Nobody likes white people anymore. It’s not just “people of color”—even white folks dislike white people. Admitting that you are proud to be white seems to be a minority viewpoint. A racial inquisition against white people is underway.
White people are being demonized and marginalized without mercy. Dr. Donald Moss, a psychoanalyst who teaches at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, calls “whiteness” a “malignant, parasitic-like condition to which white people have a particular susceptibility.” New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong tweeted “cancel white people.” Psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani told an audience at the Yale School of Medicine that she has fantasies of killing white people.
The Left, says author Ben Shapiro, wants to portray America as “an incurable mass of bigoted whites.” Colin Flaherty, in Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, refers to this as “the Big Lie: the war on black people and how racist white people are waging it. That is the biggest lie of our generation.” President Biden bought into this lie when he said that white supremacy is the number one threat to the nation.
Respected black figures such as Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Bob Woodson, Candace Owens, and Larry Elder are unanimous in their agreement that systemic racism is a thing of the past. Rather than exhibiting systemic racism, white Americans have bent over backwards to make life better for blacks. You can’t have affirmative action AND systemic racism.
The ideology behind the “all whites are racists” movement is called Critical Race Theory, which argues that the U.S. is inherently racist, that minorities and women are oppressed by whites and especially by white men, and that white people achieve their economic and political objectives at the expense of people of color. According to CRT, if you are white, you are automatically guilty of racism whether you realize it or not. In a complete repudiation of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, the Left wants people to be judged by the color of their skin.
Two popular books support CRT. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo asserts that if you are white and doubt that you are a racist, it is proof you are a racist. This is classic Catch-22: you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. “A book about racism,” says Tucker Carlson, “that is far more aggressively racist than anything Louis Farrakhan has ever written. If you are white, your DNA makes you evil.” As one anonymous critic wrote, this insidious work is a “book for those that need more of a reason to feel bad about themselves.”
The second work is Ibram X. Kendi’s anti-white book, “How to Be an Antiracist.” Kendi has openly admitted that he hates white people. “The only remedy to past discrimination,” Kendi writes, “is present discrimination.” Kendi’s thesis is refuted succinctly by black author Shelby Steele. “Past oppression,” says Steele, “cannot be conflated into present-day oppression.” DiAngelo, Kendi, and CRT are the embodiment of racism.
The New York Post reports that schools across the country are teaching white students as young as six that “they’re born racist and should feel guilty about benefiting from white privilege.” Showing contempt for a half-century of enlightened racial tolerance, Democrats—with the support of academia and the media—are trying to divide America along racial lines.
Government agencies and corporate training departments have jumped on board. Seattle is holding a segregated training session for white city employees that will teach them to “undo their whiteness” and affirm their “complicity in racism.” The Treasury Department, Sandia National Labs, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI have held similar anti-white indoctrinations. “Virtually every significant corporation, academic institution, and public employer has these types of training,” said Peter Kirsanow of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. “This is maybe the most pernicious ideology we’ve ever seen in the U.S.”
To his credit, President Trump directed government agencies to purge CRT from federal employee training. “The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement,” said Trump’s OMB Director Russell Vought, “is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the federal government.” Sadly, Trump’s policy has been reversed by his successor. Biden has nominated Kiran Ahuja, an advocate of critical race theory, to be the director of the Office of Personnel Management. The appointment will “allow her to reinstate race-based training sessions throughout the entire federal government,” said Sen. Josh Hawley.
As a defense against this racist inquisition, I have become an advocate for white people. Thirty years ago, I would have been scandalized even to contemplate embracing such a concept. Things have changed. Now when I defend white Americans, I am not referring to “white supremacy.” I am applauding the achievements of white people and their excellent value system: respect for the individual, freedom of speech, the rule of law, meritocracy, the work ethic, equality of opportunity, the importance of education, etc.
The idea that white people are inherently flawed is absurd on its face. “The fact that white people are better off is not a privilege,” says author David Horowitz. “It’s earned.” White men founded our republic. White men ended slavery. White men are largely responsible for the day-to-day commerce that puts food on the table and clothing on our backs. America runs because of white people and their value system. Like it or not, white people drive the engine that makes this country work.
White America has been mostly passive about the blitz of anti-white rhetoric—perhaps because of white guilt, perhaps because of fear of violent reprisals, perhaps because so many people are uninformed. No one wants to be called “racist.” Because of this, many gullible whites are capitulating to the demand of Black Lives Matter thugs that whites should genuflect before black people. I thought this was a joke until someone showed me a video of a large crowd of whites on their knees in Bethesda, Maryland, as they were led through a mass confession of their alleged racism. It reminded me of the Chinese Cultural Revolution where victims were forced to admit various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse them.
Ironically, the shoe may be on the wrong foot. Whites don’t hold a monopoly on racism. A Rasmussen poll reported that 37% of American adults think most black Americans are racist, while only 15% say the same about whites. “More whites have begun talking about themselves as a racially oppressed majority,” reports CNN. “In a widely publicized 2011 survey, white Americans said they suffer from racial discrimination more than blacks.”
It is time to declare that white people are victimized by racism and are entitled to government protection as much as any other group. As a white person, I am appalled that white is not considered a color. Someone should explain to “people of color” that white is a color too.
Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator, negotiation expert, and author of eight books including Tyranny of the Minority: How the Left is Destroying America. He is a former US Marine officer, Fortune 500 sales executive, and Hollywood movie actor.