Speaking of entitlement-minded majoritarians stricken with anxiety as their privilege slips away, a new NPR poll finds that “majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America” think they are being discriminated against… including white people:
White Americans are among those who feel their group is discriminated against, with 55 percent saying discrimination exists against whites in the U.S. today.
These results are part of a large national statistically representative survey of 3,453 adults from Jan. 26 to Apr. 9 [Joe Neel, “Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination,” NPR: Shots, 2017.10.24].
Someone remind me how a group so dumb became the ruling class.
Let me be clear, fellow palefaces: we are not an oppressed class. We walk into a store, restaurant, classroom, or other public space and get skunk eye just because of our color far less frequently than Indians, blacks, Mexicans, Chinese, and anyone else deviating from our creamy palette.
Even more shockingly, among that majority of whites who mistakenly think they suffer discrimination, more than a third think they suffer not only at the hands of prejudiced individuals but of laws and government policies:
Get real. Our laws, our policies, our law enforcement, our courts, our schools, our workplaces—not one American institution is rigged to perpetuate the oppressive power of any ethnic group over the descendants of the Europeans who have invaded and dominated everyone else on this part of the continent over the last 400 years. Not one.
I don’t like the current derogatory use of the term snowflake. As a liberal Democrat in South Dakota, I hear far too many angry conservatives (pretty much all white folks) tweet-shouting Snowflake! as an insult to distract us from discussing inequality and injustice and to assert their macho superiority. But if we need a definition of snowflake, white folks crying “Discrimination!” as they see their dominance and privilege replaced with diversity and equality may be the most apt illustration I’ve heard.
After all, snowflakes are white.