It’s the era of “antiracism,” which is really just racism under a different name, and that gives MSNBC hosts and guests full license to attack a racial group of women for their political beliefs. Such was the case on Saturday morning when Tiffany Cross – an unending purveyor of racial grievances – devoted an entire segment of her show to attacking white women for supporting President Donald Trump. Cross kicked off a panel discussion by asking her guests if white women had voted for Trump or if their votes were really “against Biden/Harris with the emphasis on Harris?”
Get it? White women are racist, see!
“I think it was a vote for the maintenance of the status quo,” said Julie Kohler of Democracy Alliance. “Pluralities of white women have been voting for Republican candidates for the better part of 70 years. And I think one of the important things that we can hopefully take from this election, is that these are long-standing patterns that are unlikely to change.”
You might hear that and think, well, that’s fine then, right? No, Kohler made it clear that it is most certainly NOT okay for white women to support Republicans.
“It’s time to forget the notion that white women are the better angels of white people,” she said. “They’ve taken an active role in the maintenance of white supremacy. We still see those legacies today, whether it’s Amy Cooper or the ‘Permit Patties,’ or white women that have weaponized their identities against especially black men who threaten their privilege. These are long-standing entrenched patterns.”
Of which a vote for Trump, we are to assume, is just another piece.
But don’t worry: Kohler thinks there’s still hope for white women.
“The notion that white women are just going to do this, I think, you know, in a country that’s so rooted in white supremacy – it probably is the default position,” she said. “But it doesn’t mean that we don’t organize. And I think that one of the takeaways is that we have to look at where that organizing happened and the difference that it made. And there are examples of that.”
And if it doesn’t work, well, we can just shame them for their votes on cable television until they’re too ashamed to come out of their houses. If they will just realize that it’s horribly racist to vote for Republicans, then surely they will eventually stop voting for them. That’s the whole game here: Make it culturally and societally unacceptable to support Republican politicians.
Sounds to us like exactly the kind of game that led to Trump winning in the first place, but we’re sure they know what they’re doing.