As Hillary was going on about the strength and vibrancy of our black communities:
It’s really unfortunate that [Trump] paints such a dire negative picture of black communities in our country. You know, the vibrancy of the black church, the black businesses that employ so many people, the opportunities that so many families are working to provide for their kids. There’s a lot that we should be proud of and we should be supporting and lifting up.
I said to my monitor–hoping to psychically sync up with Trump–“ha, yeah and I’m sure you’re moving to one after you lose this election. There aren’t any blacks in Chappaqua, folks.”
I’ve started taking a similar approach in realtalk conversations (which are increasingly all I can tolerate having anymore) about politics and specifically about diversity with goodwhites. It’s become formulaic–I steer the conversation in this direction as soon as possible because it’s so rhetorically easy and it makes them squirm like worms.
I say explicitly or let them insinuate that I’d prefer to live around other white people. I immediately turn it around by saying something to the effect of, “So I assume you live in a neighborhood that is less white than [the relevant metro area] is. That way you’re able to get more house for the same amount of money in somewhere like [Sun/Sol neighborhood/city] than you’re able to in a white neighborhood like mine, and you get more diversity, too. It’s perfect! If you don’t–and I know you don’t–then you’re really just full of shit, aren’t you? Or you’re slacking, badly. I’d be happy to help you, I’m good with Zillow. Sound good?”
It stultifies them every time. I’ve had a few people go the bad schools/high crime route, to which I say “that’s exactly the point–unless you can name me a diverse area that has great schools and low crime? I’m all ears!”
Then comes the shiv–“Isn’t it the height of hypocrisy to condemn other people to live around people you won’t live around? You’re saying it’s great that the country is coming to resemble a neighborhood you’ll do anything to avoid living in. And you can’t even keep your head down while you’re doing it, you have to virtue-signal by attacking other people who can’t run away from diversity like you do.”
Parenthetically, I suppose I’ll eventually stumble into a goodwhite who lives in a Sun/Sol neighborhood and isn’t desperately trying to get out, but given how reliably segregated living arrangements are across the country, less-white-than-the-whole-area is close to a sure thing (it has been every time for me so far), especially when we’re talking about a metro area that includes black urban areas.