This isn’t a completely different topic. It’s the same topic, which started with my response to the silly article that used one meaningless anecdote about one 87-yr.-old ill Dutch racist to backhandedly imply that there are all these white people out there who are virulent racists. You suggest there’s conflict about racism within the ranks of white people. Of course there is. I don’t disagree with that. My point, however, is that while the white masochists fulminating against their own alleged “whiteness” and their own alleged racism are everywhere now, virulent racists of the sort that are depicted in the article I responded to are at this point consigned to the outer fringes of society. Expressing their opinions in public today is pretty much the same as doing a “Heil Hitler!” salute. And I actually think that’s a good thing.

The problem, however, is that in the black community and even in the larger coastal elite communities of media and academic and the like, all kinds of outrageously racist things are being said about white people on a daily basis with impunity. This is making white people, especially poor white people, angrier and angrier and will gradually lead to the rebirth of white identity politics, which we’re already starting to see. It is precisely what I’ve described and documented here. So your suggestion that anti-white racism isn’t doing anyone any harm is false.

As for your claim that anti-black racism is institutional (“White racism, however is supported by institutions. Institutions like schools, banks, hospitals, corporations, governments, prisons”), this is a trendy claim that’s being thrown around without a lot of thinking or analysis behind it. Take schools, corporations and governments, which are three of your examples. In all of these institutions, explicit or implicit affirmative action is a widespread practice. Sometimes it goes under the name of promoting “diversity,” and sometimes it’s done in a more explicit way, where, for instance, at selective universities, black applicants get accepted with SAT scores 200 points lower than whites and 400 points lower than Asians. That is the very definition of institutional racism, and it’s conducted right out in the open. I would be completely in favor of affirmative action if it were done on the basis of income and assets (which would result in favoring poor people of all races over rich people of all races and, thus, target all those who are actually less privileged in our society rather than those who merely look a certain way), and I would be all for the abolition of legacy admissions (which just keeps existing hierarchies in place), but when affirmative action is done on the basis of race, all it does is send whites and Asians a message that they weren’t born into the right racial group, while sending black people a message that they’re not good enough to make it into a competitive institution without getting a special helping hand. Your example of prisons is also a controversial one about which there’s been much debate, but since you didn’t give any specific examples of which aspect of prisons you’re talking about, I don’t want to waste time ranting about this.

I have no doubt that there are vestiges of institutional racism against blacks in our society, but these are largely holdovers from earlier eras and are quickly dying out. Meanwhile, anti-white racism in institutions and in regular public dialogue is a big elephant in the room. You and so many of the anti-white racists out there want to keep the conversation tightly focused on those spectral tidbits of anti-black racism that are still out there instead of talking about that elephant in the room, but more and more people are waking up to the reality that we live in in 2017 rather than 1860 or 1960, and the snow job you guys are trying to do is quickly starting to get exposed for what it is.

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I am an attorney specializing in general commercial litigation. I am a writer specializing in general non-commercial poetry, fiction, drama, essays & polemics.