Jordan Peterson, who came to fame by insisting that transgender people are immutably the sex they were born as, can’t figure out why the new Pakistani leader of the Scottish National party isn’t white.
The Telegraph video comment editor Steven Edginton on Monday shared video of SNP leader Humza Yousaf, who self-identifies as “non-white,” lamenting how many white people hold positions of power in 96% white Scotland.
“For 99% of the meetings I go to, I’m the only non-White person in the room,” Yousaf says in the video. “Every chair of every public body is White. That is not good enough.”
“This sinister individual is now the SNP leader,” Edginton commented. “Scotland is 96% white as a reminder.”
Jordan Peterson, who has been pitched as “humanity’s greatest thinker” and now works for Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire, countered Edginton by responding: “By what standards is he not ‘white’? Is he not white like Italians, Jews and Irishmen were once not ‘white’?”
By what standards is he not “white”? Is he not white like Italians, Jews and Irishmen were once not “white”?
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) March 27, 2023
“‘By what standards is he not “white”?’ ” Frank DeScushin responded. “Ancestry. Eyesight. Self-identification. It’s odd that someone who came to fame by noting trans people are the sex they actually are, not the sex they claim to be, now claims non-white people are something other than what they actually are.”
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