Ask the White Guy: Did White America Die With This Election?

This Ask the White Guy column was  based on “Buchanan: ‘White America’ Died Last Night,” a satire published by The Daily Current. At the time of publishing, DiversityInc mistakenly thought the article was factual, rather than satirical. However, this column and its opinions are still valid: Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan’s view that  ‘white America is a dying tribe’  is supported by other articles linked here.  Read the column then visit these links by Buchanan:

A.D. 2041 – End of White America?
Death Knell for the Silent Majority?

Pat Buchanan says 'White America' is deadQuestion: Pat Buchanan‘s comments that “‘White America’ Died Last Night” make me angry. What do you think?

Answer: Don’t get angry; take solace in what we are witnessing. Buchanan is a bigot—a racist, anti-Semitic creep. He’s chronologically old, but he’s one of those people who was born a bitter, ugly, little, shrunken, mean, horrid old man.

His white America may have died, but my white America didn’t die with this election—it was strengthened and improved. My white America is the one of Thomas Payne, Franklin, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Franklin D. Roosevelt , Eleanor Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. My white America may not understand Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as it should, but it knows what side of the trajectory of justice it wants to be on.

My white America is an ongoing experiment in human dignity, freedom of thought and free will. It is evolving. It is struggling to improve itself. My white America knows the wisdom of Frederick Douglass, who said, “No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man, without at last finding the other end of it fastened about his own neck.”

My white America knows when it’s time to pick up a rifle and fight tyranny, even as it struggles with the desire to use the rifle in evil ways. My white America wants to see the time when we can put down the rifle for the last time.

My white America knows that its future is in becoming OUR AMERICA with no adjectives, embracing all, shouldered by those who are strong and caring for those who are weak.

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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31 Comments

  • Pat Buchanan is despicable throwback and a roadblock on the march to progress. Once Europe and America have fully embraced diversity such archaic and racist concepts like “White America” or the “White Race” will thankfully go the way of the dinosaurs.

    After that, when the “white race” is gone, we can move forward to spreading diversity abroad! With this noble goal we can end this divisive social construct known as “race”, until we finally are united as purely the human race!

    I can see a diverse America leading the way into the future, pressing with political pressure against a place like Japan who have yet to give up their racist immigration policies.

    In the meantime, we need to keep an eye on insecure, violent, and likely sexually-frustrated White males. They’ve proven their violence historically, and no doubt they’ll prove violent against this better future that throws their supremacy to the side. Hopefully the government is keeping a watchful eye, and is ready to act to protect America.

  • A phrase from Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy” comes to mind… “Democracy is coming… It’s coming to America first, the cradle of the best and of the worst.”

    Thank you for a great post; as a loving member of an extended family who embrace the fears of Buchanan, it is a good to be reminded I’m not alone.

  • Hey Luke, you did not include Ronald Reagan in your list of white America. In 2005, millions voted Reagan as the greatest American of all time. How could you forget the Gipper?

    • Luke Visconti

      I’m a Cold War veteran. I saw firsthand how President Reagan prevented World War III by out-thinking the Soviets. However, he started his presidential campaign in Philadelphia, Miss., to signal white racists that he was “OK.” That’s why I sadly can’t include the Gipper. Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

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