The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles: “White people are the only people who do not see color”

Reacting to comments by new Patriots coach Jerod Mayo, Knowles goes on pro-white rant: White people have zero racial consciousness. ... They really don't see color. Everyone else does."

In his introductory press conference, Jerod Mayo, new coach of the New England Patriots, made some remarks on diversity:

“You want your locker room to be pretty diverse, and you want the world to look like that. What I will say, though, is I do see color because I believe if you don’t see color, you can’t see racism,” Mayo said.

“Whatever happens, Black, white, disabled person. Even someone with disabilities, for the most part people are like — when they’re young, they kind of make the spot hot. ... But what I would say is: no, I want you to be able to go up to those people and really understand those people. It goes back to whatever it is, Black, white, yellow, it really doesn’t matter, but it does matter so we can try to fix the problem that we all know we have.”

Mayo has already been criticized by far-right figures like Charlie Kirk.

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Citation From the January 18, 2024, edition of The Daily Wire's The Michael Knowles Show

MICHAEL KNOWLES (HOST): Speaking of football, the New England new head coach has just come out and made clear the DEI policies for the team.


If you wanted to see color to stop the racial inequality in football, you would have to introduce the first white player into football. That's not fair. There are some. Obviously, there was the former quarterback for this very team. What's that guy? Brady? Yeah. He was pretty popular. And let me think of another white football player. There's the guy who's dating Taylor Swift. And that's it, I think. I think that's pretty much all of them. White people, the lone white people.

I don't even really disagree with this guy. In principle, if his premises were true that there were some awful racism, then he's right. The only way to rectify that problem would be to be conscious of race, to not deny that people have racial differences. What I think he's missing, what all of the libs miss when they inveigh against the evil white man, the source of all the problems in the world, we are told, is that white people are the only people who do not see color. In as much as that phrase means anything at all -- I don't see color. I don't -- the only people for whom that is true is white people. The only people for whom that has been true ever in the whole history of the world is white people.

This is very clear from modern social science. When you ask people their racial consciousness, when -- when you ask people, hey, is race -- is your race somewhat or very important to you? Every racial group other than white people is above 50 percent. Asians, Hispanics. For Black people, it's above 70 percent. What's the number for white people? 15. White people have zero racial consciousness -- 15 percent, I guess. They don't -- they really don't see color. Everyone else does, and everyone else has for all of history, which is how we've ended up in a situation today where white people are the only group that you can discriminate against by law and according to the mores of society.