“CASH IN ON YOUR WHITE PRIVILEGE”
The site is called “Reparations” and it was created by Seattle artist, Natasha Marin. Here’s how it works, say you are a black person, you need a vacuum, or cash assistance, tuition assistance, groceries, a bill paid, a ride somewhere, a soundboard, free childcare, or anything of need for that matter, you simply pan-handle your way to the website, Reparations.me, and then upload your request. By the way, those aforementioned examples were actual requests.
Then you wait for someone to answer it.
What Marin is “going for” are for these requests to be answered and met by white people. This gives us white people the chance “to cash in on our whiteness” by offering people of color material in a time of “need.” Do you take a “White check?”
“Not Trying To Create White Guilt”
According to the Huffington Post article, Marin’s goal and mission is not to elicit “white guilt.” The trouble with this claim, is that Marin has targeted a particular race (white). Furthermore, implication and subjectification play important roles in her view of the white race. Marin believes that we have a social, and economic advantage over people of color. And in order to defeat the evil racism in us that we are so blindly unaware of, we must reach out and help the black race intentionally, as blacks are “disproportionately” targeted unfavorably, due to our imperialistic control in society.
“I’m trying to create moments of solidarity between people of color, and between people of color and people who are white,” she explained to The Guardian. “I’m not into polarizing. I’m into people working together for solutions … who can you help, who can you connect with, how can you offset your privilege,” Marin Added.
However, she is blatantly contradicting herself by stipulating who helps who. In order to be helped, you must be black. In order to help, you are encouraged to be white. Aside from stereotyping that all “whites” are better off, Marin takes away self value, integrity, and pride. She then replaces it with a sense of inferiority. “You aren’t individually good or talented enough to stand on your own. Yell at White people. Demand government action. Be a collectivist. Come on my site, subject your sob story and get free stuff.”
IT’S A WHITE POVERTY THING
Hey black people, white people can be poor too! I know, I know it’s not the same kind of poor right? No stupid, it’s actually poverty-poor. Now, we all know that social justice activists love to have double meanings as well as standards if it means helping their side of the argument, but poverty is still poverty. I’m not going to apologize that there is a shit load of white people in this country, but will you apologize when you find out that 29.9 million white people (a shit load of poor white people despite what liberals say) live in poverty.
Where is the demand to help these people? Why aren’t they taking to the streets in groups screaming for justice!
THE RACE CARD HAS RAN ITS FINAL LAP
I know Marin and the likes of black author, James Baldwin, will disagree. He claims “being white is never having to think about being white.” Sigh, wouldn’t that be nice except there’s one major problem. You won’t let me.
Yeah, everywhere I turn, you social justice advocates are there. You’ve inspired, and have absolutely corrupted American children to now think in terms of race. From MTV, to the “White Boy Privilege” on YouTube, it has become a fad to hate being white. Errr, correction- It has become a fad to hate being a white male.
But you won’t win, you see I know that people will fulfill Natasha’s sick, racist, hypocritical, counter-productive wishes, but more and more, yes white people, but also black people are speaking out against black bias.
What’s a narrative end without Morgan Freeman?
Simply put! Instead of creating something nice and tasteful, she created division, not solidarity. Instead of creating a community that is race-free, she created a website serving as a reminder that race is an issue… to some people.
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