We’ve seen this face before

“The face is in this photo of a clutch of white young men crowding around a single black man at a lunch counter sit-in in Virginia in the 1960s, and in many other images of jeering white men from that era. The face is the rows of Wisconsin high school boys flashing Nazi salutes in a prom picture last year. The face is Brett Kavanaugh—then a student at an all-boys Catholic prep school—“drunkenly laughing” as he allegedly held down Christine Blasey Ford. Anyone who knew the popular white boys in high school recognized it: the confident gaze, the eyes twinkling with menace, the smirk. The face of a boy who is not as smart as he thinks he is, but is exactly as powerful. The face that sneers, “What? I’m just standing here,” if you flinch or cry or lash out. The face knows that no matter how you react, it wins.”

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/maga-teenager-native-american-veteran-harassment-smile.html

2 thoughts on “We’ve seen this face before

  1. But today is different. Millions are speaking out against that brat. People are “mad as hell, they’re not going to take it anymore.” Messing with a Native American was a poorly calculated ploy. I think almost everyone can see the irony of the Trumpers anti-immigration stance in this situation. Now this kid will forever be remembered as that guy harassing the American Indian. It’s going to stay with him the rest of his life. I feel the tide shifting.

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