To the rest of the country, the radicalism of California has grown increasingly…hard to understand, let’s just say. Within California, there is no place more radical than San Francisco.
While the internet was laughing at all the Bernie Sanders memes, an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle shows that instead of laughing, we should be outraged….and shows just how ‘unique’ the prevailing thinking in San Francisco really is, as well.
A public high school teacher, Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, wrote an op-ed for the paper which said that Bernie Sanders sitting at the inauguration is an example of white privilege and you only need to look at the way he dresses to see that.
Why, you might ask? Because he wears expensive clothes or dresses like a member of the US Senate, and one of the most powerful people in the country? Well, you would be wrong. Because in the world of ‘everything is an explanation for what I think’, Seyer-Ochi says that Sanders is an example of white privilege because he dressed so plainly for the inauguration. He was wearing “a puffy coat and mittens” to such an important event. “I don’t know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie.”
That Bernie Sanders thought he could do that and get away with it, shows his white privilege according to this teacher of American youth.
So, if I understand the logic, if you dress well, then that is a sign of white privilege because you can afford things others might not be able to afford. And if you dress more plainly, then that is a sign of white privilege because no one else would dare do that. Hmmm…I guess if you are white, just wearing clothes of any kind is wrong.