The so-called “Unfair Campaign” sponsored by the (obviously) liberal University of Minnesota-Duluth has recently rolled out a series of ads emphasizing the many ways it says white citizens enjoy too many benefits because of their skin pigmentation.
Using Caucasian pawns with messages scribbled across their faces, the campaign tries to promulgate the tired narrative that America is run by, and for, whites. Or, as Obama prefers to put it, “White folks’ greed runs a world in need.”
One of the forces behind this affront to actual racial issues deserving of discussion is Tim Wise, who in an open letter following the 2010 mid-term elections wrote violent, contemptible threats toward white conservatives.
“You’re on the endangered list,” Wise, himself white, wrote. “And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving.”
This kind of helpful commentary is common on the left. Spewing ad hominem attacks in an attempt to bring down the object of ridicule is a predictable move for liberals instead of focusing on positive efforts to actually assist those they feel deserve it.
Have minorities been considered an underclass in this nations history? Certainly. In 2012, though, with a self-identified black president and countless high-profile “minorities” accomplishing anything they work hard enough for, the only move do-gooder liberals have left is to further demonize the majority race.
The Unfair Campaign’s slogan is absolutely insulting.
“It’s hard to see racism when you’re white,” posters state, putting Caucasians on the defensive as though their only choices are to, a) agree with the campaign’s entire argument or, b) concede they cannot recognize the supposed rampant racism in this country because of their complexion.
Anyone with a conscience can recognize racism, be it by whites against a minority, by a minority against whites or, in this case, by self-hating whites against themselves.
This further illustrates the liberal predilection for placing people in defined groups rather than celebrating the unique contributions and achievements of the individual.
When viewed as a whole, maybe there is a higher percentage of successful white Americans than certain minorities. Likewise, Indians and Asians traditionally enjoy more success than many other races. Is it because those groups also have an unfair advantage?
There are numerous contributing factors in dictating which individuals, not groups, will be successful. Education, parental involvement, and self-motivation are a few that immediately jump out to me.
The simple fact is that we all, regardless of skin tone, face obstacles in achieving our dreams. But, in America, more than in any nation in the history of the world, we can do almost anything with the proper amount of dedication and discipline. At least until groups like the “Unfair Campaign” are successful in turning segments of the population against each other, stifling the potential of everyone.
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