Diversity, equity, and inclusion advocates are out there saying the craziest things, and somebody needs to call them out on it. So, I will:
‘Voter ID laws disproportionately affect trans people,’ as if trans people are incapable of keeping their IDs up to date with their new status.
Calling them scientific ‘blind studies’ is ableist and derogatory towards blind people. Mothers and fathers should be called ‘supporters’ and boyfriends and girlfriends should be called ‘partners’.
Stop calling us ‘Americans’ because the United States is only one of 42 countries in the Americas.
The terms ‘brave’ and ‘long time no see’ are insensitive to American Indians.
Stop using the word ‘field’ because slaves worked the fields. I guess that means we should stop using the word ‘house’, too, because there were house slaves.
Exercise is a tool of white supremacy.
Telling black women to lose weight is racist. Gee, I wonder if that makes Oprah racist for telling herself to go on diets.
Harvard Medical School now has a course on LGBT healthcare for infants. Huh?
The new House Committee on China, which will look into unfair subsidies and intellectual property theft, is racist because it promotes hate against Asian people.
White people should not talk about gangs because it stereotypes black people.
See if you can follow this one: black people have more heart disease because they don’t get enough sleep. They don’t get enough sleep because of systemic racism which produces chronic stress which makes black people feel unsafe so they are more prone to sleep disturbances which causes lack of sleep which causes heart problems. The problem with that is, a lot of things cause heart disease, so good luck with untangling that one.
Exceptionalism and perfectionism are too ‘white’. Only whites can be exceptional? I’m sorry, but that’s racist. Anyone can pursue high standards and excellence. It’s a destructive cultural script that’s running in black communities that any desire to succeed or get ahead in life is too ‘white’ and should, therefore, not be attempted. Countless lives have been destroyed by black people listening to that garbage. And it’s worth noting that the Smithsonian’s African American Museum backtracked when it was confronted with the craziness of what it was saying about hard work, self-reliance, and a stable family structure just being attributes of ‘whiteness’.
Diversity advocates used to demand ‘trigger warnings’ but now say the term is triggering.
Wow, there’s just too much, I can’t keep up.
I wish I could take all this seriously, but I can’t. That’s because I know it’s all a game, a product of people who make their living being professionally outraged and who get paid to sit around all day dreaming this stuff up. You don’t think there’s big money behind this effort? Come back Monday and I’ll give you an earful.