My Note: I grew up in Poverty and am white, My Dad had to go from job to job after leaving the military trying to raise 4 kids and a wife. We got second hand shoes and clothes and ate bologna sandwiches and beans and lived in shacks most the time. I’d like to know what “White Privilage” is because being white, I never seen it growing up and never had that as an adult. These people are racist and this is flat out wrong! I dont fall within that “White Privilage” group and Im sure most hard working white people dont! They earned what they got and deserve what they have because they busted their hind ends for it. No one should be forced to give up what they worked hard for, if they want something, they need to go out and earn it like these “White Privilaged” people did!
Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous dream was that Americans would be judged by their character, not the color of their skin.
Shockingly, it looks like that dream has been corrupted by groups such as “Black Lives Matter” — and they’re now obsessed with race in a way that would make Dr. King cringe.
That focus on skin color was made all too apparent in recent magazine article by Chanelle Helm, a BLM activist. In a barely literate rant published in LEO Weekly, the leftist organizer outlined a list of demands for “white people.”
That list included telling white homeowners to give their property to “a black or brown family,” as well developers to to provide free apartments to blacks.
“White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing,” admonished one of the items on the list, while others suggested that people should be assaulted and fired for their opinions.
The blatantly race-baiting list caught the attention of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. While he was unable to book the author of the racist magazine article, he brought on an attorney and Black Lives Matter supporter named Jasmine Rand to debate the issue.
Tucker began by acknowledging that the Black Lives Matter movement may have some valid concerns, but questioned the usefulness of a race-baiting magazine article.
“It seems to me the one thing we don’t need at this hyper-charged, divided moment in American history is public figures encouraging more division, and encouraging us to think of ourselves as members of a group first instead of Americans first,” he argued.
“Here is the second recommendation for making the country better,” the host continued, referring to the article’s list of demands.
“’White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You are bound to make that money in some other white privilege way.’ That is attacking people. Right? How can you be for that?” Tucker asked his guest.
Rand defended the clearly racist demand by bringing out the well-worn playbook of “white privilege.”
“Carlson, you and I both grew up with white privilege which means we didn’t have to think about race first while growing up,” she stated. “That’s not true for many African-Americans and for many Latino people, and I think we need to acknowledge that important and distinct difference.”
Tucker immediately stopped Rand, and pointed out that she was essentially making assumptions based on skin color.
“What you’re doing is making a generalization based on race. Which is the textbook definition of racism,” he said.
The Fox host then explained that assuming a person’s background based on complexion is inherently wrong.
“You are assuming that a person’s race is the most important thing about him,” he said. “There are plenty of white people in this country who grew up with no privilege at all and there are a lot of black people, including some of my neighborhood, who were very privileged and great people. A person’s race is not the important thing about that person. You seem to think it is.”
Pushed onto the defensive, the BLM-backing attorney tried to defend making racist statements due to the fact that some black individuals are poor.
“She’s making an extremely important point that it’s undeniable that still in our nation today, African-Americans remain some of the most unprivileged groups,” Rand said. “What she is calling upon white Americans —”
That’s when Tucker had heard enough.
“Hold on. First of all, she’s addressing this to white people. OK?” he responded.
“Which, by its nature, is divisive and I would argue racist, as if all white people have something in common and it’s meaningful. They don’t. At all. A recent arrival from New Zealand has nothing in comment with my kids. That the premise itself is false,” Tucker lectured.
“And yet, she is basically saying, give your house or your possessions to someone of a certain color. Again, she’s assuming that a person’s color is the most important thing,” the host continued, calling out the blatant racism. “Why would you want to be in the same world as someone like this?”
“You wouldn’t understand because you’ve lived with white privilege your entire life,” Rand retorted.
Tucker realized that the debate was going nowhere. “I’m trying to take you seriously, but I can’t,” he told the leftist guest.
The point may be completely lost on race-obsessed liberals, but Tucker Carlson’s take-down of “list” and its defenders is right on target.
Lumping individuals into groups based on their skin color, and then demanding that a certain color give up their property and money is not just racism… it is bordering on apartheid.
Nobody disputes that there are still great strides to be made, and that people of all races deserve greater opportunities and success. The American dream is universal.
By acting as if achievement is a black-versus-white struggle, a zero-sum game, people like Rand and Helm are undermining decades of progress.
They see life only through the lens of skin color, and that is the complete opposite of the post-racism nation to which we should aspire.
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