The Mirror learned a new word this week, “White Adjacent”:
(n.) A person who is technically a minority, but has access to, utilizes and sometimes benefits from white privilege. This is usually accomplished by said person distancing themselves from the socio political problems their ethnic group commonly faces. Usually by considering considering themselves better than their minority counterparts sharing their same ethnic heritage. This can also be a person who thinks they are are better than other minorities possessing a darker complexion.
Example: Tina, who is Latina, believes that immigrants are a drain the economy because they take jobs away from real, honest Americans. Tina is also, not percieved to be Latina by mainstream America because of her blond hair, light skin and blue eyes. Lisa reaps the benefits of white privilege. Lisa makes not effort to correct her co-workers who refer to her as white. Lisa, is white adjacent.
Asians and Iberian Latinos- watch out. The Left’s Social Justice Warriors are coming for you!
Asians are going to be called white adjacent because they’re adjacent on IQ distribution. I mean. Because they benefit from the oppressive institutional racism of America. The Indian guys do. Total white privilege.
When new categories like white adjacent are created ya know it’s to point out some racist this or that. I’m totally sure it’s our 1619 slavery based Constitution and its legacy that allowed first generation Korean kids to kick all the white kids asses on test scores.
However, a Federal Judge ruled this week that it is perfectly fine to discriminate against Asian-American students.
From the NY Times – “Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university. Asian-Americans scored higher than applicants of any other racial or ethnic group on admissions measures like test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, according to the analysis commissioned by a group that opposes all race-based admissions criteria. But the students’ personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being admitted, the analysis found.”
In Latin America there is a huge difference between a “peninsulare”(someone from Spain or Portugal) and indigenous folks from the Andes for example. All were previously Latino. Now the Spanish will be “white adjacent”.
Malcolm X warned people of this. Its covert racism:
“The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.”
— Malcolm X, Speech, Dec. 1, 1963, New York City.
X suggested that if the African American community really wanted to leave slavery they wouldn’t need to stop relying on white institutions and collectives.
As the world turns, more and more people will find themselves outside of the ever tightening cordon around the truest oppressed. Eventually everyone will all be tagged as oppressors of one last infinitely oppressed inter-sectional idol.