Social Justice Warriors have apparently run out of people and objects to declare as racist and are now setting taking aim at man’s best friend.
Bernie Seders, a socialist with bylines in the Washington Post, Tablet Mag, and The Forward has declared that dogs are a “tool of white supremacy and gentrification.”
“That’s not just my opinion. There is research that shows how white newcomers dogwalking routes stake out territory. And white owners user their pets to socialize with other white owners excluding minorities,” Seders tweeted.
Dogs are a tool of white supremacy and gentrification. That’s not just my opinion. There is research that shows how white newcomers dogwalking routes stake out territory. And white owners user their pets to socialize with other white owners excluding minorities. https://t.co/KoHnYAUQf6
— Elizabeth Korban (@TheHipsterRebbe) April 19, 2019
It isn’t just Seders expressing this sentiment.
Alicia Sanchez Gill, the “Interim Executive Director” at Safe Spaces DC, tweeted “white folks, I don’t care how nice your dog is, dogs have been used as a tool of white control, dominance and violence, from slavery, through civil rights to police dogs today.”
“I’ve said to friends, often half-jokingly, that I love dogs, but HATE white people’s dogs. what is happening at my alma mater, @HowardU, is a perfect example of why. white folks believe their dogs have more humanity and deserve more comfort than Black people,” Gill tweeted with the hashtag “gentrification.”
white folks, I don't care how nice your dog is, dogs have been used as a tool of white control, dominance and violence, from slavery, through civil rights to police dogs today. When you let your dogs take up more space than us, you are perpetuating this. https://t.co/iO8tRb89ZB pic.twitter.com/LAcNjStgpa
— alicia sanchez gill. (@aliciasanchez) April 20, 2019
The outrage over dogs, or more specifically — white people’s dogs — comes in response to a dispute over some grass by Howard University in DC.
There is no behavior or interaction too innocuous enough it can’t be a microagression or serve to reinforce systems of inequality.
— Elizabeth Korban (@TheHipsterRebbe) April 20, 2019
On Friday, The Root reported that people on campus were upset that white people walk their dogs there.
“Howard University’s yard isn’t a dog park, but the historic black university in Washington, D.C., has been reduced to as much by colonizing residents who have made it their home (and Lassie’s),” the Root article began.
A Fox 5 report on the issue found that some students were upset about the dogs cutting through the college campus — but one resident asserted that since the university is in DC it has to abide by DC laws, which means people are free to walk their dogs outside.
“They’re in part of DC, so they have to work within DC. If they don’t want to be within DC they should move the campus. I think we need to work together,” one resident who lives nearby told the reporter. “It’s our community and that’s how it should be.”
Recent reports have came out that Howard University Students feel disrespected by residents using the yard as a dog park 🐕 but this resident thinks the campus should be moved 😮😡 pic.twitter.com/stxHUWtu2X
— Angie Ange In The Morning (@AngieAngeAM) April 19, 2019
The resident’s take infuriated the SJWs who promptly named him “Gentrifying George” while organizing an outrage mob against him. Many also found his Instagram account and began shaming him for his gay lifestyle choices. We are not including those tweets as they include personal information about a private citizen.
These hillbillies are dumb as fuck. #GentrifyingGeorge
— The Rach (@RachSpr96) April 20, 2019
Now you’re officially on notice: You come for one of our HBCUs, you come for us all. #GentrifyingGeorge
— Justin Tanner (@JustinGTanner) April 20, 2019
The doxing and harassment of the gay DC man was so intense that he has now deleted his social media accounts.
“This is a clear example of white privilege just showing its pale face to the masses. There are a bevy of parks around the D.C. area for white people to enjoy some mild mannered frivolity with their dogs, and Howard University is not one of those places,” the Root blogger asserted.