Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) April 17, 2013
"Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American" is an actual headline of an actual column written by someone at Salon.—
Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) April 17, 2013
Salon contributor and perpetual race-baiter David Sirota has an amazing gift: he can write and publish something so outrageous that it temporarily takes the heat off of the actual Boston Marathon bomber, whoever that may be. His latest trick? Cutting and pasting his “white male privilege” boilerplate text into an article hoping that the Boston Marathon bomber is white, male and American. Why? You’re welcome to read the whole piece, but here’s a sample to test the strength of your gag reflex.
If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates. Put another way, white privilege will work to not only insulate whites from collective blame, but also to insulate the political debate from any fallout from the attack.
Speaking of being insulated from fallout, why does Salon keep publishing Sirota? White privilege? It’s certainly not the fan mail.
The best thing about Salon’s obsession with race is how pasty-white their writing staff is.—
RB (@RBPundit) April 17, 2013
When you say "white privilege," all I hear is "white guilt."—
Razor (@hale_razor) April 17, 2013
My "hope' was that it was an accidental gas explosion, not an ethnic profile. But then again, I'm not a complete and utter imbecile.—
Hugo Hackenbush (@MangyLover) April 17, 2013
Why yes, yes they were.