City Councilwoman Latrisha Vetaw is black. She was raised by a single mother on food stamps and became the first member of her family to graduate from college.
She’s also allegedly a racist and a white supremacist.
In an unexpected twist, Latrisha and Minneapolis City Council President ‘Andrea’ Jenkins, a black man who claims to be a woman, who was terrorized by the Black Lives Matter protesters he supported, were accused of racism against black people.
The accuser, Tyeastia Green, Minneapolis’ former racial equity director, claims that Latrisha and ‘Andrea’ created “an unsafe and unhealthy work environment for black people.” According to Green, black politicians employed “weapons of whiteness” to sabotage her efforts to fight “institutionalized racism” and impose Ibram X. Kendi’s anti-racism on the already battered city.
Black people have come a long way and can be accused of being white supremacists too.
Black-on-black whiteness is a real problem in Minneapolis where nearly half the city council is black. With only 5 white people on the council, most of whom worship at the shrine of anti-racism and denounce their white privilege, whiteness has to come from somewhere.
That means black people accusing each other of racism. Or, as Green put it, “Blacks can utilize antiblackness and racism against other blacks.” The death of Tyre Nichols, allegedly at the hands of black police officers, was blamed on systemic racism. The Pulitzer Center offers a session on the historical revisionism of the 1619 Project to convince black people “how we may have internalized and come to believe white supremacist fallacies about who we are.”
Political accusations of black whiteness used to be hurled at conservatives like Justice Clarence Thomas or talk show host Larry Elder, but, as in Minneapolis, black leftists are accusing each other of whiteness or anti-blackness which, in the age of critical race theory, are the same thing.
While black-on-black whiteness accusations were flying around Minneapolis, 1,600 miles and a whole other climate away over in Phoenix, Gov. Katie Hobbs, the self-elected new Democrat governor of Arizona, signed the CROWN Act in the presence of former white NAACP president Rachel Dolezal. The CROWN Act is a fashionably foolish piece of legislation which claims that wearing hair in dreadlocks is a civil right and should be protected as such.
Rachel Dolezal, who is white but identifies as black, has dreadlocks. The CROWN Act claims to protect black people, but what it actually does is protect anyone with dreadlocks including Dolezal, who identifies as ‘Nkechi’ and works with the African American Museum of Southern Arizona. But that’s what happens when race is reduced to a hairstyle that came as part of a black nationalist cultural movement or, even more often, a set of political attitudes.
In critical race theory, whiteness is defined as the norms of white people (even when they’re actually the norms of most successful cultures and countries) while blackness and other forms of ‘minoritization’ have to be defined in opposition to whiteness. That led the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to post its infamous chart describing individualism, family, hard work, the scientific method, rational thinking, correct grammar, avoiding conflict, and politeness as examples of whiteness.
Defining yourself by what you are not is the classic racist facility. Racists take their identity from demonizing the ‘other’ and then gain validation from their superiority to their own invented boogeyman. In one of the least surprising ironies of academic racism, all the endless analyses of how ‘whiteness’ others minorities in just this manner became a handbook for turning white people into the ‘other’ and then defining minorities as the opposite of white people.
Even if that meant rejecting family, individualism and politeness along the way.
Black-on-black whiteness overlays the familiar paradigm of ‘acting white’ with a political gloss. But defining whiteness and blackness through such externalities is how Councilwoman Latrisha Vetaw became a white supremacist and Rachel Dolezal became black. In her memoir, Dolezal claimed that her first marriage broke up because she was “too black” for her husband.
Who, unlike her, actually was black.
Dolezal or Nkechi, a single mother who wears dreadlocks, was convicted of welfare fraud, and earns money from sex work, is a white person’s grotesque parody of a black woman that has the same relationship to it that transgender men imitating women do to the real thing.
Rachel Dolezal insists that race is a “social construct” much as cross-dressing men argue that sex is a social construct. And when fundamental identities are reduced to social constructs then everything becomes a matter of presentation. Women, as J.K. Rowling noted, become an idea in a man’s head, similarly black people become an idea. And once black people are an idea, they can just as easily be accused of being tainted by whiteness: another idea of race.
The old creed of post-racial tolerance believed that white and black people were different in body, but the same in their souls. The new creed of anti-racist intolerance insists that we’re irreconcilably different inside but that our externalities are just a set of ideas. In this world, black people can suffer from ‘anti-blackness’ and even beyond colorism, micro-racial battles abound.
If no one is truly black except that they think so, anyone can either willingly swap their race like Rachel or come down with a case of internalized whiteness. The only way to disprove accusations of black-on-black whiteness is with militant racial virtue signaling. And that’s what Tyeastia Green, the former equity boss of Minneapolis, has to offer when going after a black transgender council president and a black councilwoman. If race is an idea, then the only way to truly belong is by becoming a militant stereotype. Just ask Rachel who gave it her best shot.
