Diversity is like bitcoin. Everybody is talking about it. Everybody wants it.
Is that a good thing? I don’t know. Probably. But it’s also kind of fucking annoying, if you ask this ace reporter. We’re living in a weird time, a time when pesky people from da hood are throwing around buzzwords like about “representation,” “cultural appropriation” and “police brutality.” We isolate white people by exclaiming that it is “black lives” that truly only matter. At first glance, I may not seem like the most qualified person to talk to about this.
But I’ve seen every episode of “The Cleveland Show,” every Tyler Perry movie — FILM, rather — and one documentary about Martin Luther King, and therefore, I am an expert on sociopolitical matters.
When I go on Twitter, I am instantly bombarded by a mob of angry they/thems bitchin’ about diversity and representation, particularly in the media. Look at all the hullabaloo around Black Panther. White people were attacked in a mob if they dared walk into the theater, or even critique it.
Or remember when God Emperor La La Land wrongfully lost to Moonlight, or as I like to refer to it as, Gay Boondocks? Talk about getting the shaft, am I right? (Nudge-nudge, wink-wink)
In reality, diversity is code for fewer white people, and that, in essence, goes against the very principles of what the SJW-left refers to as “diversity.”
I recently talked to Twitter user @BrooklynMcSalvador, who talks about the real need for more accurate representation. He said, in his particularly native tongue, “Yes! Yes! Yes! Of course. I completely agree. How could I have been so ignorant to close myself off from the European culture. I mean, I am part Spanishard after all. It’s in my DNA to have the guts and ambition to spread every single aspect of myself from my religion to my germs to the masses. I give my love and appreciation to the culture that elevated those savages who lived in Central America hundreds of years ago. If it wasn’t for the Spanishard I would have felt even more underrepresented but because they diversified Central America hundreds of years ago I can sit peaceful watching television knowing that a white actor who speaks fluent Spanish represents me and my issues. If only students in this school felt like me I would feel more welcomed. Yet there is no club on campus that represents my curly-haired, tan brown skin ass…”
“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” That is a quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is weird. He’s pretty smart for a black person, but he’s also pretty black for a smart person. So… it’s a strange trade-off there. Anyways, I’m sure this quote means something, but I couldn’t tell you what.
But what truly makes him stand out is the fact that he embodies the principles I’m talking about. He’s just taken any ambition of trying to maintain a diverse society and, simply put, turned it off. It’s what I call “The Lightswitch Theory.” If you ignore something long enough, and suppress the urge for something long enough, eventually… yeah.
Also according to a 2008 article by neo-liberal blog, The Slatesman, “In order for society to progress to a state of acceptance and understanding, we need to promote diversity without utilizing any persons of color, underrepresented sexual orientation, etc. If there is a demand for diversity, we must suffocate, not supply, that demand. While diversity is a great concept, people should not actually apply it to popular culture or media because while it may work in theory, it just doesn’t in practice (like communism. Or marriage). For example, Marvel comics’ non-white superhero, America Chavez, is actually a poor representation of diversity because she is a Latina superhero and not a superhero that is Latina. You know, like she’s a racially diverse character but not a character of racial diversity. If you follow my logic, then you too must realize that the only real way to promote tolerance of different genders, sexual orientations and the rest, is to avoid tolerating representations of such persons.”
So, in short… you can’t say diversity without “die.” Who does it really help when that applies to white people?