Racial activists Regina Jackson and Saira Rao are offering white women an opportunity to “smash” their “white fragility” by hiring women of color to attend dinner with and guilt trip them for all the alleged suffering they have caused them by virtue of the color of their white skin. This über progressive program has been aptly dubbed “Race2Dinner.”
“Dear white women, you have caused immeasurable pain and damage to Brown and Black women. We are here to sit down with you to candidly explain how you caused this pain and damage,” a note from Jackson and Rao reads on the program’s website.
“We are not here to change anything. We are here to express the pain you have caused, white women. What you do after you leave the dinner is up to you. WE don’t care about your feelings. SIT WITH THAT FOR A MINUTE. Your feelings pale in comparison to the violence you have caused Black and Brown women,” the note kindly adds.
The stated “mission” of Race2Dinner is to “reveal the naked truth about RACISM in America and YOUR COMPLICITY as white women.”
Again, very welcoming language just begging for a breakthrough.
“What’s hard? Looking at yourself in the mirror and acknowledging that, as a white person in America, you are an active participant in upholding white supremacy,” the site continues, adding, “The system of oppression will remain safely in place until white people - ALL WHITE PEOPLE - are willing to acknowledge their complicity.”
“Our goal is to dig out the tumor called white privilege, power, control and reveal it for what it is, as an even more sinister and toxic form of RACISM. You are an integral part of this system. It is time for you to own that,” Race2Dinner underscores.
And in case there were any mixed signals, the activists clarify: “Making white women comfortable isn’t our goal. Our goal is to be seen, to be heard, and to have you, white women, bear witness to our pain, pain that you have caused.”
The activists have also created a Facebook page for their program, though, shockingly, white women are not flocking to the page.
“Thank you all for joining us here,” a post from Race2Dinner’s Facebook says. “I’m hoping we, Brown and Black women, can use this space to share our pain in the face of non-stop white violence, often at the hands of white women. As for white folks here, I hope you'll listen, reflect, sit with your discomfort and simply BEAR WITNESS TO OUR PAIN. If you're unable to do that, please unfollow the page."
“Brown and Black women, please leave in the comments topics YOU would like to cover/discuss/sound off about,” the post adds.
In another post, the activists highlight that white women were involved in getting pro-life legislation in Alabama passed. Although the strict abortion law will save countless black babies from the fatal procedure of abortion, the Race2Dinner Facebook page insinuates that the law is harmful to people of color. “The woman on the left sponsored the bill to criminalize abortion in Alabama. The woman on the right signed it, making it a law. Notice something?” a caption reads.
If you’re in the mood to be yelled at about your sin of being white and blamed for problems you most certainly did not contribute to, Race2Dinner is for you. Enjoy!