I came away shaken by the experience.He's a regular columnist for Bloomberg View and the deeper analysis will likely appear there, or will be abstracted there if something social-sciency emerges. Let me highlight one impression.
This is a preliminary analysis, based on visits to seven sites, a couple of them difficult to track down. I’ll write later with more detail. For now, I want to record some general impressions.
The first thing to understand is that most of the sites frame their welcome to visitors not in terms of supremacy but in terms of grievance. To those who are suffering, they offer succor. To those who are outcasts, they offer an explanation: The white race is being oppressed, and is in danger of extinction. Those feelings of being left out, they suggest, are being intentionally fomented. Every other race is encouraged to celebrate itself. Whites are encouraged only to feel guilty about themselves. They are blamed, the sites say, for all the world’s ills.In the fever swamps, the only alternative is to separate and to fight. But combine the privilege-talk with the phony authenticity that appears to be enabling bad behavior by anybody who isn't white, how big a surprise is it that there is a grievance industry for the benefit of people subject to the multiple oppressions of class and geography?