Essentially, the group of roughly 100 "white ally" volunteers take turns swooping in to save African American people (already suffering from the "emotional labor" of systemic racism) from social media arguments when issues of race arise. You know, because these white liberals are "woke" enough to recognize their inherent sin of whiteness and, apparently along with CNN, think people of color need white people to fight their social media battles for them.
Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.
"White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts," reports CNN.
"White Nonsense Roundup (WNR) was created by white people, for white people, to address our inherently racist society," reads WNR's official site. "We believe it is our responsibility to call out white friends, relatives, contacts, speakers, and authors who are contributing to structural racism and harming our friends of color. We are a resource for anti-racist images, links, videos, artwork, essays, and voices. These can be used by anyone for a DIY white nonsense roundup, or by the WNR team to support people of color upon their request."
Here's how it works: when a person of color is sick and tired of talking to a white person about race on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, they tag WNR and a white liberal volunteer steps in to educate the racist white.
"When you're exhausted from debating race with strangers, they step in," the report glows.
An example, from CNN:
Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges -- or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.
Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you're tired of having.
WNR co-founder and college instructor (shocking!) Terri Kempton explained why the Good Whites must come to the defense of people of color: "It's really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us," she said.
"I think, as white people, we are taught that intentions are all that matters," Kempton continued. "We think that if our hearts are in the right places and we consciously doubt racism, we're good to go. So that was a light-bulb moment to me, where I didn't think intentions are enough."
And just like that, WNR was conceived: "I thought, 'What about if we take on some of that emotional labor or burden?'" she said. "Because white people are responsible for talking to other white people about racism."
But Kempton assured CNN that by no means are these white allies, such as herself, looking for glorification for saving those whom they clearly view as their lessers.
"We're very aware of the tendency of white activists to center ourselves, so we're careful not to pretend we're white saviors," she said.
"The anonymity of the volunteers removes any temptation for individuals to seek credit, because it's not about that," she added. "There's no white person you need to thank or hand a cookie, it's just part of the service."
Of course, this makes the whole glowing CNN feature, atop which her face is plastered, a little . . . confusing.