Newspaper Op-Ed Refers to Black Conservatives as 'Tokens'
A big go-to for lefties when trying to best the right is the always trusty race card. Despite Democrats' own checkered past on race relations, they'd like to have you believe every hater of brown people in the history of ever had an "R" after their name.
Naturally, non-leftists are quick to point out the existence of melanin-rich conservatives. To which leftists have a simple reaction. Call them "tokens":
Tokenism stems from a misguided attempt to portray diversity, simply by giving the appearance of equality without actually achieving it.
Recently, Texas State's chapter of Turning Point USA, TPUSA, a right-wing student organization, was called out by Student Government's Director of Diversity Outreach Eli Miller for perpetuating this false sense of inclusivity to make itself appear up on their diversity quota while not addressing issues affecting minorities.
TPUSA responded to criticism of their selectivity in advocating for gun rights by promoting Antonia Okafor, an African American woman pro-Second Amendment speaker it had arranged to visit campus this semester.
This is a prime example of how tokenism operates.
Aaaand we've officially got a front-runner for dunce of the week.
Just so we're clear, we know this was an opinion piece and it doesn't reflect the views of the entire newspaper. The credit for this duncetastic screed goes to Zach with the unpronounceable last name. He/She/Ze alone is the target of our mockery. Okay? Okay.
The only real racist in this situation is little Zachary, who seems to think all brown people should be leaning to the left. Any melanated individuals who think otherwise must be tokens. That, by the way, is real racism: the belief "peoples' of color" only purpose is as a mindless tool for honkies to absolve themselves of their racial wrongdoings. "We can't allow African American people of color to think differently. Somebody needs to let them know their place." Yet, we're supposedly the racists? I see you, Zach.
Funny also how Zachy thought to mention Killer Mike's NRA interview. "The NRA doesn't like black people and stuff. Because reasons." There's just one detail he left out. Killer Mike's interviewer, Colion Noir, is of the black persuasion himself. That or he keeps his tan game really tight. I guess "black guy who's also one of the NRA's most prominent representatives" didn't really jibe with the narrative Zach and Joy Reid are trying to create.
Despite being completely ignorant to the facts, young Zach writes with such conviction. Mayhaps dialing down his douchey a-holeness and taking trip outside his leftist bubble would reveal to him the existence of non-leftist brown people. They've been a thing all along.