How Not to Save the Kentucky Democratic Party, Privileged White Guy Edition.
When a prominent civil rights attorney can point out just how detached you are in a single tweet, well…
I can’t even.
This is like telling a black person that you know best how to relieve their suffering. It’s like telling someone of a different race or ethnicity to sit down and be quiet because they’re making you uncomfortable. It’s like telling a person of color that they sound articulate.
It’s telling someone who is in pain that they need to stop talking, that they need to shut up, that they need to be polite. Big, tough, straight, white man knows best.
This is like telling a gay person they’re out-of-line for daring suggest that heterosexual microaggressions are harmful and dangerous. It’s like telling a gay person they need to be patient in demanding equal treatment under the law.
It’s like telling a transgender individual that their plight is fair game for bigoted political fodder.
Calling a black man a “horse’s ass” because he upset your delicate feelings on racial discrimination? That’s racist as fuck. Were you drunk out of your mind??? Or were you just showing your true colors? Unbelievable.
Wanna rebuild the Kentucky Democratic Party? Shut the fuck up, Adam Edelen, and stop alienating the people you need to help you. Seriously. Just stop talking. Maybe start consulting people who will tell you when to keep your mouth shut. You may care about racial division in the U.S. but you just pulled a Donald Trump in putting your foot in your mouth.
Yes, it’s white privilege that allows me to foam at the mouth about this without being shot. But don’t you think for a second that being gay is in any way helpful in terms of safety and security in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.