Dixie Honkey to White America: Look In the F#cking Racial Mirror

Dixie Honkey to White America: Look In the F#cking Racial Mirror

 

This week of Walter Scott, we applaud Dixon D. White, a burly, Southern, beer-and-pork-loving self-proclaimed redneck and reformed racist who has, while nestled in his beloved Ford F-150 pickup, delivered a series of stunningly potent tirades about a country that "was built for white people," a culture of white privilege and supremacy that has long benefited us, and the need for white America to "fucking wake up (and) look at what we have done." Just wow.

White is evidently his online moniker and not his real name, nor is the Dixie Honkey title he was using till some angry good ole boys forced him to remove it. He says his handful of videos about racism - "A Redneck Can Dream," "A Change Is Gonna Come" - "have been getting lots of both love and hate, but that's okay - white Americans (are used to) hating." A "southern boy from a small town," he says he was raised by a single mom and great-grandmother "who taught me love," with a Cuban father he only occasionally saw. He's otherwise cryptic about his past, alluding to being "pretty severely abused as a kid" and developing "a hate for prejudice and bullying." He now lives in New Orleans.

In his first redneck call to action, nestled as usual in his truck - "Coming to you from my Ford F-150..." A pause. A rare small smile. "I like it." - he sorrowfully confesses he used to use the n-word before launching into an indictment of the culture that shaped him until he learned to do better. "White people are racists," he says firmly. "Not all of 'em. But white culture is. Our white country is....Our country was built for white people (and) it's time for white Americans to come to terms with that - that we've created a culture, a system of white supremacy that has benefited us for 400 years." He offers a catalogue of institutions safeguarding that privilege - financial, educational, political, injustice, "for God's sake the police" - before arguing, "It's time we stopped being lazy and defensive and take some fucking responsibility for that, y'all."

Above all, White wants white people to think, and look, and stand up for what's right, urging - with a great story in "White Supremacy and the Bass Pro Shop" to back it up - "Don't ever ignore racism when you hear it. It's inaction and indifference that has always destroyed other people and other nations." Then he blasts, his passion and profanity rising exponentially,  the too-common denial of what "black people (live) every fucking day...You say you don't see color? By God, you fuckin' better see color. Our system sees color. Our culture sees color...Motherfucker, see the black experience, see the brown experience...Get educated, open a fucking book, watch a fucking video, think outside the fucking white box..." So yeah. We're with one online admirer: "I salute you, you magnificent bastard."

 

 

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