Rahm Israel Emanuel, the Democratic mayor of Chicago, once said:
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
I don't know about you, but those echoes nearly made me deaf. Anyway, I bring this snippet to your attention in light of recent events and the inevitable maelstrom of leftist shrieking that accompanies any white-on-black crime (but never the other way around). The Washington Post recently published an op-ed entitled "Charleston, Dylann Roof and the Racism of Millennials." Because, you know, a deranged Rhodesian LARPer is all the evidence we need to call a generation racist. The author, a black woman, makes a point of drumming into our heads that 21 year-old white millennials are racist and that the notion of racism 'going away' with the passage of time is wrong. She also likes the thought of us all becoming brown—i.e. the end of diversity—which is always a salient example of leftist inconsistency. It should be noted though, that even miscegenation won't end racism:
Roof, who was born in 1994, violently shatters one particularly entrenched myth that society holds about racism — that today’s millennials are more tolerant than their parents, and that racism will magically die out as previous generations pass on. We think that millennials should be lauded for aspiring to be “colorblind.” There is the belief that tolerant young people will intermarry and create a post-racial, brown society and that it will be “beautiful.”
But the truth is that the kids are not all right when it comes to racial equality. Studies have shown that millennials are just about as racist as previous generations.
Oh thank G-d; you had me nervous for a moment. But wait, there's more to millennials than meets the eye. According to Pew Research:
Millennials stand out for voting heavily Democratic and for liberal views on many political and social issues, ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization.
Millennials are the most racially diverse generation in American history, a trend driven by the large wave of Hispanic and Asian immigrants who have been coming to the U.S. for the past half century, and whose U.S.-born children are now aging into adulthood. In this realm, Millennials are a transitional generation. Some 43% of Millennial adults are non-white, the highest share of any generation.
Millennials have emerged into adulthood with low levels of social trust. In response to a long-standing social science survey question, “Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people,” just 19% of Millennials say most people can be trusted.
Their racial diversity may partly explain Millennials’ low levels of social trust. A 2007 Pew Research Center analysis found that minorities and low-income adults had lower levels of social trust than other groups.
I'll give you all a moment to go find your sides and put them back where they usually are anatomically.
Millennials are the most liberal and diverse cohort of Americans, and according to the current narrative, they're still racist! [Of course, it should be noted that only huwhytes can be racist, right?]
It seems like racial diversity leads to a low-trust society and doesn't really reduce racism at all. In fact, it almost seems like millennials become more racially aware as the United States becomes more culturally enriched. As the Washington Post points out:
The danger in invoking the myth of the presupposed racial tolerance of millennials (and subsequent generations) is that it works to absolve today’s society of actively confronting and undoing the damage of the legacy of slavery, segregation and institutionalized racism. We think racism will just die out with older generations. Why confront America’s racial legacy as long as you believe that the younger generation will do it for you? To put it bluntly, it ignores how the cold logic of racism, white supremacy and anti-blackness has worked for generations and how it continues to work.
As long as society refuses to confront this legacy of the ugly sin of racism today, we cannot depend on tomorrow’s generations to come to our rescue.
Did you catch that? Racists are just coldly logical. Your logic ends where my feelings begin!
Remember white man, no matter how few children you have, how many diverse enrichers you've let into your country since 1965, and how liberally you signal, nothing short of of your physical removal will end the legacy of racism and give the left what they want. That is the euphemism here. You are the legacy of racism, i.e. Anglo-Americans living in the United States. No amount of racial tolerance will end the grievances against you if our most diverse and liberal generation is still being slammed as racist. You are not part of the solution these people want. Join the alt-right; it could save your life.
Also published at Atlantic Centurion