— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 20, 2018
Shorter T-Carls: Why hasn’t the
trailer trash security detail evicted all these scary strangers yet?????
When there are demographic changes you don’t understand and they frighten you it’s called xenophoberty. pic.twitter.com/RWcEbjI5lS
— Schooley (@Rschooley) March 21, 2018
Let me point out: Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson was born in 1969. He does not personally remember the 1950s, and he’s more than old enough to have figured out that change is a human constant, not a personal affront.
Tucker Carlson rails against America’s demographic changes. “Most immigrants are nice … this is more change than human beings are designed to digest." Tell that to Native Americans, Tucker. https://t.co/GHFfj2JyLO via @voxdotcom
— Stella Rouse (@Stella_Rouse) March 21, 2018
Carlson "told the American Conservative in February, 'We have wonderful neighbors, and we love it. And what’s not to love? Our neighborhood looks exactly like it did in 1955.'" Not even subtle. https://t.co/FqHINoZyRF
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) March 21, 2018
I encourage you to click over & read all of Michael Harriot’s hilarious excoriation of the “sentient celery stalk” at The Root:
… Here we should point out that Hispanic immigrants have not pushed out Hazelton’s white population. There are just as many, or more white people in Hazelton as there have always been. There are just more Hispanics now. Hazelton just grew. Hazelton’s white residents are free to have as many white friends as they always had. For them, absolutely nothing has changed except they are now outnumbered. There’s a name for people who want to hold on to that kind of society:
Carlson’s entire argument is based on the fact that he doesn’t want to live around brown people. More pointedly, he doesn’t want to be a minority. But if—like Tucker often claims—he’s not a bigot and racism is overblown, why would he have any problem being a minority? After all, he’d still be white…
But he’d never know what those “Hispanics” were saying to each other, in their weird inscrutable furrin languages. They might even be laughing at him!
(Spoiler, Mr. Carlson: Even us monolingual White people are perfectly capable of laughing at you… )