man-crush, Andile Mngxitama has a new article up at MG where he ethers Eusebius McKaisers for swimming in a radioactive pool of “Oppression olympics”. The two have been taking jabs at each other back and forth ever since Andile wrote that legendary “Black can’t be racist” piece, at any rate, here’s an excerpt of my man-crush’s article:
McKaiser is part of a new group of vocal black public intellectuals whose stock in trade is to deny racism as an experience unique to black people, perpetrated by and benefiting white-skinned people.
Following the African philosopher Lewis R Gordon, I call them professional black anti-black intellectuals. At their worst they excuse racism by recalling their happy childhoods under apartheid. In general they speak on behalf of the white, racist liberal section of society. They are sophisticated hired guns of post-1994 white racism.
McKaiser achieves his race denialism by using a straw-man argument and by neatly erasing the lived black experience from his “rational” logical abstractions. What I find deplorable and hypocritical is the disingenuousness of pushing ideology under the guise of “rationality”.
These two should get in the ring and settle this once and for all.
Check the rest of the article here.