Daily Intel reported Wednesday on a deadly disease spreading in this country that is as difficult-to-treat as MRSA: White People Fatigue (niveus populus fatigo, or WPF). It was described by performance artist Danny Hoch as:
“…a whole lot of white folks on the left – liberals, Democrats if you will – that have this fatigue about not wanting to do the work necessary to figure out their own place, and their own role in the scheme of things.”
Fortunately, we haven’t come down with WPF, although we have suffered in the past from an offshoot strain, called White People Fatigue-Fatigue (WPFF), which could be described as:
“…having this fatigue about always having to figure out our own place and our own role in the scheme of things while observing white people who don’t and are, on top of that privilege, drippy, listless, bored, feckless, glib, and prone to making middle-of-the-road choices, whether it’s getting all of their political opinions from NPR or embracing subpar music genres like shoegaze and freak folk or mistaking disaffection and earnestness for thinking and feeling.”
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