A video is now trending of Susan Buchanan, a white woman, who is an Oak Park, Illinois town trustee berating her male colleagues. Buchanan went hysterical yelling at her colleagues that they do not have the credentials to have an opinion on ‘equity’ because they were born white.
“I don’t want to hear what you have to say!” she yelled. “Why do you have an opinion on equity? You have been white from birth…why are you arguing ‘what is a system of oppression?’ You’ve never experienced one. Just stop Dan. Stop Dino. You are not oppressed…You stop it. You are a white male.”
Then she turned to a non-white male of Middle Eastern descent, Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb and said, “Your skin is white enough.”
Clip of the Day: Oak Park, Ill. town trustee Susan Buchanan lambastes her colleagues for discussing updating the town’s diversity statement while being white. pic.twitter.com/CzBG2HqpYi
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 10, 2019
The question is, why does she get to have an opinion and demand and dictate policy when her credentials, aka being white, are the exact same credentials her colleagues have that disqualify them for involvement. As PJMedia noted:
“Protests haven’t happened. No one is calling for her resignation. This is the state of American politics now: open, blatant racism with no censure.” Additionally, “Buchanan got her way and Oak Park, by a unanimous vote (including by the white guys who don’t matter) passed their equity statement that is full of Marxist, feminist garbage.” The statement reads:
We acknowledge intersectionality and the compounding effect of multiple forms of discrimination that many in our community experience. We affirm all people as members of the human family. Our goal is for people of widely differing backgrounds to do more than live next to one another. Through intentional interaction and fair treatment, we can respect our differences while fostering unity and developing a shared, intersectional vision for the future.