Christina Sommers posted the above diagram clearly designed to make a point about college students while using humor. The only problem is that Voxsplainer Matt Yglesias didn’t or can’t catch the humor. So he labeled it white privilege.

Sommers fired back.

And others joined in to wish Yglesias well on finding a sense of humor.

So much Voxsplaining to do, so little time.

  • Jake Wilde

    This barely literate moron having such a huge profile in American politics is a travesty.

    • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

      .What “huge profile in politics”? You make him sound like Donald Trump, wheereas Matty Glesias (that’s how I read his account-name) is “only a small-time” hack. Anyhow, friends, notice that its only Matty who brings race into the discussion, as if it were racist of DonCorleone to say…

      • Jake Wilde

        I don’t make him sound like anything. He is a moron, but he has a larger profile than he should. Many Progressive millennials follow his BS.

    • Excubitores Omega

      Yet that can be applied to so many in the “popular” culture in addition to the “mainstream” media.

      He must have his approved Safe Space(TM) to flee to.

      • JohnFLob

        No space can be safe if Matt Yglesias is there.

        • Excubitores Omega

          Indeed he is rather noxious an element. Best use NBC protocols.

    • Slam1263

      Matt looks really white.
      Whiter than me at least.

  • unknown

    Obviously he didn’t follow the diagram. He should have ran crying to his mother.

    • NRPax

      She was occupied with the mailman.

      • Dork Blaster

        Damn, does the plumber know? He’s the jealous type.

      • IBXNJ

        They don’t call him Mr Zip for nothing!

    • san rafael blue

      Matt explains: “It’s difficult to flounce and run all at once!”

    • Luv2GoFly

      How do we know he DIDN’T run crying to his mother? I can see it happening…Little Matty running to his mommy, crying about white privilege. Afterwards, he changed into his onesie and his mommies made him a nice comforting cup of hot cocoa and she sang him songs and soothed him and got his little hurt feelings back in order.

    • 00gabooga

      She just came here to give birth to him. Then she headed back home to wherever.

  • grais

    Hit a little too close to home. He’s been insulted, so of course it’s a racial issue.

    • Joe DeCaro

      Matt Yglesias, the White Hispanic?

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    Looks like Matty the pajama boy needs his onesie, hot cocoa, and a nap.

  • Name

    God, I am sick to damn death of the knee-jerk reaction to everything being “white privilege” or “racism” or whatever butt-hurt word to describe what is basically immaturity and an inability to act like an adult. Nowhere in life or anywhere else does anyone have a right to “not to be offended”. Did bad things happen to people a long time ago? Yes. Have we improved and moved past it? Yes. Continuously bringing it up and pointing it out does NOT help keep the discussion alive. It’s there to shame people for sins committed by those long dead. Fucking get over it already. The sooner we quit constantly bringing it up the sooner we can “heal” from it. Constant picking of the scab only results in a scar.

    • MoxieLouise1

      Or an infection.

    • The Northwesterner

      Funny how the “white privilege” comment came from a liberal twit who happens to be white himself. We could tell Yglesias that, but he wouldn’t get the irony.

  • Shootist

    Hillary for prison 2016

    • aztectrumpet

      Not sure what this has to do with the thread, but i like it anyways.

    • Kawfy


    • san rafael blue

      Did somebody forget to put her lower dentures in on that morning? I blame Huma!!

      • Kimberly

        Huma doesn’t like when Hilary wears her dentures. They hurt Humas sensitive “area”.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Thanks for “White Privilege”… And yes, Yi-glesias you are a big, fat joke…

    • David

      And muslims continue to deal in the slave trade.

  • kd

    Racist SOB, only white kids in college, all the hispanics are maids in hotels and blacks are all gang members in his world. I am certain all minorities appreciate that they are excluded as college students.

    If only Matt could understand how insulting his grasp of the world actually is.

    • Ryan Colson

      There’s plenty of minorities in college and non gangs, this is racist as Hell

      • tayter1

        nice catch, there Sherlock

  • Eva_Galley

    Matt is now crying softly into his sweater.

  • nomorelies343

    His idiocy is boundless

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated

    Don’t tell him to “lighten up.” He’ll snivel that that’s raaaycisss and we’ll never hear the end of it. Don’t play into his sticky little palms.

    • The Northwesterner

      Only an idiot like Matt Yglesias would see “racism” where there is none.

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    Weapons grade dumbassery in one tweet.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Did Matt tweet that before or after he ran to his mother, crying?

    • The Northwesterner

      Guess the truth hurts to a liberal, but that goes without saying. :/

  • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

    So the diagram doesn’t work on non-white folk? The directions are simple and seem to be fairly universal. Matty took the small child path.

