At this point in time, it might make more sense for someone to try and make a list of what is NOT racist in today’s culture, because “woke” Leftists are throwing everything at the wall, including the kitchen sink.
Now, I personally do not go to libraries. Matter of fact, I haven’t been to one since my high school days, and even then, I would use my school’s library, not a municipal one. But still, the argument that libraries are racist (and you’ll see momentarily just what the argument is) is completely asinine.
The Library Journal posted a quote from a blogger, named Sofia Leung, who is a self-described “intersectional feminist”, a “social justice warrior” and a fan of “Critical Race Theory”, the theory that the legal system aids white supremacy. In other words, the blogger is batcrap crazy.
The quote from Leung, that the Library Journal posted, reads as follows: “Library collections continue to promote and proliferate whiteness with their very existence and the fact that they are physically taking up space in our libraries.”
Leung also explains just how exactly libraries are racist:
“If you look at any United States library’s collection, especially those in higher education institutions, most of the collections (books, journals, archival papers, other media, etc.) are written by white dudes writing about white ideas, white things, or ideas, people, and things they stole from POC and then claimed as white property with all of the ‘rights to use and enjoyment of’ that Harris describes in her article. When most of our collections filled with this so-called ‘knowledge,’ it continues to validate only white voices and perspectives and erases the voices of people of color. Collections are representations of what librarians (or faculty) deem to be authoritative knowledge and as we know, this field and education institutions, historically, and currently, have been sites of whiteness.”
YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP! This reads like an idiotic teenager’s blog saying that the whole world sucks and is racist, while she listens to break-up music from boy bands or female pop stars.
But she’s not done. She also accuses that these collections “are paid for using money that was usually ill-gotten and at the cost of black and brown lives via the prison industrial complex, the spoils of war, etc.” Just what is this dribble?
Also, I like how she attempts to use the “prison industrial complex” and “spoils of war” rhetoric here to accuse LIBRARIES of stacking their collections with white authors’ works and then that they’ve stolen from people of color. It just makes absolutely zero sense.
One thing you just cannot miss in all of this is the simple fact that she does not use any actual evidence to back anything up.
First of all, there’s the accusation of libraries stacking their collections to promulgate whiteness. Yeah, you just have no way of proving that at all. As I’ve said in the past multiple times, there indeed is a white majority in America, with about 72% of the population in the country being white (including White Hispanics). So chances are that libraries will be filled more with works from white people than works from black people due to the fact that there are more white people on average.
Second, there’s the accusation that white people have stolen from minorities. Again, there is no actual evidence to back up these claims. In the writing world, if someone uses data from someone else, the author has an obligation to reference the source of the data. In non-fiction, you will always find a “references” portion towards the end of the book where the author will go through each and every single source that he or she used in their book. If an author fails to do that, they are subject to plagiarism.
Not to mention I have absolutely no idea what she means by “white ideas” or “white things”. What exactly constitutes as a “white idea”? An idea thought up by a white person? I really don’t know what this is supposed to accuse white people of, but then again, I’m a sane person who uses logic.
Something else I would like to mention is that she challenges the validity of the information presented by the books in any library as only supposedly being knowledge. “When most of our collections filled with this so-called ‘knowledge,’ it continues to validate only white voices and perspectives and erases the voices of people of color.”
Right, because works from Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Dr. King, Booker T. Washington and countless other black authors are made irrelevant because there are more white people in the libraries where their works are found.
And works from Copernicus, Einstein, Niels Bohr, George Orwell, and others ought to be made irrelevant because they are white.
Yeah, you didn’t know that? As it turns out, we can’t believe that the Sun sits at the center of the solar system because Copernicus was a white dude. Turns out that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is nonsense because he is white. Niels Bohr’s contribution to understanding atomic structure is null and void because he was white.
Give me a break.
But Leung wasn’t done there. You see, it’s not just the collections that are racist because they feature predominantly white authors, it’s the library faculties themselves who are racist.
Leung notes of an incident that happened at Barnard College fairly recently where an African-American Columbia student was denied access to the building. Leung makes the claims that the security guards didn’t want him in there because he was black.
In reality, the guy refused to show his ID and when questioned, became aggressive, according to the Daily Wire.
And do you want to know what the cherry on top of all of this is? A freelance writer named Jeryl Bier noted that the Law Journal, the people responsible for tweeting Leung’s post, is almost exclusively made up of white people.
Honestly, can’t say I’m surprised. Often the most ardent haters of white people are white people themselves. They have a strange victim mentality where they believe they have oppressed someone else when that has almost likely not actually happened. (And before anyone says anything, I of course am not talking about all white people, just the idiotic Leftist ones that buy into this sort of crap).
I find that those who are most critical about white people are white themselves. I think it stems from the belief that you can be exempted from being a “bad white person” if you submit to the ideology that white people are historically horrible, which is adamantly untrue.
Those who often blame white people for the slavery of black people often forget that many slaves that were taken from Africa were slaves in Africa as well – slaves to other Africans. They forget that the concept of slavery is not exactly an exclusively white thing. If slavery is something for which descendants of slaves ought to get reparations for, then one could easily argue that Egypt ought to pay reparations to Jewish people, as they used to hold Jews as slaves.
They forget that it was white Democrats that fought to keep black people as slaves while white Republicans largely fought to free black people. They forget it was white people in the U.K. Parliament that freed slaves. They forget that there currently exists slavery in the Muslim world and highly underdeveloped countries like India.
All things considered, white Leftists have historically been major antagonists to minorities, while white Christians and white people who have a conscience have been extremely beneficial to minorities.
So it’s not about someone’s skin color, it’s about their ideologies. It only makes sense that those who do not follow Christ, those who subscribe to ideologies where a central government ought to have as much power as humanly possible, are the ones who often are racist towards minorities, be it in their words, actions, or both.
In my last article, I mentioned that the only reason America does not heal from its “racist history” (which is the Left’s racist history) is because the Left continually keeps us from moving on by always bringing up the issue of race. It’s rhetoric like Leung’s that frustrates progress in America. The idea that white people today need to pay because of the sins of (Leftist) white people of the past is utterly moronic and does nothing to progress civilization.
Such an idea is tantamount to demanding a bribery; tantamount to theft. If you want to talk in medical terms, it’d be like trying to make a wound heal by trying to keep it open. It is entirely contradictory to its intention.
Real progress was the Emancipation Proclamation (which the Left protested). Real progress is the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which the Left was largely divided on while the Right was largely unified behind). Real progress is not caring one wit about someone’s skin color, but the content of their character, as mentioned in Dr. King’s famous speech.
But the Left just can’t help themselves, can they? Racism flows through their blood and have to create problems that they say they will try to fix. Similar to the issue of man-made climate change, the Left has to create the issue of massive racism problems in America, when most people don’t actually care about someone else’s skin color.
The only racism that exists in America comes from the Left. Funny enough, that’s always where it has come from.
“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
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