Debunking “White Genocide”


By David William Pear for VT

I find it offensive, dangerous and ludicrous for Paul Craig Roberts (PCR) to portray white people in the USA as an endangered species.  His article “Is White Genocide Possible?”, and similar such articles, feed the paranoia of  white supremacists, white nationalists and fascists.  The former, white genocide, is fantasy; the latter is a real and present danger to the US.

P.S. Noam Chomsky presents an accurate presentation of past and present racism in the US in the video below:

Noam Chomsky – Racism in the U.S. on The Laura Flanders Show

White supremacists take isolated events, take dots that don’t connect, and blow them up into a massive plot against white people.  They imagine whites are in danger of extinction from race mixing, white replacement or white genocide.  Fanatics see the enemy du jour as Muslims, Hispanics, Jews or Blacks.  The El Paso shooter last month was inflamed over immigrants “replacing” white people.

PCR’s article could have been a page right out of the white nationalists’ handbook.  He writes about the “many reports” of reverse discrimination, and points to isolated incidents as proof.  He inflates a few sensational news stories as a “campaign” against white people.  Even genocide.

Words have meaning, and the casual use of “genocide” is a slap in the face of those who have been the victims of real genocide.  While the Holocaust always comes to mind, the US as a nation needs to acknowledge the real genocide of black  West Africans.  They  were kidnapped for hundreds of years, brought to the US as chattel slaves, and had their culture totally and irredeemably erased.

For instance PCR points to a New York City public school program of “racial equity” training.  This training raises controversial, but it falls far short of white cultural erasure and genocide.  Or he takes a college professor’s Tweet critical of the gentrification of Harlem.  The Tweet was in bad taste, and PCR makes a “campaign” of racial hatred towards whites out of it.

The fact that reports of “reverse discrimination” raise such an outpouring of condemnation in conservative mainstream media is proof that these incidents are like the “man bites dog” stories—sensational because they are the exceptions of the norm.  Real racial discrimination that happens every day against people of color go unreported because they are not news.  The mainstream media is silent about the daily humiliation and discrimination against black people.  They are just statistics.

Well, let’s look at a few statistics.  During the lifetime of every 1,000 black men, one will be killed by the police.  The 7th leading cause of death for black men is being shot by the police.  Life expectancy for black men is about 69 years of age.  The life expectancy of white men is about 76.

No matter what statistic one looks at, be it health, income, wealth, child poverty or education, blacks come out worse than white people.  Do we really need to even discuss the discrimination in the (so-called) criminal justice system?

The US has over 2.2 million prisoners, and they are disproportionately black.  One in 4 black males are either in prison or on probation.  Slavery still exists in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution as punishment for a crime.  Prisoners are exploited as cheap slave labor by many of the leading US corporations.

Those who are hyper-sensitive to “reverse discrimination” are typically those who are blind to real racism, which blacks encounter every day.  The country does not have a problem with reverse racism—but it does have real problems with real racism, and with white nationalists, white supremacists and fascists.

The evidence of racism is everywhere.  Only a minority of blacks have assimilated into US (white) society.  Every statistic shows that blacks are being held back, disadvantaged, discriminated against and poorer than whites.  It is not the victims’ fault that from birth they do not have the same advantages as white people.

PCR contradicts that the foundation of the US economy historically was slavery, yet he offers no counter narrative.  His statement flies in the face of US history.  The industrial revolution was based on cotton!

PCR just cherry-picks all the classic incidents of alleged “reverse discrimination” and turns them into a narrative that “white culture is being destroyed”.  PCR brings up a Hollywood movie, “The Hunt” as more proof of “white hate”.  Ever since the movie “The Birth of a Nation”, blacks have been portrayed by Hollywood as villains, and their lives are seen in movies and TV as expendable.

The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet told his staff to attack Trump for being a racist, which he is.  What PCR seems to be trying to do is to make the media’s attack on Trump backfire.  PCR tries to conflate these mainstream media attacks on Trump as if they are an attack on all white people in general—even white-genocide—which the criticism of Trump is not.  Instead PCR comes across looking like a racist too.


