Racists Anonymous: 12-step cure for disease of “White Privilege”
Progressives can now open “Safety Pin Boxes” while taking a “Complicity Cleanse.”
Last week, we covered the videoptaped torture of a mentally disabled Chicago teen at the hands of 4 black thugs, who taunted him with anti-white and anti-Trump insults.
Meanwhile, progressives are still fighting the vast, alt-Right conspiracy whenever and wherever they can. For example, now there is a “Racists Anonymous” group, an Alcoholics Anonymous-type organization offering a recovery program for people struggling with their “white privilege”.
The program is the brainchild of Reverend Ron Buford, a black pastor who worried that conversations about race left him angry and white participants guilty. He says he realized the need for the self-improvement program after witnessing Trump’s rise to power.
Racists Anonymous is a 12-step program, and meetings begin with everyone in the room announcing that they are, in fact a racist (step one is, of course, admitting you have a problem). The white people in the group discuss their experiences with their own racism, minority attendees discuss experiences encountering racism in society.
Fascinating. I would be interested to learn about how the Chicago teen felt about his “white privilege” while his scalp was being lacerated with a knife by his abusers.
But “Racists Anonymous” isn’t the only special, new offering for race-conscious liberals. You can now purchase a racial indulgence in the form of a Safety Pin Box.
Spend between $25 and $100 a month to receive a box that helps you be a better ally. That’s the business plan set up by Grand Rapids, Michigan entrepreneurs Marissa Johnson and Leslie Mac, at least.
Every month, they send their subscribers the Safety Pin Box, which Vice reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro describes as being “designed to wake up white people to the realities of being black in America.”
…The Box has only a few hundred subscribers (it would be fun to do a pool estimating how many of them are white Brooklyn liberals), Johnson and Mac are donating some of the proceeds to black female activists, and liberals and lefties themselves have been highly critical of the exercise.
Finally, in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, there is the Complicity Cleanse. The goal of this activity is lofty: Freeing yourself from the “triumph of patriarchy, sexism, xenophobia, heterosexism”…and, of course, racism.
After you sign up, you will be sent a “menu” that contains a daily dose of information, resources, questions, actions, challenges– little things to do every single day. The idea is to create a platform of presence in order to forge habits that divest our complicity from the mechanisms of oppression. Once we are aware of our entanglements, we can earnestly begin to dismantle all that allows for the pernicious “-isms” of American identity. Everything on the menu is a suggestion, that will hopefully become a contemplation, a conversation, an act, and eventually an awakened pattern. Little by little we will lesson our enurement with white supremacist, patriarchal rule, and our complicity in the suffering of others.
No word on whether you have to wear a Pussy Hat when you take that cleanse, however.
The GoFundMe site for the tortured teen has earned nearly $160,000 to help in the recovery from his “white privilege”. We hope that during Trump’s presidency that the racial divide is lessened and the inane, progressive products and dramas disappear entirely
Hi! I’m Leslie and I would enjoy the privilege of never reporting on “Racists Anonymous,” safety pins, or Complicity Cleanses again.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
Sounds liked they are acting like good capitalists – Never let a business opportunity go to waste.
Spend between $25 and $100 a month to receive a box that helps you be a better ally.
This really has me conflicted.
Is it: There’s a sucker born every minute.
Or is it: A fool and his money are soon parted.
Or, my favorite: Liberals are so stupid!
Those are not mutually exclusive.
The white people in the group discuss their experiences with their own racism, minority attendees discuss experiences encountering racism in society.
Oh yes … that kind of racism. The kind that black people can’t possibly have.
Alcoholics Anonymous is peer-run, members take turns running groups, providing snacks, coffee, etc. There are no bosses, no managers, no supervisors, no formal hierarchy.
Racists Anonymous appears to set up minority members as counselors to self-admitted racists (which means, likely, ‘guilt-ridden white liberals’), indicating a systemic hierarchy right off the bat. If so, that philosophically eliminates it as an AA 12 Step type organization. They’ve just lifted the name for PR and marketing reasons.
Liberals can stuff it!
Some of the worst racism I’ve seen was from Mexicans directed at Guatemalans, American blacks directed at Africans, and Japanese directed at Chinese. Take your white guilt schtick and ram it up your ass Rev.
Just like blacks and whites, that Japanese-Chinese racism works both ways. I’m sure the others are the same.
Good. Let them struggle.
In any event, anonymous groups usually serve good coffee. May their’s be bitter.
Started by people who know that if they couldn’t race bait, they would be unemployable.
Did you see the mug on her mantle in the safety pin box video?
It says “pay me the money you owe me”….she probably feels as though paying her for this useless trash is the least the white guilters could do.
I am not Pro-Choice. I recognize individual dignity and intrinsic value as moral axioms. I judge people by the content of their character (e.g. principles), not the “color of their skin”, and so must, on principle, oppose [class] diversity and other efforts to reconstitute institutional racism, sexism, etc. (Progressive constitutions a la South Africa).
There seems to be this assumption of the side of the people railing against white privilege that white people are simply given everything they have.
In my own case I grew up dirt poor where my favorite (and only) toy was a stick (I bought my first baseball glove when I was 23). In high school, I got a job where I worked 40 hours a week during the school year and 60 hours a week during the summer. One of the first things I bought myself was a bicycle (my first one) so I could get to work easier. I went to college where I carried a full load as a chemistry major while I worked one job full time and taught labs for another 15-20 hours a week. While struggling with all of this I watched as year after year scores of black students were brought in on state sponsored full ride scholarships. While I worked and studied to the point where I had no social life and was constantly sleep deprived,these students on these scholarships partied endlessly and their flunk out rate was well over 90%. Of course this failure rate was not their fault because their racist teachers failed to understand how it was utterly unfair to demand that they attend class, that they complete and turn in assignments, and how they were required to pass exams. Where exactly was my white privilege during all of this?
I’m torn between disgust at this idea, and a grudging admiration for these guys who figured out how to make easy money from liberal idiots.
Someone help me please. Is “enurement” a word? I can’t find it in the dictionary. Or is it another made up lefty term like Latinx?
Or was this a misspelled “immurement”? Whatever, this is just more evidence of leftists spewing pseudointellectual garbage.
Enurement is another spelling for inurement…
“The inurement prohibition forbids the use of the income or assets of a tax-exempt organization to directly or indirectly unduly benefit an individual or other person that has a close relationship with the organization or is able to exercise significant control over the organization.”
“TO ENURE. To take, or have effect or serve to the use, benefit, or advantage of a person. The word is often written inure. A release to the tenant for life, enures to him in reversion; that is, it has the same effect for him as for the tenant for life. A discharge of the principal enures to the benefit of the surety.”
I experienced racism first hand as a white teenager in 7th grade while attending junior high in Berkeley Ca. Blacks took out their racist hate on us liberal whites once or twice a week with robberies, assaults and threats. I became a believer in MLK’s demand that I judge blacks by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. The problem was that their character was bad, like klan members.