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Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: October 14, 2021 09:04PM

Here's evidence of that famous Trump quote:

"Everything Woke Turns to Sh*t"

WALMART VS. WHITENESS

By Christopher Rufo

The company's new training program tells hourly employees that they are guilty of "internalized racial superiority."

Walmart Inc. has launched a critical race theory training program that denounces the United States as a “white supremacy system” and teaches white, hourly wage employees that they are guilty of “white supremacy thinking” and “internalized racial superiority.”

According to a cache of internal documents I have obtained from a whistleblower, Walmart launched the program in 2018 in partnership with the Racial Equity Institute, a Greensboro, North Carolina, consulting firm that has worked extensively with universities, government agencies, and private corporations. The program is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including “intersectionality,” “internalized racial oppression,” “internalized racial inferiority,” and “white anti-racist development.” Since the program’s launch, Walmart has trained more than 1,000 employees and made the program mandatory for executives and recommended for hourly wage workers in Walmart stores. When reached for comment, Walmart confirmed that the company has “engaged REI for a number of training sessions since 2018” and has “found these sessions to be thought provoking and constructive.”

The program begins with the claim that the United States is a “white supremacy system,” designed by white Europeans “for the purpose of assigning and maintaining white skin access to power and privilege.” American history is presented as a long sequence of oppressions, from the “construction of a ‘white race’” by colonists in 1680 to President Obama’s stimulus legislation in 2009, “another race neutral act that has disproportionately benefited white people.” Consequently, the Walmart program argues, white Americans have been subjected to “racist conditioning” that indoctrinates them into “white supremacy,” or the view “that white people and the ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions of white people are superior to People of Color and their ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions.”

Following the principle that “diagnosis determines treatment,” the Walmart program seeks to create a psychological profile of whiteness that can then be treated through “white anti-racist development.” Whites, according to the trainers, are inherently guilty of “white privilege” and “internalized racial superiority,” the belief that “one’s comfort, wealth, privilege and success has been earned by merits and hard work” rather than through the benefits of systemic racism. Walmart’s program argues that this oppressive “white supremacy culture” can be summarized in a list of qualities including “individualism,” “objectivity,” “paternalism,” “defensiveness,” “power hoarding,” “right to comfort, “and “worship of the written word”—which all “promote white supremacy thinking” and “are damaging to both people of color and to white people.”

The training program recommends that “discussions about racist conditioning” should be conducted in racially segregated “affinity groups,” because “people of color and white people have their own work to do in understanding and addressing racism.” Walmart employees who are racial minorities, in the framework of the training program, suffer from “constructed racist oppression” and “internalized racial inferiority.” Their internal psychology is considered shattered and broken, dominated by internal messages such as “we believe there is something wrong with being a person of color,” “we have lowered self-esteem,” “we have lowered expectations,” “we have very limited choices,” and “we have a sense of limited possibility.”[/b] Minorities thus begin to believe the “myths promoted by the racist system,” develop feelings of “self-hate,” “anger,” “rage,” and “ethnocentrism,” and are forced to “forget,” “lie,” and “stop feeling” in order to secure basic survival.

The solution, according to Walmart’s program, is to encourage whites to participate in “white anti-racist development”—a psychological conditioning program that reorients white consciousness toward “anti-racism.” The training program teaches white employees that ideas such as “I’m normal,” “we’re all the same,” and “I am not the problem” are racist constructs, driven by internalized racial superiority. The program encourages whites to accept their “guilt and shame,” adopt the idea that “white is not right,” acknowledge their complicity in racism, and, finally, move toward “collective action” whereby “white can do right.” The goal is for whites to climb the “ladder of empowerment for white people” and recreate themselves with a new “anti-racist identity.”

Walmart’s training program seems a study in opportunism. For years, activists have attacked the company’s business practices; the critical race theory program helps the giant retailer shift blame to forces beyond its control. As the company denounces “white supremacy culture”—with components including “objectivity,” “individualism,” and “hoarding”—its entire nine-member top executive leadership, except technology chief Suresh Kumar, is white, and its top six leaders made a combined $112 million in salary in 2019. Chief executive officer Doug McMillon, whom the whistleblower described as a “true believer” in critical race theory, hopes to export the ideology to every Fortune 100 company through his role as chairman of the Business Roundtable.

