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The Nation’s Elie Mystal is one of the country’s most widely read journalists. He recently wrote: “[O]ne of the principal benefits of the pandemic is how I’ve been able to exclude racism and whiteness generally from my day-to-day life.” Though he occasionally must worry about white people “on Zoom,” the good news is that “white people aren’t in my face all the time.” Instead, he lives in what he calls a “technically advanced, globally isolated” version of “Wakanda” where he “can pick and choose when and how often to interact with white people.”

TITLE: Black Panther PLOT: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.  (Credit Image: © Marvel Studios / Entertainment Pictures / ZUMAPRESS.com)
TITLE: Black Panther PLOT: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. (Credit Image: © Marvel Studios / Entertainment Pictures / ZUMAPRESS.com)

Professor Mystal enjoys a lucrative career complaining about white people. Even though the leading institutions in our society in academia (Harvard and Harvard Law), journalism (the New York Times), and media (MSNBC and Fox News) have all given him a platform, he still seems to believe he is oppressed by “systemic racism.” If he truly does feel oppressed even after receiving all these benefits, what more can we do?

“I’m not ready to go back to accepting that, in a diverse and pluralistic society, some white people are allowed to just impose their implicit biases on the world, and the rest of us have to suck it up,” he said in his recent column. The basis for this sweeping conclusion was an incident he witnessed at a CVS. An older white woman pulled up to the store and shouted at a black teenaged girl, “Is this where you get the vaccines?” It’s not clear from the story whether the black girl worked at the store.

The Black teenager ignored the woman (as I teach my kids to do when strangers are shouting at them), but the white lady insisted: “I said, is this where you get the vaccines?” At this point, the teenager did this elaborate pantomime of looking behind her, a very clear “she must not be talking to me, a person just standing outside and messing with my phone” move. This, apparently, really pissed off the white woman who then yelled at the top of her voice: “IS THIS WHERE YOU GET THE VACCINES?” By this point, a small traffic jam had piled up behind her, and the cars started honking. She yelped in disgust—“the service!”—and drove off.

That’s it. That’s the story.

Mr. Mystal dives deeply into the mysteries of his psyche because of this trivial incident. He feels shame because he hadn’t been quick enough to show “solidarity” with the young black, possibly because he had been “living in my white-free castle for a year.” He asks, “Was I part of the permissive culture that has allowed that white lady to exist?”

The idea that he has the power to determine whether someone can “exist” sounds almost threatening to me. The anecdote also seems like an example of racial projection. Nothing suggests that this white woman thought that the young black woman’s race mattered at all. Data show that few whites see their race or ethnicity as central to their identity, in contrast to about 75 percent of blacks. Polls also suggest that Republicans and conservatives are the least likely to pursue vaccination. It’s not much to go off of, but if I had to bet, I’d guess the woman demanding a shot was liberal.

However, Mr. Mystal saw race. Indeed, this small incident led him to a sweeping conclusion that he isn’t capable of re-entering a society integrated with whites without feeling stress and anxiety. He feels this way even though the government, academy, and media give him preferential treatment because of his race.

Most whites don’t have racial consciousness. The same system that rewards Mr. Mystal punishes white advocates. However, many whites become racially conscious anyway, usually as a result of a long series of frustrating, stressful, or even dangerous encounters with non-whites. Countless readers have told us how they became race realists.

Most initially wanted to believe in a colorblind world but were forced into white identity because of the way non-whites treated them. Some examples:

I don’t begrudge Mr. Mystal’s mini-Wakanda. I’d prefer it if he and his co-ethnics would build it on a larger scale and leave the rest of us alone. On average, blacks commit more crime, use more welfare, and perform less well in school than whites. Whites would be fine without blacks. It’s less clear whether blacks would be fine without whites.

Historically, some have proposed that America’s “Black Belt” become its own country
Historically, some have proposed that America’s “Black Belt” become its own country

Mr. Mystal may offer us a way out. If he truly is this disturbed by casual interactions with whites, perhaps we can simply separate. This isn’t an extreme idea. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who is currently prosecuting Derek Chauvin, proposed a separate black homeland early in his career. Of course, Mr. Ellison, like Malcolm X before him, quickly realized that it’s easier to grift off whites than to build a separate nation.

