Posted on June 1, 2022

Why Is It Socially Acceptable to Ridicule White People Based on Their Skin Color?

Christopher Tremoglie, Washington Examiner, May 30, 2022

With all the (alleged) social justice activism recently, we are supposed to be living in a nirvana of racial equality. We are supposed to be sensitive to anything that could be perceived as a racial bias, as it could offend others. We were warned that what some find humorous, others may find hurtful and insulting, and we must curb our speech. And, in an effort to treat everyone fairly, we have been told we must stop the aggression in our speech — both micro and macro. Yet all of these guidelines get completely ignored when it comes to one specific group: white people.

Consider the most recent comments made by basketball player Andre Iguodala on an episode of Point Forward, a podcast hosted by former basketball player Evan Turner. Iguodala marveled over the skills of Luka Doncic, a basketball player of Slovenian origin for the Dallas Mavericks.

“Luka Doncic, this white boy is a problem, and it’s getting to the point where I don’t think he’s white anymore,” Iguodala said.

While Iguodala meant this as a compliment, it still came with the implication that white people are inferior when it comes to basketball — and other athletics. {snip}


Consider that Iguodala’s comments come days after a white baseball player, Josh Donaldson, was criticized and punished for making “racist” comments by calling a black baseball player … Jackie Robinson. Donaldson commented facetiously toward Chicago White Sox baseball player Tim Anderson in reference to his self-absorbed and narcissistic remarks in a 2019 Sports Illustrated interview. Donaldson was branded a bigot and forced to apologize. There’s been zero outrage over Iguodala’s comments.


After all, as I am sure Iguodala knows, there is a movie titled White Men Can’t Jump, a personal favorite of mine, released all the way back in 1992. And, as further proof of this lack of racial sensitivity toward white people, they are even remaking this movie.

Consider comedian Chris Rock’s statements from the 88th Academy Awards in February 2016. {snip}

“We’ve got a black Rocky this year. Some people call it Creed. I call it ‘black Rocky.’ And that’s an unbelievable statement, because Rocky takes place in a world where white athletes are as good as black athletes,” Rock said. “Rocky’s a science fiction movie.”


Simply put, white people are held to different standards when it comes to comments made about people’s race. They are supposed to remain quiet and accept whatever ridicule they receive — even if the same type of ridicule would be deemed offensive if said about people of color. And then, if one protests this double standard, many on the Left dismiss their objections as white supremacy.