Racism, as we used to know, is debilitating to both the haters and the hated. The damage to the hated is more obvious while the self-destruction of the haters is more subtle. The haters lose touch with their identity, their anger becomes the touchstone of their authenticity and they feel lost without it. They gain validation from their purity and purge each other in paranoid sprees.
Racists start out believing that identity is biological only to come to believe that it’s ideological.
Black nationalism had embraced this idea early on. Nationalists devoutly chant, “skinfolk ain’t kinfolk” in their endless internecine disputes. They hold up the familiar templates, Uncle Tom or Uncle Ruckus, claiming that they love black people even as they have come to hate them.
What they’re left with is a world of black-on-black whiteness in which no black person can ever truly be black, but Rachel Dolezal can.
Algorithmic Analyst says
lol, a real conundrum, humorous, despite being so tragic.
One of the archetypal scenarios is, that after the bad guys win, they start fighting each other.
My insight for the day was, how vast is the sea of intractable human ignorance. What Daniel is doing is about the best that can be done about it, slowly waking the mass of ignorami up, shifting the Overton window. I’ve been reading Trotsky again, this time about the young Lenin, whom Trotsky rapturously adores, almost as much as Trotsky loves bloody revolution. Well, we saw how well that turned out, the underlying mass of human ignorami brought it to a bad end.
Daniel Greenfield says
Fanatics gain social credit by being more extreme. And then it’s all they know how to do. Unless they’re coralled by effective leaders, they spend all of their time fighting each other and virtue signaling.
That was the American Left until they, unfortunately, got some effective leadership that pointed them in productive directions and maintain discipline. That was also what the Bolsheviks and Maoists managed to do.
Too bad (not really…) for them there is no one virtuous interested in hearing their drivel, let alone memorising or trying to put it to work.
Funny and bewildering.
Jason P says
Speaking of “vicious circles” …
Daniel Greenfield says
or circular firing squads
Laurence Jarvik says
Mo de Profit says
I’ll give it a miss but thank you
The “best” of this genre was the L.A. Times writer who wrote that Larry Elder was the “black face of white supremacism.”
The next R President should issue an EO on DAY ONE declaring “This will END ALL RACISM – henceforth NO DECISIONS by the Federal Government shall be made based on RACE, SEX, SEXUAL PROCLIVITY, or IMAGINATION! We are ALL EQUAL! ALSO, NO FUNDING shall be PROVIDED by the Federal Government for any agency, department, or individual employed to spread or encourage activities described above! NO ONE shall be treated as “special” or “privileged” or “affirmed”! All hiring will be done based on Job Requirements and Applicants’ abilities! This ENDS Racism, Sexism, and any other “isms”!
Mo de Profit says
And has been that way for 50 years until blm and the lockdowns caused the unrest.
Right now I would NOT employ anyone who is coloured, I hate to say it but it is how I feel now.
David Ray says
The demographic that rejects young blacks for employment the most, are black small business owners.
Also the ones who’s businesses get burned down so much by BLM & AntiFa thugs are black business owners. (Hence, so many minorities hanging cardboard signs out declaring “Black owned”.)
I know exactly why this is: they KNOW how “they” are. And are NOT interested in playing their games.
Steve Chavez says
“THE RISE OF BLACK SUPREMACY!” “THANKS OBAMA!”
Even I, a Conservative Hispanic, am “The Brown Face of White Supremacy.”
“I’M HISPANIC AND I WAS BORN A DEMOCRAT, like all minorities. TEN SECONDS after birth, the (D)octor branded my bottom Left cheek with a big (D). (It’s really big now.) When we left the hospital, they handed my mother my birth certificate and voter registration already filled out for life. Three months later, I voted in my first election…. straight (D). BLACKS are leaving The Plantation. Native Americans are leaving The Reservation. I left El Rancho Grande, but Democrats need no fear because when we die, we’ll be Voting for Democrats again!”
“IF I HAD A SON, HE WOULD LOOK LIKE TRAYVON!” The beginning of the Black Supremacist movement. They called George Zimmerman, “A White-Hispanic.” With their same reasoning, Obama and Kamala are “White-Negros.” The “First BLACK President/VP” haven’t been elected yet. Hopefully “The Blackface of White Supremacy” will really be the first!
Yup. Oh Bummer is precisely as white as Mr. Zimmerman is. OhBummer said so, and since he is “always right” he must be.
It’s a good thing that leftist blacks really don’t know who or what they are anymore. It is the end result of their never ending shrieks of racism.
And the beat goes on…….
Drums keep pounding
A rhythm to the brain……
(a little less ad infinitum)
Erase all previous assumptions of identity
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men…..The Shadow knows!
What/Who is hardening people’s hearts?
To quote my Dad of blessed memory:
If you don’t have a sense of humor, you’ll end up in the funny farm.
