We are accustomed to defining racism as discrimination aimed exclusively at black people and other minorities. The definition must be expanded to include discrimination against whites, which is just as bad as discrimination against blacks or anyone else. What the political left calls “anti-racism” is really code language for racism against white people. An anti-white racial inquisition is poisoning America by contributing to an already divided nation. According to Gallup, the percentage of Americans who agree that black-white relations are good is at a 20-year low.
A noted black college professor said, “We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet.” Vile racist statements like this one would have been unthinkable 20 years ago, but today, trashing whites has become an acceptable part of American life. Whites are being demonized, marginalized, stereotyped, denigrated, and suppressed at every turn. We have reached the point where no one likes white people. It’s not just people of color. Even white people dislike white people. There is open season on whites and, strange as it may seem, large segments of the white population are all for it. Many gullible whites are ashamed to be white and apologize every chance they get.
Whites are being brainwashed to hate themselves and many are capitulating. No one wants to be called “racist.” Because of this, gullible whites are surrendering to the demand of Black Lives Matter thugs that whites should genuflect before black people. I didn’t believe it until someone showed me a video of a large crowd of whites on their knees in Bethesda, Maryland, as they were led through a mass confession of their alleged racism. It reminded me of the Chinese Cultural Revolution where victims were forced to admit various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse them.
Diversity training such as the programs sponsored by the City of Seattle and the Coca-Cola Company typically demand that all white employees “undo their whiteness.” These popular trainings have become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Not only have they failed to create more diversity, their actual purpose is the suppression of white people. They are all about racial indoctrination, not diversity. If black people were required to “undo their blackness,” riots would go on for weeks.
The white population is not being given credit for its contributions. White men founded our republic. White men ended slavery. Whites are largely responsible for the day-to-day commerce that puts food on the table and clothing on our backs. Like it or not, white people drive the engine that makes our country work. Their track record hasn’t been perfect, but their values stand as a role-model for the world. With the civil rights legislation of the 1960s, whites made it possible for blacks and other minorities to become full partners in the American Dream. “White power” was unchallenged up to that time—yet willingly, unilaterally, they relinquished it. No one forced them to do these things. They acted because it was the right thing to do. What are they getting in return? Contempt, hatred, and intolerance.
The Left, says author Ben Shapiro, wants to portray America as “an incurable mass of bigoted whites.” Colin Flaherty, in Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, refers to this as “the Big Lie: the war on black people and how racist white people are waging it. That is the biggest lie of our generation.” President Biden bought into this lie when he said that white supremacy is the number one threat to the nation. Former Trump aide Stephen Miller has accused Biden of “racism against white people” and “anti-white bigotry.”
Joe Biden contributed to the war on whites with his latest executive order on equity, an attempt to replace America’s belief in equality with an illegal policy that emphasizes skin color over merit in government hiring. Biden’s policy will ensure that all new federal employees will be selected based upon their skin color so that preference can be given to non-whites. Most Americans are not aware of this because the media do not report on Biden’s anti-white policies.
Stephen Miller asks, “When did racism against white people become okay?” It all began with Barack Obama. Different racial and ethnic groups were getting along just fine until 2008. Then Obama showed up and racial division was reintroduced into American life. Instead of recognizing the significance of having a black president, the US has been plagued with an epidemic of racial conflict. Obama’s inflammatory statements, one after another, fomented animosity between races. Accusations of white privilege and white supremacy have monopolized our civil discourse ever since.
Anti-white hate is an offshoot of the Left’s preoccupation with its perverted version of “diversity,” where Americans are divided between alleged oppressors—heterosexual, white, Christian males—and victimized groups of minorities and women. Minority groups are said to need protection because they are oppressed by the white majority. Oppressor and victim. “It is the old Marxist wine in new bottles,” says David Horowitz in Big Agenda, “and the results are bound to be similar.”
Showing contempt for a half century of enlightened racial tolerance, Democrats—with the support of academia and the media—are trying to divide America along racial lines. Progressive liberals and Democrats, David Horowitz explains in The Enemy Within, believe that “what is wrong with America is that there are too many white males occupying positions of power and influence and, allegedly, keeping diverse, marginalized, and under-served minorities ‘in their place.’” That may have been true in 1950, but today employers are tripping over each other for the chance to hire and promote minority workers.
The argument that the US suffers from systemic racism and white privilege is a myth invented to demonize whites and foment racial division. Many leading black thinkers—Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Bob Woodson, Candace Owens, Larry Elder—agree that systemic racism no longer exists in the United States. Individual instances of racism are occurring and always will occur—against both blacks and whites—but to suggest that racism is institutionalized ignores the changes that have occurred in the last 60 years. White institutional racism is a thing of the past.
We need to unite the country more than ever, yet large segments of our population are doing all they can to marginalize white people as an oppressor class. As a white man who has oppressed no one, I am appalled at the inquisition against whites and hope we can get this straightened out before we wind up with a nation full of racial neurotics.