Friday, August 13, 2021

When Everything is Racist, Nothing Is

By John Green  August 12, 2021

Prior to the second half of the 20th century, racism was a genuine problem in America.  However, the civil rights movement of the 1960s focused attention on the issue.  The peaceful protests of Martin Luther King provided clarity of message and the moral high ground.  We made great progress.  Prejudice against people of color became socially unacceptable.  It became taboo -- and that was a good thing.

Unfortunately, within a few short years, leftists highjacked the movement.  Just as they do with everything, they perverted it.  Consistent with their “never let a crisis (or opportunity) go to waste” mentality, they turned a noble societal pursuit into another exercise in the advancement of Marxism. 

The diversity industry sprang up in the 1990s and has been embraced broadly throughout the country.  Both industry and government endorse its lessons.  It teaches us to embrace our racial, cultural, and ethnic differences -- but not our political differences.  In fact, we are encouraged to celebrate our differences over our commonalities.  This inevitably led to the construction, rather than destruction, of cultural walls.  Did the “diversity” industry not see that this would be the result of their ideology -- or did they not care?  We no longer embrace the assimilation of the “melting pot.”  We are embracing cultural communities within communities -- segregation.  A number of colleges had separate graduation ceremonies this year.  One school system in Atlanta is even segregating classes by race again.  It’s not being done by the evil right-wing haters -- it’s being done by the progressive left............To Read More...


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