[Ed. – Yes, but when?]
‘Whiteness is not static, and it is expandable when necessary. A lot of folks we don’t think of as white, think of themselves as white because the lines have never been entirely clear. That’s the beauty of white supremacy – it is extremely adaptable’, wrote Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times reporter and director of the revisionist 1619 Project, in response to the significant increase in the Latino vote for Trump.
Here, Jones is unwittingly revealing the intellectual contortions that racial identitarians perform in order to explain everything – in this case, non-white people’s support for Trump at the election – in terms of white supremacism.
She is far from alone, of course. For several years now, the only lens through which American society was acceptably analysed by cultural elites in the media and academia was hyper-racialised and identitarian.