America, we are told by Progressives, is FILLED with those icky people who are not comfortable with those that differ from them ethnically, culturally, or religiously.
Progressives, on the other hand, PRIDE themselves on their carefree ability to associate with - well, just about ANYONE (because they are so cosmopolitan and worldly).
This is shown by their patting themselves on the back for having a passport, and using it, preferably in out-of-the-way places. They sneer at those who travel by group; it shows their discomfort with cultures and places that are not familiar.
There is one ethnic group, and culture, that the Elites are afraid of, suspicious of, and nearly totally ignorant of - the White American.
Oh, the Elites will tell you exactly what the White American believes, thinks, does, and IS. They KNOW. Without any attempt to actually spend any time with "Those People".
Such ignorance, combined with disdain, is what Elites accuse "Those People" of (Yes, I do know that I am ending my sentences with a preposition. That's what we Ohioans do. Get over it.).
Muffin top on White Americans? Evidence of their inability to control their appetites.
Muffin top on an Elite? A relaxed attitude towards media-imposed conventions.
Drug use in White Americans? Evidence of their laziness, criminal tendencies, and poor self-control.
Drug use in Black Americans? Evidence of the oppression of them by White Americans.
Drug use in Elites? Oh, come on! EVERYBODY does it - totally unimportant.
Removing White American children from public schools, due to concerns about academic quality and poor cultural influences? Evidence of Racism, a whole lot of -Phobias, and anti-intellectualism.
Removing Elite children from public schools, due to concerns about academic quality and poor cultural influences? Just protecting their own - Totally justified (after all, the Clintons and Obamas did it).
White American not making the grade in school? They're just stupid - probably a result of all that inbreeding.
Black American not making the grade in school? Oppression by White Americans.
Elite not making the grade in school? Child is (pick one or more): Learning Disabled, Autistic, Brilliant, but not understood by those mediocre teachers, Learns by a Different Modality (and, the teacher BETTER completely accommodate that difference - or ELSE).
Whatever the problem, Elites are excused from responsibility - unlike White Americans.