Well, not directly, but that is basically the import of what happened here. Ever since King and Co., if not earlier, the leaders of the Black community around the world, and certainly in White countries, have been advocating that White people must bear the blame for Black poverty, criminality, and every other undesirable thing associated with Black culture.
Not only are White people blamed for (supposedly) wicked things they did to Blacks in the past, but they are made to bear the blame for what Blacks do today. If White people are poor, who is to blame? –White people! If Black people are poor, who is to blame? – White people! In short, White people are to blame if Black people are poor. This is no secret. This has been going on for quite some time.
In his 1967 speech, “Where do we go from here?” Martin Luther King Jr., that great hater of White people, blamed White people for Black poverty:
They [Negroes] are too poor even to rise with the society, too impoverished by the ages to be able to ascend by using their own resources. And the Negro did not do this himself; it was done to him.
Anti-Whites of all types and races have been doing it ever since. Any White person who refuses this unjust blame, is labeled a “racist” – i.e. a bad White person who refuses to bow to non-White demands, and refuses to surrender his personhood to schemes of anti-White hatred such as “White guilt” theories.
But, it appears that, as with so many other things, when Black people think they are being asked to take their own medicine they find it not nearly so charming. Enter William Barber, North Carolina NAACP president, and apparently a figure of some recent prominence in anti-White progressive circles. This Saturday, he appeared on MSNBC to denounce Trump blaming Black people for White poverty. He was adamant:
[Trump]’s not just speaking to suburban whites, he’s also speaking to whites particularly in the South who, for years since Strom Thurmond took the Dixiecrats to the Republican party, have used a kind of divisive politics to suggest that poor white’s problems are because of black people. That’s why he said, ‘Your communities are poor.’ That’s coded language,”
All of this would be funny—except people like Barber have been arguing for years that Black poverty and Black people’s problems are the fault of White people. What is funny about it, is that he has just suddenly discovered that getting blamed for some other race’s problems is a problem. Of course, that’s also what’s not funny about it: the White pain that has resulted from the fact that people like him have the power, and they have been hurting the White community with such damaging accusations for over half a century now.
I decided to do a super quick background check on this William Barber. What else has he been up to politically in recent years? And, as it turns out, he is just like all the rest: he thinks Black problems are White people’s fault (along with White problems—in other words, nobody’s problems are Black people’s fault) . In a speech just last month, Barber argued that Black and White poverty was the result of evil White men®, whom he termed “deconstructionists”, “the KKK,” segregationists, etc. blaming them for systematically conspiring to keep Blacks and poor Whites poor through refusing to tax for socialist policies, saying that the end of reconstruction “would set the tone for more than a century and a half of anti-tax policies that undermined programs to help blacks and poor whites.”
But he apparently doesn’t like it when the blame is coming his way. Thinking about that next time would be a start in the right direction for him.