If you have been following me for a little bit, you will when I talked about the Religion of Wokeanity, which is widely practiced by people on the left. For those who don’t remember, here is the basic gist of what it is. Wokeanity is actually a name coined by me, to describe the woke left and their beliefs. They basically believe that everybody is identified, not by their personality or anything, but by the group you are in based on race. They believe that if you are a white person living in America, all of you are collectively responsible for racism throughout American history. It doesn’t matter if you have never done or said anything racist in your life, you are still responsible for the sin of racism. The only way to alleviate your collective guilt is to kneel in front of people of color and ask for forgiveness for your collective sin and repent. If you don’t do this, you are deemed an evil bigot who must be ousted from society or aka canceled. This runs so counterproductive to actual religions. For Christianity, you are responsible for your own personal sins and have to ask God for forgiveness, and thankfully, you will be. If you were to sin against someone, you should go and ask them for forgiveness personally. Nothing in Christianity suggests that an entire race of people are collectively responsible for a sin. It is so pagan in nature. The sad reality is that many people, specifically young white people have bought into this and have confessed their own white privilege and, what they call, White Fragility.
White Fragility is basically the notion that white people are uncomfortable with talking about racism because they feel guilty for it or something. It suggests that all white people have some sort bias against people of color, and if you don’t acknowledge it or say you are not a racist, you are actually racist. It is very cultish in nature to suggest that all white people are racist unless they support and believe the new found woke definition of racism. To get the basic gist of it all, here is a from a site called KQED about a book call White Fragility: by Robin DeAngelo. The piece is titled ‘People Will That They are Not Racist’: Robin DeAngelo on ‘White Fragility’ and the Way Forward and here is what it says.
“I’m going to assume most white progressives would acknowledge structural racism. And yet individually, most white people will say, ‘I’m not racist. I have nothing to do with it,'” says Robin DiAngelo.
Yes, this is true. If you haven’t done or said anything racist in your life, especially in 2020, you are not responsible for racism.
DiAngelo, a San Francisco-born social justice educator, is the author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”. Her exploration of white people’s defensiveness in the face of their own biases was originally published back in 2018, but after ongoing protests against the killing of George Floyd and other Black people at the hands of police, the book was included in many recent reading lists on race. It’s now #1 on The New York Times nonfiction best sellers list.
To DiAngelo, white people’s unwillingness to see themselves as complicit in a racist system — and their ensuing “fragility” on the subject — is actively hampering the anti-racism movement. As she says, true progress can come only when they acknowledge their own biases. “That idea that ‘I’m not racist,'” she said, “is not changing racism. We have to come from a fundamentally different paradigm.”
So basically according to DeAngelo, even if you are not racist, you are actually racist because you are not anti racist in the way she sees fit.
The ‘fragility’ aspect speaks to how little it takes to cause so many white people to erupt in that kind of defensiveness and anger. And for many white people, just using the term ‘white people,’ proceeding as if we could know anything about anyone ‘just because they’re white,’ will cause that. What I think of as a ‘meltdown,’ but it’s not fragile at all in its impact — because it marshals behind it the weight of history and legal authority and institutional control.
Yes, all white people are complicit with racism. There will be umbrage and upset. People will insist that they are not racist. That I don’t know them … ‘I’ve traveled a lot. I speak lots of languages … I had a Black roommate in college. I’m a minority myself.’ This is the kind of evidence that many white people used to exempt themselves from that system. It’s not possible to be exempt from it.
So there it is, plain as day. All white people are implicit in racism even if you haven’t contributed a single thing towards racism.
And actually, that’s liberating. It’s liberating to start from that premise because then you can change your question from ‘if I’m complicit with racism’ … to ‘how am I complicit?’ That sets you on a lifelong path.
Oh, it’s liberating guys. It’s liberating to be accused of being racist when you are not. What absolute sheer garbage. If you think that I’m going to get down on my knees and take responsibility for racism that I have never participated in, you have another thing coming. Like I said earlier, a lot of young white people are buying into this.
I think the reason for this is mostly due to what they are being taught. A lot of these people are in college, and have learned from their schools a history about America that doesn’t fit the reality. They are taught to believe that America was founded on racism and that it is embedded into the fabric of the nation. Because of this, whenever they see something like White Fragility and that they are complicit in racism, they bow down to the Wokeanity left so they are not ousted. Now do they actually believe they are implicit in racism? I doubt it. I think they are only doing this to make themselves feel good, because we live in a very self centered society.
There is a fragility in American society and it has nothing to do with racism, but everything to do with the fact we have a God shaped hole in the heart of the society. It has been filled with a bunch of crap that is nothing near fulfilling. This is why our culture is so fragile, and the only way to fix it is with bringing God back into the fabric of society.