A 67-year-old white woman recently lashed out at the vocal white supremacy movement in America for proving they are “profound losers” by aligning with the Confederacy and Nazi Germany.
In an op-ed published by The Salt Lake Tribune last week, someone who described herself as a “67-year-old American white woman” takes on what appears to be a growing strain of racism in the U.S.
“What is wrong with you?” she asks. “People of European heritage are doing just fine in the world. They run most of the world’s institutions, hold much of the world’s wealth, replicate as frequently as other humans. You’re not in any danger here.”
The writer acknowledges that “the world is changing,” but she asserts that it is not an excuse for racist behavior.
“Going forward, tackling corporate control and climate change will need all of our attention, ideas and energy,” the woman notes. “Put down your Tiki torches and trite flags and get involved in some real work.”
By the way, the world won the war against Nazi fascism in the 1940s, just as America won the war against the Confederacy in the 1860s. Aligning with two lost causes just labels you as profound losers.
“White person to white person,” the woman writes. “Like my parents before me, I will not stand idly by nor give up my rights or the rights of other Americans because you think you are better than some of us. It doesn’t work that way. All Americans stand shoulder to shoulder against your hatred and bigotry.”
The op-ed got immediate praise on Twitter as the “letter of the week” and “letter of the goddamn year.”
'Letter of the Week' or 'Letter of the goddamn YEAR?' pic.twitter.com/oNESYtnYM1
— Alicia Mayer (@RealAliciaMayer) September 4, 2017