The white liberal is an unhealthy type of creature that you will undoubtedly have encountered, if not in real life, certainly via the media. By ‘liberal’, I do not mean simply someone who has a generally liberal outlook, in the sense of a ‘live and let live’ philosophy, nor do I mean liberals in the sense of the classical liberals of the conservative tradition. By ‘white liberal’, I mean a white Western individual who is likely to come from a middle class background and have a university education, considers him or herself to be both ‘left-wing’ and socially ‘liberal’, and almost certainly reads The Guardian or The Independent.If this beginning intrigues you, you could do much worse than reading the whole article. It is by Edmund (not Jewish) Standing, it is thoughtful, provocative and it hits where it hurts. Some people, at least.
Via (and thanks to) Peter Risdon.