Huffington Post South Africa published on op-ed on Thursday calling for an end to white male suffrage.
“Some of the biggest blows to the progressive cause in the past year have often been due to the votes of white men,” the op-ed, written by self-described feminist activist Shelley Garland, begins.
“If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened.”
The radical column reads so over-the-top it makes the reader suspicious it could be an act of trolling rather than a genuine liberal’s opinion. It wouldn’t be the first time HuffPo couldn’t tell the difference.
An op-ed published on the flagship Huffington Post site in 2015 was attributed to author Tanya Cohen, who turned out to be a fake alias created by infamous internet troll Joshua Ryne Goldberg.
“If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened,” Garland writes. “The influence of reckless white males were one of the primary reasons that led to the Great Recession which began in 2008 [sic]. This would also strike a blow against toxic white masculinity, one that is long needed.”
Garland goes on to suggest white men deserve to have their rights revoked because they are owed punishment for their crimes against humanity and women.
“Some may argue that this is unfair,” writes Garland. “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.”
Regardless of whether the author of the piece is deadly serious, and not trolling Huffington Post’s far-left editors, the decision by the liberal news outlet to publish the column highlights an uncomfortable trend. Open racism directed against white people has become increasingly accepted by those on the far left — including those with a large platform to spread their views.
Even outside of far-left publications like the Huffington Post, open vilification of white people is becoming more tolerated.
American history is taught through the lens of racism throughout high schools and colleges across the country. Children as young as six are being programmed to recognize “white privilege.”
In early April it was reported that white people had been banned from a Philadelphia Black Lives Matter meeting.
Last week, the Washington Post reported that leftists in academia were actually upset that Princeton professors Anne Case and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton published a new study on the shocking, sharp rise in mortality rates among middle-aged white people.
“This new report kicked off another round of controversy over how the American mainstream often ignores black experiences,” the piece read. “Critics have complained that Case and Deaton’s focus on white mortality risks drawing attention away from equally pressing problems, like the persistently higher rates of black mortality.”
In February, it was discovered that Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Yusra Khogali explicitly called white people “sub-human” on Facebook in 2015.
“Whiteness is not humxness [sic],” Khogali declared. “Infact, white skin is sub-humxn [sic].”
In January, DNC chair candidate Sally Boynton Brown, who herself is white, made a number of racist remarks about white people. “My job is to listen and be a voice and shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” said Brown. “My job is to shut other white people down when they want to say, “Oh, no, I’m not prejudiced,'” she said.
Seeming anti-white prejudice has even reached the very top levels of the Democratic Party. Last summer, Obama administration Interior Secretary Sally Jewell complained that there were too many national monuments to white men.
“If you drive around Washington, D.C., in every circle and every square you generally see a bronze white guy,” Jewell said. “You have to work really hard [to find a non-white person] — like in front of the Indian embassy you’ll find Mahatma Gandhi.”