…Civility arguments predate the recent harassment of Trump officials. After being battle tested in online leftist forums where calls for politeness were denounced as “tone-policing,” they were deployed to college campuses where critics of racist harassment were attacked for imposing a “white -informed civility” on furious protesters.
Two sets of values were in collision. On one side were the basic norms of public behavior, and on the other was the great bigoted crusade against bigotry. It was inevitable that the norms of manners, decency and civility – like everything else that obstructed the great crusade – would be deemed racist.
White supremacy has been redefined as anything that interferes with the left. Beyond civility, the rule of law, equality, due process and freedom of speech have all been deemed the tools of white supremacy.
Racism is the new witchcraft. Just like witches, it’s everywhere and in everything.
“Milk, it has been argued of late, is the new symbol of white supremacy in America, owing to its hue,” the Los Angeles Times discourses. At the University of Michigan, wood paneling was accused of marginalizing minorities. In Oakland, racist scooters are threatening the lives of black people. “Mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” a University of Illinois professor claimed.
Are civility, manners and decency racist….?