Missouri lawmaker Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) – who made an inflammatory tweet about white privilege – is Fox News’ latest pawn in its never-ending mission to suggest that the only real race problem in this country comes from racist African Americans.
Raw Story has the backstory:
Over the weekend, conservative blogs expressed outrage after Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) tweeted: “When you exercise your #WhitePrivilege, don’t think I’m not going to remember. I will use it for the future. Uncomfortable?”
She later added that the “system has literally failed the people I represent. There is no hope that anything will change. We go through the motions [because] we have to.’
Whatever you think of Chappelle-Nadal, she has nowhere near the significance of incoming Majority Whip Steve Scalise whose association with white supremacists has now come under scrutiny. But while Fox shrugs off Scalise, they are poised to make a federal case out of Chappelle-Nadal. Anyone want to bet she’s a poster child for “liberal hypocrisy on race” tomorrow night on Hannity and possibly other shows? Or the star of Fox's next prime time episode of Blacks Behaving Badly?
Meanwhile, the racial hypocrisy and animosity was so thick on Fox & Friends this morning, you could have cut it with a knife.
“I don’t know what she is proposing other than to inflame people over so-called white privilege,” Johnson groused. Ignoring, of course, how inflaming people was exactly what this very segment (along with most others on Fox) was doing.
But Carlson took the white privilege cake. In the first place, it’s hard to think of anyone who could better embody the term than he. In an excellent profile in Salon that had nothing to do with the concept of white privilege, Alex Pareene described Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson as follows:
Raised in WASP-y boarding school privilege to a prominent Republican family (mom was heiress to a frozen-dinner fortune, dad an anchorman and eventually media executive), Carlson was never going to want for work in the conservative media world.
Pareene theorized that Carlson is not so much a racist as a race troller for profit. But whatever his inner thoughts, Carlson has certainly done his part to promote the Blacks Are The Problem meme at Fox and elsewhere.
- Carlson’s website deliberately promoted questionable material in an effort to depict Trayvon Martin as a thug.
- Speaking on Fox, on the subject of Trayvon Martin: “Do you really want to have a conversation about who kills who in this country?"
- Carlson made his own smears against the government (and they were racial): “The federal government takes sides and hands out spoils based on skin color.”
- Appearing on Alex Jones’ radio show, Carlson found “a lot of truth” in Jones’ claim that “Democrats have just recreated the Ku Klux Klan movement but they’ve done it with minorities.”
Despite all that, Carlson not only had the gall to say that talking about white privilege is “openly bigoted, openly racist,” but he dishonestly suggested that because Chappelle-Nadal supports Obama, he probably shares her views:
Look, here’s the problem that I have with it - is not just that she’s obviously an extremist, but she’s a race hater. She attacks people based on the color of their skin, and that’s just not a good thing. That’s not moral. It’s wrong. It shouldn’t be allowed.”
And two, she’s an associate of the president. She was a delegate, as Peter said, for President Obama. Why is it that President Obama has people like this supporting him? Has people like Al Sharpton in the White House 70 times? People who are openly bigoted, openly racist, and nobody calls him on it?
…There ought to be some line that you don’t cross if you’re an elected official. Attacking people on the the base of their race — and this white privilege stuff is just that, it’s attacking people based on their skin color, and I think we should call it what it is.”
Watch it below, via Raw Story, from today’s Fox & Friends.
As to the Floyd Mayweather comment, you’re really grasping at straws. His ability has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin. He doesn’t go around telling whites, “I can kick your ass because I’m Black and it’s my right to do so.” THAT would be “Black privilege.” It IS his skill and his YEARS of training that put him where he is just as all those Black athletes you dismiss. Tiger Woods’ golfing ability is NOT the result of his being multiracial (perhaps that should be “was” rather than “is” but I digress…..) but rather from the years he spent practicing and practicing—just as the Williams Sisters didn’t get where they are solely from their skin tone (Arthur Ashe was a Black tennis player as well). Nor do ANY athletes, regardless of skin tone. Getting back to Mayweather, I’d be willing to bet there are millions of other BLACK men who can’t box any better than you. So, where is there “privilege.”
The white privilege comes from racism. It’s (usually) an unintentional thing but it’s basically an underlying belief on the part of whites that they have a “right” to certain things SOLELY because they’re white—not because they earned it.
You show me a single case of this alleged “Jewish” or “Asian privilege” that is NOT a white stereotype of either group. The only problem is, you can’t. They don’t exist—except in that chasm found between your ears.
Of course, the whole point of this white privilege malarky, is to create a discussion out of nothing. Well done, you have succeeded.
As much as you love to paint Fox as rightwing, nothing could be further from the truth. They are just as anti white as the rest of the MSM. You ain’t fooling anyone, well not anyone with an IQ higher than room temperature anyhow.
Until and during the Civil Rights period of the 50s and 60s, these people were referred to scornfully by their mostly white betters as “po’ white trash”. Beats me how they could even remotely perceive themselves to be true followers of Christ.