  • BlahBlah

    What he is saying is that he is a tantrum throwing child.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      He’s been making that pretty clear for years.

    • keyboard jockey

      He does appear to be incredibly obtuse. I am glad he’s got a job though and not a drag on the American tax payer. Glass half full.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Wonder if he took his thumb/ pacifier out of his mouth before he sent that tweet?

    • The Northwesterner

      As Hank Hill would say, “Yep”.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    So, everything that holds people responsible for their actions, expects college students to start acting like adults, or holds blacks and white to the same standards is now classified as white privilege?

  • Rulz

    Now, Matthew, is that any way to behave?

    For shame!

  • Donald-Irredeemable deplorable

    So for little Matty, the flowchart on the left side should read, “Are you a small child or have the emotional maturity of developmentally distressed two year old child with brain damage from not getting enough oxygen in your mothers womb. – yes- “Then go work for an online magazine that routinely publishes articles a retarded rutabaga would find offensive.”

    • Mary Mommy Happy 2017!

      Matt needs a flow chart that below 4th grade level. He is a much of a unintelligent moronic inane manchild. Who doesn’t understand how the real world works.

  • Kenton Clarkson

    Dear Matt,
    Why do I regard michelle obama as a better choice to be on my side in a bar fight than you? Or Chris Hayes, Ronan Farrow or Glen (or Glenda) Thrush? Or frankly all 4 of you hipster girlie-bois combined?
    Just wondering, Me

  • John Hitchcock

    Nothing Matty Glesias says should ever be considered intelligent or thought out.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      I love linking this everytime he opens his mouth.

  • san rafael blue

    Matt was the type of High School kid who’d go thru the entire day and be at home, before his mother saw the big pink sign taped on his back saying “KICK ME!”

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      In Matt’s case, his mother embroidered it on all his shirts.

  • Myiq2xu™

    She should have just Matt told Yglesias to fuck off.

  • Tessa from Texas

    Sigh. I thought a sigh was better than beating my head against the wall.

  • noncommie

    Yes Marty, go find your mommie.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
    • san rafael blue

      J.S. Bach wants his organ fugue back.
      Imagine that organ dirge done with an Accordion or SqueezeBox.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Not sure which one that is, but here’s “Toccata and Fugue in d Minor”

        • san rafael blue

          Thank you for that. J.S. Bach and Berry White are always a good for booster shot of melody. 2 different flavors, yes.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        And there’s always MOOG.

        • san rafael blue

          Mellotron was also a popular forerunner in the early days of the synthesizer. Listen to the intro of ‘I talk to the wind’ by King Crimson.
          For decades, I thought it was a piccolo or maybe a clarinette, turns out this sweet, lyrical opener was a Mellotron! Beatles loved it too.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Some of the morons on youtube are calling these bad. They have no idea how much work went into them and how much of an advance this was.

          • san rafael blue

            Some folks are purists when it comes to music and other art forms. I recall the fuss and bother when Bob Dylan started using electric guitars. On the other hand, some will refine the basic into a new art form, as with Freddie Mercury with Queen. They always boasted that their albums used
            NO SYNTHESIZERS!! Very few bands will ever be that talented or creative to rely soley on talent. Brittany Spears is more a performer vs a singing talent, and that’s ok too.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            When Eartha Kitt did her album after years away from the US(FU very much LBJ), the complete band was at each recording session. Saffire* did it the same way. Rehearse, record multiple takes as a group and select the best take.
            Current method, rehearse, record several takes individually, mix the best of each and run it through the program.

            *The take used on one song was the one were Ann managed to break a string on the Steinway.

          • bil_g

            Things today are micromanaged to the Nth degree.

            TBF – that Steiny string had to already be begging for mercy. They aren’t murder tools for nuthin’. ;P

          • Meowbius

            I refuse to take seriously anyone who cannot enjoy a joke, especially at the expense of someone deified:


          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          • Meowbius

            And another shameless assault on sacred classic:

            absolutely LOVE IT

          • bil_g

            They weren’t there and they don’t remember the world before it.

          • bil_g

            Forerunner? Pff, by like a year. Now, the Novachord…

            Strawberry Fields Forever, though. Forever.

          • san rafael blue

            Living is easy with eyes closed. Its understanding all you see.

        • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

          I love MOOG, used to have a Star Wars soundtrack of same. At the time, I liked it more than the official music.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
          • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

            That’s the one. Might even still be around here on vinyl somewhere…

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
          • bil_g

            OK, you guys are stepping onto my analog planet. Step lightly, lest I unleash the history lesson.

