This week, Vox announced that it’s seeking a writing fellow to assist with the site’s race and identities coverage, which obviously will be ramping up with a Trump presidency on the horizon.
It will be interesting to see if Vox can compete with power player Salon in the exciting and lucrative field of race and identity reporting — that appears to be a growth industry, in contrast to manufacturing, which isn’t coming back no matter what Donald Trump voters think. At least they can still cling bitterly to their racism, according to Salon’s hot take this week.
Dear white working class: I hope racism keeps you warm at night https://t.co/asMaIqV3r8
— Salon (@Salon) November 22, 2016
@Salon Well no, my furnace and the gas I pay for with my own $$ does though, but thanks for your concern.
— Full Frontal Yeti (@BigWyo626) November 22, 2016
@Salon I actually use blankets but that probably wouldn't be drama queen enough for you
— CapGunWarrior (@BKeachDay) November 23, 2016
@Salon actually, what keeps me warm at night are all of the liberal, salty tears that fill my Hot Tub.
— april rodriguez (@ArodStraus) November 23, 2016
Salon doesn’t appear to have fully staffed up on race and identity writers either, but the site did hand the reins to editor-at-large D. Watkins, a professor at the University of Baltimore.
As much as the tweeted excerpt sounds like clickbait, it pretty well encompasses the piece as a whole. “You aren’t going to make any extra money under Donald Trump,” Watkins writes, “so I hope your racism, or your attempt to ignore it, keeps you warm at night.”
So, if Trump isn’t going to bring back those imaginary factory jobs that uneducated whites seem to go for, who will? Nobody will. Watkins breaks the news that they’re long gone, and America now has “a generation of people complaining about jobs that they have never had and will not see in their lifetime.”
So, the Watkins job plan is … what now? Would voting for Hillary have done something about jobs that are never coming back? That remains a mystery; just know that if you’re white and voted for Trump, you played yourself.
@Salon Thank you for helping ensure that the white working class (huge voting bloc, BTW) is reminded yet again of how Left hates them.
— KeepCalmAndDrawl (@FormerlyFormer) November 22, 2016
@Salon as a member of the white working class who didn't support or vote for Trump. and as a US citizen with a colorful family, Up yours
— Hugh Jabdomin (@kransom2) November 22, 2016
Are you saying only whites are working class?
Or only whites voted for Trump?
Or only whites will be affected?
You're quite stupid@Salon
— The Technician (@HarryThetech76) November 23, 2016
@Salon You never stop thinking about racism. You foment it 24/7. It's not working.
— dxp (@doorsxp) November 22, 2016
@Salon put the twitter away please
— John Blackout (@SageCommander) November 22, 2016
@Salon America being great again keeps me warm at night. ??
— 2nd Amendment Dude (@2ADude) November 23, 2016
@Salon Dear Salon, this is the type of rhetoric that led me to voting for Donald Trump. Trump will win again in 2020 at this rate.
— ?M̵eme҉K͠al͏if?™ (@MemeKalif) November 23, 2016
@Salon Things learned by ass-wipe liberals from the last 4 elections.
— None Of The Above (@BonkPolitics) November 23, 2016
— Boston Ross Salesman (@MidatlanticGoy) November 23, 2016
@Salon Dear Salon, keep your head in the sand and we'll keep winning elections. There's a few states left where R's aren't 100% in control.
— ǝᴉʞoHZ∀ (@AZHokie54) November 23, 2016