This man perfectly mocked the ridiculousness of white fragility and 'reverse racism'

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Saturday 08 February 2020 13:00

White fragility has gone so far that it's almost impossible to parody any more, yet one man managed just fine.

A black Jewish Twitter user posted a joke about getting banned from the platform which literally hit every single cliche:

1. "Being racist against white people," which is not a thing
2. "It was not my intention to offend..." which is not the same as apologising
3. "Some of my closest friends and family are white," which justifies exactly nothing
4. "I will be donating to relief agencies for people suffering under the Iowan regime," which is just... hilarious

It's unclear whether the user was actually banned from Twitter, but people have been sharing their stories of similarly absurd situations

People responded brilliantly.

One more time for the social media moderators in the back:

You cannot be 'racist' against white people. Racism is rooted in social structures going back centuries which work to oppress people of colour and elevate the privilege of white people. Anyone can experience prejudice on any number of arbitrary bases, but racism is inherently linked to the wielding of power by the ruling class: white people. No matter what a person of colour says about a white person, it is not "racism".

Can we stop now?

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