Washington Post Declares This The Worst Black History Month Ever Or Something

Washington Post opinion writer Christine Emba is rather upset by the way this year’s Black History Month went, and guess who’s to blame?

The worst-ever Black History Month has come to a close. I hope.

The worst-ever Black History Month has finally come to a close. I think. I hope.

Our annual February observance is meant to celebrate the history and achievements of African Americans. But in 2019, America decided to use it for exactly the opposite.

There was blackface. (SoMuchBlackface!) An Alabama newspaper editorial called for the return of the Ku Klux Klan. High-fashion designers dabbled in minstrelry . And, lest we forget, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was arrested for filing a false police report for a hate crime, purportedly in a clumsy attempt to increase his salary. (Spoiler alert: His salary is now nonexistent.)

So, mostly things caused by Democrats. Oh, wait, right, this isn’t the important part (and left A LOT out of the above, especially with Jussie Smollett)

But maybe, just maybe, there’s something salvageable here. If we pay close attention, some of the month’s most egregious events can remind us of the history that we should have learned.

Let’s work backward from this week, beginning with Michael Cohen’s hearing before the House Oversight Committee. The testimony of President Trump’s former lawyer was outrageous enough on its own, but one of the most eyebrow-raising scenes in the seven-hour saga centered on Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).

For the purposes of defending Trump against Cohen’s allegations of racism, Meadows brought in Lynne Patton — a black Trump appointee — to stand silently behind him while he spoke, assuming, apparently, that by virtue of having hired a black person, Trump could not be racist. When he was informed by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) that using a black woman as a prop was racist itself, Meadows melted down. He called Tlaib a racist for daring to say such a thing and pointed to his relatives of color and even his friendship with Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (who, yes, is black) as evidence that he was not racist.By the end of his rant, Meadows was nearly tearing up in defense of his not-racist honor.

See, the thing is, Trump, Republicans, oh, and just because you have a Black friend actually means you are a raaaaacist

But out of this farce comes a teachable moment, one that we can use for at least the rest of 2019. No, as Tlaib accurately pointed out, having a black friend — or even black nieces or nephews — does not absolve you of racism. Attempting to use people of color as a shield is, in fact, offensive. And relatedly, breaking down because you’re hurt by the insinuation that you might possibly have done something racially offensive suggests that you care more about your feelings than about actual racism.

See, your black friend is actually a shield, so, you’re doubly raaaaacist.

You just can’t win with people who see everything in terms of race.

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10 Responses to “Washington Post Declares This The Worst Black History Month Ever Or Something”

  1. formwiz says:

    I love the smell of schaudenfreude in the morning.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Did “blacks” add any “history” while they were at it?

  3. Kye says:

    Black History Month. What a mean and nasty joke that is. What is really meant is “Call Whites Racist Month”. I did notice an uptick in both blacks in TV ads as well as mixed couples. The same silly crap is being done on TV shows along with a much larger sprinkling of queers and dykes. Lots of same sex smooching. Oddly most of the dykes are beautiful feminine women (just like in real life sarc.).

    I keep promising myself to spend a few days watching TV all day and marking down the racial and sexual breakdown of all the advertisements I see. I work at home so the TV is on all the time but this would force me to actually pay attention to the sh!t they air. I won’t be scientific but when I do I’ll share my results. Something tells me blacks, women and gays are way over represented by population. I wonder why?

    • Professor Hale says:

      You would be better off promising yourself to turn off the TV for a few days a week instead. I don’t mean that as an insult, just a statement of fact that applies to everyone who has a TV.

  4. Kye says:

    I see where it’s been over four years since Chicongo has experienced one single day without a shooting or a homicide. There’s some Black History for ya. And there’s some confiscatory gun laws for ya too. What makes it all work so well is Chicongo has been run by Democrats since 1927. Gee, I wonder could the Democrats policies be the reason the city is a sh!thole? But it is “vibrant” and “diverse” and as we all know all races are equal so it must be something else. The Democrat_Communists who just love them some black baby abortion also just love the black on black murder rate in Chicongo. They think of it as “late birth abortion” and it’s clearing out room for their new pet constituency: illegal Hispanic alien voters on welfare. The new name for Ghetto=Barrio. Wherever Democrat-Communists rule their pets are herded into some sort og ghetto to secure the corrupt vote.

    BTW, for Black History Month Subway Sandwiches in Chicongo has introduced “The Jussie”. It’s just a bunch of baloney on a white roll with mayonnaise.

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