You’d think Jonathan Metzel, the author of this op-ed in the Washington Post, has spent the past decade (plus!) with his head in the sand.
NOW it’s time to talk about being white in America? NOW?
Have we not spent the last nearly 12 years being told white people should be ashamed of being white and stuff? Maybe he missed the whole ‘privilege’ SJW talking point?
Opinion: It’s time to talk about being white in America https://t.co/9PTYn7oYd0
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 30, 2019
From WaPo (behind a paywall, of course):
It’s time to talk about what it means to be white in the United States.
That’s what I was trying to do Saturday afternoon at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Northwest Washington when I was interrupted by a group of white nationalists. Ironically, the protesters’ chant — “This land is our land” — served only to reinforce my point.
Because you know, all white people are white nationalists.
For too long, many white Americans have avoided this conversation, and we’ve done so for a reason: We don’t have to see the color white. Race scholars often argue that white privilege broadly means not needing to reflect on whiteness.
Awww, so he did hear that talking point.
White is the default setting, the assumed norm. A white American does not have to think about being white when walking down the street — while people marked as not-white are often noticed and surveilled. White people have the superpower of invisibility.
Whoa, white people have superpowers?! Ok, that IS privilege.
Finally, a chance to talk about race. https://t.co/5J5SQeIlU1
— jon gabriel (@exjon) April 30, 2019
It’s about time, right?!
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) April 30, 2019
We are now in a perpetual state of eye-roll, just sayin’.
As a Hispanic, I’m warning you white liberals to stop with this shit. https://t.co/AyzbLyN3Nd
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 30, 2019
What he said.
It’s time to talk about the left’’s sick obsession w/ identity politics and how they divide America more and more each day. Give it a rest!
— Emmy Wolfe (@emmywolfe) April 30, 2019
— Kyle Murray (@TheKyleMurray) April 30, 2019
It’s time to talk about being AMERICAN!
— Kenneth J. Kominski (@kennkominski) April 30, 2019
It's time now? 👀
— Austin Bailey (@Docbailey2005) April 30, 2019
It’s. All. We . Ever. Hear. About.
— Teamgreyjoy (@ulrika_da) April 30, 2019
I'm white, I'm fat, I'm Christian and I'm sick about it? Is that my proper reaction?
— Cracker Jack (@cantrellr) April 30, 2019
You make the assumption that "White" automatically equals "Racist". You don't allow for any debate, any evidence to the contrary, you just make it as a blanket "statement of fact".
And you wonder WHY Mark Levin refers to your newspaper as "Compost"?
— Steve Johnson (@Grizzly_Stevens) April 30, 2019
Can I be white in American and not be counted with these people?
Asking for millions of Americans.
— Komrad Iron (@Komrad_Iron) April 30, 2019
But then his narrative, the Left’s narrative, about how white people are all racist, sexist, Islamophobic, bigots completely falls apart.