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Extreme anti-white-male journal funded by taxpayers

Electric Lit (Facebook)
March 12, 2018

Electric Literature is a New York-based nonprofit founded in 2009. Their website states that they are an online journal dedicated to making literature more exciting, relevant and inclusive.

The journal writes expansively on white privilege and its content is comprehensively from a leftist standpoint that is anti-capitalist and anti-straight white males, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

The journal features pieces titled “Why I Left Men for Books” and “On the Coming Extinction of the Great White Male.”

Electric Literature has received $35,000 in taxpayer funding, including $15,000 from the Trump Administration’s NEA. The NEA grant was a $5,000 increase from the past two years.

The Trump Administration does not support the NEA grant, but Congress hasn’t responded to recommendations to do away with it.

The journal has also received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Amazon Literary Partnership and the New York State Council on the Arts with the “support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.”

The purpose of the NEA grant is to fund the Recommended Reading section of Electric Literature’s online journal, a free online fiction magazine.

The Recommended Reading section features articles like “Sh*t Boyfriends Say,” “The Last of the 14-Year-Old Virgins” and “On the Coming Extinction of the Great White Male,” according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Feminist writers have landed articles in the online publication that include “What Women Can Learn From Reading Sexist Male Writers,” “Why I Left Men for Books,” “The Queer Erotic’s of Handholding in Literature” and “20 Authors I Don’t Have to Read Because I’ve Dated Men for 16 Years.”

Electric Literature claims they are “committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious” and strive to “illuminate social justice issues.”