Preface: So I wouldn’t classify myself as one who agrees with the far right but I sure as hell don’t agree with the far left, specifically 21st century liberal hypocrisy. I’m writing this not to advocate a world view, as others would, but to expose hypocrisy that liberals too often cover up.
So normally I would leave posts like this up to Jared Taylor or the folks over at American Renaissance, but this is an issue that has been on my mind lately and I want to talk about it. That issue is the issue of liberal hypocrisy when it comes to diversity and multiculturalism. Specifically, liberals that preach multiculturalism and diversity are often the ones least likely to know anything about other cultures and are more likely to promote diversity everywhere but where they live.
Ironically, when it comes to multiculturalism, that is learning about other races and cultures, modern day liberals have acquired the amazing ability to know the least about other cultures. This odd phenomena is most profound in High School social circles where students just assume that because they are integrated with students of other races, they somehow have learned something about that race. They assume that integration and talking with people of different races means that they have learned about the history of said group. But that is obviously not the case. Being in the same location as another group, especially a group that has developed a culture that is divergent from their ancestor’s culture, doesn’t mean that you’ve gained any historical knowledge. And then, when confronted with this paradox, they are quick to reply with “but I have black friends, I know things about African culture!”.
However people are slowly getting wise to this claim and realizing that being around other races doesn’t mean that you’ve learned anything about them. A prime example would be the tragically hilarious story of a girl at my school, Cheye. Cheye, and I give her credit for this, recognized that living in a city that is roughly 6% black is no indicator of whether the citizens are aware of black history. Recognizing this, Cheye campaigned the school board and got an “African American History Class” created wherein the students learn about everything from slavery to…slavery. The tragic irony with this is that the attempt to rectify the lack of multicultural education has led to complacency among the student body and, among those who have opted to take the class, an even worse faux feeling of being “multiculturally educated”. This has been on display most painfully on two occasions where both the founder of the class, Cheye, as well as a student showed their failure to pass third grade geography (much less any understanding of African Culture). During a student made documentary, classmates were interviewed and asked why they took the class and all the answers were basically the same. That is of course, except for the last one. When asked why he took the class on African American History, one student responded with, and I quote, “I wanted to learn more about the country of Africa”. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is sinking this ship. Cheye, when talking to a group of foreign students from Israel, asked “so do you guys travel to countries around you, you know, like Asia or Africa?”
Congratulations, you have successfully failed third grade geography in that you are unaware that Africa is in fact NOT A COUNTRY. The most basic, bottom level fact has alluded the students who have opted to take a class about multiculturalism. Now the painful irony aside and the fact that Cheye’s homogenization is exactly what people critique now a days, the students excuse for this is, of course, that they’re still in a multicultural class. Meanwhile, the rest of us go about without “segregated” education while still being aware that Africa is not a country.
(Another oddity that I’ve noticed during my tenure on the Internet: White Nationalists and “racists” tend to be the ones that are most knowledgeable about the history and culture of non-white groups because they need to justify their worldview against those of other groups)
What’s more, there is a fundamental irony when it comes to the liberal promotion of diversity, namely, that diversity is good everywhere except where they live. In fact, these people have been referred to as “Limousine liberals”. This is manifest in a few sadly ironic ways.
First, for liberals that preach the good of public education (and I support public education as I attend a public school) and integration, private schooling seems to happen so damn always. In fact, prominent liberal commentator for the Huffington Post, Christina Pesoli, who, in her own words is “a pro-choice, pro-marriage-and gender-equality” is “comfortable with contradictions”, wrote an article entitled My Decision To Send My Kids To Private School Has Never Been Easier To Defend wherein she literally states that she supports public schools but, when it comes to her little darlings, she opts for private schooling. (In fairness, she does criticize the Texas public school system, which I completely understand, but if you’re one to support public education, at least actively work to change the way the public education in your state is set up if you dislike it so)
And this is hardly a rare phenomena. Janet Murray of The Guardian wrote an article entitled Why I sent my child to a private school wherein she basically says the same thing as Pesoli, namely that she thought the benefits offered by a private school outweighed those of public schooling, but she starts off with this comment: “Five years ago, if someone had told me I’d have a child at private school, I’d have laughed. I’d have said I resented parents buying privilege through private education.” Five years later, she is the type of person she resented. (And of course, who could forget Matt Damon’s similar action?)
But unfortunately, this is just the first car on the trainwreck that is modern liberalism. Over in Israel’s, our “greatest democratic ally”, most liberal city Tel Aviv, a policy of racial segregation has been imposed by the “welcoming” government. Specifically, a brand new pre-school was constructed for just the black students because “Jewish-Israeli residents of the inner city area threatened to keep their children at home rather than allow them to learn how to count, fingerpaint and play on the swings alongside their peers from Eritrea and Sudan”, reports The Daily Beast and Israel’s Ynet. What’s more, the tolerance reached an all time high with Rabbis encouraging landlords to refuse to rent apartment space to non-Israelis.
And of course, this is not isolated to the Israel. A recent report examining schools in New York state, the heart of American multiculturalism, found that it had “the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates”. In fact, one of the authors of the report, Gary Orfield of UCLA, said “New York state has consistently been one of the most segregated states in the nation — no Southern state comes close to New York”.
(Not to mention the phenomena known as “white flight”)
And, to add icing on the cake, black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issue the following statement that I’ll leave you with:
“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated…[t]he worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.” – Clarence Thomas