The DiAngelo/Dilbert Double Standard
White Fragility author gets a pass, while Scott Adams gets a canceled career.
See if you can spot the difference in these quotes.
If nearly half of all blacks are not OK with white people … that’s a hate group. And I don’t want anything to do with them. And based on how things are going, the best advice I could give to white people is to get the hell away from black people. Just get the f*** away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. ‘Cause there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed.
I’m a big believer in affinity space and affinity work, and I think people of color need to get away from white people and have some community with each other. And I’ll let that go and maybe see if anyone else wants to pick it up.
The first quote was spoken by Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoon. Just under a month ago, Adams made these remarks in response to a Rasmussen poll that questioned black people about the phrase, “It’s okay to be white.” Of the black respondents who answered, 53% agree, 26% disagree, and 21% are not sure.
What Adams said even in the context of this poll is still racism. As political pundit Ben Shapiro said at the time: “What Scott Adams said was racist. And here’s the thing: if you substituted the word 'white’ for ‘black’ in his rant, you would immediately be given a top editorial post at the New York Times.”
This is really quite prescient of Shapiro because on March 20, the Left gifted us Quote #2. This, however, isn’t top billing for The New York Times. In fact, there is a distinct mainstream media silence, which is telling in and of itself.
This second quote reverses the races but delivers the same racist messaging. Who, pray tell, was the architect of this atrocity? The reigning queen of the book White Fragility herself, Robin DiAngelo. She phrased it more “nicely,” dubbing this segregation “affinity space,” but really it is the same racism that got Adams canceled.
DiAngelo, however, probably will be applauded for her “wondrous insight” because she is one of the people “doing the work” to open all of our plebeian eyes to the racism inherent in our whiteness and in the institutions built up by white people.
In those comments, both Adams and DiAngelo displayed a worldview that separates people by their races. The big difference is that such racism is what made DiAngelo rich and famous.
As our Nate Jackson said when he wrote about the original Adams infraction, “Here’s a fundamental truth that 100% of Americans should agree with: It’s okay to be whatever color your skin actually is.” You can’t change your skin color any more than you can change your biology. God made us exactly who we are supposed to be. Using race as one more tool to divide us is inherently anti-human as well as morally repugnant.
Conservative pundits were quick to pick up on this double standard. Allie Beth Stuckey observed: “When Robin DiAngelo says it, it’s inspirational and she gets paid $20k. When Scott Adams says it, it’s racist and he loses his job.”
Christopher Rufo, who has the video of DiAngelo uttering her “affinity space” quote, had two things to say: “Robin DiAngelo sounds like an old line segregationist,” and “It’s amazing that, for an entire year, the libs scrambled to find their moral voice and settled on Ibram Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, who turned out to be two of the greatest midwits of our time.”
Robin DiAngelo sounding like an old-line segregationist: “People of color need to get away from white people and have some community with each other.”pic.twitter.com/HJFQcGejuo— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 20, 2023
Dave Rubin responded to Rufo’s post with the question, “Isn’t this what they cancelled @ScottAdamsSays for?” To which Scott Adams interjected, “You’re not supposed to notice.”
As was mentioned earlier in the piece, this DiAngelo soundbite has gotten radio silence from all of mainstream media. When Adams said his bit about white people staying away from black people, that was in The New York Times for days.
Perhaps the mainstream media is hoping we all are sufficiently distracted by the potential indictment of Donald Trump or perhaps the Russia/China meeting in Moscow to notice.
Either way, this is an egregious double standard.
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