Saturday, May 25, 2024

U.S. Diplomat Proposes ‘Black Girl Magic’ to Fix Taliban’s Oppression of Women

'This is so cringe we’re going to have to apologize to the Taliban...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Karen Decker, chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Mission to Afghanistan, tweeted that #blackgirlmagic activism could help Afghanis become better feminists, the Post Millennial reported.

According to Decker, who presents as Caucasian, if the Taliban only had access to western political activism, they would be happier.

“Are Afghans familiar with #BlackGirlMagic and the movement it inspired?” Decker asked. “Do Afghan girls need a similar movement? What about Afghan women?”

“Black girl magic,” according to the Huffpost, is an activist movement created to “celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women.”

Specifically, it is “a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It’s about celebrating anything we deem particularly dope, inspiring, or mind-blowing…”

The message was one in a series of virtue-signaling tweets Decker has posted in honor of Black History Month, with many of them having little or no bearing on U.S.–Afghani relations.

In the now-deleted tweet from Wednesday, Decker also tagged three black, female celebrities: Beyoncé Knowles–Carter, Melissa “Lizzo” Jefferson and Regina King.

“Teach me, ready to learn,” Decker begged the celebrities, despite the abundance of articles noting that whites expecting blacks to teach them about racism is, itself, a form of “white privilege.”

Decker was grilled by several congressional Republicans for the tone-deaf post.

Among them were Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., both of whom called to task the Biden aministration for its lack of seriousness.

“What an embarrassment, Cotton piled on. “And a perfect example of the Biden Administration prioritizing wokeness over competence.”

The communications director for Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., said, “This is so cringe we’re going to have to apologize to the Taliban.”

And a tweet from the account of Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., lamented that it was not a joke.

Decker’s comments look especially bad in the wake of President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, which resulted in a Taliban-ruled state far more cruel than Afghanistan under prior leadership.

That withdrawal, the subject of much controversy, left 13 U.S. service members dead, billions of dollars of military equipment behind, and plunged Afghanistan into chaos as the Taliban quickly took power. Nevertheless, the Biden administration framed it as a smashing success.

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