As the ever growing climate of political correctness continues to spread like a bad rash, we’re witnessing many words and phrases that have become an integral part of the English language — and by extension an integral part of how we communicate with each other — suddenly “outlawed” in our culture for one absurd reason or another.
Race hustlers, like Black Lives Matter faux man of color and New York Daily News “writer,” Shaun King, have made a full career out of calling people, things, places, and yes, words as “racist,” lining their pockets at the cost of a divided America. Yet somehow, they still manage to sleep at night. Fascinating, isn’t it?
King’s latest plunge into the madness of PC culture is a piece he’s written demanding folks stop using the phrase “working class voters” because, well, that’s racist.
At this rate, there’s nary a word in existence that isn’t going to be banned by these people.
According to King over at NY Daily News, In case you missed it, Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the presidential election and Republicans now control the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the majority of state houses, legislatures, and governorships across the country. At no time in my lifetime have fewer Democrats been in power than are in power right now. In the age of Donald Trump, it can be hard to focus on anything other than the dangers he poses, but I’ve heard one thing repeatedly blamed for why the Democrats have lost so much power and I have to address it — the idea that the party will continue to lose until they win over “working-class voters.”What follows will often be a montage of clips showing white people working in factories or attending Donald Trump rallies, narrated by a discussion on how Trump succeeded in certain voting districts that Obama and Bill Clinton previously won. Again, these districts are primarily white districts, outside of America’s major cities, but the discussion, instead of using racial terms, has grown quite comfortable calling these voters “working class.”
But here’s the thing — working-class African-Americans voted for Hillary Clinton en masse. So did working-class Latinos and working-class Asians and working-class Native Americans and pretty much every non-white, working-class demographic in America. Here’s the rub. In an apparent attempt to not deal with the fact that it’s working-class white people who are abandoning the Democratic Party, the phrase “working class” is being used in place of the race-specific description.Are your eyes bleeding yet?
The question to take away from King’s piece here is what is more racist? To assume that when the phrase “working class voter” is used that it’s only referencing white people and assuming blacks aren’t just as equally hard working, or that in order to be a hard working black “working class voter” one has to fit the stereotype and be a Democrat?
If one was truly concerned with racial equality, wouldn’t one of the first things you’d want to toss in the trash be unfair stereotypes based on color?
Just food for thought.
And oh by the way Shaun, you ARE a working-class WHITE voter.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]