Identity politics is so pervasive today that the social justice warrior sees almost everything as having a component of hate for one of the many aggrieved victim groups. All it seems are victims of the white man.
Of particular note in recent years is the charge of white racism toward black people.
We had hoped that the election of President Obama as our first black president would put an end to racial strife. Sadly, Obama did nothing to ameliorate racial tension and in fact did much to make it worse.
It is especially disappointing because race relation had been gradually improving over the years. President Obama missed an extraordinary opportunity to close the racial divide but failed to do so.
Racial sensitivity has spread throughout American society making dialogue extremely difficult.
The following article is a case in point.
Donald Trump told a rally audience that “We built this country”. Because the audience was predominantly white, a racially sensitive reporter translated that to Trump saying “White America was responsible for building the country”.
The implication, of course is that Trump is a racist. Viewing the world through race colored glasses, that’s all the evidence needed. Trump said it, case closed.
Reporter April Ryan insists, without proof, Trump said ‘white America’ built US
By EDDIE SCARRY (@ESCARRY) • 2/22/17
White House reporter April Ryan is adamant that she heard President Trump say during the campaign that “white” America was responsible for building the country.
In a series of Twitter messages between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Ryan defended her claim.
“A question: So what does ‘we built this country’ mean in front of a predominantly white crowd?” Ryan said in one tweet.
In another message, she produced a clip from a campaign rally in 2016, in which Trump said, “We cannot let our First Amendment rights be taken away from us, folks.” He added, “We are law-abiding people. We’re people that work very hard, we’re people that built this country and made this country great. And we’re all together.”
Trump also said he and his supporters have to “fight back” against “organized, professionally staged wise guys.”
The rally was hosted in Ohio, one day after a separate rally was canceled in Chicago amid violent protests that many believe was racially charged and critics say was delibrately provoked by Trump.
Ryan, who works for American Urban Radio Networks, noted that the crowd was “predominantly white” as evidence that Trump was specifically referring to white people, even though he never mentioned race.
Ryan declined to comment on the issue when reached by the Washington Examiner.