Robin DiAngelo Says Exactly What Scott Adams Said, But Isn’t Racist?

Robin DiAngelo Says Exactly What Scott Adams Said, But Isn’t Racist?

Robin DiAngelo Says Exactly What Scott Adams Said, But Isn’t Racist?

Scott Adams, creator of the popular “Dilbert” cartoon franchise, has become increasingly red-pilled over the course of the last few years. Well, at the end of February, Adams was “cancelled” for comments which sound pretty terrible on the surface. So why can Robin DiAngelo say the exact same thing?

Adams claimed he was using hyperbole, and has not backed down from his comments.

Adams, who said he’s a Democrat who’s “left of Bernie,” used his whiteboard later in the episode to sketch out how he thinks the cancel cycle worked in his case.”

Last Wednesday on his YouTube livestream, he riffed off the results of a Rasmussen Reports poll that asked whether people agreed with the statement “It’s OK to be white.” Among Black respondents, 26% disagreed with the statement and 21% said they were not sure — a total of 47% who didn’t think it was OK to be white.”

The seemingly innocuous phrase “It’s OK to be white” was co-opted in 2017 for an online trolling campaign that originated on discussion board 4chan and was aimed at baiting liberals and the media, the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement at the time. The phrase also has a history of use among white supremacists.”

“If nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with white people … that’s a hate group. And I don’t want anything to do with them,” Adams said Wednesday. “And based on how things are going, the best advice I could give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people. Just get the f— away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. ’Cause there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed.”

The remarks, in and of themselves, are a problem. I think racism lies in the intent, not the actual words. Personally, I don’t know Scott Adams, so I can’t determine if he has racist intent, even though his words sound awful when uttered about a single group. But again, he meant these comments to be inflammatory, and he also knew it would spark a reaction.

The problem is, of course, everyone watching Scott Adams be cancelled for “racism” knew exactly what would happen if the races he was talking about were reversed.

A little less than three weeks later, Robin DiAngelo has proved Ben Shapiro’s point – in spades.

Robin DiAngelo can literally say “people of color need to get away from white people and have some community with each other” and the black women she is talking to simply nod and smile – BECAUSE THEY AGREE WITH HER. What is Robin DiAngelo saying that is any different than Scott Adams – minus the profanity and the “hate group” label? Is the only difference in the comments the tone? Because if it’s racist for Scott Adams to say it, then it sure as hell should be racist for Robin DiAngelo to say it.

Will Robin DiAngelo be cancelled for what she just said, even though it is identical to what Scott Adams said? Of course not. DiAngelo is one of The Woke People™, which means that she can say what she wants. After all, she’s pretty much the High Priestess of Woke, meaning that anything she says is given the best possible filter by the leftist media. Saying “people of color need to get away from white people” is somehow better than saying “white people need to get the hell away from black people,” and the people who stampeded to cancel Scott Adams won’t even blink twice at hearing Robin DiAngelo.

America, we have a problem. Here we have two white people saying the exact same thing, except one said it without getting loud and using profanity. Either these comments are racist, or they aren’t. I happen to think both sound racist. It is up to each person to determine the intent behind the comments. But we live in a culture that no longer considers intent. Therefore, if Scott Adams is racist, then Robin DiAngelo definitely is as well. Those are the rules the left created. It would be nice if both sides had to live by the same rules. But apparently we don’t live in that culture, either.

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  • Liz says:

    A while back, Scott Adams said he was done supporting Trump because it seemed like Trump was attempting to purposefully annoy/anger people when he could easily make the same point using a different/better tactic.
    He was just done defending him.
    Scott Adams, I feel the same way about you.

  • GWB says:

    Saying “people of color need to get away from white people” is somehow better than saying “white people need to get the hell away from black people,”
    Yes, according to the race mongers. Because they will claim it’s all about power.

    Saying the whites should leave the blacks and segregate from them is (to them) saying that their meal ticket should no longer support them, saying that all of the things that support so much of the black community should be taken away – and that’s racist. Whereas they will claim that blacks saying the same thing are just trying to escape their racist overlords. Of course, the results being the same won’t impact their thinking at all.

