Given Dawkins dwindling status as a player in the public arena, I suppose we should not be surprised that he has turned to Virtue Signaling:
Bullseye by Paul Krugman: the politics of white male resentment https://t.co/zu8GLiPtXJ
“(Trump’s) jihad against Barack Obama was fueled by envy: Obama was a black man who was also a class act, with all the grace and poise Trump lacks. And Trump couldn’t stand it.”
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) October 2, 2018
The “bullseye” article Dawkins’ links to makes the following claims:
What Thursday’s hearing drove home, however, was that white male rage isn’t restricted to blue-collar guys in diners.
What distinguished Trump voters was, instead, racial resentment. Furthermore, this resentment was and is driven not by actual economic losses at the hands of minority groups, but by fear of losing status in a changing country, one in which the privilege of being a white man isn’t what it used to be.
But it’s privilege under siege. An increasingly diverse society no longer accepts the God-given right of white males from the right families to run things,
Instead, it’s about the rage of white men, upper class as well as working class, who perceive a threat to their privileged position.
So Richard Dawkins is finally moving toward PZ Myer’s position and has become a vocal opponent of “white male privilege.”
It is hilariously ironic to watch Dawkins posture like this given the man is a multimillionaire who is descended from slave owners.