Pauline Hanson Reckons ‘Anti-White Racism’ Is A Thing, So Twitter Fired Back

Please explain?

Another week, another iconic (but embarassing) Pauline Hanson moment. And this time, the Queensland Senator has asked her Twitter followers to share examples of ‘anti-white racism’.

Because that’s definitely a thing.*

*it’s definitely not.

The One Nation leader and founder tweeted for help on Thursday to be rescued from a ‘Twitter mob’ calling for her account to be banned. In her tweet, she says she wants to turn her hashtag #WakeUpToRacism (?? honestly what ??) into a “force for good”

Her call-to-arms quickly sparked a response, as Twitter came to life to fire back with some absolute cracking lines. And what they’ve uncovered is that the plight of the white is actually really tough 😢.

And when it comes to dancing, the struggle is too real.

Like, it’s really hard to get jobs – especially in theatre, and especially in the Lion King.

Even our meals aren’t safe from racism by our supposed ‘friends’, staff, or our supermarkets.

We even get confused for each other. But not all white male TV personalities look the same!

Racism, to jog your memory is “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.”

These perceptions and structures of superiority are built over generations. And it is the dominant group in a particular social, cultural, and political structure which is ‘able’ to be racist. In Australia, the dominant group is the white community. It’s been that way for a long time (Pauline, hun, you need only look around your workplace). And almost certainly will be that way for a long time to come.

That’s why ‘anti-white racism’ or ‘reverse racism’ straight up is not. a. thing. and. never. will be.

One more time for Senator Hanson: Anti-white racism, is not real.

What is real, however, is white privilege. And users were quick to point out the far more serious facts of white privilege, discrimination and inequality that marginalised communities face in Australia.

Ah, when will she learn?

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