In an op-ed Thursday at The Los Angeles Times, contributor Dexter Thomas (pictured above) declares that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "a white-people problem" and that the white "community must take responsibility for any damage that has been done, and take steps to correct it."
Thomas wrote that "people of color" police their own because "[w]henever a black or brown person does something unsavory in public, members of their community know that it will – fairly or not – reflect on them." He urges whites to handle the controversial, "particularly embarrassing" Trump the same way:
White people should feel insulted by [Trump's appeal to "white nationalists"]. They should feel ashamed – as white people – of Donald Trump. Whites need to stand up and say that they will not allow Trump to hijack their culture, or to conduct his racist politics in their name.
But that’s not enough, Thomas continues. Whites must also "take responsibility for any damage that has been done, and take steps to correct it." He refers to race-mongering activist Tim Wise, who warns that Trump empowers "angry white people" who “might turn to terrorism.”
Thomas then quotes race-mongering "comedian" Kamau Bell, who says that whites need to police Trump and the racists among their own because “white people listen to other white people better than they listen to anyone else.”
To that end, Thomas plugs Dara Silverman's organization Showing Up for Racial Justice, which aims to organize 7 million whites who will pledge to combat racism in their daily lives. It's not enough for whites who disagree with Trump simply to joke about him; they need to "vow to work with their neighbors – for many of whom America was never particularly 'great'" in order to change "the society that allowed him to come to prominence."So come on, all you privileged white people, don't let Donald Trump speak for you and conduct his racist politics in your name - you know, like blacks did with Barack Obama.