Remember the Women’s March, the not-at-all-racist organization co-founded by Louis Farrakhan fangirls Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. Tablet ran a lengthy exposé showing how anti-Semitism was baked into the Women’s March from the very first meeting of its organizers, and then other media outlets finally stepped up and followed up. It got so bad that even Alyssa Milano and the SPLC said she the Women’s March was too toxic for them to participate in 2019.
Check out this bit of problematic hand-wringing from the L.A. Times back in January as the 2019 march was gearing up:
Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions https://t.co/VVUPyU1Tjm
— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) January 4, 2019
“Life is full of contradictions.” Life is also full of irony, such as the Women’s March asking followers on Twitter to share their personal stories of confronting racist family members, and if you’re a progressive activist who wears a pussy hat, chances are you consider everyone in your family a racist.
Have you ever confronted your racist family members? It's difficult but critical work. #ShareYourStory in this thread.
— Women's March (@womensmarch) August 31, 2019
I tried to sell my #WhitePrivilege but nobody would give me enough to spring for 2 custom wheels for the Harley.
— Bobacheck (@Bobacheck) August 31, 2019
I had being putting it off but I finally confronted my dog for being a fascist. He's intolerant to strangers trying to enter the house pic.twitter.com/ROp893gwCI
— O.P. Yeats (@MartinM7779) August 31, 2019
What do you do if your family members are anti-semites? I mean, I know that you'd be pretty accepting, but what should normal people do?
— J. Elbes (@ElbesJ) August 31, 2019
Hmmmm…considering your group is headed by anti-semites perhaps – just perhaps – you should look in the mirror first before lecturing on others on what to do..
— MTLass (@mt_lass) August 31, 2019
I’ve confronted you bigoted nutters endless times, yes.
— Jay Dubb (@JayDubbTX) August 31, 2019
Like Jew hating bigots such as yourselves? Yep, a few times.
— Knot in the Wood (@stl_cty) August 31, 2019
About to confront some Socialist. BRB. https://t.co/NFJp9PFXpp
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 31, 2019
My family is not racist. That is a fact. Not every one is.
— Sarita 24 (@Philys8) August 31, 2019
Here are a couple of real stories, just to show how sad things have become when everyone who isn’t you is a Nazi:
I was on my way back from the #ElPasoStrong rally after the shooting and my brother called. He went into a racist rant, so I hung up, blocked his phone and refuse to ever talk to him again unless he changes his attitude, (never going to happen).
— Critical Mass (@RidgetopNM) August 31, 2019
I did & it did not end well. I blocked them from my social media. When they speak to other family members they act like it is mildly funny I won't talk to them anymore. I also made it a point to go to the Women's March in PDX after that & if #BLM ever has another one – I will go
— LingCod ? (@tamitao2) August 31, 2019
So confronting your racist family members usually ends in never talking to them again? Sounds like a great way to change hearts and minds.
Robert Reich brings nuance to the role of your right-wing Uncle Bob in another video on ruining the holiday https://t.co/GVh792ip5B
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 24, 2016