On Thursday, BuzzFeed celebrated the end of 2017 with a piece dedicated to ripping white Americans. The piece, titled, “37 Things White People Need To Stop Ruining In 2018,” contained a full list of horribles for which white people are supposedly responsible. The list included macaroni and cheese (somebody on Food Network put Dijon Mustard in the mix), protests (thanks, Kendall Jenner), and, of course, the United States of America. Why America? Because white Americans voted 58% for Trump compared to 37% to Hillary Clinton.
The author didn’t stop there — apparently white Americans ruined the Oscars, even though they voted for gay black love story Moonlight for Best Picture; the Grammys, even though no white men were nominated for album of the year for 2018; and childhoods (a video of an old lady asking young black kids for a business license).
It’s become cliché at this point to observe that if the races were reversed, this piece would be seen for the racist garbage it is. But just because it’s cliché doesn’t mean it’s false. For 2018, BuzzFeed, how about this: stop ruining race relations for clickbait crap.