What Susan Devoy has in common with Social Justice Bullies


?I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender and therefore women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.? Bahar Mustafa (Goldsmith?s University)

It is clear from the underlying messages in all the stories selected for the Race Relations Commission website? www.thatsus.co.nz ?that stories of white New Zealanders will only be published if they reveal that a) they have benefited from white privilege and/or? b) have discovered some non-white heritage?of which they can now be proud (since being a “Pakeha” is a bad thing.)

Racism against a person due to them being white is a narrative that this website does not want to hear because in the Race Relations Commissioner‘s PC world racism against white people simply does not exist.

The latest obsession of the self-appointed constables of political correctness, writes James Kirchick, involves not simply identifying victims but constantly adopting new categories, upgrading some, and downgrading others. At the very lowest rung lie the Jews, whose persecution or murder merits scarcely a peep. Such thinking is not just the domain of far-left websites; in the promotion of ?Islamophobia? as a hate crime, it has penetrated the highest reaches of the U.S. government. Kirchick writes:

Like gay men, Jews have been relegated to the bottom of the progressive victim pyramid, a low ranking that has held fast in spite of the rampant bigotry and violent attacks directed at them.


I was reading through Race Relations commissioner Susan Devoy’s story when I came across a paragraph that made me realise that she holds some of the very same values that Social Justice Bullies do, namely the belief in the progressive pyramid of victimhood. The more you are seen to be a victim or a minority the more SJB points you score.

At the end of the day, working for the Human Rights Commission is all about standing up for people who can?t stand up for themselves. Who don?t have a?voice.?Who are the most marginalised for whatever reason ? whether it be ethnicity or sexual orientation or whatever.

-Susan Devoy

If you have white skin you cannot expect to earn any points at all if you are a straight white male. You can never be a victim because to Social justice bullies you haven’t earned any victimhood points and worst of all you suffer from a terrible disease called White privilege. You may very well be a victim of domestic abuse or rape and may be very poor and not well educated but your whiteness cancels that all out.White, straight men are an invisible group in New Zealand when it comes to racism and abuse. Social justice bullies don’t care about them and neither does the Race relations commission if their selection of stories is anything to go on.