The formula is clear: American executives, among the most successful people on the planet, can collect accolades and social status by promoting fashionable left-wing ideologies. Meantime, their hourly workers, making between $25,000 and $30,000 yearly, are asked to undergo dishonest and humiliating rituals to confront their “white privilege” and “white supremacy thinking.” McMillon gets the social justice credit; his workers pay the price.

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I presume they give a test on the Definitions of all the above Lib Woke Constructs ...

What a bunch of dumbass Libs to come up with hundreds or thousands or a million Liberal Woke Concepts to demonize 'White People' (meaning Conservatives/Trump Supporters - because if you're a Lib, you're Woke and therefore immune and not a White Supremicist/Racist, etc) eye rolling smiley

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: October 27, 2021 09:39PM

The Woke State Department -

U.S. State Department Issues First “Gender Neutral” Passport

[thenewamerican.com]

The United States has officially issued its first “gender neutral” passport. The State Department announced the milestone on Wednesday. Citizens can now choose an “X” on their passport application to show that they don’t “identify” as the customary “F” for female or “M” for male.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken first announced the changes to the passport application back in June, but today marks the first time a person has received a passport with the “X” designation.

According to Jessica Stern, the State Department’s special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights — a position left vacant during the Trump administration — the new passport option is more in line with the “lived reality” that certain people believe they are neither male or female.

“When a person obtains identity documents that reflect their true identity, they live with greater dignity and respect,” Stern said.

According to Blinken, the new option will mean that Americans who consider themselves transgender will no longer require a medical certificate to opt-out of choosing a specific gender.

State Department Spokesman Ned Price said, “The Department of State continues the process of updating its policies regarding gender markers on U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) to better serve all U.S. citizens, regardless of their gender identity.”

“I want to reiterate, on the occasion of this passport issuance, the Department of State’s commitment to promoting the freedom, dignity, and equality of all people — including LGBTQI+ persons,” Price added.

The State Department has not released the identity of the “X” passport recipient, but the AP speculates that it may been Dana Zzyym (formerly known as Brian Orin Whitney), a Navy veteran and trans-activist who sued then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016 for refusing to give “them” a passport because “they” (Zzyym’s preferred pronouns are they, their, and them) refused to be classified as either male or female.

According to Zzym, he was fighting for the new passport to assure that transgender individuals could earn recognition as citizens with full rights — something “they” already had no matter how “they” decided to dress or identify “themselves.”

“I’m not a problem. I’m a human being. That’s the point,” Zzyym said.

The new passport option is in line with the Biden administration’s recently released National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality — a document that reads more like an LGBTQ wish list than a government directive.

The document states: “This moment demands that we build back better. It requires that we acknowledge and address longstanding gender discrimination and the systemic barriers to full participation that have held back women and girls. And it requires that we bring the talent and potential of all people to bear to face the challenges of our time.”

The new White House strategy acknowledges that it is adopting an “intersectional approach” to combat what it calls “discrimination and bias related to gender, race, and other factors, including sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, and socioeconomic status.”

Since intersectionality basically amounts to dividing people into various identity groups and creating ladders of “oppression,” the new White House strategy would seem to be an attempt to further divide an already-divided United States.


With the new passport option, the United States joins a growing list of countries that deny biology and allow men or women to choose “neither” when filling out their travel documents. Among other countries who deny basic biology are Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Nepal, and New Zealand.

Until 2012, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders listed “gender identity disorder” as a diagnosis of mental illness. Even the World Health Organization continued to list the condition as a mental illness until 2019. Nothing had changed with the disorder except outside political and cultural pressure brought to bear to redefine it not as a mental illness, but as a sexual issue akin to impotence or birth control.

