By Rick Gordon
Researchers Cydney Dupree and Susan Fiske of Princeton analyzed the wording of campaign speeches delivered by both right and left wing candidates, Democratic and Republican presidential candidates made to various audiences over a period of 25 years to predominantly minority audiences. They then paired each speech delivered to a mostly-minority audience with a comparable speech delivered at a mostly-white audience and analyzed and compared the text of these speeches for 2 factors: words related to ability or status, such as “assertive” or “competitive” and words related to warmth and congeniality such as “supportive” and “compassionate”.
Their study proved that white leftists tend to dumb down their speech and use more elementary language when talking to minorities, particularly black people. A reality check seems to validate what Jesse Jackson once said "Barack's been, um, talking down to black people ... I want to cut his nuts out. Barack, he's talking down to black people." [ 1 ] - Well Barrack is half white so I guess that makes Jackson half right, maybe he should cut one of them off ? . . Or perhaps its just liberals in general, not so much white ones but any liberals who harbor the same superiority / messianic complex.
It’s pretty much established that "Social Justice Warriors", "bleeding heart Liberals" and leftists in general frequently envision themselves in a Messianic frame, they harbor a savior complex and feel it is their God given right and obligation to save "oppressed minorities" not only from themselves but from the ravages of the harsh real world. Their patronizing / talking down to only gets worse when they actually speak to minorities, their subconscious inability to accept diverse ethnicities as equals is not only unhealthy to society as a whole, but to the ethnic minority group being shackled to the plantation like a 9 year old still suckling its' mothers teats. In the case of the 9 year old, who benefits? The child doesn't need Moms saggy old teats and stale milk but the mother draws a psychological reward from the action. The child will likely be nurtured into a lifelong inability to break away from its attraction to Mommy, forever hiding behind its Mothers apron strings. Case in point is the stereotypical 30 - 40 year old living in the parents basement while trolling twitter in search of some form of self gratification to prove to him or herself that yes "I'm a big boy" or big girl. The same can be said of the White Liberals and the minority groups.
Some have termed this talking down phenomenon as a 'soft bigotry of low expectations', basically they believe the minority to be inferior and do not expect as much from them as they would a white person.
The Dupree-Fiske study proved that liberal individuals were less likely to use overly articulate words when the person they were addressing was presumed to be black rather than white. Dupree stated “It was kind of an unpleasant surprise to see this subtle but persistent effect ...even if it’s ultimately well-intentioned, it could be seen as patronizing.”
We are accustomed to social justice warriors finger pointing under the guise of 'white privilege' that we carry an implicit bias toward people of color, the finger is always pointed to anyone other than themselves. Apparently the white left is guilty of believing minority individuals are of lower intelligence so they dumb down their speech in order to ingratiate themselves to the minority while they fell they are being kinder to them.