pointed at and would rather spend your time trying to deny involvement well then you are just one of them.

    • Were you out there chanting racist slogans? Have you protested against black people being paid the same wages as whites? Did you vote for a man baby who actively and loudly encouraged his followers to attack people for their differing opinions and offer to pay their court costs? If you answered no to these questions then why do you think you are the “us”? If yes, then yes you sided with the racists and have no right to complain when painted with the brush you picked up on your own.

    • If you voted for donald trump, you are, in fact, a racist. Racism does not mean that you go out and lynch black people. It means being ok with the structures that are in place that allow for the lynching of black people. Donald Trump signaled, IN SPADES, FOR THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN, that he was ok with lynching everyone who isn’t a white christian heterosexual male. If you voted for that, you are a racist, because you voted to put it in place.

    • This is an if the shoe fits where it kind of article. Do you think for one minute that she is painting the whole race of Caucasians as racist? JS

    • What you are doing is a logical fallacy known as a straw man argument. She did not say that all are racists. What she very clearly wrote was that people who voted for Trump knew about and were OK with his bigotry, intolerance, and sexism. That’s a fact. If you vote for a man who tolerates and tweets and retweets and espouses racism, you are participating in his racism. That is racist. I’m sorry that this makes you sad, and I am praying for you.

    • Um. What?

      First: The group to which “these” refers to in the lines you’re referring to, is the people literally pictured in the post. The people who in fact were literally at the event in Charlottesville, making Nazi salutes and yelling about Jews and ovens.

      I’m…sorry but no, if you’re literally one of the people in those pictures, one of the people with torches yelling about shoving Jews in ovens, then yes you are a racist. o_O

      And also, FYI we’re all “racist” the difference is in how and what we do about it – some of us, it’s unconscious, it’s gained from cultural conditioning, and as we learn about the ways we are, we try to challenge ourselves to do better, to treat people better, to make fewer assumptions and be kinder and more open.

      In Trump’s case, he’s doing the opposite of that, and supporting it by not condemning it and often fanning the flames that fuel the overt racists, the ones who don’t care that people think they are racist because they think racism is a legitimate position to consciously take.

      And if you support him without questioning this position(s), you need to stop and consider the fact that you might not be a high-key racist screaming about Jews and ovens, but you’re still supporting the person who’s okay with catering to those same guys.

      And catering to them empowers them. Emboldens them. Makes them more likely to directly do harm to the people they hate.

      In other words, you might not be high-key racist, but if your point of contention is “but I voted for Trump too”, you’re in a category not that much better and equally harmful, because it does nothing to solve the problem of high-key racism.

      It does nothing to protect the marginalized peoples who are having active harm done to them.

      It allows the more overt racists to be empowered, emboldened, and to – say it with me – do more active harm to the people they hate (the people they hate being vulnerable populations, at that).

      We’re all a little “racist”; but if you support Trump without so much as condemning the racist dog whistles? Then it doesn’t matter if it’s out of malice or apathy that you don’t – it’s supporting racism, which is itself an act of racism, and that racism does real harm. I might even argue it’s worse because you don’t even recognize that it IS racism and does do harm.

      But it does. Apathy about others’ racism allows it to flourish.

      You can’t claim you’re “not racist” unless you’re actually disagreeing with the racism, including disagreeing when someone who supports racists, makes racist-supporting statements.

      So please, stop telling people who point this out to stop calling “people like you” a racist. Stop being knee-jerk defensive.

      And instead, maybe ask why you wouldn’t feel uncomfortable at Trump’s catering to people who don’t even consider racism a bad thing…if you weren’t okay with racism.

      (And if you do call out when he does that, and you’re not one of the people at the Charlottesville thing, then…it wasn’t aimed at you?)

      I know it’s uncomfortable to recognize one has racist tendencies. I have literally been there. But you’re doing neither yourself nor anyone else any good by pretending you can’t possibly be racist in any way, especially if you’re actually supporting racist people who support racist policies.

    • Yes, you are. You just don’t want to admit it. Anyone who sides with Trump sides with the American Nazi party. There is no separating the two. He ran for them, was propped up by them, and was elected to fulfill their goals. Most of his cabinet picks have been vocal Nazis.

        • Literally WHAT ABOUT HIM? Unless Arnold was in Charlottesville today driving cars into counterprotestors I’m extremely uninterested in how he might have factored into what I had to say today.

        • Literally, if people are tossing around the term Nazi, let’s add a celebrity to the collection. Im afraid that people weren’t interested in Schwarzenegger’s antics even way back when.

    • If you voted for Trump, you are either too short-sighted to see what would come from electing someone who condones and uses racists for his purposes, or you condone racism (and a whole bunch of other anti-Christian attitudes), or you are a racist. You might look in to how the German citizens in the neighborhood of Bergen-Belsen felt in 1946-1947. And whether history thought they were okay with “not being Nazis.”

      • Firstly, I didn’t say I voted for Trump. Secondly, i despise all politicians and frankly there wasn’t a clear cut choice. Secondly, I think it is perfectly foul to compare the determined eradication of a whole race to Trump. Last but not least, if you’re going to have a go at dictators, why go back so far in history? Wh not choose someone closer to home, like Kim Jong?

        • There was a clear-cut choice. The person who was fine with racist, sexist, bigoted rhetoric, and the person who warned against it at every chance she got. That was literally the choice. It’s about as clear as can fucking be.

        • Where is the phrase “all whites” used in this post? If your browser is capable of displaying photographs, you surely must have seen the photos from the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville today. When Katherine wrote “These are people who…”, she clearly meant the people in those photographs — not all white people.

          TL;DR: If you’re not supporting Nazis, you’re not under attack by this post.

