It’s not hate when you’re attacking white people?

It’s not hate when you’re attacking white people? By Arthur Chrenkoff.

In not so breaking news, Newspaper of Record, AKA The New York Times, has been in a tiny spot of bother lately, on the account of its decision to bring onto its editorial board an exciting new voice of Korean-American journalist Sarah Jeong.

Hate speaker and anti-white racist at the NYT. PC.

As is the case nowadays, upon hearing the news of the appointment the collective hive that is the social media has done some background research on Jeong, easily uncovering a string of tweets expressing her rather strong dislike of white people [see previous]. …

The New York Times has also been aware of the tweets but didn’t consider them a non-hiring offence, merely a she-is-a-victim-but-nevertheless-she-regrets-it-and-it-won’t-happen-again kind of situation …

Others, like this Vox scribbler, are springing to Jeong’s defence (he’s hardly alone as you can find out for yourself on Twitter):

When you do it it’s actual race-based hatred, when we do it i’ts “the expressive way anti-racists and minorities talk about white people”. And if you don’t get the distinction, you’re clearly not sophisticated enough to read Vox (motto: understand the news). …

I don’t want to see Jeong fired – and I’m glad that “The New York Times” stands by her. Own it, NYT. That way we all know unequivocally where you stand. …

I’m very tired of the left-wing sophistry on this issue: there is no such thing as reverse racism, because racism = prejudice + power and people of colour have no power, therefore they cannot be racist. They are victims of oppression and prejudice so if they say something against somebody else in their “expressive way” they’re entirely justified. This is Jesuitical garbage: if you hate whole groups of people without any distinctions you are garbage and not very smart to boot.

So here we are: Jeong is a nasty piece of work and “The New York Times” has done great public service by letting everyone know where they stand: with a nasty piece of work. No doubt, however, they and the rest of the mainstream media will continue to bemoan the fact that the public is losing trust in journalism and be outraged at accusations of bias, fake news and elitism.

Bigots, racists, sexists, people of prejudice … they are usually quite open about whey are prejudiced, more than happy to tell you why.

UPDATE: Vox: Sarah Jeong was just talking the way most people on the left talk about white people, by John Sexton.

“Scroll through left-Twitter and you find utter incredulity that demonizing white people could in any way be offensive. That’s the extent to which loathing of and contempt for ‘white people’ is now background noise on the left.” …

To be really clear, in case Zack Beauchamp is reading this, “demonizing” does not mean literally turning white people into demons with tails and horns. It means bad-mouthing them as a group. The question is whether it’s a problem to have lots of people on the left constantly saying “white people are bad.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil