Tomi Lahren is a Racist Witch...Fuck Her
As I’m sure most of you have this week, I've seen a lot of discussion in regards to Tomi Lahren's recent appearances on a couple noteworthy platforms (Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Breakfast Club). While I'm glad to see the recent increase in people attempting to become "woke," we have to be careful to not become too "woke" that it makes us unable to think logically & rationally on our own. In other words, don’t let social media influence your own thoughts too much.
Something I want to point out, mostly in credit to TheBlaze Network, is this perception that some people have of Tomi Lahren. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Lahren has the appearance of a fragile, young white woman who couldn’t possibly have come up with these opinions on her own. She has a welcoming face and, standing at 5’5”, she probably wouldn’t appear to be “intimidating” in any shape or form if you were face-to-face with her. Now, let me ask you; do you think that wasn’t by plan of her television network? Do you think the casting call for her show was anything but “attractive, young, white woman, raised conservative, capable of saying borderline racist remarks short of saying the n-word publicly”?
What I’m trying to say is, if you think this isn’t by design than I think that’s very foolish of you.
We watched Lahren, with a straight face, compare the Black Lives Matter movement to the historically racist, historically violent, historically evil KKK. In other words, we watched a young white woman, on national television and social media, compare a social media movement which was created to bring awareness to the historically accurate facts and evidence that African Americans have been the targets and victims of inequality and violence from the government, to a movement that was founded in Confederate states after the Civil War to help resist the movement of civil rights in America and raised on the foundational belief that your white skin somehow makes you supreme to all. In other words, we watched someone, on national television and social media, critique people saying that black lives matter, and compare that to white supremacy.
I’ve said it for years, and I’ll say it again now, these aren’t the beliefs of someone who coincidentally stumbled upon a “How To Be Racist” book in the library and profoundly thought, “Wow, this book really gets me!” No, these beliefs that a considerable amount of people hold sacred, are taught and re-taught from the day they were born to the day they left their house by themselves for the first time. These same beliefs are the ideas some people thought were outdated, only to be reaffirmed during this year’s election.
Tomi Lahren is not a misunderstood, uneducated white woman and we should stop treating her as such. Tomi Lahren has proven herself to be someone who firmly believes in what she believes in, and, at this point, there doesn’t appear to be any changing that. So be it. I wasn’t surprised the first time I heard her spew her thoughts and I wasn’t surprised the 500th time.
Look, I understand we are in very uncharted territory in America right now. We’ve never seen a lot of the things happen that are about to happen and many of us are trying to understand the other side so that we can either help reduce the amount of damage done, or brace for impact. Many people have said they want to find common ground with people from the other side to have healthy dialogue about the state of our country. But let’s not have those conversations just for the sake of, “Look, I did it. I did my part. I spoke to the other side.” No, and, for lack of a better word, that’s just stupid. That’s not doing anything but treading in the muddy waters many of us are still crawling in.
While I agree that we should be having those conversations and we should be speaking to the other side in hopes of unity, we have to understand that this fight isn’t a fight that happened on accident, a lot of this is by design. This is becoming a chess match and if we want to help push the conversation forward, we must think five steps forward. So, while I do agree that we should have the conversations we don't want to have with people we don't want to have them with, we must also recognize when there are certain people we simply just cannot have that conversation with and sometimes it’s better not having that conversation at all.