It’s a bit silly for anyone to ask in 2017 what your reaction would be if you were told [fill in the blank] was racist, because whatever it is, someone’s already declared it racist. The shock value and/or shame has long since worn off.
Case in point: a school district near Portland is dropping the name “Lynch” from three school buildings. Never mind that the land for the buildings was donated by a family named Lynch:
— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) July 31, 2017
So it’s with a hearty yawn that Twitter greeted globalist and Vox senior reporter Zack Beauchamp as he challenged the Trump administration’s (and, frankly, every administration’s) immigration policy as racist at its core.
What if I told you that immigration restrictionism is and always has been racist
— Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) August 2, 2017
Now this… is an incredibly stupid take. Geez Louise https://t.co/Px5nH086U6
— ConservativeBlackMan (@Thomasismyuncle) August 2, 2017
This is the dumbest take in the history of takes. https://t.co/zQleIr5xdC
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) August 2, 2017
What if I told you that idiots like yourself call everything you don't like "racist?"
It's like some kind of weird syndrome you all have… https://t.co/rWZATNX9ol
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) August 2, 2017
I'd say we should probably stop caring about being called racist. https://t.co/2Vi3RTTaRo
— Virginia Dare (@vdare) August 2, 2017
What if I told you that using this tactic on literally every issue has long since passed the point of diminishing returns
— (((Doctor D))) (@LegendaryDrD) August 2, 2017
You know what else is racist? Politics, defined as any bounded community's attempt to define and rule itself. https://t.co/UgHbenIFl6
— Damon Linker (@DamonLinker) August 2, 2017
"restrictionism"? Every nation on the planet protects their own borders.
— Pattypan (@Pattypan) August 2, 2017
Tell that to all the African, Asian & Latin American countries that enforce their own immigration restrictions, genius. https://t.co/5HeGuaPXUr
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 2, 2017
What if I told you Canada will not allow you to immigrate unless you can demonstrate that you'll be a net contributor?
— Steve (@jones4440) August 2, 2017
What if I told you I will personally buy you a 1 way ticket to anywhere in the world that you want to go if you promise to never come back? https://t.co/GuFZ4mrE2t
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) August 2, 2017
I'd say you lack critical thinking skills and must be a lonely guy. https://t.co/5UVYXUNVDT
— Andrea Howe (@andreavhowe) August 2, 2017
I would tell you that's an extremely silly and unserious opinion. https://t.co/trkdcda7fp
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) August 2, 2017
I'd say that is an incorrect assertion with no basis in logic or facts. #BoldMoveCotton
— motionview (@motionview) August 2, 2017
I'd say it's not a surprise to hear such a thing from a notorious racebaiter.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 2, 2017
Then I'd call you an idiot. https://t.co/vgi40800fG
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 2, 2017
What if I told you that you're a bloviating assclown? https://t.co/CqOj73Bkr2
— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) August 2, 2017
I'd say I don't care what you say.
— That's Mr Pisswig (@pisswig) August 2, 2017
What if I told you that this is why you guys lose https://t.co/ZKBOqVVTKt
— lauren (@LilMissRightie) August 2, 2017
Now here's a winning slogan for Democrats in 2018 https://t.co/9RzRQGEXYI
— Jamie Kirchick (@jkirchick) August 2, 2017
What if I told you calling everything racist would give the republicans a super majority?
— Rick (@LittleRick42) August 2, 2017
Anything less than open boarders is racist to the left. Time to ignore them as the extremists they have always been.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 2, 2017
What if I told you there's no bridge between Gaza and the West Bank?
One of us would be right. https://t.co/NHBGgYGImn
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) August 2, 2017
Then you would be wrong. But I have a feeling you're quite accustomed to that.
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) August 2, 2017
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You see, the U.S. has to take the refugees because they arrived on the island nation of Australia by boat https://t.co/160hw5lIW0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 2, 2017