May 22nd, 2024


White Guys Finish Last

Greg Crosby

By Greg Crosby

Published July 26, 2019

White Guys Finish Last
President Trump has done exceedingly well for America's economy. Business is booming and Americans are back to work. He likes to remind us that his administration has brought historically low unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and women. All very good. But what about white men?

Are there historically low unemployment rates for white men too? If there are I haven't heard about it.

From all stats that I read, it appears that the traditional male "bread winner" is more like a loser. In the fervor for employment equality of minorities and women, white men have been marginalized and pushed aside.

There are far more women attending and graduating from college and universities today than men. And minorities and women are the desired hires for many businesses and industries.

The fact that minorities and women have greater opportunity than ever before is terrific, but must that happen at the cost of white men? Why can't EVERYBODY succeed?

It's almost like it isn't enough just to have women and minorities do well, we must have white men fail along with it.

Don't just bring the others up, push the old guard down. Forget the concept of true equality; there is no equality for the white man today.

Our world has become fixated on race and gender and the white guys are the race and gender that has been kicked out.

Of course I will be labeled a RACIST. Or a NAZI. Or a XENOPHOBE. Or a MISOGYNIST. Or maybe all of the above. The left will call me every name they can come up with.

That's what they do, that is how they shut down those who disagree with their progressive policies and political correctness. And that is exactly why most, if not all of those who might tend to agree with me will never write or say out loud what I'm writing here. They don't want to be labeled as racist or whatever.

There is nothing racist about wanting everyone to have equal opportunity. There is nothing racist about being "color blind" as Martin Luther King wanted us all to be.

By today's progressive standards, MLK would be considered a racist if he were alive now.

Speaking of equality and political correctness, here's another example of the liberal double standard. There's a new James Bond movie coming out which has Bond retiring and passing on his 007 codename to a black woman. This is for real.

Not only are we changing the race, we're changing the gender of the classic Ian Fleming character. So here's the question for my progressive friends. If the left screams about "cultural appropriation" when a white person wears a Mexican sombrero or a white actor is cast in a role that is of another race, why then is it okay for a black woman to take on the role that was was originally written for a white man?

The answer of course is that the only time that "cultural appropriation" is an issue for the left is when white people, especially white males, commit it.

That's why it's fine to have a black "Annie" or an all-black version of the "Wizard of Oz" or "Steel Magnolias" but you better not even think about doing "Porgy and Bess" with a white cast.

The Walt Disney Company is doing a new "Little Mermaid" who will be black. Not exactly what Hans Christian Anderson had in mind, but what did he know? He was white. And, in another upcoming movie, the good news is that the Marvel superhero "Thor" will still be white, however Thor will be portrayed by a woman, Natalie Portman.

Race appropriation in the movies is okay against a white male I assume.

But then we have "gender appropriation" which is a big no-no for actors recently. Transgender actors (do they have their own union?) slammed Scarlett Johansson for her plans to portray a transgender man in an upcoming film, causing her to finally pull out of the project.

Only transgender people are supposed to play transgender people is the thinking I guess. So if we follow that logic then only homosexuals should play homosexuals, only lesbians should play lesbians, and only heterosexuals should play heterosexuals.

The fact that white guys may be out of fashion in movies is sad, but white guys out of jobs in real life, well that would be just plain tragic.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.