From The Blaze:
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said at a town hall Monday night that as a “white person” she has to “talk about [racism] more” to raise awareness about its effects in society.
Because over the last seventy years there hasn’t been enough talk about racism. Living in an age where ‘racism’ is the standard and only acceptable explanation for any number of things, and where it is the only explanation anyone is allowed to talk about or else be fired, shunned, or arrested, there is, obviously still not enought talk about racism.
I guess what we white people are supposed to do is talk exclusively about racism. If you’re talking about something – anything – and the conversation doesn’t turn out to be about racism, you’re doing it wrong! You racist!
You need to raise awareness of its effects in society! You know what effects she’s talking about don’t you? That’s right: all of ’em.
Clinton was answering a question from a young black lawyer who said that she felt disadvantaged in her field because of the color of her skin.
Are the courts not very well lit or something? Or maybe, just maybe the term ‘color of her skin’ is disingenuous typically-left-wing language distortion implying that the only difference between black people and white people is the ‘color of their skin.’ You know that’s how evolution works don’t you? If two groups are isolated from each other for 70,000 years the process of evolution very carefully only applies itself to the skin. It avoids everything else, especially the brain.
“We are still facing and struggling with systemic racism,” Clinton told her.
It is very difficult to fight against a thing which you’ve invented as an alternative to facts you’d rather ignore.
“It’s true in employment and promotion and other job opportunities. It’s true in education. It’s true in health care. It’s true in the criminal justice system.”
Disparities in such areas have nothing to do with differences in time preference or intellect. Nothing!
And, obviously, a relatively high propensity for violence and psychopathology would have no bearing at all on a group’s interactions with the criminal justice system.
“That’s why I talk about breaking down all the barriers,” the former secretary of state added. “We have economic barriers, to be sure. But we have very entrenched barriers of discrimination.”
Left-wing talk really is a very confusing stew of made-up concepts and purposefully misused words. I’m really not smart enough to cut through all the guff. But I’ll give it a go!
Right, those ‘barriers’ she’s talking about are not actually barriers. This is that ‘access’ thing we read about in Reason Magazine. ‘Economic barriers’ is, I guess, something to do with black people being, on average, poorer than white people. And this counts as a barrier irrelevant of its cause – a left-wing person will, of course, assume (or pretend) that the cause is racism. because that’s the cause of everything.
And the ‘entrenched barriers of discrimination.’ She’s assuming these barriers of discrimination are based on a fiction – the fiction of racial differences – and that they’re entrenched because racists just really like to hold on to their fiction. But, if the fiction isn’t fiction – if it’s fact – then perhaps the discrimination isn’t unjustified and, perhaps, it’s ‘entrenched’ because, well, facts tend to be entrenched don’t they?
Clinton added, “We have to use the bully pulpit, which I intend to use, to speak out about systemic racism every chance I get.”
I guess if you rant about ‘systemic racism’ enough from the bully pulpit, eventually it becomes fact… that sounds like something someone said once… who was that?