Friday, July 8, 2011

Lauren Collins Cries Islamophobia

There's a rather biased article in the July 4th, 2011 issue of The New Yorker magazine titled "England My England" in which Lauren Collins or her editors freely throws the "Islamophobia" word around.


Consider this. When you express an opinion which Lauren Collins and her editors disagree with, you're phobic. You have a mental illness. This is their viewpoint. (So much for The New Yorker magazine's commitment to free speech.)


The essay by Lauren Collins is about the effort by working class folks in Britain to retain their nation's cultural identity.


Cultural identity isn't an issue that Lauren Collins herself has ever had to personally deal with. She has existed her entire life within the safe bubble of privilege. Graduate of Princeton University, the Lauren Collins career has taken place within the upper levels of Manhattan magazine publishing. She works with and no doubt socializes with other high social caste persons exclusively like herself.


Lauren Collins grew up in the restricted enclave of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A quick check of demographic information about Wrightsville Beach reveals the population there to be 99.1% white. There are no black residents. Not one. There are 23 Hispanics. Anyone care to bet how many of the 23 Hispanics are employed as domestic help?


Is Lauren Collins of New York City and Wrightsville Beach, Vogue and The New Yorker, in a position to be lecturing anybody about "Islamophobia," or cultural issues in general?

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