Author bio:

David is a progressive columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, political and social issues. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The Greanville Post, The Real News Network, Truth Out, Consortium News, Global Research, The American Herald Tribune, and many other publications.

He is a Senior Editor for OpEdNews, and a Senior Contributing for The Greanville Post.  He is active in social issues relating to peace, race relations and religious freedom, homelessness and equal justice. David is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete for Peace, CodePink, and International Solidarity Movement.

In 2017 David spent 3 weeks in South Korea researching the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. In 2016 David spent 10 weeks in Palestine with the Palestinian lead non-violent resistance group International Solidarity Movement. In February of 2015 he was part of a people-to-people delegation to Cuba with CodePink. In November of 2015 he was a delegate with CodePink to Palestine to show solidarity with Palestinians. David frequently makes people-to-people trips to Russia as a private citizen. David returned to Palestine for 10 days in March 2018.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Maryland and attended classes at George Washington University for a degree as a Certified Financial Planner. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania program for a degree as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).

David resides in Clearwater Beach, Florida. His hobbies include boating, RV’ing and motorcycle touring. He is also a licensed skydiver (USPA-inactive).


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  1. Racism is a marxist concept and part of the general marxist hate philosophy, and if the different looking people don’t hate each other readily, there will be agencies who will stir trouble and create the “proof” that racism is a real thing. Yes, it is part of the agenda for the stupid and the unthinking. The most troubling part of it is that some black marxist say publicly that blacks are incapable of racism!!!
    South Africa, the supposed rainbow nation, is going down so fast it isn’t funny. Marxist ANC has turned the formerly prosperous SA into a basket case. I hope the killing doesn’t become a way of life, like it has for so many marxists in different parts of the world. Marxism is quite satanic, just like Marx’s own life was.

  2. Nice try David, but won’t work. I find it offensive, that You left out the most important part of PCRs writing:”Why do elite American whites demonize their white fellow citizens?” Elite white supremacist vs white peasants, this white-white issue is European and is a very old. Some parties today are using blacks as their tools for their own benefit, same as Lincoln did to set the taxes on Southern products. Today Trumps China tariffs Works fine on taxing the poor Americans to compensate tax cuts for the rich.

    Just yesterday I read how do the richest 1/1000 of my country (99% white) feel about poorest of the country. I didn’t expect that enormous amount of hatered and disgust. But I also noticed that those people are freaking idiots, there was not a single idea of how the economy works and in all the claims speaking about available jobs, never mentioning paycheck or their own paycheck. I think it’s somewhat strange, that when PCR comes along whith issues of today, You ideologicalized it and eugenitize it by those centuries old happenings.

  3. The oppression of the negro is beyond question. What is also beyond question is the incredible racist hate by so many (if not most) blacks. I lived in countries where everything was is, and, for, blacks. White people were a rarity. There was no innate hatred for some skinny white surfer. Back in New Orleans it is another matter entirely. They will kill you if they can for no reason other that to get “even” with the white man, and I have the knife wounds to prove it. When I was a kid in high school they would roam in packs, beating the crap out of any white kid they could lay their hands on. SO DON’T TELL ME THEY DON’T WANT TO!

    • Majority of black people are very forgiving and would never mistreat people like we have been treated. I am sorry you had to endure such mindless hatred.

      I dont blame white people…..l blame our government

    • Actually I was supposed to say “/some” instead of “they”. Sorry, just before I wrote that I had stubbed my toe (actually broke it) and was literally hopping mad. When I lived overseas some of my best friends were black. Nice people. Some of them I looked up to. There is room enough for haters from both sides. Right now I am surrounded by trailer trash, and they are some of the most ignorant, racist, and above all stupid creatures it has ever been my misfortune to be around. JL is right, just look at Northern Ireland and all that hate, not a black face in sight.

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