        • I find it very revealing and more than a little disturbing that you are more concerned about being scapegoated (something that in fact is NOT stated in this blog post) than about the fact that a large group of Nazis and white supremacists descended on a town spewing hate and violence, beating people, and eventually killing someone, and that Trump refused to clearly denounce them. Perhaps you need to think about your priorities.

      • Is it a fact that one of these demonstrators drove a car into the counter-protesters, or is that your inference of the event?

        • Have you seen the video of the event? Have you seen that police arrested the driver, and he is a known Nazi? Have you seen that they found a picture of him marching the night before at UVa with the Nazis and White Supremacists? Its all out there, in full color. Do you have any reasonable proof that its NOT true?

    • “These are people” refers quite literally to the people in the photos who are proudly demonstrating their racism. If you are in any of the above photos, you are by definition one of “these people”. If you are not in any of the above photos, your persecution complex is showing.

    • Then why did YOU elect a man who so obviously was racist, bigot, sexist and violent.? His ideas and convictions were displayed for all to see and the presidential campaign lasted, what, 8 months? And YOU elected him nonetheless… You voted for him, it means you approved of what he and his other followers are. What is happening right now is YOUR fault. Take responsibility. BTW, I am Canadian and your actions have repercussions throughout the entire world. History WILL hold you responsible and the United-States’ place in history is now defaced. Forever.

  16. Greetings – it doesnt seem clear – are people hating those who hate? Loving even those who do hate is an light workers advantage over all that is dark carnal mind and those who lost there direction. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN WHO THEY ARE . PEACE WITH YOU AND COME UP HIGHER. For that which have will be taken from you.

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  18. Thank you Katherine. You said this so well; I am grateful…. and sad…. and angry …. and disappointed in human beings who would act this way.

    Jan Loreen-Martin “Everyone matters.”

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  19. Read it. Interesting take. I’d like the writer (Katherine Fritz) her opinion on the BLM/Antifa groups who engage in pretty much the same racism and violence. I’m not a fan of either side. One extreme side is the National Socialist/KKK types, which this writer discusses in length. Another side is the Globalist Socialist/BLM/Antifa types which the writer completely ignores. Also, Katherine, why must the focus, and the blame, be only on white people? As a “white person”, I take offense to that type of discrimination.

  20. Lets not forget that the democratic party much like Hillary actually originated and created the Ku Klux Klan!!!! We can continue to race baiting blogs and posts and point the finger at whom we want to blame, but in all reality we only have ourselves to blame!! We need to drop the race cards all together and rejoice in acceptance to our neighbors and their beliefs. We need to come together on equal grounds and love one another as the brothers and sisters that we truly are!!!

  21. So let’s start identifying faces/bodies that were there at this rally and then informing their employers of the kind of people they employ. Let them TRULY face societal pressure for their abhorrent views!

  22. So much low t in the comments section. I’m barely even white and this cancer, this leftist drivel made the full blown white nationalists seem reasonable. You don’t give a damn about the majority of the country. You don’t give a damn about discussion. All you give a damn about is installing a leftist hegemony where anything that is in any way separate from the Marxist critical theory taught in universities around this country is grounds of imprisonment. You would likely see this as a twisted form of social justice. These people aren’t oppressed in your eyes. But they should be. You like this idea. It arouses you. You wanted to see Hilary dump us all into the gulags while you cheer from the sidelines.

    You’re right about one thing. There is no discussion with those who will simply not listen. This is the world that identity politics has wrought and we have to live with it now.

    Poverty isn’t oppression. Being denied opportunities isn’t oppression. NO. You KNOW that these people haven’t faced any hardships. With your all-seeing eye you have seen the ENTIRE LIVES of every person in that crowd. And say that you’re right. You paint yourself as peaceful by turning a blind eye to the communist scum you riled up. No you white girls are never responsible but hey if your brown shock troops will take up arms for glorious leftism, all the better.

    That’s because you don’t identify with white people because it’s a ‘moral wrong’. Is dooming billions to mass starvation a moral wrong? How about endless wars in the middle east? Not compared to courting white nationalism?

    I suppose it would that be if you had no stake in your race. Perhaps in some way it isn’t.

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  24. Well, the person (who I’ve known for close to 20 years) that referred me to this blog just blocked me on Facebook for wanting to ask questions after reading it. I’m curious. Is the divide on both sides gotten to the point that people who don’t fall on either side (me) are now regarded as somehow wrong or evil from either (or both) of those sides? I’d like to know.

  25. Sure, go ahead and condemn them as racists (although since everything is “racist” now, the word has albeit lost its meaning) but all they want to do is protect their culture and heritage. Black pride, Asian pride, Native American Pride, none of these are red flagged as racist, so why is White pride? Do BLM not talk about hating white people, about how white people should be ashamed and guilty? Why do we call one racist and not the other?

    • Please read some more and learn some more about why this is incorrect.

      Short answer, Lauren? Here goes.

      I’m Irish and German, among other things. I can go to an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day, or celebrate my German heritage at a German-American festival. We all have seen Polish parades or Italian-American street fairs or any number of cultural signifiers that allow people like me, white third-generation immigrants to America, to celebrate our culture and where we came from.

      Black people don’t have “Ghana pride parade” or “Congo pride” or any number of other nationality-of-origin signifiers because slavery happened, and stripped them of their right to know where their people came from. We white people didn’t have that. You don’t have to feel guilty about it, it’s just a fact. That’s why.

      I encourage you to look up what Black Lives Matter is actually all about, and to do some basic homework about institutionalized racism in this country.

    • I can defend Anita Sarkeesian. She’s literally a woman who wanted to start a blog about women in video games, and the best-known example of how online troll culture has real-life consequences. Unless you know her personally, I’d encourage you to ask WHY you feel the need to attack a woman for speaking out about her experiences of online harassment and violence as “an awful human being.”

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