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Salvation Army Calls on White Donors to Offer 'Sincere Apology' for Their Racism
Elizabeth Vaughn 11/25/2021 10:00 AM

 

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Get woke, go broke?

The Salvation Army has gone all in on their support for Black Lives Matters this year. Although whites may not even realize it, they are all racist and the organization's leadership demands they sincerely apologize to blacks for it, according to a report from Central Nova News.

The Salvation Army's "International Social Justice Commission" has created a "resource to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees" called Let's Talk about Racism. It provides a lesson plan for groups of 10-12 white Christians to explore and reflect upon their racism.

One lesson states that "many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin. There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world."

Here are some excerpts from Let's Talk about Racism:

The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice.

Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery [perpetuating injustice].

We must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/ institutional racism. They exist, and are still at work to keep White Americans in power.

These systems give privileges to white people.

Structural racism.. is the overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to White people resulting in disadvantages to [blacks].

Stop trying to be ‘colorblind’. While this might sound helpful, it actually ignores the God-given differences we all possess, as well as the beautiful cultures of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters. Instead of trying to be colorblind, try seeing the beauty in our differences, and welcome them into your homes, churches and workplaces. Being colorblind also ignores the discrimination our Black and Brown brothers and sisters face and does not allow us to address racism properly.

The Salvation Army has gone woke. I wonder how many white people will think twice before mindlessly stuffing a bill into one of those familiar red kettles this Christmas season.

 

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Elizabeth Vaughn
Elizabeth Vaughn is a contract writer at The Western Journal and a current contributor to American Free News Network. She is a former contributor to RedState, Newsmax, The Dan Bongino Show, and The Federalist. Her articles have also appeared on Instapundit, RealClearPolitics, MSN, Hot Air, The Gateway Pundit, Ricochet and other sites. Prior to blogging, Elizabeth was a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch and an independent equity trader. She is a wife, a mom to three grown children and several beloved golden retrievers, and a grandmother.




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