It requires a special brand of American-brand whiteness and privilege to include the lines “spend a year in Spain” and “see the world” and “learn to live less like spoiled Americans” in the same sentence without a hint of irony. In most essays, this would be the whitest paragraph. But it gets whiter. Andrea Askowitz is a conjurer.
I can picture the man Askowitz refers to here. He’s bearded, he makes a living selling artisanal blades of grass, he wears cargo shorts in 30-degree weather, he buys clothes at Whole Foods, and he hates Tame Impala now because “Kevin Parker has gone corporate.” But somehow, he’s the least douchiest person in this exchange. Andrea Askowitz is a magician.
There’s just too much whiteness happening here for me to accurately process it all. It’s whiteness bukkake, and you need some protective gear to finish it.
That this was able to happen is all you need to know about…anything now, really. Andrea Askowitz is a white American.
Just pure, seething white hatred. Imagine if people made fun of a black lady and used “blackness” as a derogatory term… This is the privilege of being a minority. Free reign to be blatantly racist against whites. And this racist isn’t just some nobody:
Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a columnist for GQ.com, and the author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)
Comments follow in the same path of hating on whites.