Anti-Blondism And Elliot Rodger’s “Extremely Intentional Racial Hate Crime”

From the Santa Barbara shooter’s manifesto:

“I’m going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoilt, stuck-up, blonde s**t that I see inside there.”

The top sorority house at UC Santa Barbara is pretty much the top of the blonde heap in America. Maybe USC these days now that crime is down and it’s fashionable, maybe Tulane, maybe SMU, maybe some college in the SEC or northern Florida, but you couldn’t be too far off betting on good old UC Santa Barbara.

UCSB is less than 40% white among undergrads, but that still makes it The Blond School by UC standards. For example, UC Irvine down in the Beach Boys’ Orange County is only 17.5% white.

So, targeting for slaughter this sorority is an extremely intentional racial hate crime. But how much do you think we’re going to hear about that? As Sapir and Whorf might have said, if a term doesn’t exist in our vocabulary, it’s hard to think about the concept.