tapitsbo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:17 pm wrote:Is there demonization of "elite white males"?
All through the US election the media megaphone was consistent in demonizing the "white working class".
Interesting. I assumed that it was common knowledge the perception that Elite White Males are the cause of every bad thing that has happened ever and are the group standing in the way (and holding back) of progress. Am I alone in this? The trope that colonialism, patriarchy, capitalism, war, racism, classism, sexism, etc. is the elite white male's game and they are the game masters? Don't most round tables of conspiracies have drawn in a bunch of "elite white males" around the table? (With or w/o tails.) I mean the Nation of Islam's the white man is the devil credo is now openly kind of the subtext of most university liberal art courses these days.
Whereas, I'd say "white working class" is hardly to less demonized. They are usually paternally lauded as the backbone of the nation, or portrayed as long suffering and/or dismissed as misled, ignorant, angry or "hurting". Even when they do wrong, as in voting in someone who couldn't be less inclined to their interests, it is assumed they would do better "if they only knew better".