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TOPIC: Are Whites Racially Oppressed?

Are Whites Racially Oppressed? 30 Apr 2016 09:04 #9621

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We are in a changing of time, government, understanding and majority consensus. I found this article to be interesting specifically because it was all over the place in it's message. I could not tell if the writer was arguing for the idea that whites are now oppressed or if they were arguing that this idea was preposterous or if they just wrote an article on a topic that seemed timely so they tossed in some thoughts and quotes from people who seemed credit worthy.

There was a quote that threw me for a loop though and this is the quote I wanted to write about:

But not everyone buys that script. Mona Charen, a conservative columnist for the National Review, challenges that view with this question: If more white Americans feel like an embattled minority, why did they elect President Barack Obama?
"Did they become racist after electing the first black president?" she asks.


These sort of media written generalizations infuriate me and I really wonder why it is even allowed? Her comment doesn't even make sense unless she is claiming that all of white america feels the exact same way and feels collectively embattled. Who is she even really referring to and why is she the one chosen to be quoted? Is she also insinuating that white america are the only ones responsible for electing our current president and that it would have been within our power to avoid him from becoming president? Both are insane and extremely racist insinuations. It seems the writer of this article was being lazy and just threw a comment in from someone who said something really dumb, in order to make the idea that, white americans may be starting to feel oppressed, a non possible. This is a serious topic and from what I see in the media these days, racism is not going away, it is just being swung in the direction of the people everyone has been so mad at for so long, white people.

I have included the article link below for those of you who want to read it.

www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/21/white.persecution/
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