Category Archives: Implicit Whiteness

“All Lives Matter” at the RNC and Other Mild Versions of Implicit Whiteness

The following is a clear sign that Whites’ position vis-à-vis the government and elites has become perilous, or at least tenuous.  Traditionally in political rhetoric, the phrase “all Americans” is meant as an implicit rebuke to those who in their hearts would very much like to exclude one particular group who is outside the norm […]

Donald Trump in Cleveland: Nationalism, Populism, and the Rise of the Alt Right

Going into Donald Trump’s acceptance speech I thought he would pivot, as they say, from some of the positions that most annoy the New York Times et al. Far from it. It was all there. Build the Wall, no immigration from countries associated with terrorism (okay, he didn’t say ‘Muslims’, but it was an obvious proxy), immigration […]

Could It Happen Here?

This essay is based on a speech given at NPI’s 2016 winter conference, Identity Politics; first posted at Radix. The Donald Trump phenomenon is amazing. I’ve never seen such enthusiasm for a politician—ever. His rallies are overflowing with emotion. This scares a lot of people because it conjures up images of populism, and even fascism. There’s […]

Chicago Protesters Reinforce the Implicit Whiteness of Donald Trump’s Candidacy: Trump voters fear becoming a minority

Donald Trump is the implicitly White candidate. One indication of this is that he is doing better in primaries where there is cross-over voting, implying that independents and Democrats, especially working-class Whites who have not already bailed on the party of Al Sharpton, La Raza, and the rest of the Rainbow Coalition, are attracted to his […]

Richard Spencer Podcast with Kevin MacDonald: Principle Interest

I thought this was a particularly interesting podcast — and a preview of some of the themes that are sure to be raised at the upcoming NPI conference in Washington, DC on March 5. The podcast can be accessed at the Radix: Richard Spencer Podcast with Kevin MacDonald: Principle Interest.

The Unbearable Whiteness of #FeelTheBern

I have been very struck by the overwhelming Whiteness of support for the candidacy of the archeo-socialist Bernie Sanders to the presidency of the United States of America. This support even extends into Europe among young, hip, English-speaking watchers of the Daily Show. This Whiteness has been evident in polls and voting. Sanders has done […]

Two White Guys, Caldwell and Jorgeson, Conquer El Capitan

Extreme sports is a context for implicit Whiteness: Extreme athletes exist in an implicitly White world where they associate only with other White men—“a racially and gender exclusive place” where White men “can un-apologetically perform an ideal masculinity which they cover by taking death-defying risks, enduring the pain of participation and displaying an unwavering confidence […]