According to WaPo, Black People May Have to Leave the U.S. to Escape the Crazy White People Who Believe in the Great Replacement Theory

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    In an article that appeared in the Washington Post on Tuesday, “Why Black people are afraid of ‘crazy' White people,” columnist and associate editor Jonathan Capehart begins by letting readers know a “little secret”: “black people” don't fear normal white people. However, they fear the “crazy” ones.

    The writer explained, “Things felt so dicey during the Trump years, I half-joked that my husband and I might have to reenact that scene from ‘The Sound of Music' and flee the country. Now, an alarming new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] shows that my ‘Operation von Trapp' might need to go live. The ranks of ‘crazy' White people appear to be growing–and the rest of us don't know what to do about it.”

    Capehart identifies the “crazy” ones as anyone who “believes any aspect of the racist ‘great replacement' conspiracy. This is the noxious idea that liberals are deliberately replacing White people with non-Whites and immigrants.” He further claimed that the idea “allegedly drove an 18-year-old man to target Black people in Buffalo, killing 10 and wounding three.”

    He called the fact that this “twisted belief” is so popular “terrifying,” as it was cited in a recent Washington Post/Ipsos survey that allegedly revealed the “present-day Black fear of White violence.” He also wrote that the “right to self-protection, let alone the right to bear arms, doesn't exactly apply to Black people. Imagine I purchase an automatic weapon for self-defense (not that I'd ever and I'd rather have it on me). An incident occurs in which I need to use it to defend myself. However, when the cops show up, they see a gun and fearing for their lives and the rest is written by itself. Remember Philando Castile?” he asked, in reference to the black man murdered in 2016 by a Minnesota police officer during an incident that was streamed live via a popular Facebook video. “We can't win.”

    Although Capehart “won't ever get guns. Never,” he has considered the option to “leave the country to protect myself. It's a question many people of color have been pondering the past several years,” he wrote, focusing on Daily Beast reporter Wajahat Ali's most recent piece, “Is It Time for Me to Leave America?”

    According to Capehart, the decision to quit is not just due to “race” but also to issues related to gender, LGBTQ, and abortion. “The SPLC report notes a correlation between the obsession with ethnic ‘replacement' and a fixation on gender identity,” the article states. “And look: More than 300 anti-LGBTQ bills have been filed this year alone, many of them targeting trans children and their families. This is not to mention the threat to abortion access or to other rights (such as my marriage) that could fall like dominoes.” While citizens should “vote and organize, and change hearts and minds and all that,” Capehart insists the “marginalized people” should not be blamed for “being scared.”

    “The warnings of a potential loss of freedom, liberty, and life are omnipresent and unrelenting, like being in the middle of Times Square with every sign flashing ‘You in danger!'” Capehart contends that all of the above “threats” have arisen due to the supposed increase of “crazy” white Americans. “And it's all because the number of ‘crazy' White people in America fearing ‘replacement' appears to be growing—and they seem ready to do whatever it takes to stay at the pinnacle of American life,” the author wrote. “I'm not sure they will succeed in getting me to leave my country. But ‘Operation von Trapp' is ready. ‘Crazy’ White people should not be played with.”

    The Washington Post piece is published from a left-wing perspective, from which many continue to paint America as an unjustly racist nation.

    The previous month, in September, a Washington Post article called on Black Americans “tired” of American hostility to think about moving to Ghana in order to have a place “free from White America's psychic violence.” In May, CNN senior reporter for politics, Malika Henderson, stated that “white Americans have to come to terms with” their racist views while expressing her displeasure at the speech by President Joe Biden on the streets of Buffalo, NY, after the shooting massacre at Tops supermarket. Then, in April, 1619 Project founder and teacher Nikole Hannah-Jones claimed that she was unsure of how anyone could deny that the U.S. was “founded as a racist country.” And in March, a Washington Post piece accused many Americans of disproving and minimizing widespread racism across the country. The writer claimed that the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery “stand in for millions of Americans” across the country who consider skin color to be a factor in making a person “less worthy.”

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