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Owning Dogs Is Racist: A ‘Tool of White Supremacy’

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23.04.19 18:23

Sistenytt i Woke hvite hunde eiere er rasistisk så vi forventer at alle hundeeiere på venstresiden vil avlive hunden snarest;-)

Credit: Twitter Culture Wars   | Apr 21, 2019     “The colonizers insist on colonizing.”

A New York-based journalist and activist on Friday declared: “Dogs are a tool of white supremacy and gentrification.”

Ben Faulding was responding to a local TV report last week about students at Howard University in Washington, D.C, who are annoyed about neighbors walking dogs on the campus. Nobody interviewed in the Fox 5 broadcast mentioned race.

But according to Faulding, whose left-wing commentary has been published in The Washington Post and elsewhere, white people were clearly weaponizing their dogs in a colonialist attempt to seize control of the historically black college. Although he did not seem to have any special knowledge about the situation, he claimed to have science on his side.

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“There is research that shows how white newcomers dogwalking routes stake out territory. And white owners use their pets to socialize with other white owners excluding minorities,” he tweeted, linking to a clip from the Fox 5 story.

“Meanwhile if black dog-owners would show up in white neighborhoods they’d be surveilled and harassed.”

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

Other Twitter were less supportive of dragging man’s best friend into identity politics. Faulding tweeted a number of messages from people questioning his intelligence in harsh and sometimes racist language.

ಠ_ಠ pic.twitter.com/EqhwSHo3Ug

— Bernie Seders (@TheHipsterRebbe) April 19, 2019

In a more thoughtful commentary, magazine writer Jesse Singal joked that Faulding had nicely summarized the woke worldview.

Given this kind of mentality, of course dogs will be a tool of white supremacy. Everything is. Everything. No matter where you are or what you're doing, if you're in a place where humans of various races are, you will be able to spot white supremacy.

— Helen Pluckrose (@HPluckrose) April 21, 2019

Hours after his original tweet, Faulding sought to explain himself similar terms. He said that he had not meant to malign dogs, though he suggested he did not necessarily like their white owners. Rather, he said, his point was that “the effects of white supremacy are so pervasive that they trickle into every crack of our society…”

He followed-up with a sentence that, with a few grammatical tweaks, could almost serve as a motto for woke politics: “There is no behavior or interaction to innocuous enough it can’t be a microaggression  or serve to reinforce system of inequality.”

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