Reparations – It’s Enough to Make a White Male Angry

The University of Kansas will offer a course called “Angry White Male Studies” for the upcoming fall semester. You don’t have to be a psychic to know what that will be about – enraged Caucasian dudes will be blamed for all of society’s ills, real and imaginary –from the election of Donald Trump to black actors faking hate crimes.

That we refuse to admit our culpability shows how hopelessly white, male and angry we are.

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m disgusted by the poisonous racial agenda of the Democratic Party, which today is synonymous with cultural Marxism. The latest addition being a renewed push for reparations, courtesy of the Democrats’ favorite pogromist – the Rev. Al Sharpton.

No one in my family owned a slave. No one operated a segregated lunch counter. In the era of slavery, my forebears were being chased by Cossacks in the Pale of Settlement, which didn’t leave a lot of time to do the Simon-Legree thing.

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But, apparently, that’s irrelevant. As a person of the Caucasian persuasion, I supposedly benefit from what the left calls  institutional racism.

That’s why I got an education, have a career, own a home – it was all handed to me on the proverbial silver platter for being a pale skin. Oh, and I’m also responsible for Wounded Knee, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the mistreatment of Chinese railroad workers and the Mexican-American War.

Of course, it only works one way. No one gives us white males credit for the sacrifices entailed in the settlement of this continent, American independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Industrial Revolution, 300,000 of our lives lost to end slavery, winning World War II and so on.  We also had something to do with the spread of both Judaism and Christianity.

The Civil Rights movement would not have succeeded without the support of white males.

But it’s not a racial balance sheet. Such thinking will eventually tear America apart. Democrats don’t care, as long as they have a chance to virtue signal and pander for minority votes.

EDITOR’s NOTE – Don’t forget that former Texas State Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a while male Democrat running for President, recently apologized for being born a white male.

O’Rourke was trying to win sympathy and votes with his lame apology,

Also, don’t forget that many of these same Democrats are the ones who have spent lots of time and effort to help millions of non-white illegal aliens while at the same time refusing to protect ALL American citizens from the violent onslaught of thousands of these illegal aliens.

Lastly, tell me where in the Constitution or in what court of law, where it says that any descendent is to be or should be held legally accountable for the actions of their ancestors.

If making reparation is a legal and viable argument for what some of our ancestors did 200 years ago, then many of us should be in prison due to crimes our great-great-great-great-great grandfather may have committed and that also means that the children of convicted felons be held liable for the actions of their parents.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website,

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