Thought Catalog usually traffics in such biting pieces as “Here’s What Kind Of Dog You Are Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type.” But the other day they decided to publish something a bit more controversial.
In “Yes, Diversity Is About Getting Rid Of White People (And That’s A Good Thing)” the author Emily Goldstein (who is either a master troll or incredibly ignorant — but probably a troll) makes an enthusiastic case for the end of white people.
Despite the massive online outrage over article, Thought Catolog has left the article up, simply putting a warning before access. The site does have editors, so clearly someone thought it was acceptable to publish.
But it’s actually a hilarious article if you take it either as a joke or simply written by an idiot.
“Whiteness is the source of all oppression in the world,” Goldstein writes. “Whiteness is racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and heteropatriarchal capitalism.”
Someone tell Tibetans, Muslims in Myanmar, and the people of Darfur that all their ethnic oppression would end if there weren’t any damn white people.
The author is also not aware of world demographics, as made clear by the statement “the world belongs to the minorities now” — as if white people are the majority race of the world.
“But other races are not as evil as whites are, and it’s important to remember that,” she writes. “The world belongs to minorities now, and they will make a much better, more peaceful world with what they’re given. Only when white people have ceased to exist will a peaceful and progressive society – free of racism and hatred – be possible.”
She also believes that white people are the only ones who are homophobic.
“When white people die out, so will racism, sexism, queerphobia, and all other forms of oppression.”
Yep, Ugandan gays will have nothing to fear after the imminent white genocide.
Goldstein perhaps jumps the shark and reveals her true troll identity when she starts arguing for long prison sentences for “complaining whites.”
“Not to mention, why should whites receive any kind of benefits when the ultimate goal is to get rid of whites altogether? Finally, laws against hate speech will serve to prevent whites from complaining about this, as any white person who complains will be arrested, given a long prison sentence, and made an example of for the rest of the remaining white population.”
This is so obviously a troll… which I respect. Game recognize game. The piece has more than 1,700 comments, and Thought Catalog is reaping the reward of all the juicy rage clicks.
Maybe next time, mark it “satire” first.