In America today , white people are considered suspect racists at best , guilty until proven innocent. Even if they aren’t consciously racist , we are told that they may harbor unconscious racism , which conveniently can never be purged , or detected , but is always there … Just like man-made global warming.
Minorities , however , are virtuous because they are by definition oppressed. Any minority living in America is deemed to have been discriminated against by white people. You just have to be careful about defining what a minority is … A person from Slovakia or Ireland or Norway is not a minority. They are simply white. Also defining Chinese Americans as minorities is problematic , as they do not tend to under perform as other minorities from broken families and failing cultures often do.
But in general , that label of ‘ oppressed ‘ gives minorities a patina of virtuousness. ‘ People of Color ‘ says it all … Everyone who is not white , despite widely differing backgrounds , are all identical in their virtuousness due to their oppression ( past , present and future ) at the hands of white people. When they speak out , the liberal media amplifies their voices and gives them authenticity ( as long as they are not conservatives , in which case they are Uncle Toms and/or mentally ill ) … The media breathlessly reports stories every day about nonwhite lawyers , doctors , scientists , and engineers , in such crude ways that it seems pretty clear that the focus of the story is not social science , but about identity politics.
And then there is the PC cultural propaganda which shows nonwhites and nonwhite culture to be superior to European American norms. In television , movies , and books , minority characters are always portrayed as brilliant , brave , and noble. For the most part , white male characters have been reduced to playing villains. In television commercials , white men are portrayed as idiots , while minorities are portrayed as ‘ cool ‘ and ‘ hip ‘.
It starts early , in school textbooks , where a disproportionate share of children in stories who are bold and virtuous are non-white. Every time I get an advertisement from my bank or insurance company I am greeted by the grinning image of a non-white person. It’s as if they no longer consider the possibility of marketing to white people , or as if they think they can market better to white people with nonwhite models , hoping their ascribed virtuousness will rub off on their company.
Interesting read …