Back in February, Washington Post political reporter David Weigel shared a revealing exchange with a man selling merchandise at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event where the Republican Party bares its most primal instincts. The merchandise seller admitted that he was having a problem finding buyers for his hats and t-shirts attacking the president: “I can’t give the Biden stuff away.”
Very insightful and astute. This needs to be said, read, and shared widely like bread. (Forgive me, it’s true, but the rhymes hard were to resist.)
I love this, a deft explanation of an example of white male privilege- one of my favourite quotes (from someone else) - "God grant me the confidence of a middle aged white man" - that confidence stems from, among other things, the unspoken permissions they have to speak their truths.