I am a white senior citizen that voted for Donald Trump. I guess I deserve “slings and arrows.”
Salon.com has run a few articles this year designed to enlighten me as to my character flaws. I never knew it, but it appears I am a “racist,” that I have “no resilience to stress” (despite the fact that I have operated on fetuses still in the womb), I don’t understand my “whiteness,” I’m “fragile” (despite having been entrusted by hundreds of pregnant women to make some of the rarest of diagnoses – diagnoses that will ultimately have a profound effect on their lives), I’m “angry” (well , they got that right – I’m angry at the current moron occupying the White House whose presidency has been a string of disasters with expensive vacations in between), I’m “dumb” despite being a Professor in three different Departments at a prestigious university, and the list goes on. It is true that I like tacos, but yoga – not so much.
The invention of the white working class: The phrase of the year is racist hogwash
White is the new white: Too many white people know what they are not, but don’t understand what they are
White people can’t hang: Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans
Fighting back against Donald Trump’s angry white voters
White fragility is real: 4 questions white people should ask themselves during discussions about race
White prosperity over racial equality: It’s (still) the American way
Stuff white people like: Yoga, tacos and pretending the white supremacy that fuels cultural appropriation doesn’t exist
We must shame dumb Trump fans: The white working class are not victims
[Source: The 10 Most Annoying Liberals of 2016, by John Hawkins]
Progressive/Statist/Altruists have two talents. The are experts at naming things (Affordable Care Act, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, War on Poverty) and calling people names – like me.