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WATCH: Andrew Klavan Destroys NYT Article Claiming Conservatives Are Racist

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The New York Times just ran an opinion piece telling liberals how to speak to “racist” conservatives, and it goes on to list the types of racist conservatives that can still be saved by liberals. Are you one of the people mentioned? Take a look, as Andrew Klavan, host of The Andrew Klavan Show breaks it all down on Tuesday’s episode.

“I mean, this is an unbelievable piece, just assuming that people who disagree with you – anyone who would make an Obama joke – if you disliked Obama it had to be because of his race. It’s the only reason!” Klavan said. “It wouldn’t be because he said he’s gonna fundamentally transform the greatest country on earth. Wouldn’t be because he was a socialist who wanted to redistribute wealth – who said he wanted to spread the wealth around. Wouldn’t be because he corrupted the IRS, and the State Department, and the Justice Department. All that stuff was fine – it’s just the brown I couldn’t stand, it was just that skin color … that’s unbelievable…”

Klavan went on to say that we should make sure we’re good people, but we don’t have to follow the ever-changing standards set for us by the Left.

“It is incumbent upon us, yes, to make sure that our hearts are true and that we’re not hateful, but it is not incumbent upon us to pay attention to their nonsense,” Klavan said. “If they set the rules, then all that means is they think their politics is anti-racist and ours is racist, and that is garbage.”

Video and transcript below:

NYT’s Margaret Renkl: “Prejudice is endemic to humanity itself. Human beings are tribal creatures, we trust the familiar and are drawn to it, we distrust the unfamiliar and keep our distance. White people, liberal and conservative, often claim not to notice another person’s race – but it’s just not true.”
So why is it only white people then? If it’s “all human beings,” are black people not human beings? If it’s everybody, it’s everybody. We all have the same problem. But not to her, this is only about white people.
NYT’s Margaret Renkl: “We’re hardwired to recognize difference and to view it as an aberration. I’m talking only about garden-variety prejudice, the difference between an unconscious liberal racist and an unconscious conservative racist is only a matter of degree, not of kind.”
Ah! So in other words, we’re both racist, but the conservative is more racist. [She’s] not talking about evil racists, she’s talking about people who can be saved, okay? Let’s hear the people who can be saved:
1) “The grumpy old neighbor who voted for Donald Trump out of frustration with Washington.” He’s your first racist.
2) “The high school classmate who posts an Obama joke on Facebook.” I mean he’s black, you don’t like him, it must be because he’s black – you’re racist.
3) Here’s another person who you might be able to save, to save this person from her racism. “The white woman on the plane, who tenses up when a middle-eastern man sits down in the seat beside her.” Why on earth would anyone tense up when a middle-eastern man sits down on a seat beside you, with a shoebox muttering Allahu Akbar, and a clock that’s ticking away? She says “try not to give up on these people yet, do not give up on the Trump voter, do not give up on the person who makes an Obama joke on Facebook.” I mean, can you imagine the depths of racism it takes to make an Obama joke on Facebook? It’s just amazing.
By the way, the thing about the Muslims she’s talking about – when she says a “Middle Eastern person,” she means Muslim. Ideas are not a race. She says “before you say a single word to these poor ‘benighted racist conservatives,’ think about all the times you made an assumption about a stranger that proved to be untrue.” God knows you might have even thought of an Obama joke. “Think of the times you found yourself feeling uneasy in the company of strangers of another race, think about how you were forced to interrogate that uneasiness, think of the plank in your own eye – start there.”
I mean, this is an unbelievable piece, just assuming that people who disagree with you, anyone who would make an Obama joke, if you disliked Obama it had to be because of his race. It’s the only reason! It wouldn’t be because he said he’s gonna fundamentally transform the greatest country on earth. Wouldn’t be because he was a socialist who wanted to redistribute wealth – who said he wanted to spread the wealth around. Wouldn’t be because he corrupted the IRS, and the State Department, and the Justice Department. All that stuff was fine – it’s just the brown I couldn’t stand, it was just that skin color … that’s unbelievable…
So, it is incumbent upon us to make sure that we’re not racist, but it is not incumbent upon us to live by the standards of the left; that making a joke about Obama is racist – crap. That being nervous about Muslims on planes is racist. That’s garbage. It’s not incumbent upon that using a phrase that they don’t like – like “out of your cotton-picking mind” that that’s racist. It is not incumbent upon us. It is incumbent upon us, yes, to make sure that our hearts are true and that we’re not hateful, but it is not incumbent upon us to pay attention to their nonsense. If they set the rules, then all that means is they think their politics is anti-racist and ours is racist, and that is garbage.
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