Is Mr. Mystal more sincere? After all, practically any amount of money or territory would be worth it for whites to go our own way. Only then can Mr. Mystal go to the CVS without an existential crisis. Near the end of his column, Mr. Mystal fantasizes about giving whites fake directions to something near “Marcus Garvey Park.” If the United States had subsidized Mr. Garvey and helped him carry out his plan instead of imprisoning him, we’d be much better off.

What do you say Mr. Mystal? Name your terms. Let’s realize Marcus Garvey’s dream. You’ll never have to worry about putting on your “white people armor” again. You can always be the “default” skin color. You can have your Wakanda. Of course, it will also mean you no longer have us to blame. Let’s see if you really want to be free, or whether you just want to be paid to complain about us.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. IS says:

    Just swap “whiteness-free” for “blackness-free”, and the pandemonium will happen 🙂

  2. Elie Mystal, sounds like the anti-white ASS that he undoubtedly is.

    • Replies: @goldgettin
  3. unwoke says:

    “Is Mr. Mystal more sincere? After all, practically any amount of money or territory would be worth it for whites to go our own way. Only then can Mr. Mystal go to the CVS without an existential crisis. Near the end of his column, Mr. Mystal fantasizes about giving whites fake directions…”

    The whole silly lament is a farce fantasy; why even bother to plod through such ‘malarky'(to use the Biden du jour)? The article itself is all about “giving [W]hites fake directions” in a broader sense. The Nation is written for upper class – mostly Jewish – white liberals. They lap this sh*t up. They luv to wallow in their own guilt. And Black grifters like Mysral & that Kendi sharper who serve it up to them are richly rewarded for it. Most other Black people neither benefit from it or even bother looking at it. The irony here though is that in ‘minority’ area’s of LA & other places where woke DA’s often don’t prosecute many Black crimes, retail chains are closing stores because of widespread, open theft. So if there ever was such a lala land as ‘Wakanda’, there probably wouldn’t be many CVS’s there. Maybe Mr. Mystal would then have to fantasize about getting real directions from Whites on where to find one.

  4. ruralguy says:

    He’s right about the black teenager incident. It does exemplify a much bigger problem. There is a mutual feeling among both blacks and whites that blacks have never fit into this country and don’t really feel comfortable around white people. Instead of pounding a square peg into a round hole, why can’t people accept this? Liberia is a nation of ex-slaves who returned to Africa. That’s where they belong, or in any of the other 54 other nations that make up Africa. Even though they continuously feel they are victims of systematic racism, I don’t see them migrating back to their homelands, because they benefit being here, without contributing to any of their public costs.

    • Agree: Realist
  5. Black girl probably did not speak English or she would have said yes or no or I don’t know or fuck you. Possibly the black girl had no idea the nasty white bitch was addressig her. Mr Mystal is a race hustler. I would never believe a word he says about anything. He probably made up this story. He probably got paid for it.

  6. Dumbo says:

    I have no idea who is this person, had never heard of him before. Is he really “one of the country’s most widely read journalists”? I really doubt it. But it’s possible, if social media taught us anything was that people mostly like to read, if they read anything at all, only very stupid things.

    Anyway, rude or obnoxious back teens and rude or entitled middle-aged white women are a very common sight, especially in modern America, so he might as well get used to it. I didn’t see anything much out of the ordinary.

    It would probably be great for both blacks and whites if blacks decided to separate and blacks really decided not to “reenter into white society”.

    But we know that this will never happen. Blacks will never leave white people alone, even if just to ask, “Where the white women at”?

    • Replies: @Ace
  7. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Why won’t you tell us, what kind of Dr. are you?
    Btw,you’re right again.Someday,the TRUTH will win.

  8. I will be glad when we are rid of this nonsense.

  9. I look forward to these hypocrites leaving or, given their hypocrisy, watching them be cuffed and loaded on planes destined for the Dark Continent.
    I’ve had it up to here listening to inferior people complain. STFU or GTFO.
    Other than a rare light like Prof. Tony Martin or Mr. Farrakhan they are mostly janitors or free loaders or worse.

  10. Gregory Hood: “Most whites don’t have racial consciousness.”

    One true sentence. However, some words were evidently left out of the several sentences below. I’m sure it must have been an oversight.

