A sure way to tell if many social policy arguments are fair ones is to switch the intended target and see if they still hold up. So, switch white to black here and the words below become racist drivel. But against a leftist approved racism? Well, no problem there.
Racist. Damon Young, who wrote this vile racist trash, is a racist: “Whiteness is a public health crisis. It shortens life expectancies, it pollutes air.”
This is a 2021 version of some KKK pamphlet, only targeted at white people instead of black, etc. Racist just the same. https://t.co/khlrL2AOVz
— Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) March 18, 2021
FNC: “The digital magazine The Root was accused of racism Wednesday after publishing an article declaring ‘Whiteness is a Pandemic’ in response to Tuesday’s deadly shootings in Georgia. There was a rush to conclude that the shootings that killed eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors were hate crimes after officials confirmed that six of the eight victims were Asian-Americans. Investigators said Wednesday that the suspected gunman, 21-year-old Robert Long, told them he was motivated by a ‘sexual addiction’. They added that racism “did not appear to be the motive”. Long has since been charged with multiple counts of murder and assault. In the piece, Root senior editor Damon Young argued that ‘Whiteness’ is a “public health crisis.’ ” Cops say no racism involved in the Georgia shootings. Well then, Mr. Young will make it up for them.
Being white, according to Young, “It shortens life expectancies, it pollutes air, it constricts equilibrium, it devastates forests, it melts ice caps, it sparks (and funds) wars, it flattens dialects, it infests consciousnesses, and it kills people—[W]hite people and people who are not [W]hite, my mom included,” Young began. “There will be people who die, in 2050, because of white supremacy-induced decisions from 1850.” It invented most technology, it invented capitalism, it invented democracy, it advanced medicine, and on and on. Funny, he didn’t mention those things. It’s reminiscent of the “What have the Romans ever done for us” sketch from “Life of Brian”.
Young, who is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, said that “a line can and should be drawn from the actions of the white [sic] supremacist to the relentless anti-Asian rhetoric pollinating national discourse over the past year,” insisting former President Donald Trump and the GOP “can and should be blamed for this and the sudden increase of racist violence against Asian Americans. The line doesn’t stop there, though. It extends back 400 years and has tentacles clawing everywhere white [sic] supremacy exists here, in America, which is everywhere…White supremacy is a virus that, like other viruses, will not die until there are no bodies left for it to infect. Which means the only way to stop it is to locate it, isolate it, extract it, and kill it.” Ah, there it is, kill all whites. Hate speech? Oh no, it’s only referring to whites. So, the bottom line? White people, please note, Damon Young doesn’t like you much. I doubt you will lose sleep over it.