Yesterday, August 15, I wrote:
My first instinct is to treat this as a Poe. First, this letter describes the ideal state social justice activists would love to put everyone in – crippled by shame, fear, and helplessness because of “white privilege.” Secondly, “Whitey?” Seriously? The name did provide the social justice priests, Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed, an oh so conventient excuse to consistently respond to “Whitey” as they espouse their dogma.
And this was posted early this morning:
I wrote this letter to the New York Times under my poetic alter ego “Whitey”, a privileged cisgender white girl from Harlem.
I feel my letter encapsulates the way that all white people should feel about themselves.
Still can’t believe they published it.https://t.co/Uxd4E9cn2R
— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) August 16, 2018
Of course, from her twitter account, it sure looks like Titania herself is a troll or poe, so how do we know she wrote that letter? Round and round it goes.