Teen Vogue Essay: ‘America’s Values Are White Supremacy and Capitalism’

Last week, “Teen Vogue” published an op-ed calling for the abolition of private property rights and the police.

In the essay, titled “There’s No Such Thing As a United America,” columnist Kandist Mallett writes that the U.S. is rooted in “divisiveness,” was founded “through the genocide of Indigenous peoples,” and flourished “through the enslavement of Africans.”

“At its core, America’s values are white supremacy and capitalism,” she writes. “That is true no matter who has been in office.”

The columnist also accuses Biden of being “the lesser of two evils” and far too moderate.

“Why should people who have been systematically oppressed — and who have struggled against the government for true freedom — be asked to hold hands with their oppressors?” she asks. “Why are we still acting like we can get along with these people — or would we even want to?”

Mallett writes, “The only political unity that we should be trying to strive for is with those who are trying to build the world we actually need.”

When a Biden/Harris win became clear to her, Mallett claimed that she “didn’t feel excitement or even safety” but “exhausted,” claiming that a Biden presidency would “still be a battle.”

Though she feels she is “expected to celebrate that a Black woman is now next in line to be the head of an empire,” she writes: “I’m not.”

In Mallet’s essay, she supports the idea of abolishing the police entirely and laments how that idea was pushed aside in favor of “more mainstream calls to reduce funding for the police.”

The teen magazine has a history of promoting radical leftist ideology to its young readership.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Photo: (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

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