♃Humor Me: Let’s Play “Spot the White Supremacist.”

Catherine Pugh, Esq.
10 min readApr 29, 2021

When Our National Approach to Henhouse Safety Is “Trust the Fox.”

SOURCE: Against All Reason.

It is time for the President to stop using ‘White Supremacy’ as if it is something more than the racism we face on a daily basis.

During his first joint address to Congress Wednesday night, President Joe Biden got it wrong; again:

“We have to remain vigilant against the threats to the United States wherever they come from. . . . And we won’t ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today: White Supremacy is terrorism.”

The President wasn’t intentionally saying White racism is terrorizing the nation, but he should have been. Instead, he wrongly drew a stark line between the good and just and the Derek Chauvins of America — between White Supremacists and our Better Angels. “And by fits and starts, our Better Angels had prevailed again, just enough, just enough against our worst impulses to make a new and better nation. And those Better Angels can prevail again, now.”

White Supremacist v. Better Angels is, of course, a false dichotomy — an error when setting the range of options.

Yes, there is a malevolent band of racism. The band is cowardly and usually quite easy to identify. They gather at the U.S



Catherine Pugh, Esq.

Private Counsel. Former DOJ-CRT, Special Litigation Section, Public Defender; Adjunct Professor (law & undergrad). Developed Race & Law course.