You can’t cure an illness — mental or otherwise — by ignoring it. And you certainly can’t cure it by giving government sanction to it as the Biden administration continues to do.

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: October 29, 2021 05:03PM

Re Walmart. Holee sch*t. They are without shame.

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: October 29, 2021 06:55PM

Yeah, all the corporations are Woke. This has been happening with corporations for years. My husband worked for one of the big banks. First was the era where they fired Americans and hired Indians at way cheap, then the era where they only hired Women. Then the era of Diversity with the Diversity Training, where he had to do these courses and take tests and fill out surveys. During the Diversity era they hired POC instead of White People. And now it's the era of CRT training of 'Systemic Racism' 'White Supremacy' with the War on White People.

AT&T -

'You are the problem': AT&T tells white staff they are racist, asks them to confess their 'white privilege' and to promote 'Defund the Police' as part of re-education program by CEO John Stankey

AT&T provides its employees with access to a learning resource called Listen Understand Act

The internal forum provided recommendations for books and articles to read and films to watch
One senior employee told journalist Christopher Rufo that staff at AT&T were pressured to engage with the portal

Managers, the source said, had participation with some of the recommended material included in their annual review

One of the recommended articles was from the Chicago Tribune, entitled: 'White America, if you want to know who's responsible for racism, look in the mirror'

The portal recommends a '21-Day Racial Equity Habit Challenge', during which time participants are encouraged to interact with anti-racism activists and question their own actions

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“WHITE PEOPLE, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM”

AT&T’s new racial reeducation program promotes the idea that “racism is a uniquely white trait.”

[christopherrufo.com]

AT&T Corporation has created a racial reeducation program that promotes the idea that “American racism is a uniquely white trait” and boosts left-wing causes such as “reparations,” “defund police,” and “trans activism.

I have obtained a cache of internal documents about the company’s initiative, called Listen Understand Act, which is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including “intersectionality,” “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” and “white fragility.” CEO John Stankey launched the program last year and, subsequently, has told employees that private corporations such as AT&T have an “obligation to engage on this issue of racial injustice” and push for “systemic reforms in police departments across the country.”

According to a senior employee, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, managers at AT&T are now assessed annually on diversity issues, with mandatory participation in programs such as discussion groups, book clubs, mentorship programs, and race reeducation exercises. White employees, the source said, are tacitly expected to confess their complicity in “white privilege” and “systemic racism,” or they will be penalized in their performance reviews. As part of the overall initiative, employees are asked to sign a loyalty pledge to “keep pushing for change,” with suggested “intentions” such as “reading more about systemic racism” and “challenging others’ language that is hateful.” “If you don’t do it,” the senior employee says, “you’re [considered] a racist.” AT&T did not respond when asked for comment.

On the first page of AT&T’s Listen Understand Act internal portal, the company encourages employees to study a resource called “White America, if you want to know who’s responsible for racism, look in the mirror.” The article claims that the United States is a “racist society” and lays out its thesis plainly: “White people, you are the problem. Regardless of how much you say you detest racism, you are the sole reason it has flourished for centuries.” The author, Dahleen Glanton, writes that “American racism is a uniquely white trait” and that “Black people cannot be racist.” White women, she claims, “have been telling lies on black men since they were first brought to America in chains,” and, along with their white male counterparts, “enjoy the opportunities and privileges that white supremacy affords [them].”

Another resource included in the program argues that “COVID-19 may have actually helped prepare us to confront in a deeper, more meaningful way the many faces of racism and how entrenched it is in society.” According to the article, written by Andrés Tapia of the consulting firm Korn Ferry, the pandemic has created a “brooding sense of always feeling vulnerable” for white Americans, which has forced them to fear imminent death, which “many Blacks live with every day.” Furthermore, as millions of Americans have lost their jobs and secured unemployment benefits, they “have more time” to attend street protests, which provided “a way to feel like one could have an impact.” As a result, Tapia argues, the pandemic established the conditions for a sense of “shared helplessness” that has resulted in political activism.

