Oh, the irony! A mural of George Washington painted in a San Francisco high school will soon be destroyed for being politically incorrect, but someone defaces a handful of posters featuring Megan Rapinoe… next thing you know, the Hate Speech Squad is called in.
As recently reported by the reliably hysterical Washington Post, some hateful individual ostensibly of equal parts Satan, Hitler and Donald Trump is on the loose in the DC area fomenting racial hate and discontent.
How so? By telling folks of the Caucasian persuasion that is’s “okay” to be a white person.
That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
“IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” sign found on doors at Montgomery Blair HS in MD. School says flyers were removed and says they’re investigating. pic.twitter.com/jSTUwG3gNp
Nowhere on the offending piece of paper cited by both the Washington Post and WJLA of Washington, DC, does it even allude the whites are in any way superior, better, smarter, healthier, more attractive, smell better, harder working, closer to God, better fashion sense, etc, than anyone else.
Again, the message is painfully clear in its message and simplicity: “It’s okay to be white”.
Just as it’s okay to be Latino, black, East Asian and so on, those who trace their lineage to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia have just as much right to proclaim their basic human dignity as anyone else.
Nonetheless, as the WaPo notes, the tweet originating from WJLA does make clear that the offending message found in a Maryland high school has been “removed” and the school officials assure everyone that “they’re investigating.”
To wit, I’m forced to ask the following: Investigate what?
Needless to say, these are interesting times we live in when stating the obvious is labeled a hate crime.
News on the live broadcast shooting in Roanoke, Va., is still breaking by the moment. Yet as of press time, what is known is that two journalists with WDBJ television in southwest Virginia are dead, a member of the local chamber of commerce is shot in the back, and the apparent gunman was a former TV station employee who claimed racism was behind his recent dismissal.
As reported by Fox10 of Mobile, Ala., and also by Britain’s The Guardian and the Daily Mail, all on Aug. 26, 2015, field reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, died at the scene while covering economic growth in at scenic Smith Mountain Lake developments. As the duo was interviewing Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, shots were heard from someone off camera.