Tuesday, 10 January 2017

There is a sweet irony in seeing race reality assert itself in leftist movements founded to promote the doctrine that "People are all the same". This, after all, is how fascism was born when Mussolini, originally a Socialist, rejected the cosmopolitan utopianism of conventional Socialist doctrine and embraced nationalism instead. Will we soon see an Alt Right feminism?
Many thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Jennifer Willis no longer plans to be one of them. 
Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white. The post, written by a black activist from Brooklyn who is a march volunteer, advised “white allies” to listen more and talk less. It also chided those who, it said, were only now waking up to racism because of the election. “You don’t just get to join because now you’re scared, too,” read the post. “I was born scared.” 
Stung by the tone, Ms. Willis canceled her trip. “This is a women’s march,” she said. “We’re supposed to be allies in equal pay, marriage, adoption. Why is it now about, ‘White women don’t understand black women’?” 
If all goes as planned, the Jan. 21 march will be a momentous display of unity in protest of a president whose treatment of women came to dominate the campaign’s final weeks. But long before the first buses roll to Washington and sister demonstrations take place in other cities, contentious conversations about race have erupted nearly every day among marchers, exhilarating some and alienating others. 
In Tennessee, emotions ran high when organizers changed the name of the local march from “Women’s March on Washington-Nashville” to “Power Together Tennessee, in solidarity with Women’s March on Washington.” While many applauded the name change, which was meant to signal the start of a new social justice movement in Nashville, some complained that the event had turned from a march for all women into a march for black women. 
In Louisiana, the first state coordinator gave up her volunteer role in part because there were no minority women in leadership positions at that time. “I got a lot of flak locally when I stepped down, from white women who said that I’m alienating a lot of white women,” said Candice Huber, a bookstore owner in New Orleans, who is white. “They said, ‘Why do you have to be so divisive?’” 
In some ways, the discord is by design. Even as they are working to ensure a smooth and unified march next week, the national organizers said they made a deliberate decision to highlight the plight of minority and undocumented immigrant women and provoke uncomfortable discussions about race. “This was an opportunity to take the conversation to the deep places,” said Linda Sarsour, a Muslim who heads the Arab American Association of New York and is one of four co-chairwomen of the national march. “Sometimes you are going to upset people.” 
The post that offended Ms. Willis was part of that effort. So was the quotation posted on the march’s Facebook page from Bell Hooks, the black feminist, about forging a stronger sisterhood by “confronting the ways women — through sex, class and race — dominated and exploited other women.” In response, a New Jersey woman wrote: “I’m starting to feel not very welcome in this endeavor.” 
A debate then ensued about whether white women were just now experiencing what minority women experience daily, or were having a hard time yielding control. A young white woman from Baltimore wrote with bitterness that white women who might have been victims of rape and abuse were being “asked to check their privilege,” a catchphrase that refers to people acknowledging their advantages, but which even some liberal women find unduly confrontational. 
No one involved with the march fears that the rancor will dampen turnout; even many of those who expressed dismay at the tone of the discussion said they still intended to join what is sure to be the largest demonstration yet against the Trump presidency. “I will march,” one wrote on the march’s Facebook page, “Hoping that someday soon a sense of unity will occur before it’s too late.” 
But these debates over race also reflect deeper questions about the future of progressivism in the age of Trump. Should the march highlight what divides women, or what unites them? Is there room for women who have never heard of “white privilege”? And at a time when a presidential candidate ran against political correctness and won — with half of white female voters supporting him — is this the time to tone down talk about race or to double down? 
“If your short-term goal is to get as many people as possible at the march, maybe you don’t want to alienate people,” said Anne Valk, the author of “Radical Sisters,” a book about racial and class differences in the women’s movement. “But if your longer-term goal is to use the march as a catalyst for progressive social and political change, then that has to include thinking about race and class privilege.” 
The discord also reflects the variety of women’s rights and liberal causes being represented at the march, as well as a generational divide. Many older white women spent their lives fighting for rights like workplace protections that younger women now take for granted. Many young activists have spent years protesting police tactics and criminal justice policies — issues they feel too many white liberals have ignored. 
“Yes, equal pay is an issue,” Ms. Sarsour said. “But look at the ratio of what white women get paid versus black women and Latina women.” For too long, the march organizers said, the women’s rights movement focused on issues that were important to well-off white women, such as the ability to work outside the home and attain the same high-powered positions that men do. But minority women, they said, have had different priorities. Black women who have worked their whole lives as maids might care more about the minimum wage or police brutality than about seeing a woman in the White House. Undocumented immigrant women might care about abortion rights, they said, but not nearly as much as they worry about being deported. 
This brand of feminism — frequently referred to as “intersectionality” — asks white women to acknowledge that they have had it easier. It speaks candidly about the history of racism, even within the feminist movement itself. The organizers of the 1913 suffrage march on Washington asked black women to march at the back of the parade.


