Topic: Anti-White Rhetoric is Fueling White Nationalism
White people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea.
I opened Twitter recently and saw 20+ notifications. Most of the time that means the new generation of white nationalist Twitter trolls are filling my feed with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons. It was the trolls, but this was different. They were celebrating my use of the word “anti-white” in a tweet. They saw it as a victory that a “mainstream conservative” was using this term that for so long has been their calling card.
They had a point. Until recently I would have been unlikely to use the term. Not because I didn’t believe some people harbored animosity towards whites, but because that was a fringe attitude removed from power, which represented little real threat. That is no longer the case. Progressive rhetoric on race has turned an ugly corner and the existence of “anti-white” attitudes can no longer be ignored.
Read the rest: http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/23/how … tionalism/
So basically what this article is saying is that anti-white rhetoric from the left is in large part to blame for the rise of the alt-right. It is making people hyperconscious of race where, before, people tried to be "color blind." There's every reason to suspect making white people more tribal will lead to bad consequences. Sure, the "check your privilege" shtick works well on rich, white liberals from Fairfax, VA, or NYC, but what about white people who grew up poor or middle class in the heartland? They don't feel anything but alienated by this rhetoric. And the article has a study which seems to back this up.
As we grow more and more race aware, we will find that more and more white people take this awareness the opposite of the way that the originators of it intended. Instead of being aware of their privilege, they will be aware of their whiteness in a way that pushes them to join wonderful, culturally enriching groups like the KKK or skinheads. This is something we should all be worried by.