First World Problem, Third World Attitude: “Please Correct My Name. I Know It`s Not An Easy White Person Name, But…”
.@daveweigel seriously, please correct my name. I know it’s not an easy white person name, but come on dude
— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) March 22, 2014
The problem isn`t “racism”, or white orthographic privilege, however—Weigel simply can`t spell. After Peter Brimelow was on a panel at CPAC, Weigel wrote what I called a “brief, non-rabid” account of it, and I wrote that
You’ll notice, or perhaps you won’t, that Weigel has spelled Weltanschauung wrong above. He’s a bad speller, and , and has furthermore misspelled “mezzanine,” (above). But we sympathize—we’re terrible proof-readers. At at least he’s not filled with hate.
Hate for us, that is. But his spelling failures aren`t about race, unless you`ve been conditioned to think everything is about race.