LNP’s Leftist Editors Lecture You On ‘White Privilege’ in Lancaster – Meet the Team
Ever wonder who the people are at LNP who keep pushing this leftist nonsense on an overwhelmingly conservative county? Our curiosity got the better of us, so we looked them up on their website. They say physiognomy is real.
Below we reproduce, in its entirety, an absolute gem of liberal guilt and condescension, their latest Sunday editorial, which seeks to “explain” to white readers about their “White Privilege”, chastises Republican political leaders for not talking to the BLM demonstrators in Lancaster, whom the seem to admire greatly, and praises prominent liberals for prostrating themselves in front of the demonstrators, some of whom were violent, and had to be arrested. This, mind you, as the country descended into anarchy over the weekend.
The good people at the LNP are so out of touch that they think this is what most people in the county want to hear. We added images of key personalities at LNP – get to know the people pushing radical liberalism in your communities.
The LNP doesn’t actually say who is on their Editorial Board, as most newspapers do. We wonder why that might be.
Elected officials need to show up for African American county residents fighting for racial justice [editorial]
by The Lancaster Online Editorial Board
Demonstrations continued in Lancaster city and elsewhere in the county last week over the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Most of the protests here were peaceful, aside from some incidents now under investigation; most of the arrests have been on summary charges. A tenuous peace held through Friday evening, when this section went to press.
Today’s Perspective section is filled with voices of those generous enough to explain some of the root causes behind the recent demonstrations.
We thank them for sharing their thoughts, especially as young community leader Joshua Hunter acknowledged that African Americans “are exhausted explaining all of this to you. Just because we carry the weight well doesn’t mean we want to carry that burden.”
It isn’t easy to explain the meaning of white privilege, but these writers did it powerfully.
As Millersville University student Gabriella Rodriguez observed, “Privilege doesn’t mean that white people won’t suffer from life’s difficulties. But privilege does mean that white people won’t experience oppression because of the color of their skin.”
Temple University student Zuhri Wayman wrote of his reluctance sometimes to go to places with friends in Lancaster for fear he’d be singled out in a white crowd as a young black man. Not having to worry about such things is the definition of privilege, he observed.
Importantly, Wayman also noted: “The black experience cannot be defined by a singular story. Every black life is different, but we all carry the same cross.”
We learned so much reading these columns.
We learned a great deal, too, from the reactions of others to the brutal killing of George Floyd. For nearly nine excruciating minutes, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck, as Floyd suffered and then went terribly silent and still, and three other officers stood by. (All the officers have been fired and charged in Floyd’s death.)
Lancaster County school leaders reacted with anger and outrage to the killing, as LNP | LancasterOnline’s Alex Geli reported last week.
Damaris Rau, the first Latina superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, wrote on her blog of Floyd’s death as “searingly symbolic of how members of our black community are held down by the very institutions meant to raise us up.”
In a letter to her campus community, Franklin & Marshall College President Barbara Altmann, who is white, wrote of being “sickened by the murder of Mr. Floyd, haunted by his dying words” — he called out for his late mother, and cried out to the police officer kneeling on his neck that he couldn’t breathe — “and outraged by the never-ending stream of injustice and tragedy in this country.”
And, importantly, both acknowledged the shortcomings of their institutions.
“Closing learning gaps, eliminating disproportionate suspensions and raising our cultural competence can be the foundations of a stronger, more equitable community,” Rau wrote. “We embrace the central role our schools play in lifting the historical and institutional weights from students of color.”