According to the Beyond Diversity Resource Center (BDRC), the problem with working with whites to end racism (something Gallup’s new poll tells us is statistically non-existent, as a concern of just 1% of Americans) is working with whites.
The BDRC is a bunch of phony race hustlers, comprised of cunning young blacks (who want to be ready to work the race-baiting game when Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are gone) and white-hating whites looking for a way to be relative.
These are their rules for HAVING to deal with Whites.
Notice there is nothing about being angry enough to turn down white money.
White people are difficult to work with when they:
1 Ask stupid questions like “how did you get your hair like that?”
2 Do not listen to people of color but readily listen to other White people.
3 Benefit financially on the backs of people of color.
4 Need to be the authority.
5 Act as if they know more about the experiences of people of color than people of color.
6 Are arrogant but expect humility from people of color–especially men.
7 Expect that their “good intent” will always outweigh the negative impact of their actions.
8 Have very little knowledge of people of color.
9 Expect to be cared for by people of color when the work against racism.
10 Expect to be appreciated by people of color when they work against racism.
11 Expect not to be criticized by people of color when they work against racism.
12 Expect to be emotionally unscathed when they work against racism.
13 Assume the experiences of all racist and ethnic groups are universal.
14 Speak for people of color.
15 Assume the role of the Great White Mother or Great White father.
16 Say something stupid (“I don’t see color,” or “people are all the same.”
17 Cannot follow but must always lead.
18 Practice Colorblindness.
19 Excuse their obliviousness about the experience of people of color.
20 Try to become honorary people of color.
21 When they act afraid of people of color.
22 When they don’t own their own whiteness.
23 We they play the ‘everything is equal game’ (“Why don’t we have a White History Month?”)
24 Are more concerned with pets, vegetables, and dolphins than they are about the suffering of people of color (‘it’s cool that you’re working on racism. I’m really into be a vegan,”
25 Play the “I’m oppressed too” game, (“My people were oppressed when they came here too.”)
26 Say that it is so difficult to work on racism that they need to take a break.
27 Insist that you remind them of some other famous person of color.
28 Believe that the greatest achievement they can make is to transcend race or ethnicity.
29 Get too friendly too fast.
They’re a nervy bunch, aren’t they? Res ipsa loquitur.
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