MAGA Nation is Fighting a Race War

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-QAnon/CrossFit) is lying about white folks being denied COVID treatment. The reason is terrifying.

Tim Wise
6 min readJan 12, 2022


Image: caricature of Marjorie Taylor Greene, DonkeyHotey, Flickr, Creative Commons license 2.0

Stop calling it a culture war. That’s not what this is.

And nothing about it is civil, either.

This is a race war, at least in the minds of MAGA nation.

How else can we understand the recent statement by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Cracker Barrel) that only people with “non-white skin” can receive monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID?

Of course, it’s untrue, yet she has delivered this lie without the slightest bit of shame or misgiving.

Before examining the disinformation about COVID “affirmative action,” though, let’s place the accusation in context because only there can such a blatant falsehood begin to make sense.

Consider it alongside the last several years of right-wing commentary and the leading flashpoints of contemporary conservative discourse.

MAGA conservatism thrives on white grievance

What are the things about which the right has made the most noise as of late?

  • Black football players taking a knee…



Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)