Thursday, June 02, 2016

"If white people are evil, why are you allowed to write about how evil they are?"

Open Letter to Journalists (How to Save Journalism): "Go draw a picture of Mohammed or say Muslims are evil. See how that works for you. Whites, especially working class whites, don’t have people speaking on their behalf. National Review even wrote multiple articles saying that the white working class deserves to die. While giving a voice to the voiceless is the “right” thing to do, it’s also a way to build your personal brand...

Speaking “truth to power” means taking on powerful individuals, not random white people. You learned in journalism classes that “speaking truth to power” means taking on poor white people because whites have structural privilege. (I know all of your stupid arguments. They aren’t hard to comprehend.) 

...Don’t hunt people based on “structural privilege” you learned about in Social Justice Journalism 101. Take on people who abuse their actual wealth and power to harm the innocent."

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