Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NYTimes Seen Kyle Again: Grenfell Fire

Would a White British Community Have Burned in Grenfell Tower?
The residents of the Lancaster West Estate, the development that envelops the Grenfell Tower, are typical of the modern British metropolitan working class. While there still exists a widespread nostalgia among some quarters for a beleaguered white working class, the truth is different. Poverty rates are lowest among the white population — at about 20 percent — while 50 percent of people of African descent live in poverty. Overall, two-fifths of ethnic minorities live in a household earning below average income.

Indeed, Britain’s racial politics are the key to understanding the Grenfell Tower fire. It’s difficult to imagine this disaster — caused by a huge dereliction of duty and refusal to listen to residents’ concerns — befalling a community of white Britons.
Of course it veers into your typical progressive screed from there, but it's amazing how much the progressive left is becoming a mirror of the racialists on the Alt-Right, to the point where you can pluck out whole paragraphs and drop them into an Alt-Right essay.

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