White Liberalism as Pathology

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White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:45 pm

“In the past five years, white liberals have moved so far to the left on questions of race and racism that they are now, on these issues, to the left of even the typical black voter. This change amounts to a ‘Great Awokening.’” There is no simple or single explanation for how this process got started. It appears to be driven by an interplay of factors: preexisting tendencies among white liberals; a series of polarizing events like the police shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent riots in Ferguson, and the migrant crisis; the rise of millenials as a political force, and the explosion of social media and “woke” clickbait journalism. The years between 2012 and 2016 were a watershed for white liberal racial consciousness. But the seismic attitudinal shifts of those years have implications that go beyond race: They are also tied to a significant decrease in support for Israel and—perhaps more surprisingly—a rise in the number of white liberals who express negative attitudes about the perceived political power of American Jews.

As white liberals have come to place far greater emphasis on racial injustice, they have also endorsed reparative race-related social policies in greater numbers. This is evident across a range of issues: the rapid growth in white liberals who favor affirmative action for blacks in the labor force; in the increase in white liberals who feel that we spend too little on helping blacks, and that the government should afford them special treatment; in the increase in white Democrats who think it’s the government’s job to ensure “equal income across all races”; and in the increase in white liberals and Democrats who think that white people have ‘too much’ political influence.


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The wokeness manifests in an astonishing self-hatred, which can be illustrated with the following histograms.

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As the graph above shows, white liberals—especially the self-identified “very liberal”—are significantly more likely to report intense or extremely frequent feelings of tenderheartedness, protectiveness, and sensitivity when considering the circumstances of racial and ethnic out-group members. A related graph below displays the average differences in feelings of warmth (measured along a 0-100 scale) toward whites vs. nonwhites (i.e., Asians, Hispanics, and blacks) across different subgroups.

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Remarkably, white liberals were the only subgroup exhibiting a pro-outgroup bias—meaning white liberals were more favorable toward nonwhites and are the only group to show this preference for group other than their own. Indeed, on average, white liberals rated ethnic and racial minority groups 13 points (or half a standard deviation) warmer than whites. As is depicted in the graph below, this disparity in feelings of warmth toward ingroup vs. outgroup is even more pronounced among whites who consider themselves “very liberal” where it widens to just under 20 points. Notably, while white liberals have consistently evinced weaker pro-ingroup biases than conservatives across time, the emergence and growth of a pro-outgroup bias is actually a very recent, and unprecedented, phenomenon.

Conclusion: Due at least in part to digital media, white liberal attitudes that more or less endured for decades have been drastically overturned in the space of months or single years. In contrast, the attitudes of white conservatives—and conservatives in general—have moved at a more glacial pace, if at all. For liberals, the lack of awareness of how fast and far their attitudes have shifted fosters an illusion of conservative extremism. In reality, the conservatives of today are not all that different from the conservatives of years past. And it’s the frustration with white conservatives’ inability or reluctance to keep pace with liberals on the path to enlightenment that is intensifying our political divide.
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Re: White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by Turdacious » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:25 pm

You read The Tablet? And here we thought you were a goy.
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Re: White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 pm

That's the funniest thing about it; even they are getting nervous. The whole article is based on this subtext:

"White liberals are leading a ‘woke’ revolution that is transforming American politics and making Democrats increasingly uneasy with Jewish political power"
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Re: White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by Turdacious » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 pm
That's the funniest thing about it; even they are getting nervous. The whole article is based on this subtext:

"White liberals are leading a ‘woke’ revolution that is transforming American politics and making Democrats increasingly uneasy with Jewish political power"
How has that changed the conversations y'all have at your synagogue?
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Re: White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:37 pm

Turdacious wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Fat Cat wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 pm
That's the funniest thing about it; even they are getting nervous. The whole article is based on this subtext:

"White liberals are leading a ‘woke’ revolution that is transforming American politics and making Democrats increasingly uneasy with Jewish political power"
How has that changed the conversations y'all have at your synagogue?
Are you trying to insult me by suggesting that I'm Jewish? That's sort of a weirdly bigoted troll angle Turd.
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Re: White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by Turdacious » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:23 am

Hebrew Hammer Jr. wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Turdacious wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Fat Cat wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 pm
That's the funniest thing about it; even they are getting nervous. The whole article is based on this subtext:

"White liberals are leading a ‘woke’ revolution that is transforming American politics and making Democrats increasingly uneasy with Jewish political power"
How has that changed the conversations y'all have at your synagogue?
Are you trying to insult me by suggesting that I'm Jewish? That's sort of a weirdly bigoted troll angle Turd.
Lets be honest-- it's not the first time you've converted. And I've had no problem with any religion you've been a part of (except the pederast cult), including your new one. If you're still on the DL about it, that's cool.
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Re: White Liberalism as Pathology

Post by syaigh » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:49 am

Its just a trend, makes them feel cool to be offended on behalf of people who wish they wouldn't. Just like white conservatives like getting offended on behalf of the flag and the military and Jesus.
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