    Gregory Hood: “Professor Mystal enjoys a lucrative career complaining about white people [to white people, who love to hear it and apparently can’t get enough of it.]”

    Gregory Hood: “If the [white people of the] United States had subsidized Mr. Garvey and helped him carry out his plan instead of imprisoning him, we’d be much better off, [but they didn’t because as Christians they loved the negroes too much to part with them].”

    Gregory Hood: “Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, [a negro who was elected by the negro-worshiping white people of Minnesota and] who is currently prosecuting Derek Chauvin, [a white race traitor who is getting what he deserves now that the system he protected and served has turned on him,] proposed a separate black homeland early in his career.”

    Gregory Hood: “[I think] practically any amount of money or territory would be worth it for whites to go our own way [, but unfortunately, most whites don’t agree with me.]”

    FIFY!

  11. I saw a black person three or four days ago. She (I’m fairly sure that is was a woman) was walking through a shopping centre.

    Before that, I saw a black person at some time in early March. He was on the other side of the street, walking in the opposite direction as I was.

    Two black people in the month of March.

    I never stood near them, nor did I have to hear them speak or make any noises, or (God forbid) smell them.

    Hopefully this month I won’t have to suffer through any of that again!

    • Replies: @Ace
  12. Franz says:
    @goldgettin

    I have no idea who is this person, had never heard of him before. Is he really “one of the country’s most widely read journalists”?

    The Nation is high-priced toilet paper and has a readership of .000001% of the population. If you have an tiny blog about stamp collecting you probably have more readers.

    Black Belt, YES. Marcus Garvey’s ghost might win yet.

  13. Historically, some have proposed that America’s “Black Belt” become its own country

    That would teach those damned White Southerners once and for all the stupidity of their forefathers’ belief in a free lunch. Let’s call it Blacklandia. Can we throw in major Northern inner-cities as enclaves to be funded and governed by Blacklandia?

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  14. black dog says:

    Makes me wonder how this race hustler parasite managed to create his “mini wakanda” without nasty white people’s internet, electricity, zoom, computers, running water, agriculture, food deliveries and his huge salary whilst sat in his multi roomed house?

    Surely he’d be better off as a witch doctor in darkest Africa?

  15. BuelahMan says:

    You would almost think he was related to a better known little lying Wiesel.

    But he is a big black liar.

    Isn’t it funny that such big, black men are such pansies? Imagine a world where a white woman asking a question elicits such fear and loathing. What’s she gonna do: call upon her innate privilege to stop them if they balk?

  16. Ace says:
    @Dumbo

    On the subject of white flight, a black man said to a white man, “You’ll never get away from us.” Long and the short of it. Good reason to try; impossible, under the current delusions, to do.

  17. Ace says:
    @true.enough

    You could have made your point without the lie about . . . . I don’t even want to repeat it.

    • Replies: @true.enough
  18. @goldgettin

    And you care about “what kind of Dr. I am” why?

    • Replies: @goldgettin
  19. @The Alarmist

    That would teach those damned White Southerners once and for all the stupidity of their forefathers’ belief in a free lunch. Let’s call it Blacklandia. Can we throw in major Northern inner-cities as enclaves to be funded and governed by Blacklandia?

    Nope, ship those blacks north. Let the Yankees live with their pets. We had them under control till the Yankees set them free and then destroyed Jim Crow. Every Yankee should have a black neighbor or 10.

  20. @Ace

    What lie? I wrote the truth.

    We rarely see black people where we live, and it’s one of the reasons that we chose to live here.

  21. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    What one does,says a lot,does it not?
    Nothing personal,simply curious as to your
    areas of expertise. A head librarian told me
    long ago that I read too much…maybe
    she was right?Carpe diem &best wishes

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  22. hillaire says:

    This imbecile masquerading as an intellectual needs to get out more….

    though I suspect he is really hiding from himself and his inadequacies (after all this cretin is living a lie) and projecting onto the society around him..

    this is what happens when you spoil spiteful little ‘children’…

    unfortunately there are many of them…. one could describe it as a plague of biblical proportion..

  23. ‘Saving Elie Mystal from White Society’

    ? Doesn’t this necessarily save white society from Elie Mystal?

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