BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): The basic idea here is that whiteness only exists in opposition to Blackness. So there's no such thing as a white identity, there's only a cohesive Black identity. Well, you're going to have to explain that one to me. Seriously. Because you're going to have to explain to me why a person from Haiti and a person from Zimbabwe have the same cultural heritage and history as -- so they deserve to be capitalized, capital B Black, they're part of the same cultural and ethnic history. But a guy from Austria and a guy from Germany, nine miles apart, who are both white, they share no common ethnic heritage. None. According to this. I mean, it's ridiculous, obviously.
The basic idea, instead, is that whiteness is bad, Blackness is good, because Blackness is an identity. White can only exist in opposition to Blackness and, therefore, whiteness is truly about racism. Right? This is a word you'll see very common in the woke literature, is "whiteness." Whiteness is a descriptor of badness. Right? You have internalized your whiteness. If you integrate into the system so you're internalizing your whiteness. This is how they can call people like Clarence Thomas an Oreo. Because the idea is he has internalized his whiteness. Right? He's a Black man, but he's white on the inside because he's internalized his whiteness.
By the way, this is sort of the premise of the -- it's unbelievable to me this movie really was not perceived as how racist it is -- the movie "Get Out" is really about this, right. The idea of "Get Out" is a Black man, who's being treated incredibly well by a white family and then, of course, it turns out to be a horror story about them attempting to capture his body and then turn him into a white person on the inside. Right? They literally want to take his body and then take their white souls and put them in his Black body to take control of his body. Right?
This notion that whiteness is the threat because whiteness only exists in opposition to Blackness --- the only thing that brings white people together is being in opposition to Black people -- it's quite a linguistic twist. But this is the way that we are going to divide the country and make the country worse and worse. That is the direction in which we are moving.