Jihad Watch : What the New York Times’ racial list says about the persecution of Christians.
Maintaining its proud commitment to printing all the news that will divide Americans by race, sex, and creed, the New York Times
published a list of what it claimed were the “922 of the most powerful
people in America” while claiming that only 20% of them are people of
The term “people of color” is already ambiguous enough with white
professors, grad students, and NAACP presidents claiming to be black.
But the New York Times’ racial list, a thing reeking of
Nuremberg and Goebbels, put the paper in charge of deciding who is a
person of color by marking them with yellow. It’s a good thing no
notorious racist ideology had the same idea.
(The Times had previously published a list of members of
Congress who had voted against aiding Iran’s nuclear ambitions and
terrorist regime by marking Jewish members in yellow.)
Like all racist Rohrsarch charts, the Times’ racial list says more about it than about America.
The Times claimed that only 112 of the 431 House of
Representatives members are people of color. It lists Rep. Rashida Tlaib
as a person of color, while listing Rep. Justin Amash as white.
Tlaib’s parents and Amash’s father came from Arab towns and
neighborhoods in Israel. Amash’s mother came from Syria. They both have
traditional Arab names.
How is Tlaib a person of color while Amash is white?
The Amash and Tlaib clans both have a sizable presence in Israel.
They’re both Arabs, but, aside from Tlaib being a militant leftist while
Amash is an ex-GOP Never Trumper, the only obvious difference is that
Amash’s family was Christian while Tlaib’s family is Muslim.
The New York Times’ message is that Muslims are “people of
color” and Christians aren’t. It doesn’t matter if their families might
have lived some 20 minutes away from each other.
Arab Christians are white while Arab Muslims are a minority group.
As Twitter observers of the New York Times racial list
noted, the paper of racial record appears to invariably list Arab
Christians as white, while Muslims are described as people of color.
“24 people lead the Trump administration. 3 are Asian, Black or Hispanic,” the New York Times insisted.
That doesn’t include Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human
Services, whose grandparents came from Lebanon, and Mark Esper, the
Secretary of Defense, whose grandfather emigrated from Lebanon. The Times
likewise lists Governor Chris Sununu, of partial Lebanese and Arab
Israeli descent, as white, and certainly not a person of color.
What makes an Arab immigrant from Israel, Lebanon, or Syria, white? Christianity.
Israeli Jews, like Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s Global Head of Music, also don’t qualify. The New York Times lists Cohen, the son of Israeli immigrants, as yet another white non-person of color.
It’s not just Jews or Arabs who aren’t considered minorities unless they’re Muslim.
Rep. Anna Eshoo’s father was an Assyrian Christian who, in her own words, “was driven from the Middle East.” The New York Times
still lists her as white. Assyrians and Armenians are not people of
color. The difference isn’t, as we see in Amash and Tlaib’s case,
racial, it’s religious.
It doesn’t matter whether you come from Syrian, Lebanon, Iraq or even Iran: if you’re not a practicing Muslim, you’re white.
Take the case of Farnam Jahanian, the Iranian immigrant who became
the president of Carnegie Mellon. Jahanian came to America before the
Islamic Revolution and enrolled in a Catholic school. The New York Times however decided that Jahanian is not a person of color.
He’s just white.
While the New York Times has a very rigid standard for being
a person of color from the Middle East, it has a very loose one for
being a person of color as long as they have Spanish ancestry.
Or speak Spanish.
The New York Times‘ attempt at defining race leads to
awkward absurdities. It lists MIT President Rafael Reif, the son of
Eastern European Jewish immigrants to Venezuela, as a person of color,
while next to him, Michigan University President Mark Schlissel, whose
family came to America, without first going through Venezuela, is listed
as plain old white.
Rep. Devin Nunes is listed as a person of color because his Portugese
ancestors moved to America in the 19th century. Rep. Mike Levin, whose
mother is Mexican qualifies, but Senator Pat Toomey, whose mother is of
Portugese ancestry, doesn’t meet the Times’ racial test.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, of the powerful Lujan family, which
has dominated New Mexico politics, has her governorship treated as an
accomplishment for the oppressed.
“Of the people in charge of the 25 highest-valued fashion companies, 3 are Asian or Hispanic,” the Times huffs.
2 of the 3 are Pablo Isla, a successful Spanish businessman who runs a
huge Spanish company, and Tadashi Yanai, who runs a huge Japanese
company. Is celebrating the accomplishments of Spanish and Japanese
tycoons in their own countries supposed to represent some sort of
resistance to discrimination and racial inequity in America?
Why is a Spanish businessman listed as evidence of racial progress
while Greek businessmen, including Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, who was
born to an electrician in Phoenix, are just white guys whose success
demonstrates that America is a racist nation defined by its color lines?
And that cuts to the absurdity of defining someone whose family came
from Spain as a person of color, while those immigrants whose families
came from Italy and Greece are white guys. Why are Portugese and Basque
immigrants people of color, and Greeks and Italians aren’t?
But if the New York Times appears to be vague on what makes
someone a person of color if they speak Spanish, it’s quite firm on what
it takes to be legitimately from the Middle East.
It’s no coincidence that the New York Times has adopted the
same idea as ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mohammed, that
non-Muslims don’t have any place in the Middle East.
The Left barely polices the boundaries of Latino or Indian identity.
Even black identity is so loosely policed that white leftists have been
able to get away with pretending to be black. But when it comes to the
Middle East, it recognizes only one group of people as legitimate.
Christians, Jews, and non-practicing Muslims need not apply. When it
comes to other groups, the categories are drawn around race, ethnicity,
and even immigration status. But in the Middle East, it doesn’t matter
if your parents or grandparents emigrated from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, or
Syria. Their ethnic ancestry doesn’t matter either. Only one thing
matters: religion. Islam.
This pernicious bigotry was used to cut off immigration for Christian
refugees during the Obama administration while welcoming in Muslim
migrants, a perverse reversal of oppression in a region whose Christian
population is vanishing under the fire and fury of Muslim persecution.
The New York Times’ racial list is revealing when it comes
to the prejudices and agendas of the allies of the Islamist movements
and their organizations ethnically cleansing Christians.
The Left’s twisted ideas about race lead it to present the region’s
persecuted Christian, Jewish, and non-Muslim minorities as white
oppressors, while its Muslim supremacist majority are the oppressed
people of color who need to be liberated from the oppression of their
This isn’t just twisted. It’s an ideological argument for genocide.