  1. So, this is a march by a gang of bigots, racists, fanatics, to oppose the democratic election of a Head of State. Anyone who believes that 'feminism' is to do with equal pay, working conditions, etc is a total fool. Feminism is anti-female, anti-male, anti-Caucasian Race, anti-European base and, most emphatically, anti-family. Call them out for what they are and spare no tears, nor even ironic laughter, over their twisted ideology: this is part of the war against us and any fallout from their side simply means renewed efforts against the West and its peoples by their most fanatic members.

  2. El Feminismo es Occidente es falso feminismo, eso es claro.

    En el artículo se mezclan cosas que no tienen nada en común, el feminismo y las tablas salariales. Si alguien tiene un problema con su pago o forma de remuneración que acuda a la Justicia ordinaria ( a los jueces ). Y se acabó la discriminación del empresario. Pero culpar a la mujer blanca, a la gente blanca, por éstos asuntos es un atropello a la inteligencia.

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  3. La frase correcta es : El Feminismo en Occidente es falso feminismo.

    Me ha traicionado el teclado.

  4. The only kind of racism Trump can be accused of is his pro-Jewish racism.

    This racism of Trump is real, but it is “kosher”, the leftist/liberal “fighters against racism” do not mind this kind of racism.

    Trump supports an ethnocentric Jewish state with Jews-only migration and citizenship laws, 99,9% of migrants, that get Israeli citizenship, are Jews.

    Non-Jewish Israelis have to pledge allegiance to the Jews in Israel.

    A marriage between a Jew and a non-Jew cannot be registered in Israel.

    Israel was created on the ethnically cleansed Palestinian land, it is protected by a big wall, which is build on the Palestinian land. Israel applies collective punishment to non-Jewish native Semites on the occupied territory.

    Trump supports the further ethnic cleansing of Palestine from its native Semitic population, but he is not called a bigot and a racist because of his support of radical Zionism.

    1. Everything you say about Israel is true, except:

      A) "Israel was created on the ethnically cleansed Palestinian land"
      Israel was created on Ottoman land. Arabs from Jordan and other areas did not live there yet. In fact, the land was nearly empty from neglect before Jews showed up from European locales after buying land from the Ottomans.

      B) "ethnic cleansing of Palestine from its native Semitic population"
      Native? No. Arabs moving to the Levant for economic reasons AFTER Jews showed up are not "native". In fact, no Muslim is native to the area known as Palestine.

      I'm no fan of Jews but you seem to be siding with Muslims out of reflex. That's sad to see. I am no fan of Jews or Israel but I don't accept the Muslim narrative just because they opposed Jews.

    2. thats not true-in the so called westbank there are whole cities empty-many of the palis are living in the usa!they build the new houses only because they dont want jews there...

  5. “This is a women’s march,” she said. “We’re supposed to be allies in equal pay, marriage, adoption. Why is it now about, ‘White women don’t understand black women’?”

    When you talk about "i'm victim, i'm oppressed, give me stuff" don't get surprised when others start talking like that too. You targeted men with this type of parasitic reasoning, now non-whites are going to target you using your own methods.

    Passer by