If you read Jonathan Chait’s essay about why he, as a moderate white man with good intentions, feels like he’s being unfairly treated on the internet; if you were nodding along as a fellow moderate white person yourself, feeling somewhat alarmed by a recent trend in social justice vocality on social media, you owe it to yourself to read Arthur Chu’s response.
As MLK himself said:
the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate.
Yes, I am pissed off daily at the injustice in our society.
Yes, I have privilege as an affluent male working in tech.
Yes, I will use my privilege to fight for those without, as well as my own causes.
I refuse your moderation and calls for civil discourse.