I swear this is real.
This balloonheaded, excrementitious propaganda from the Washington Post is so vile and yet simultaneously hilarious that after reading it I want to go scrub my face with paint thinner and razor blades.
Hold your nose and let's dive in, shall we? I'll be your guide on this journey into madness.
Here are some highlights from the article:
The Trump administration's anti-immigration, anti-civil rights stance has made it easy to classify the president's loyalists as a homogenous mob of white nationalists. But take a look at the FBI's posters showing people wanted in the insurrectionist assault on the U.S. Capitol: Among the many White faces are a few that are clearly Latino or African American.
Such diversity highlights the fact that President Trump's share of the Latino vote in November actually rose over 2016, notwithstanding years of incendiary rhetoric targeting Mexicans and other Latino communities. Yes, Trump's voters — and his mob — are disproportionately White, but one of the more unsettling exit-poll data points of the 2020 election was that a quarter to a third of Latino voters voted to reelect Trump.
OH MY GOSH SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WHITE VOTED FOR TRUMP!??!?!?!?!!??
And while the vast majority of Latinos and an overwhelming majority of African American voters supported the Biden-Harris ticket and were crucial to its success, many Black and brown voters have family and friends who fervently backed the MAGA policy agenda, including its delusions and conspiracy theories.
OH SWEET GOODNESS GRACIOUS BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST A HUGE HOMOGENOUS BLOB OF SAMENESS THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!
One of the organizers of the "Stop the Steal" movement is Ali Alexander, a Trump supporter who identifies as Black and Arab. The chairman of the neo-fascist Proud Boys is Enrique Tarrio, a Latino raised in Miami's Little Havana who identifies as Afro-Cuban ...
What are we to make of Tarrio — and, more broadly, of Latino voters inspired by Trump? And what are we to make of unmistakably White mob violence that also includes non-White participants? I call this phenomenon multiracial whiteness — the promise that they, too, can lay claim to the politics of aggression, exclusion and domination.
Did you get all that? This balloonhead is dumbfounded that non-white people voted for Trump — in higher numbers in 2020 than 2016, even. She is so perplexed by the fact that there are some people of color who feel alright thinking for themselves and not just doing exactly as they're told that she invented a perfectly nonsensical term to describe them and their beliefs:
A term that makes zero sense other than that it serves as a mechanism by which she can relieve her cognitive dissonance.
Get ready for this next paragraph:
Rooted in America's ugly history of white supremacy, indigenous dispossession and anti-blackness, multiracial whiteness is an ideology invested in the unequal distribution of land, wealth, power and privilege — a form of hierarchy in which the standing of one section of the population is premised on the debasement of others. Multiracial whiteness reflects an understanding of whiteness as a political color and not simply a racial identity — a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.
YA, I had to bold that entire paragraph. Just look at it!
Can you imagine, can you even imagine for one freaking sentence spouting such absurd nonsense out of your face hole and actually believing it was true and profound??
Can you imagine what this would sound like if you replaced "white" and "whiteness" throughout this article with any other color??
Thinking in terms of multiracial whiteness helps us recognize that much of today's political rift is a division between those who are drawn to and remain invested in a politics of whiteness and those who seek something better.
Just change one word in that sentence and see how it hits:
Thinking in terms of multiracial blackness helps us recognize that much of today's political rift is a division between those who are drawn to and remain invested in a politics of blackness and those who seek something better.
Hey, while we're at it, let's change "white" to "black" in a couple other sentences from this trash heap of an article. And let's pretend these sentences were written in the Washington Post in response to the BLM riots.
What are we to make of unmistakably black mob violence that also includes non-black participants? I call this phenomenon multiracial blackness — the promise that they, too, can lay claim to the politics of aggression, exclusion and domination.
Multiracial blackness reflects an understanding of blackness as a political color and not simply a racial identity — a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.
This WaPo article really is laughable and nauseating at the same time. It doesn't take an academic to clearly see how gross and discriminatory it is. But it's so contrived and vapid and hypocritical and self-congratulatory that perhaps only an academic could have come up with it.