The Chinese COVID-19 lockdown has cost tens of millions of Americans their jobs, but one group is doing quite well, thank you.
That would be race hustlers, who have been thriving since George Floyd’s shocking death in police custody in late May and the protests and riots that followed.
The race hustlers have struck it rich thanks to their counterparts in the streets who are looting, burning and shooting people. That sends chills up corporate spines.
Firms that offer training are inundated with requests, writes Maura Judkis in The Washington Post in her article, “The power of pointed workshops.”
The hustlers today have taken the “diversity” scam to a new level, selling their seals of approval to keep Black Lives Matter, the Southern Poverty Law Center and other Marxist groups off employers’ backs.
“Diversity” trainers ostensibly teach equal opportunity, but they often enforce leftist ideology, including the LGBTQ agenda. Now, the mask is off.
Indeed, “confronting the entirety of white supremacy is more intense than talking about how to hire and support people from a wide range of backgrounds,” Ms. Judkis writes.
“Anti-racism trainings are programs aimed at teaching people and groups to recognize the ways that white supremacy and implicit bias are a part of their behavior and how they shape nearly every institution in the United States,” she writes in a tone of obvious approval.
The “cure” is continual white self-abasement and “actions such as educating oneself and other white people about racism, and making donations to groups working to end discrimination.”
And there it is — the shakedown, which Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other race hustlers perfected years ago. Give us the money or be called “racist.” Actually, you had better plan on a steady flow because we could do this all day and we’ve got The New York Times on speed dial.
The current onslaught of racial mania is moving America farther and farther away from Martin Luther King’s dream of a nation where people are judged by their character, not their skin color. Decades of gains against discrimination and racial reconciliation are being thrown away. This is no accident. Focusing on race instead of our common humanity drives people into identity groups, a crucial stage in the Marxist revolution to radically transform America.
In June, Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.” The program helps White workers to accept their “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.”
Sounds to me like an “attend or else” invitation from the city whose Democratic mayor allowed violent goons to occupy a downtown section for weeks, resulting in two homicides, rapes, arsons, beatings and more.
As Christopher F. Rufo wrote in City Journal, the Seattle session mandated that “whites must ‘practice self-talk that affirms [their] complicity in racism’ and work on ‘undoing [their] own whiteness.’ Employees must abandon their ‘white normative behavior’ and learn to let go of their ‘comfort,’ ‘physical safety,’ ‘social status,’ and ‘relationships with some other white people.’”
If that sounds like cult programming to you, it’s because it is. The only thing missing is the dunce caps that Mao’s Red Guards forced people to wear as they dragged them through the streets on their way to “re-education” sessions.
Commenters on Ms. Judkis’s online article indicate that not everyone is worshiping at the altar of the Black Lives Matter fake religion applauded by Democrats, including Joe “I’m Woke!” Biden.
“Telling me I am a Racist, again and again and again, will make me a Racist, mission accomplished,” wrote one.
Another said, “I’ve worked at a major corporation for over three decades, and I’ve never seen even a hint of problems with racism. I work with people of all different races every day. The idea that we would have to sit through training to get lectured about how all the whites are actually racists is just absurd.”
Yet another offered some humor: “I understand that the text of this article was intended for an advertisement for Diversity Training Scam Artists of America but was accidentally emailed to the WaPo news department which published it.”
Because of the pandemic, some firms are conducting sessions via Zoom, but it’s not the same because “people can’t look one another in the eye,” Ms. Judkis writes. She noted that one company has “multiple facilitators, one of whom is responsible for watching people’s reactions.”
Mere attendance is not enough; Whites must affect facial expressions to show the browbeating is working. Better yet, they must repeat mantras admitting to White supremacy. One of Black Lives Matter’s favorite slogans is “Silence is violence.”
The madness has to stop. What we most need is a change of heart to see people as people, not racial cutouts. The race hustlers who are cultivating hatred and racial tension should be exposed and shown the door.
Most of all, we need to turn back to the One Impeccable Source of help. The Bible informs us that we’re all created in God’s image and are therefore brothers and sisters who need to love God — and one another.
• Robert Knight is a contributor to The Washington Times. His website is roberthknight.com.