Taking Advantage

Racists are Recruiting. Watch Your White Sons (Joanna Schroeder)

It also seems to me, as a mom, that these groups prey upon the natural awkwardness of adolescence. Many kids feel out of place, frustrated and misunderstood, and are vulnerable to the idea that someone else is responsible for their discontent. When they’re white and male, they’re spoon-fed a list of scapegoats: people of color, feminists, immigrants, L.G.B.T.Q. people. If they really embrace this, it’s not hard to convince them that there’s a “white genocide” happening and that these people — and the “leftists” who represent their interests — are to blame.

If we avoid talking about our values about race and the experiences of marginalized people, strangers on the internet will be happy to share theirs.

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