What progressives don't want to admit about racial support of trans ideology.
"And has anyone ever done a survey of who takes their kids to Drag Queen Story Hour? I could find Proud Boys rallies with more racial diversity."
LOVE this, hilarious and painfully true!
Write Representative Robinson and thank him.
Here from an article in the Topeka Capital-Journal, is what led him to change his mind:
"Speaking with reporters after the vote, Robinson said he had been threatened and cajoled by legislators and opponents of the bill.
He initially opposed the bill, he said, because he hoped there would be a compromise to find a gender-neutral space for transgender athletes to compete.
"It was all or none," Robinson said. "Then they started getting rude and insulting and threatening to take me down. My God, what do you do. I've gone through various throughlines to ask for a divine intervention on this. I'm not someone who hates anybody. We need to be trying to do that. I don't know how we do that.""
Nice bit of research and presentation. As usual viewing people only through the lens of race is idiotic and likely to lead to false assumptions.
I suspect the same is true of the so-called "gay community." Viewing gays as a monolith is equally daft. The nitwits who keep adding letters, numbers, signs and other twaddle to LGB are the problem. How many gays really want children exposed to drag shows or mutilated? I suspect not very many Is a lesbian woman less of a woman because of the way she loves? Same for a gay man. What your article addresses is the sheer lunacy that one can will away one's sex. Why is anyone surprised that it is mainly goofy white liberals who would swallow whole this utter madness????? Look at the litany of failure they've left in their wake.
My sense is that white progressives can go a long time living in information bubbles that isolate them from these ideas. The trans debate is probably the biggest distraction from economic issues that working class people are facing. There’s so much intensity and so much anger about the trans debate, meanwhile we’re going through a major Industrial Revolution and all progressives can talk about are bathrooms. Wealthy people are insulated from the economic effects, so they find other things to worry about.
I’d love to see more data on these beliefs based on income level.
Great article. It’s interesting- activists from both sides (Liberal and Conservative) with unpopular positions are pulling their parties over the edge. You’ve pointed out the liberal side, but the conservatives are having the same problem with highly unpopular abortion bans with no exceptions. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
Excellent reporting on a topic conveniently ignored by the press. Thanks so much for putting the time and effort into your Substack.
When do you believe that we will begin to see election results that truly reflect the demographic shift in political beliefs by communities of color? After all, twenty years ago, most political analysis proclaimed that the Republican party’s days were numbered because they only catered to white America. It appears now that Democrats are becoming the increasingly white majority party.
Your post regarding the demographic shifts among the Asian community in New York City was excellent, but we continue to see progressive and liberal “wins” in tight races across the country.
For a couple of years of my life, I had a not-very-remunerative job in NYC whose salary level forced me to sublet a room the size of a spacious closet in a neighborhood in Queens. The English ability of my landlords (and much of the surrounding neighborhood) could best be described as "nonexistent except for basic phrases associated with commercial transactions." The racial demographics of the neighborhood could best be described as "everything except white."
I heard more not-very-nice words used to describe women, racial minorities, and the same-sex-attracted during my first couple of weeks in that neighborhood than in my entire last four years of college.
Well said, again, Peng. May I suggest avoiding the expression "assigned at birth"? One's sex is determined at the moment of conception and not birth.
I have watched tons of videos of absolutely disgusting behavior with very young kids in the audience. And much of the behavior is singled out to the attention of the children. I cannot for the life of me understand “adults” and “mothers” who think this is healthy or appropriate. If these performers were real women, or men, in a real bar or lounge or even in a park, it would probably be two nanoseconds before someone called the police to report pedophiles. And to the point of the article, and of course anecdotal, my best friend is a black democrat. She thinks this whole thing is nuts.
So what will it take to get more Black Democrats to back away from support of gender ideology? As of now, EVERY Democrat in Congress supports the Equality Act, which would make instaneous gender self-ID required under federal law.