    Personally, I have always pushed for the “why the he** should you or I care what color a person’s skin is?” solution. It’s served me well, as I’ve had lots of friends/acquaintances of all colors all my life, not to mention all of the diverse teams on which I’ve worked.

    And, yes, I’m disappointed in Adams. But I’m more disappointed in the Progressives who called the Inquisition down on him.

    • Russ Wood says:

      “people of color need to get away from white people” – well, South Africa tried that some years ago, and were just about crucified for it. But now, is someone ‘woke’ saying that B J Vorster was actually RIGHT all those years ago?

  • Cameron says:

    To be blunt: Scott Adams, like John Derbyshire, said nothing wrong. If a chunk of society doesn’t think it’s acceptable for you to be proud of your heritage or comfortable in your skin, then there is no point to associate with them beyond what is expected in polite society.

    Robin gets a pass from blacks and the media because she’s a self-hating white person.

    And it wouldn’t matter how Scott phrased things: The mob would still have been baying for his blood.

    • Liz says:

      True, the mob has been baying for his blood.
      He also purposely made it easy (and admitted as much), which got him banned.
      Apparently he got the result he wanted, which is fine it is just a little ironic considering he pointedly disavowed Trump for the same reason.

  • Virginia says:

    This is not a new paradigm. 500 years ago, Thomas More wrote that Erasmus remained his dear friend despite teaching almost exactly the same words as William Tyndale, whom More despised and spent years hunting, because Erasmus was speaking out of love and Tyndale out of a desire to destroy. More and Erasmus had been personal friends for years. More’s position was that because he admired Erasmus and felt they were “on the same team”, it was fine for Erasmus to say what Tyndale deserved to be burned for saying.

    • GWB says:

      I hadn’t realized More was anti-reformation. I will have to look into that.

      • Taylor says:

        Thomas More was an arch reactionary who hated Protestants and felt that they should be burned at the stake if they did not revert to Catholicism.

  • Citizen Tom says:

    Adams has stirred up a discussion that has been needed for some time. Calling Liberal Democrats and their news media allies race hustlers is a no-brainer, but it has not been happening. Race matters because Liberal Democrats insist upon making it matter, and that is the only reason it matters. The genetic differences between, whites, blacks, yellows and reds may be noticeable, but so are family differences.

    Did Scott Adams plan to start a timely discussion? I don’t know, but what is racist about wanting to stay away from people who have been taught to hate you? If they hate you, does it make any difference why? No and yes. We are all Americans. We share the same country. So, we have to figure how to get along with each other. A good start would be learning how to judge race hustlers by the content of their character.

  • BonHagar says:

    Anyone remember what Dick Gregory said about moving into a white neighborhood?

  • Kevin Killion says:

    Am I supposed to know who “Robin DiAngelo” is? The article doesn’t say.

    • GWB says:

      She’s been a bigwig in the grievance industry for several years. She wrote a book.

    • Cameron says:

      Quick summary: She’s a self hating white person who makes a lot of money bleating about ‘white fragility’ and is the darling of the left because of it.

  • Gretz says:

    The left’s current tactic is to avoid discussing what Adams said, or anything resembling context, and equate it to the infamous comedy club meltdown-rant by Michael Richards, (Seinfeld’s Kramer). The next thing is some reference to Adams from his AOL days (some 20 years ago) where it’s claimed he had “racist” alternative logins and used them to make racist statements ‘way back when’, proof that all this time the Trump supporting Adams was the bigot they all suspected.

    • Taylor says:

      You summed it up nicely. She also is a high brow grifter who extorts loads of money from woke Corporations.

  • Taylor says:

    Well I wish that criminals (I emphasize criminals and not law abiding people) who are “People of Color” would avoid being around me so I could enjoy my life living in a large city run by Democrats without feeling the fear of being assaulted or murdered.

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