“Weapons of whiteness,” lol. Whiteness grenades, full auto whiteness. Run out the whiteness cannon and give them a full broadside, Yarrrgh! Carpet bomb them with whiteness. If I wave my arms at a black person, bug my eyes, and chant “proper English,” or “white privilege,” will they melt? The possibilities are endless.
And how do these ‘weapons’ create “an unsafe and unhealthy work environment for black people?” Did someone lose an eye, or some fingers, or die from whiteness exposure?
It’s funny how leftists reduce themselves to conformist stereotypes. I’ve long noticed how often the trans men become bitchy bimbos, and the women become redneck jerks. Now if you’re not ghetto, you’re not black. No traditional buckskins and beads? You’re not an Indian.
have they limited the capacity of those whiteness magazines yet? What’s the magic legal maximum capacity I can legally buy/possess/make/own/use/drool over? Can they be shipped interstate?
Remember the old adage if you point a black finger three are pointing black at you?
Clown world begets clown world.
Daniel, keep up the good work.
Rick Yarnell says
Dolezal is NOT a “single mother”, she is a divorced woman with a child. Single mother means the father is not around, either now, or never was, or that they never married. You have NO evidence that Dolezal’s ex is uninvolved with the life of the child he shares with Dolezal.
Stop falling for the word construct of leftists. They change the meaning of words constantly (1984 anyone?) and conservatives go along with it.
There is a Japanese form of performance whereby men are dressed and made to look like women. One of the most famous of these artists even said that only men really understood womanhood. Our racial scammers havae simply taken this a step forward. Just like sex, race is something people can choose, or one can be born with an inner race different from the biological one. One can regain one’s true inner self through various ways, including immitating behavior or changing appearance. And the race is basically whatever the trans-racial identity is. What a strange world. Before we were supposed to be oblivious to race, unable to even notice or care about color. Now we are supposed to define our identity as racial. Just another form of social insanity.
Eli Silas says
WHAT became of the quadroon, octoroon and high yeller designations; Race used to be so easy!! (yes I am being sarcastic!
HIGH YALLER. NOT HIGH YELLER.
Reminds me of a character mentioned in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 who was only one-third Latvian.
Mo de Profit says
“an unsafe and unhealthy work environment for black people.”
Correct reality: coloured people are destroying everything that the white people created and any white person who lives in a UK coloured neighbourhood feels very unsafe these days.
“unsafe and unjealthy” work environment? Must mean they will ackshully have to WORK.
We are living in Satire, a land beyond Parable. The story tellers’ brazen lies are used to obtain submission by threatening to punish the expression of disbelief. When faced with such bullies even children find amongst themselves some willing to fight. That is why they are coming for the children in order to kill their spirit early while shaming their quivering parents. It is time to reread Tom Paine’s “Common Sense.”
Algorithmic Analyst says
On a tangent, whenever I see those ratty Rastafarian hairdos I think how disgustingly filthy and dirty they must be. How do they deal with head lice?
they call them “pets” and enjoy them.
The longer this type of crap goes on the more absurd it becomes. Unfortunately, like the “self-help” craze of a few decades ago, there seems to be a lust for some kind of internal, uncovered knowledge that once revealed will make one a “better” person. To me, it looks like grasping at straws to gain some kind of upper hand by the true racists in our society. Since they’ve successfully “guilted” white, suburban housewives have they now set their sights on “internally white” blacks? I may be wrong but I think these professional race radicals are few in number and most blacks don’t want anything to do with the nonsense they are spewing.
For some reason this got me remembering back a half century and more, what was going on then. I wached the Birmingham bus boycott, Martin Luther King get shot, these days apparently murdered by the Effby Eye. The Little Rock bussing integration, the new coming in a decade or so ice age, People’s Park over there in Berserkeley, Jane Fonda in ‘Nam, San Francisco overrun with flower children, and many other nonsensical things….. but back then at least people could retionally TALK about this stuff. Might not agree, but we could TALK and agree to disagree. Compared to today, Mad Magazine even makes god sense. I never bought the crazy thing but wouldm n occasion, devolve to actually READING a tossed copy once or twice a year. Compared to what is going on today, Hughie Newton actually made sense. The terms change so fast I can’t keep up, and my brain is still quite sharp. Unlike so many of today’s pontificators and blatherers.
i ONCE READ THAT THE ONLY REALLY BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ANDAMAN ISLANDERS, (NEAR INDIA). AND THAT ALL THE REST ARE BROWN TO TAN, OR EVEN LIGHTER THAN MANY “WHITES”. WHAT A PITY THAT ZEBRA-STRIPES AND GREEN AND PURPLE POLKA-DOTS MISSED OUT SOME-HOW. AND WHAT ABOUT GLOWING IN THE DARK? WHAT COLORS THEN? AND WHAT ABOUT THE ANGELS AND ZOMBIES?