The 6 Most Mediocre White People of 2016

As people of color, we know that the accomplishments and plights of our community and other marginalized populations don't always get the spotlight they truly deserve. This level of invisibility permeated through political, humanitarian and pop culture spheres throughout all of 2016.

White mediocrity is a term used to describe the level at which white people (as a race and sometimes a culture) are praised or pardoned for unexceptional actions and performances in a way people of color are not.

It has manifested itself through the presidential election, insensitive comments about trauma and people of color, and lack of even acknowledging underrepresented people at all. The following people have been mediocre this year for the simple reason that they have either been praised for low-quality accomplishments or haven't owned responsibility for inexcusable actions. 

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