The Middle Ages Are Back

DiAngelo instructs us there is nothing to be done here, except “strive to be less white.” To deny this theory, or to have the effrontery to sneak away from the tedium of DiAngelo’s lecturing – what she describes as “leaving the stress-inducing situation” – is to affirm her conception of white supremacy. This intellectual equivalent of the “ordeal by water” (if you float, you’re a witch) is orthodoxy across much of academia.

Matt Taibbi,On White Fragility: A few thoughts on America’s smash-hit #1 guide to egghead racialism” (June 28, 2020).

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