From their elite perches at Boston University and The Atlantic, Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates are convincing a generation of the most intelligent, educated and successful blacks that they are the helpless victims of omnipresent racism, white supremacy and systematic racism.
“Just 68 percent of Black respondents who read Coates’ paragraph agreed with the statement, “When I make plans, I am almost certain that I can make them work”—compared to 83 percent of those who did not, a statistically-significant effect.
In other words, even brief exposure to critical race theory narratives disempowers Black people. This reinforces previous research that found that heightened perceptions of racism caused harm to Black Americans.
Moreover, the effect is being amplified by politics and higher education. Black Biden voters were twice as likely as Black Trump voters to say that they personally experienced more racism under Trump than under Obama. And liberal Black Americans with a college degree were almost 30 points more likely to be offended by white people saying things like “I don’t notice people’s race” or “America is a colorblind society” than were Black Americans without degrees who identify as conservative.
There was, however, consistency on one front: Throughout my surveys, African-Americans see themselves as independent and resilient, while white liberals are more inclined to see them as weak and needing protection.
When asked whether political correctness was demeaning to Black people or necessary to protect them, 51 percent of Black liberals chose “demeaning” and 49 percent “necessary.” But white liberals chose “necessary” by a 62-38 margin. …”
Der Movement has an identical sour-puss problem.
In our case, it is the people who similarly spin vast cobwebs of all-powerful, monocausal conspiracies. Jews are wealthy, influential, well organized and powerful and politically opposed to White interests (this is the grain of truth), but it is worse than that. The Jews and the globalists are so powerful that there is nothing that we can do about the problem. They have been ruling the world for centuries.
How many times have you heard the phrase “there is no political solution”? There is whole body of thought in Der Movement which has firmly established that we are incapable of persuading the public to come around to our views (this was true in the 1980s and 1990s) and so what we ought to do is to retreat to rural areas to wait out the Kali Yuga or the downfall of civilization or the inevitable race war. In reality, the public actually is catching up with us now on many of our concerns like immigration, political correctness or censorship and even growing alarmed by anti-whiteness. It just took longer than expected.
While it is true that things are bad, the situation is far from hopeless. There are also inevitably going to be good times and hard times. We’re going to have stretches of time when we are on the ropes like when Donald Trump was president and didn’t know what to do, but frustration is part of life. Character traits like integrity, fortitude and perseverance get you through the hard times.
The difference between people like us and the people who swallow Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s nonsense is that we actually are repressed. The elites actually are for real out to get us. In contrast, the American elite puts people like Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates up on a glorified pedestal. Blackness is an advantage in our current race regime which was created in the 1960s. It is probably not an exaggeration to say that no generation of blacks has had more opportunities and good will toward them in any country in all of world history than our current crop of sullen black professionals.
Note: Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates recognize these opportunities and are grifting off White guilt. The angry, sullen black man is their gimmick. See also Charles Blow who rewrites the same column.