Hate President Donald Trump all you want, but our corporate media is going overboard in normalizing hatred of white males (and by extension, white females). The elite in the USA are doing everything they can to delegitimize the idea white people have any moral authority. Even in the face of a global pandemic (coronavirus), the real problem is whiteness.
Potentially tens of millions of people dying of coronavirus means nothing when a lack of diversity is found among those fighting the virus…
Coronavirus task force another example of Trump administration’s lack of diversity, CNN.com, January 30, 2020]:
It’s a statement that’s as predictable as it is infuriating: President Donald Trump’s administration lacks diversity.
Just received a briefing on the Coronavirus in China from all of our GREAT agencies, who are also working closely with China. We will continue to monitor the ongoing developments. We have the best experts anywhere in the world, and they are on top of it 24/7! pic.twitter.com/rrtF1Stk78— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2020
“We will continue to monitor the ongoing developments,” the President said in his post. “We have the best experts anywhere in the world, and they are on top of it 24/7!”
Who are these experts? They’re largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who’ve dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning.
By contrast, former President Barack Obama’s circle of advisers in the face of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hardly so monochromatic. Neither was it so abysmal in terms of gender diversity. (Of course, to contextualize, Obama’s administration, on the whole, was far more diverse than Trump’s.)
And yet, as unsurprising as the diversity issue in the Trump era has become, it’s still worth pointing out from time to time, especially as the country approaches the 2020 presidential election in earnest.
That’s partly because the recent photos of “the best experts” telegraph the kinds of people the administration deems worthy of holding power — and even being in close proximity to it.
They communicate a “patronage network that everyone is operating under,” as Eric Yellin, an associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Richmond, told The Washington Post last year, about a different set of photos. “Having that network be interracial is really important.”
But the visuals that have come to define the Trump administration say something else, too. They signal which people in a multi-racial, half-female country Trump values the opinions of: mostly white men who are mirror images of the President himself.
You can hate President Trump all you want for the perceived failures of his administration, but it’s articles such as this (published in CNN) reminding us where the real hate in America is entirely directed toward… the coronavirus could decimate the population of the planet, but the real problem is the all-white nature of Trump’s team.
Diversity. Inclusion. Equity (D.I.E.)… D.I.E, whitey, D.I.E.
Even in the face of a global contagion from China comes howls of anti-white invective from those ensconced in corporate media upset white people stand to the advancement of coronavirus.
Diversity or mass deaths… it should be obvious which side CNN is on.