The white inventor argument says that we know white people are better than everyone else because of all their wonderful inventions.
The argument has three main uses:
- To prove that whites are better – and the world better off despite whatever racism they may have practised.
- To change the subject. It is a great way to derail any argument about white racism: blacks hate this argument and will jump on it, quickly forgetting whatever they were talking about before. This is why trolls love this argument.
- To point out that x would not even be possible without white people. For example, when arguing about how racist a film is, whites will sometimes try to end the argument by pointing out that it was whites who invented film in the first place!
What is wrong with this argument:
- Doing something good does not excuse doing something bad. More…
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