            I kid, but it is nice to see the Master of the Holy Triad mentioned here.

        • bil_g

          Couldn’t find the Wendy Carlos version? Not surprised. She’s a litigious post-op.

          Wendy on Caitlyn: Wannabe Bitch, please.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Bach’s “Air on the G-string,” as played on a squeezebox:

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          “Air on a G-string” is usually near the end of the dancer’s set.

        • san rafael blue

          That was fantastique! I like the slow and stately pace. This would be good to practice deep breathing and yoga moves to. I can see myself at a (pre-muslim) Paris cafe sipping espresso au lait aux croissants.
          Notice the musician’s fat fingers. As sausage like as a Soccer Player.
          He must have started very young.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Except when it comes to Obama, Hillary or Democrats. Then Vox is…

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The lead singer looks like what you would expect Frank Underwood would have looked like in college, right?

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Well, that’s how the real Kevin Spacey looked– I was thinking that the character would have had a more rakish look.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I’m sure that was one of his portfolio pics. Might have looked more like it when he wasn’t trying to impress.

  • JV

    the whimpification of American society marches on…

  • joeymegatron

    is the reason why anyone pays attention to d-bag Matt Yglesias is that they are looking for comic relief, someone who is so stupid he is bound to say something insanely funny and idiotic if you read/listen to him long enough?

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    I bet Matty thanks his lucky stars for Vox every single day, because no sane company would ever hire an insane moron like him.

    • Meowbius

      Don’t count on this level of awareness. Somehow I have the feeling he thinks everybody is like him, or working hard on getting there

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    White privilege apparently means…not being a wuss.

    Guess that leaves Yglesias out…

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      “I’m outraged by your opinion that I should stop being outraged by everything”.

      SJW 101.

      • David

        If your comment is directed at me, I am outraged.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    OT, but funny and true. From a comment on WUWT.
    “Eye halve a spelling chequer
    It came with my pea sea
    It plainly marques four my revue
    Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

    Eye strike a key and type a word
    And weight four it two say
    Weather eye am wrong oar write
    It shows me strait a weigh.

    As soon as a mist ache is maid
    It nose bee fore two long
    And eye can put the error rite
    Its rare lea ever wrong.

    Eye have run this poem threw it
    I am shore your pleased two no
    Its letter perfect awl the weigh
    My chequer tolled me sew.”

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Looks like something outta Chaucer…

      • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

        Fifty years later and I still have a headache from reading Canterbury Tales!

        • Arttie the Deplorable

          Books on CDs here, same effect.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    White privilege, in one tweet

    Says the fat, pampered, wealthy, ivory “educated” white kid with Spanish last name.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      [muffled] Nope.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2017!

    Oh lighten up Matt and go whine about something else that put your liberal panties in a twist.

    It is a great flow chart that should be praise not really ridicule.

  • surfdog

    Yglesias is clearly a woman hater , but that is his privilege .

  • toddm123

    Fat, liberal and stupid is no way to go through life.

  • John in OK

    Thanks for demonstrating the truth in her tweet, Matt!

  • Dan Abbett

    Funny I think, this obsession of pasty white leftist metrosexuals with “white privilege. Funny because I don’t see the same exceptions for whites that are extended to protected classes such as gays, transgendered, blacks and “Muslims.” If you’re white and you refuse to cater a gay wedding, prepare to be sued in court and shell out a hundred grand or so. If you’re Muslim and you wave a scimitar at a gay couple asking for the same thing, not so much. Doesn’t sound too “white privileged” to me.

  • alanstorm

    A joke? Looks like a pretty smart way to deal with things.

    Nothing “white” about it, unless “being able to deal with reality” is a “white” thing.

  • Wanderer

    You heard him folks. He thinks minorities are incapable of acting like mature adults.

    Kinda racist if you ask me.

    • alanstorm

      No, no – Matty is a “progressive”*, so it’s all OK.

      * “progressive” – one who is totally uninterested in progress.

      • Excubitores Omega

        Considering they are retreating back to the 1930’s designation in an attempt to hide their being liberal yet in the process exposing the foundations of their ideology is no end of amusing.

        Perhaps they will mention mustaches, beer halls, and trains running on time to further “confuse” the populace?

        There is nothing more regressive than a Progressive.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        G.K. Chesterton, to the effect of: “The business of Progressives is to keep on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to keep mistakes from being corrected.”

        • surfdog

          Chesterton ; education without values only makes for a more clever devil .

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Chesterton: “No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education, no man’s education is complete.”

  • Wanderer

    I’m sorry, I see a pretty decent flowchart in that tweet, not a libtard fairy tale.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Matt’s butt hurtz. His Butt! IT HURTZ!

    • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

      We should send him one of these!

      • Bruce

        I would, but, hopefully, the pain will help him build some character.

  • George Bentley

    The truth, it burns… So I’ll call it White Privilege.

  • Hamm Sammichez

    Awww, crybully Matt has a butthurt. Poor, poor, sad little Matty.

  • Duane Savage

    …because only white people have mothers.

    • Please, god help us!

      … and share the same last names. 😉

  • freeinaz

    Someone going to military boot camp takes only themselves, someone going to college wants someone to donate a TV, laptop, smart phone, furnishings, etc. so their lives are easier. By the way, the military gives you everything necessary like clothing, food, shelter, and a whole lot of growing up.

  • FreetheBirds

    So, only whites can run to mommy crying as a child and get a spine as an adult?

  • Deplorable AMERICAN™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

  • Deplorable AMERICAN™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

  • wrestlefan01

    just your typical liberal man having to tell a woman what the deal is so she can know her place..#waronwomen

  • raydrnayshon

    Well, in one tweet, Yglesias in his footy pajamas, all entitled. Dork.

  • DearStupidLiberals

    “Black Privilege”= scream racism until you get why you want, even if it’s racist itself

    • Excubitores Omega

      The Race Card is but one of many in the Game of Groups of the Left.

  • NonPCconservative

    Telling people to grow up is is now officially racist.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Am I the only one shaking my head that a guy with a Spanish last name refers to something a white woman shares as “white privilege” and doesn’t get the crap beat out of him, lose his job, or loses his life? I think “white privilege” went out the window almost 50 years ago. It seems that “progressives” just take decades to catch up with the rest of the world.

  • dabhidh

    What the hell is “white” about being able to ignore people who “hurt your feelings”, or tell them to f_ off? Is MattY suggesting only white people have this capacity, and how racist of him!

  • Bruce

    Yglesias, are you an actual real person, or simply some half-a$$ “Funnybot?” “Awkward…”

  • lgeubank

    Yglesias likes to play that game, “6 degrees of separation between any given statement and racism.”

  • gafr60

    Wow! Being rational is now “white privilege”? Bet Matt ran to his mother, crying!

  • gekkobear

    Liberal viewpoint.

    Only whites can shrug off a complaint, and not act like a whiny petulant spoiled child.
    Minorities by definition all must be children their entire lives; without ever reaching adulthood; so they must be coddled and cared for as they’re simply emotionally and intellectually lesser than whites.

    They call this “not racist” and anyone who thinks minorities can and are the equal of other races are obviously racist and intolerant.

    Don’t ask what they think “equality” is; it’s equally stupefying.

  • Oracle9

    Not even a joke really, just a rational course of action of which all at university level should have a firm grasp. That this procedure even needs to be said tells us of the extent of the damage of the culture of political correctness to the minds of the young.

  • freeinaz
  • Hashtag pundit

    I think #RealWhitePrivilege is being able to sit up in your ivory tower being paid to tell minorities how underprivileged they are and to imply that systemic racism will keep them from ever being anything no matter how hard they try. The only system that keeps minorities down is progressive paternalism.

  • Hashtag pundit

    #MyWhitePrivilege involved finding myself unqualified for many of the good scholarships simply because of the color of my skin.

  • Jim Collins

    Pompous ass in one tweet.

  • Dan13

    I don’t know what to think about this issue.
    When does the placemat come out?

    Vox subscriber

  • bifski

    the closer we get to nov and a repub victory the more kicking & screaming from petulant nancyboys like (her) you’ll see

  • Evie1949

    The liberals think they have a sense of humor. They laugh themselves silly over things like going back in time and killing Sarah Palin’s parents before they have her and how her daughter Bristol needs to be raped. Those are really very hilarious to them. Remember, the liberals are the civil ones…so their jokes are much funnier than ours.

  • Sockpuppet Politic
  • USNbubblehead

    To Matt Yglesias:

    See action item in step two in the above troubleshooting flowchart.

  • Chris

    He just proved the validity of the original diagram, didn’t he? Well, except that he was offended by proxy.

  • chizwoz

    It’s a joke? Seems like pretty solid advice to me.

  • djm1992✓𝒢𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ☭⁻ᴴ⁸ᴿ
  • The Marathon Man

    Not surprised. I don’t think Yiggy has even smiled during his so-called adult life, let alone laughed.

  • Nos Nevets

    “White privilege” ?
    Can’t otherly-shaded people do the same?

  • Misanthrope

    Says Yglesias, at lily-white Vox, while tweeting from his million-dollar home in a lily-white neighborhood.