Bill Maher: Blacks should demand that whites “stop culturally appropriating how angry they are at racism”

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The “Real Time” presenter expressed concern during his show that “the ‘gotcha’ guardians” will “push us toward a kind of resegregation.”

“Blacks have to demand that whites stop culturally appropriating how angry they are at racism,” Maher said from his home studio in Los Angeles. “It’s great that Caucasians have finally joined the fight for racial justice in unprecedented numbers, but that they hate racism the most? You can’t steal that! Elvis stealing Little Richard’s act, that’s pretty bad.”

The host cited several examples of embarrassing attempts and misunderstandings, including mocking an incident involving Oakland, California, Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) this month.

Schaaf had launched a hate crime investigation into what was described as “ropes” found in a city park that turned out to be an exercise rig built by an African-American man.

“Why is this white woman seeing racism where a black man is not?” Maher asked. “The mayor also said, ‘Intentions don’t matter,’ but they do matter. And whites should stop trying to cancel other white people whose hearts were in the right place, but they don’t exactly do it right on the first try.”

The presenter also pointed to Sacramento, California, sports presenter Grant Napear, who was fired earlier this month for tweeting “ALL LIVES MATTER” in response to a fan’s question about the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I am concerned that the kind of tensions the ‘gotcha’ guardians are creating is going to make people afraid of mixing at all and pushing us into a kind of resegregation, where instead of just seeing a person and not a color, now we’re only seeing color, “said Maher. “Maybe this is old school liberalism, but I don’t think that is the way to go.”

Liberalism, he added, “should be about lifting people up rather than slapping people trying to say, ‘I’m on your side.'”

Maher’s comment echoes a theme he has underlined on his show earlier regarding “canceling culture.”

“I think this ‘cancel culture’ is a cancer in progressivism,” Maher said on March 7. “Liberals always have to fight a two-front war. Republicans just have to fight Democrats; Democrats have to fight Republicans and each other.”

“Real Time” was released on HBO in 2003.