We’re always told white privilege is a thing from which people who aren’t white can never escape. Or something along those lines. The rules are ever-changing, it’s hard to keep track. Bearing the fluid rules of privilege in mind, here’s a CNN panel mocking Kanye West’s support of Trump, using a racial joke along the way:
In case someone calls me a racially insensitive idiot who knows nothing about anything, yes the “negros don’t read” joke is a much safer delivery of a Chris Rock jab seen around the 3:20 remark here. Language warning.
That being said, did you notice Scott the white guy’s reaction to the joke? He nearly squeezed a diamond from his pooper. Such was the level of tension coursing through his body. The other panel members, seeing his ashen face, had to quickly jokesplain the reference to him. And yet no smile was cracked.
Telling jokes, referencing jokes, I haven’t a problem with it. What I am here to lecture about is the nasty idea of “othering” someone simply because they stray from the thought plantation. According to leftists lik these panelists, Kanye West isn’t a real black man, because he likes Trump. According to leftists, Clarence Thomas isn’t really black, because he’s a conservative. According to feminists, I’m not a real feminist, because I brush my hair. You see the trend.
Like him or not, Kanye West can do whatever he wants. To say he’s being used by Trump is just as silly as saying Kanye West speaks for all black people. He doesn’t. So neither his intellect nor his political affiliations should be a reflection of the entire black community. The real insult here is isn’t the Chris Rock joke. It’s the continued, racist belief, all black people should be the same. And if they’re not, they get “traded.”