'Dismantling' racism over rice and chicken

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

table set for a mealA conservative black activist finds it "ridiculous" that liberal white women would shell out hundreds of dollars just to be told they are racist.

The Guardian reports that a growing number of white women are paying to confront what they seem to believe is their privilege and racism. The program is called Race to Dinner where one white sponsor hosts a dinner at her home for seven other white women so that co-founder Regina Jackson, who is black, and Saira Rao, who describes herself as Indian American, can challenge them to accept their racism.

The Race to Dinner website addresses white women directly, as follows:

"We are talking about your complicity in upholding white supremacy and keeping Black and brown women down. Our goal is to reveal to you what BIPOC* have always seen: your white privilege, your power, your control and your complicity in all of the above. You are an integral part of this system. Are you willing to use this power to dismantle the hate rather than to uphold it?"

Fischer

Marie Fischer, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, says the two women are making a "killing" by preying on white guilt.

"They knew the group that would fall for this the easiest and who would feel guilty," Fischer tells OneNewsNow. "People who would shell out $2,500 just to feel bad about themselves. So, these women are making a killing."

The website continues:

"This isn't a delicate dinner conversation …. This is an intimate, direct conversation about how the white women at the table are complicit in the continued injustices of our white supremacist society and how they can immediately take action …. In the end, we hope white women choose gender over whiteness and realize their liberation is directly connected to that of Black, Indigenous and brown women."

Rao and Jackson admit they don't bother hustling women who voted for Trump – or white men, who they claim are a lost cause.

"I think the whole thing is ridiculous," Fischer adds. "[And] I find that ironic because those are the women who are my friends -- and yeah, that's why you don't bother with them because they don't feel guilty. They don't sit there and mull over 'Oh, how racist am I.'"

But since the two liberal activists started these dinners in the spring of 2019, 15 dinners have been held in big cities across the country.


* Black/Indigenous/People of color

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