90 Miles From Tyranny : 'Woke mob' says Socialist Helen Keller is 'just another' 'privileged white person' in Time article

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Friday, December 18, 2020

'Woke mob' says Socialist Helen Keller is 'just another' 'privileged white person' in Time article

The "woke mob" attacked a fellow Socialist for being white, saying deaf and blind Socialist activist Helen Keller was a “privileged white person” in a recent Time magazine article.

"As a mother to a child with a disability, this is extremely offensive. Helen Keller dedicated her life to advocating for those with disabilities and illness. To suddenly cancel her now because of her skin color is not only outrageous, it's racist," the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mary Vought, told the Washington Examiner.

The Time piece, titled "Co-Founding the ACLU, Fighting for Labor Rights and Other Helen Keller Accomplishments Students Don't Learn in School," highlighted the lack of focus in education on the achievements of people with disabilities.

The portion of the Time story that drew ire reads: “However, to some Black disability rights activists, like Anita Cameron, Helen Keller is not radical at all, 'just another, despite disabilities, privileged white person,' and yet another example of history telling the story of privileged white Americans."

“You’ve got to be kidding me. The woke mob is now going after Helen Keller for being white,” Vought added on Twitter. “Nevermind the advancements she worked to achieve for those with disabilities.”

“Anyone that helps fight for those with ailments is a hero, not a villain,” Vought continued. “It doesn’t matter what color their skin is!”

Others joined her in condemning the comment on Keller, calling it "ridiculous" on Twitter, with one person saying, "We've lost our damn minds," and another saying she can "only sputter in disbelief."
Perhaps America’s most famous disabled activist, Keller was left deaf and blind as a young child. Despite the disabilities, she went on to learn to communicate and became the first deaf-blind graduate of Radcliffe College. She later became an activist, co-founding the American Civil Liberties Union and supporting the NAACP.

Keller traveled the world, raising awareness for people with disabilities and once testifying before Congress to advocate for...

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