Is ‘Patriotism’ a form of ‘white privilege’? This prof thinks so. And it’s so very strange…
Thus University of Florida prof says that the concept of Patriotism is ‘drenched in whiteness’ and implies that blacks are ‘un-American’.
What. In. The. Hell.
“The paradox of black patriotism: double consciousness, published May 31 in the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, is based on interviews with 22 black Americans conducted by Dr. Micah Johnson, a research assistant and graduate student instructor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and Law.
Johnson reports that many of his subjects “denounced” patriotism when asked for their interpretation of the concept, and that some even “constructed alternative patriotic brands” for themselves as a means of coping with “tensions between race and nation.”
Johnson said he was not surprised to learn that black people have fewer positive connotations with patriotism than do their white counterparts, since patriotism “casts whites as exclusively the true Americans” and serves to “imply that blacks are abnormal, illegitimate, uncivilized, and un-American.”
Are you freaking kidding me?
He gets this from an interview with 22 people and extrapolates this BS?
Of course, it’s a ‘blame whitey’ thing.
Correction, ‘blame male whitey’.
The racial and gender order is as old as America. Full citizenship in this nation was reserved exclusively for white men. Many American institutions, ideologies, and cultural artifacts still reflect this racial and gender order; some more deliberate and explicit than others.
Source: Campus Reform
Is this guy serious?
Did we not just have a black President for 8 years?
Were we not told that this would usher in a ‘post-racial era’?
Why does it feel more polarized, then?
Why is everything now racially divided?
Dr. Johnson said that although mainstream Patriotism carries with it concepts of ‘equality, colorblindness, and meritocracy’, that’s not the experience of some black Amerians.
[I’d love to know what this guy thinks of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, because that bro is one of the most patriotic dudes I have ever seen!]
He suggests what Leftists generally suggest — deconstruction and redefinintion of the word itself. Because, you know, that always works.
And (un)fortunately, he has some advice for Black Americans, ‘for Blacks particularly, I think it is important to continue to defy and redefine any perspectives or meanings [of patriotism] that serve to marginalize, disempower, and oppress them, their families, and their communities.‘
Thanks for that.
This is just one more of the many examples of why people think that sociology is crap that’s just made up.
America has a dark blip when it comes to slavery, yes, that’s true.
So do many, many other nations.
But The United States of America is also that ‘City on a Hill’ that promotes equality and freedom.
And it has since its foundation.
More so with the Abolition of Slavery.
Sure, there were still some hurdles, but in this great country of ours, it doesn’t matter who you are, or what your background is, you can become a success. And you can be proud to be an American!
Perhaps it was the constant, regressive race-baiting of the last administration that is making more Black Americans feel like they need to create their own version of patriotism.
Was she redefining Patriotism because it marginalized her?
Maybe Dr. Johnson should have interveiwed a few more people in his study.
What do you think of this?
Is the prof right or ridiculous?
Let us know in the comments.