In response to a white National Basketball Association (NBA) player Kyle Korver penning a white-guilt-ridden piece in The Players Tribune, claiming that all white people are inherently racists, an opinion piece in The Des Moines Register has accused Korver himself of racism.
“My family immigrated from Lithuania around WWI,” said Joel Kurtinitis. “As a libertarian, I have pushed for criminal justice reform and ending the drug war, which has had a disproportionate impact on the black community. So the notion that I’m responsible for the horrible things people did a century before I was born merely because I look like them is disgustingly, appallingly racist.”
The gist of Korver’s piece was that he’d realized his “white privilege” after years of playing in the majority-black NBA. It was a cringeworthy display of white liberal guilt.
But I look like the other guy.
And whether I like it or not? I’m beginning to understand how that means something.
What I’m realizing is, no matter how passionately I commit to being an ally, and no matter how unwavering my support is for NBA and WNBA players of color….. I’m still in this conversation from the privileged perspective of opting in to it. Which of course means that on the flip side, I could just as easily opt out of it. Every day, I’m given that choice — I’m granted that privilege — based on the color of my skin.
He later added that white people are, indeed, “responsible” for the “sins of our forefathers.”
The Des Moines Register – Korver’s hometown newspaper – was not interested in that argument.
“Decent people don’t shake hands with someone and immediately begin calculating all possible permutations of their racial history,” the piece said. “Decent people don’t obsess about race, because they recognize that the most important part of a human being lies beneath the skin. Decent people acknowledge the dignity and humanity of others, and don’t reduce them to victimhood at a glance.”
In other words, the piece said that Korver himself is a racist for immediately jumping to the conclusion that all “people of color” are victims or a rigged system. It argued that assuming all people of a certain race are reduced to their skin color and group identity, rather than being judged by their individual merits, is racism.
And Korver is guilty of it.
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President Trump Rejects Paying For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Private Security
The royal celebrities will foot the bill.
President Trump made it clear on a Sunday tweet that British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have to pay for their own security costs upon moving full-time to the United States, clarifying that they wouldn’t receive federal security under an existing arrangement that covers British royals temporarily visiting the US.
I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
The royal celebrities have distanced themselves from the Queen, apparently viewing themselves as victims of relentless paparazzi and media attention.
Harry and Markle initially moved to Canada after resigning from the royal family, but they’ve recently moved to Hollywood just before the Canadian border was closed to nonessential travel due to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. The elitist couple apparently plans on reinventing themselves as American-style celebrities, and have hired a small army of media consultants and public relations agents to market their image.
When information of their move to Los Angeles became public knowledge, many began to speculate if they’d recieve taxpayer-funded security in a manner akin to British royals visiting the United States on official state vists. President Trump’s Sunday tweet appears to eliminate that possibility.
The thirteen colonies that became the United States rebelled against the yoke of the British monarchy for a reason. President Trump’s decision to cut off the wannabee celebrities from publicly-funded security is a deeply American decision. The UK’s monarchy is one of the wealthiest legacy institutions in the western world, and it would be absurd to imagine that it can’t afford to hire private security for the ‘former’ royals, who are set to fully renounce their royal obligations at the end of the month.
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