HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA … oh man.
Here, read the headline and discuss amongst yourselves for a moment while we compose ourselves.
Perspective: Conservatives are the real campus thought police squashing academic freedom https://t.co/KFkih2Ovsb
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 10, 2017
From the Washington Post:
Last week, I sent a string of relatively uncontroversial tweets in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, in which I sought to answer a question about mass shootings in the United States: Why are these crimes almost always carried out by white men? “It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid,” I tweeted, before then diagnosing a sense of double entitlement — as white people and as men — that, when frustrated, can occasionally lead to violent consequences.
My argument was not new, but rather reflects decades of research on how race and gender function in our society. To be both white and male is to be subject to a potent cocktail of entitlement to economic and political power, and to dominate nonwhite and female bodies. When that entitlement is frustrated, it can lead to what the criminologist Mike King calls “aggrieved whiteness,” an ambient furor based on the idea that white Americans have become oppressed victims of politically correct multiculturalism.
Seems the writer is upset because others were not pleased with him blaming the Las Vegas shooting on skin color.
What did he expect?
….oh, you're serious. https://t.co/3facVlzdPk
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 10, 2017
See, we’re not the only ones who thought this couldn’t be real.
Maybe we’re just missing the tweet with the punchline?
— Connor Mighell (@cmigbear) October 10, 2017
Whaaa? Someone must have fallen down & bumped their head to make such a claim. https://t.co/WNXDNiOOtI
— Colorado RedTraci (@goptraci) October 10, 2017
WaPo must have been worried CNN might out-stupid them.
— William (@LastWordWilliam) October 10, 2017
— Vince Gottalotta (@VinceGottalotta) October 10, 2017
It’s WaPo, what do you expect?