Is It OK To Be Racist?

The right side of racial history is the middle.

Steve QJ
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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Photo by Jassir Jonis on Unsplash

There’s been intense pressure to “do better” on racism over the past few years. Even, surprisingly enough, for children’s entertainment.

Dr Seuss’ books were pulled from shelves for allegedly racist imagery, Roald Dahl was scrubbed of potentially offensive references to race, sex and weight, even The Muppet Show received a content warning for unspecified “negative depictions of people or cultures.”

And the latest example of this activist overreach is the beloved cartoon Dilbert, whose creator, Scott Adams, has been dropped by every publication known to man just because he…oh, uh, called the whole of black America a hate group and advocated for racial segregation.

During a YouTube live stream, Adams reacted to a Rasmussen poll that asked 1000 Americans whether they agreed with the statement “it’s OK to be white.”

And after discovering that 8% of the 130 black respondents somewhat disagreed, with another 18% strongly disagreeing (that’s 34 black people in total), he offered some advice to any white people thinking about “helping" the black community:

If nearly half of all blacks are not okay with white people, according to this poll, not according to me…that’s a hate group…and I don’t want to have…

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Steve QJ
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Race. Politics. Culture. Sometimes other things. Almost always polite. Find more at https://steveqj.substack.com