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.