In the “Act” section of the training program, AT&T encourages employees to participate in a “21-Day Racial Equity Habit Challenge” that relies on the concepts of “whiteness,” “white privilege,” and “white supremacy.” The program instructs AT&T employees to “do one action [per day for 21 days] to further [their] understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.” The challenge begins with a series of lessons on “whiteness,” which claims, among other things, that “white supremacy [is] baked into our country’s foundation,” that “Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated,” and that the “weaponization of whiteness” creates a “constant barrage of harm” for minorities. The 21-Day Challenge also directs employees to articles and videos promoting fashionable left-wing causes, including “reparations,” “defund police,” and “trans activism,” with further instruction to “follow, quote, repost, and retweet” organizations including the Transgender Training Institute and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

AT&T is another Fortune 100 company that has succumbed to the latest fad: corporate “diversity and inclusion” programming that traffics in the ugly concepts of race essentialism and collective guilt. The company has publicly pledged itself to a set of principles that include, “When we make a mistake, we have the character and courage to make it right and learn from it.” If that commitment is genuine, CEO John Stankey should immediately scrap Listen Understand Act, apologize to his workers and customers, and develop a program that does not vilify certain racial groups and promote divisive and destructive ideas

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: October 30, 2021 06:35PM

Oh, Wow! This made my day!

Just imagining the First Leftist Woke Central Planned City in America makes my eyes roll right out of my head - smiling bouncing smiley

A Billionaire Wants to Build an Inclusive Utopian City. Government Leaders Are Skeptica

[www.route-fifty.com]

Former Walmart executive Marc Lore envisions the world’s first 'woke city’ somewhere in the U.S., costing upward of $400 billion and with an application to live there.

E-commerce billionaire Marc Lore wants to build the world’s first “woke city” he's calling Telosa somewhere in the desert U.S., where he says residents will have equal access to health care, excellent schools and safe environments, regardless of income. But to live there, people will likely have to meet diversity and inclusion criteria.

The $400 billion metropolis, tabbed “the new city in America,” will begin building once properly funded, according to Lore, a former Walmart executive, but he has not said how much funding is needed to start construction.

The word Telosa comes from the ancient Greek word Telos, meaning “highest purpose,” and the term ‘woke city’ that Lore uses means being alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice. Lore is aiming for Telosa to be a diverse place housing various races, genders, sexual orientations, religions and political affiliations.

“The mission of Telosa is to create a more equitable, sustainable future. That’s our North Star,” Lore said in a promotional video. “We are going to be the most open, the most fair and the most inclusive city in the world.”

n the world.”

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Lore hasn’t said how he’d get the money to fund Telosa, and has yet to acquire land or water rights, precursors to persuading people to leave real cities for his hypothetical one. Nor has Lore figured out how it would operate or persuaded any government officials to grant it the power to function.

Lore's mission statement for Telosa is to "create a more equitable and sustainable future" that can "become a blueprint of future generations." That's backed by a 150,000-acre design proposal with eco-friendly architecture, sustainable energy production and a drought resistant water system, according to Telosa’s website.

“We have a chance to prove a new model for society that offers people a higher quality of life and greater opportunity," Lore said in a statement.

Meanwhile, a team of 50 volunteers and staff that includes architects, economists, engineers, climate experts, historians and designers are helping create the screening criteria for potential residents.

Big Potential Challenges

Brooks Rainwater, a senior executive and director of the National League of Cities, said having a city that requires an application screening process could lead to “a host of problems, not least of which, just thinking about what the criteria at hand and how might those criteria change over time. The last thing we would want to see are criteria that might be perceived or actually discriminatory in some way.”

According to Telosa’s website, equitism is a new economic model based on the premise that citizens should have a stake in the land. As the city does better, so do the residents. It retains capitalism but with an additional funding mechanism for enhanced service throughout the city. With equitism, Lore hopes to create a higher level of social services to residents, without the additional burdens on taxpayers.

“We have a chance to prove a new model for society that offers people a higher quality of life and greater opportunity,” he wrote.

