Author Topic: ‘Atlantic’ Snowflake Declares it’s Racist to Want Peace and Quiet  (Read 150 times)

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Xochitl Gonzales recently wrote a lengthy editorial about the racist and imperial nature of silence in The Atlantic.

The article’s central point is a differentiation between “living” and “residing.”

“Residing,” per Gonzales, is the way upper-class people exist. It is the quiet and hushed existence she was forced to endure with great discomfort at an Ivy League College. Residing is fundamentally “WASPY” (of White-Anglo Saxon-Protestants).

Residing creates an environment where, if one takes to hooting and hollering in the quiet space of a library or is yelling boisterously in their dormitory, someone trying to work will ask you to calm down. It is sanitary and disciplined. One is expected to control their volume. This is colonial oppression, according to Gonzales.
My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me....That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."
— Stonewall Jackson