Racist Callers Use C-SPAN Civil Rights Discussion To Whitesplain How Black People Should Thank Them
On Thursday, C-SPAN invited viewers to call in and express their thoughts on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, so naturally, a handful of individuals used the opportunity to lament white oppression.
Washington Journal host Steve Scully heard from an”independent” caller named Thomas from Maryland who whitesplained that he is “much less liberal today” than he was in 1964 when the landmark law was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, because “blacks have brought about most of the present day problems themselves.”
Talking Points Memo reports:
“They insult white people,” he told Scully. “I heard it right on your own show, I heard some black call Karl Rove a ‘white boy.’ And I don’t think that’s right. They’re attacking white people in the big cities and we’re supposed to put up with that kind of stuff and like them and say, ‘Well, come into our neighborhood.’ And how about the discussion of the black crime that goes on in this country?”
The caller went on to complain that the discrimination endured by Irish, Mormons and Italians is widely ignored.
“You people will never, never discuss that. You only discuss the discrimination against the black people,” he said.
When the host asked the caller if he had faced discrimination himself, he said, “Yes, I have felt discrimination in my life. Yes, because I am of Irish descent I have felt it.”
Scully read a tweet from Danny who claimed that the “racists are those who set out to destroy the nation’s white identity, that is racist.”
Two other callers chimed in, each saying that white guys are getting a raw deal.
Joe in Ohio said there is a “war on white men in this country from liberal white women that claim there is a war against women.”
Exactly. Just because Republicans are firing shots at us, that doesn’t mean there is a war.
“No country has ever created more things for the betterment of mankind’s living than the caucasian race that came from Europe and I’m sick and tired as an octogenarian hearing all this bad-mouthing of white people,” he said.
Joe went on to say, “And I think it’s time for white men to start standing up because there’s all kinds of groups for other races. And I think it’s time for white pride. We have built this country — Irish, Italians, Germans…Irish, wherever they have come from in Europe. No country in the world has produced what the white man has produced for every culture and race in America.”
Terry in North Carolina called in to agree with Joe, saying, I’m kind of like that last guy. The white man has done more for the black man in this country — I think the black man owes the white man a thank you.”
IKR? When when will the black man stop holding us white people down?