White USAmericans need their own Ghandi or MLK

The face oppression in all 50 states.

They face remarkable levels of discrimination.

In all areas of society they are underrepresented.

In all walks of life, they face increasing marginalization and victimization.

No, I’m not speaking of Black people. Or Asians. Or Hispanics. No, the group under attack…the one most in need of help…of being saved…that group is white people.

Please refrain from laughing.

Yes, here in the United States in 2015, white people face a grave, grave danger. One so monumental that white nationalist group American Renaissance recently held a debate on whether or not the “race problem” in the U.S. could be solved “within the U.S. political system”. The debate was held during their annual convention last month in Tennessee and featured several swell folks, including a fringe racist figure (but who cares about that, since racism is over in this country), a former KKK attorney (who probably lets black people use his restroom), and a few mainstream conservatives (I’ve heard they’re all really wonderful people):

Last month, the white nationalist group American Renaissanceheld its annual conference in Tennessee, bringing together fringe racist figures like AmRen’s Jared Taylor, the National Policy Institute’s Richard Spencer, and former Klan attorney Sam Dickson with activists who have ties with more mainstream conservative movements, including former National Review columnist John Derbyshire and onetime CPAC speaker Peter Brimelow.

American Renaissance is tied to the leadership of ProEnglish, a regular sponsor of groups such as CPAC.

The event included a debate about whether “the race problem” can be solved within “the U.S. political system,” with Brimelow and Derbyshire arguing that it can, and Spencer and Dickson arguing that it cannot.

Spencer argued that white Americans are becoming marginalized and victimized by an increasing non-white population, a problem that can only be confronted by finding “a white-advocate Martin Luther King or a white-advocate Gandhi” who can similarly “start from a position of weakness and capture people’s imagination.”

Again I say: no laughing

Yes white people are being marginalized and victimized, and a look at some statistics shows how awful it is for white people in the United States:

  • The majority of police officers are white
  • 65% of politicians are white
  • In the boardroom, corporate CEOs are overwhelmingly white
  • Of the more than 1.2 million licensed lawyers in the U.S., 88% are white
  • In the physician workforce white people again make up the majority racial demographic
  • Roughly 82% of public school teachers are white
  • The vast majority of journalists are white
  • More than 89% of those who receive lead roles in films, 87% of film directors, 92% of film writers, and 94% of lead actors in broadcast comedies or dramas are white (source)
  • Nearly 77% of active circuit court judges, roughly 90% of senior circuit court judges, almost 75% of active district court judges, and almost 90% of senior district court judges are white (source)
  • The vast majority of credited, solicited creators of comic books at Marvel and DC (the largest comic book publishers in the U.S.) are white
  • White people are the majority racial demographic among Major League Baseball rosters
  • Among college and university presidents, white people dominate
  • In 2011, white people made up 79% of instructional faculty members in U.S. colleges
  • By a landslide, the majority of business owners are white

I could go on and on (and on and on) about the plight of white people in this country. They are clearly being pushed to the fringes, have diminished representation in all walks of life, and wield an ever-shrinking amount of political and economic power. How anyone can look at the above figures and reach any conclusion other than white people are marginalized, oppressed, and discriminated against due to their race is beyond me. Clearly they need an inspirational figure…someone like a Ghandi or Martin Luther King, Jr…to capture people’s imaginations and work to address the social, political, and economic inequality facing white USAmericans.

 Ok, now you can laugh.

Disclaimer: the mockery contained in this post (yes, it was mockery) is aimed at the idea that white people face oppression, marginalization, discrimination, and/or inequality because they are white. Other factors, such as sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and class do indeed affect white people (on the whole though, they are affected to a lesser degree than People of Color, bc contrary to people who think like Bill ‘domestic abuser’ O’Reilly, white privilege does exist), but again, none of that is because they are white.

White USAmericans need their own Ghandi or MLK

2 thoughts on “White USAmericans need their own Ghandi or MLK

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    I think this whole “White Problem” can be solved by a strong leader who is willing to assert the idea that the marginalization of White people is largely being committed by “Themselves.”

    A radical concept, I know, but worth putting out there.

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