WaPo: Sarah Jeong Not Racist, Just ‘Making Fun’ of White People
The Washington Post published an absurd column Friday defending the racist Tweets of a newly-minted member of the New York Times editorial board.
“The old tweets bubbled up from the depths of the Internet, surfaced by an apparently anonymous user on Twitter,” the Post said. “In them, Sarah Jeong, a technology writer recently hired by the New York Times for a prestigious post on its editorial board, spoke sarcastically about white people.”
The piece was titled “An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?”
According to the Post, Jeong’s Tweets, including “Dumb*** f****** white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” are not racist, but rather sarcastic. WaPo conveniently left the curse words from Tweet out of the piece.
Jeong also Tweeted such content as “#CancelWhitePeople” and “Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” The paper blamed “alt-right outlets” for ginning up controversy.
“At right-leaning outlets such as Fox News, the Daily Caller, the Gateway Pundit, Breitbart and Infowars, Jeong’s tweets were skewered as “racist,” “offensive” and “anti-white,” the Post said.
If Jeong’s posts ridiculed any other race than whites, they would immediately be deemed racist and she would be shunned from society.
But not to worry, the Post has an explanation for why anti-white racism does not exist. The paper wrote:
“Part of the reason it was so easy for the outrage to be manufactured in the first place was it was completely decontextualized and ahistorified,” said Nolan L. Cabrera, an associate professor at the University of Arizona who will publish a book in the fall about racial attitudes held by white college students. “Then it was easy to drum up anger and say it looks like she hates white people. That only makes sense if you are willfully ignorant of 400 to 500 years’ history and contemporary social context and also the context from which the tweets were sent.”
Essentially, the argument made by professor Cabrera is that racism in the past justifies racism today. The argument, made by a surely-leftist academic who would claim to abhor racism, is the type of pure nonsense that is unique to the American college campus. One must be a professor charged with molding the minds of America’s youth in order to be so pathetically stupid.
Author Michael Malice summed up the Washington Post piece nicely.
“An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is the corporate press the enemy of the American people or of humanity in general?” he wrote on Twitter.
An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is the corporate press the enemy of the American people or of humanity in general? https://t.co/jDSoULhNed
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) August 4, 2018