Who's a White Supremacist?
Race; Posted on: 2009-08-28 19:10:31 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
I might also propose that black or Hispanic groups be called "black advocacy" or "Hispanic advocacy" groups, instead of the partisan-sounding "civil rights group." Really? "La Raza" is concerned about everyone's civil rights? Please.
Few terms are more beloved by the media than "white
supremacist." It conjures an image of a tattooed skinhead barking "sieg
heil" or a gap-toothed Klansman at a lynching. Proper people recoil in
Every so often, a genuine moron pops up in the news who
practically begs for the term, however many galaxies away he is from actual
white advocacy. However,
child "Adolf Hitler" or the combination of a swastika tattoo and a vague
threat against a public official are more likely signs of mental illness or
a desire to shock the community than manifestation of a genuine concern
A major contributor to use of the term "white
supremacist" and its grab-bag of related terms (neo-Nazi, hate group,
supremacist group, racist, avowed racist, etc.) is the Southern Poverty
Law Center, an
increasingly discredited organization that,
properly described, operates as an anti-white group. "Anti-white hate
group," really, though I'm not expecting the media to call it that anytime
First, "supremacist" is not a very precise term. What
does it mean, exactly?
The implication is that a "supremacist" would have
license to engage in any kind of abuse or debasement of another he fancied.
But I know of no white advocate who seeks that. The term "white separatist"
might actually describe the policy goal of some white advocates, but it
still wouldn't hurt to ask whether that is, in fact, his or her goal.
Most white advocates seek a general right of group
self-determination that at most involves non-involvement with other
racial groups, especially coercive involvement. Forced busing, affirmative
action, immigration and non-discrimination laws are all examples of coercion
that are opposed by white advocates.
In other words, they wish to simply decline the demands
of other racial groups. That's "supremacy"? That's like calling a woman who
refuses a man's sexual advances a "female supremacist."
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