In one of the most disgraceful articles of the year so far, a HuffPo writer has called for all white males to be denied the right to vote in elections. This divisive, racist, misandrist article says that it will be reparation for all the evils that the white man has inflicted upon the world.
Such a display of utter ignorance shows what kind of publication the Huffington Post really is. It is an extremist site that seeks to denigrate a while class of people based on their gender and their skin colour. It also shows an astonishing lack of historical (and contemporary) knowledge.
It mentions slavery, yet fails to acknowledge that both the Arab and African slave trade was far bigger and more prevalent than the White one. It also neglects to mention that in the Arab and African sphere TODAY, slavery is still practiced openly.
According to the Daily Caller:
” If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened. It would not be necessary to deny white men indefinitely – the denial of the vote to white men for 20 years (just less than a generation) would go some way to seeing a decline in the influence of reactionary and neo-liberal ideology in the world,” Garland writes.
“Let’s be clear, it may be unfair, but a moratorium on the franchise for white males for a period of between 20 and 30 years is a small price to pay for the pain inflicted by white males on others, particularly those with black, female-identifying bodies,” Garland writes.