I really thought I was done blogging for the day when this gem shows up on Townhall. This article by Matt Vespa carries all the indignation that the term deserves. What is it? Here’s the original opinion piece from Washington Post– and it’s a doozy.
Multiracial whiteness reflects an understanding of whiteness as a political color and not simply a racial identity — a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.
Multiracial whiteness promises Latino Trump supporters freedom from the politics of diversity and recognition. For voters who see the very act of acknowledging one’s racial identity as itself racist, the politics of multiracial whiteness reinforces their desired approach to colorblind individualism. In the politics of multiracial whiteness, anyone can join the MAGA movement and engage in the wild freedom of unbridled rage and conspiracy theories.
Multiracial whiteness offers citizens of every background the freedom to call Muslims terrorists, demand that undocumented immigrants be rounded up and deported, deride BLM as a movement of thugs and criminals, and accuse Democrats of being blood-drinking pedophiles.
Here, the politics of exclusion, violence and demonization are available to all. If you want to speak Spanish and celebrate a quinceañera in your family, go ahead. If you want to be a Proud Boy, be a Proud Boy. Trump doesn’t care. As long as you love him, he’ll love you.
America’s racial divide is not simply between Whites and non-Whites. Thinking in terms of multiracial whiteness helps us recognize that much of today’s political rift is a division between those who are drawn to and remain invested in a politics of whiteness and those who seek something better.
I’m sorry- what did you say? Cristina Beltran, who wrote the original piece, seems to have having trouble understanding why minorities voted for Trump. And let’s be real- it’s not out of a sense of white superiority or racial superiority that endeared any of the MAGA crowd to Trump. Is it so hard to believe that people who are patriotic hard workers voted for a man who values America First? Did brown people and black people who voted for Trump, vote for him to obtain a sense of superiority and belonging above their peer group?
And while we are at it, what are the politics of whiteness? Last I checked, we just installed a white man for President. So do the politics of whiteness include immediate pandering to every minority group under the sun and making financial promises of freedom and equality to illegals crossing the border? If anything has been proven in this election, it’s that hard workers that want an opportunity to prosper under their own power come in all races, not just white. Equality in prosperity is something you work for, not something that is handed to you.
This is the most absurd and divisive opinion piece I’ve seen yet and it shows a lack of understanding of people in general. Ms. Beltran needs to keep her offensive opinions off the front line because she, as a member of the party of peace and tolerance, is doing everything to preach the opposite. Face it, people of all races voted for Trump to create a wave of 75 million voters. And we did it because of what we believe should be valued: America First, rewards for hard work, a free enterprise system, patriotism, and freedom to speak, bear arms, religion, and to gather peacefully. Maybe others have forgotten the inalienable rights; we have not. We will pursue happiness to the ends of the earth and we recognize guaranteed freedoms are the only way to achieve it.
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*Latinos for Trump image from BBC