Buzzfeed thinks this is racist for some reason. Perhaps they are devoid of a dictionary over there.
Nice touch on the news finding the one idiot who happens to agree with Ash, but can’t defend her own statement due to her own ignorance. No bias there.
Fact is, predictions have white people becoming a minority in the US before 2050. Something well known in Arizona. Is it really unthinkable that when whites are in the minority they should get the same treatment as minorities now? If so, you’re a racist.
Why is the idea of ‘white appreciation’ so offensive to many? Why is it ok to issue scholarships based solely on race, unless you’re white? Why can blacks wear black pride shirts, and hispanics wear brown pride shirts, but if whites wear white pride shirts they are racist. The shirt says the same damn thing!
The better question is why is the lack of an ‘appreciation day’ for whites and other minorities so accepted by the supposedly enlightened ‘social justice’ crowd? How is it acceptable to them that blacks and hispanics have been elevated above other minority groups who’ve been left behind in the ‘social justice’ struggle? Isn’t that far more offensive, and dare I say, racist than what Rep. Ash said?
Que the idiot that says ‘all American history is white history.’ Yeah, if you’re an insecure ignoramus. Not if you are really informed, and strive for equality.
The problem is not setting aside time to reflect on the great things minorities have done in our history, of course we should. The problem is labeling it to exclude others who’ve contributed as well. We shouldn’t be labeling our country’s greatest figures, and segregating them based on race. Why can’t racially themed appreciation days (or months) just be … American appreciation days (or months)? Imagine sorting the accomplishments of these great people based on civics issues rather than race. When will the United States evolve beyond this latest form of segregation?
If that last idea blows your mind … you are probably a racist yourself. Or at the very least, you’re unwilling to evaluate your own insecurities.
- Cecil Ash, Arizona lawmaker, wants holiday for white people (thegrio.com)
- Arizona GOP Lawmaker Wants A State Holiday To Celebrate White People (thinkprogress.org)