In this era of tolerance, the only group that can be acceptably be ridiculed, criticized and mocked based on racial origins, are white people.
Routinely, the customs and norms of white people are openly derided in public spheres, while minorities remain sacred cows.
Any criticism of minority ethnic groups is instantly regarded as racist, while the taunts aimed at white people are seldom taken seriously.
In fact, being a white, heterosexual male, means that you have no noted victim card to call upon in political debate. It is also difficult if not impossible, for a person to be racist, bigoted or hateful in their behaviour towards you.
Am I saying that white people are some sort of persecuted minority? No.
Am I saying that the historic maltreatment of ethnic minorities was insignificant? No.
Or am I arguing that the slurs directed towards white people should be disallowed by law? No.
But in a time in which we pride ourselves upon safe spaces and consideration of people’s feelings, it is hypocritical to express false outrage when one group is attacked, yet entirely ignore the plight of another.
It is equally inconsistent and wrong, to perennially dismiss the concerns of white men as being mansplaining or white privilege, when there have been deadly consequences.
I will be following up for more on this topic shortly, so stay tuned.