Robert Hampton, American Renaissance, November 9, 2018
Democrats had pretty good results in the midterm elections, but it wasn’t the ideal liberal victory. Progressive hopefuls Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Gillum, and Stacey Abrams all lost, inspiring their supporters to look for a scapegoat. They found one: white women.
On Wednesday, Above the Law editor Elie Mystal tweeted a comparison between the voting patterns of white and black women. He thinks it’s fine for black women to vote Democrat as a bloc, but it’s scandalous that a much smaller majority of white women vote Republican.
White women gonna white.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 7, 2018
“White women gonna white.” Oh, the horror.
In another tweet, Mr. Mystal suggested he knows what’s wrong with white women:
People keep asking: why did 8 of 10 black women vote for Gillum instead of 9 of 10.
I don’t fucking know.
Why not ask me why 6 of 10 of white women vote against O’Rourke, but three quarters voted against Abrahms. Cause… I think I know the answer to that.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 7, 2018
The feminist group Women’s March–which singled out white women for abuse during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle–told them “[t]here needs to be accountability and an honest reckoning” for how they voted.
There needs to be accountability and an honest reckoning. There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.
We want to do it with you.
Stay tuned. https://t.co/nN0cFqqmy5
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) November 7, 2018
Others piled on, including Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson, comedy writer Travon Free, feminist Mona Eltahawy, and Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith:
Who is organizing the white women? Because, sheesh. pic.twitter.com/JjERuPa7Qd
— deray (@deray) November 7, 2018
— Travon Free (@Travon) November 7, 2018
White women: footsoldiers of the patriarchy.
Brian Kemp: 76%
Ted Cruz: 59%
Ron DeSantis: 51% pic.twitter.com/1RTZlppkiZ
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 7, 2018
White women are a Republican constituency, and in many states they again voted as if patriarchy would protect them. 50 percent or more for DeSantis, Cruz, and Kemp. I am unsure when they will understand the damage that they do, and not just to themselves. https://t.co/onJN2BqRvM
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 7, 2018
All these tweets were liked and shared thousands of times.
Last month, white women got the blame for the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh because Republican senator Susan Collins—a white woman—cast the deciding vote. In 2016, white women were castigated for betraying their sex by helping elect Donald Trump. A shameful majority—53 percent—of white women voted for the future president, which feminists of color found intolerable.
The fact is, white women are a big part of left-wing activism. The original Women’s March, held the day after Trump’s inauguration in 2017, was mostly white women. The aggressive protests against Kavanaugh’s confirmation were driven by white women. On Tuesday, white women were instrumental in giving Democrats control of the House, and an astounding 47 percent of them voted for Andrew Gillum–a black man–in the Florida gubernatorial race.
This is not enough for leftists. Until a large majority of white women vote for progressive, non-white candidates, it will be proof they are racist and need re-education.
This contempt for white women didn’t appear suddenly. Black media has popularized the white-women slur “Becky.” The Root published a guide to “5 Types of Becky” in 2017 and defined a Becky as “a white woman who uses her privilege as a weapon, a ladder or an excuse. Example: ‘A random Becky hit me up on Twitter to explain why not all white women are racist.’ ”
White women are probably scapegoat-du-jour because leftists believe they can be pressured and intimidated. White men are too much the enemy to be reasoned with. White guilt is a powerful weapon and leftists hope to bully white women into servility.
The Left kindly holds out to white women the chance to redeem themselves through more “learning,” but they are at the bottom of the protected-class totem pole. Every other group outranks them and can boss them around. White women had better march and agitate and vote for all the right causes, but they will never be equal to non-whites.