While there’s no location for the city, Telosa’s website says Lore and his team are scouting locations across the U.S., including Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas and the Appalachian region. Lore hopes to have 50,000 residents spread across 1,500 acres move to the city by 2030, which would cost an estimated $25 billion, according to USA Today.

“I don’t want to be the ruler of the city; this is more of a public service,” Lore told USA Today. “I’m wanting to give it a place to grow and flourish. It’s not meant to be a private city; it’s meant to be a city for everyone—with an innovative way we live.”

Since Lore is looking at mostly desert locations, there will not be sufficient water. Lore told USA Today that in order for this to work, the city will have to use 80% less water per person.

Not a New Concept

This isn't the first time that a utopian city has been envisioned by a wealthy person. Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced in 2017 plans to build a smart city outside of Phoenix on 2,800 acres, and millionaire Jeffrey Berns bought 67,000 acres in Nevada for a smart city, according to USA Today.

But NLC’s Rainwater is skeptical of the concept. “There are a whole host of cities out there in the U.S. and around the world that ... have become great over time because of the nature of cities shaping and forming throughout their history with the people that live there,” he said. “So I'm a little bit weary of the ideas of billionaires wanting to create cities out of whole cloth.”


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I hope they do it soon so I can be alive decades from now to see the Sh*thole it becomes.

Because 'Whatever The Left touches it Ruins'.

(Dennis Prager quote)

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: October 31, 2021 08:35PM

Twix and Hulu are Woke -

The Ad is at the Link

Twix, Hulu face backlash for pushing trans agenda on kids, promoting violence

[www.christianpost.com]

A Twix-sponsored Halloween short on Hulu featuring a boy wearing a princess dress has drawn the ire of prominent conservatives who say the ad suggests that it's OK to commit violence against anyone who opposes the trans-agenda, even a child.

In an installment of the Hulu series “Bite Size Halloween” that first aired earlier this month, a woman dressed in an all-black witch costume becomes the new nanny for a boy who likes wearing a princess dress, even when it's not Halloween.

The boy goes outside, where a neighborhood girl asks him, “Why are you all dressed up?” Another girl remarks, “It’s not Halloween yet.” When the nanny confronts the girls, one of them asks, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” She replies, “Do you want to find out?”

After the wind begins rushing and tense music plays in the background, the ad cuts to a scene of the nanny and the boy in her car. As she inquires as to whether he is buckled, he says, “I’m still wearing my princess dress.” When she asks him if he wants to wear it, he nods his head and she responds, “OK.”

As the boy kicks around a soccer ball in the park, he's confronted by another boy who shouts, “Hey you, princess! You look like a girl.” When he's asked why he's wearing the princess dress, he replies, “dressing like this makes me feel good.”

As the nanny steps forward to address the situation, the boy asks, “Is that your nanny?” Before the boy in the princess dress can answer, the boy quips, “You look weird. Your nanny looks weird. You guys are both weird.”

While the boy in the princess dress maintains that “we’re just different,” the other boy expressed his belief that “boys don’t wear dresses.” The wind begins to blow intensely, startling the other boy who portrays a bully. The nanny puts both of her hands into the air and appears to cast a spell on the boy by throwing him into the air and causing him to disappear as his cape is left behind.

The short video concludes with the boy in the princess dress asking if the other boy will come back and the nanny replies by saying, “Probably.”

While the Twitter account of Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween first promoted “The New Nanny” on Oct. 11, the social media account Libs of Tik Tok shared the video on Oct. 27.

Critics of the short video shared the Libs of Tik Tok tweet about the video on their social media accounts and suggested that it was the latest attempt to subtly indoctrinate children with a left-wing political agenda taking aim at traditional gender roles.

“These people ruin everything,” Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance lamented.

Chris Buskirk of the news site American Greatness asserted: “They want your children and they will stop at nothing to get them.”

Podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey concluded: “The people who create these things have such serious, serious mental problems.”

A summary of “Bite Size Halloween” is described on Hulu as a “series of stand-alone horror shorts ranging from the terrifying to the ridiculous.” It also highlights the message the video intended to send: “With a little magic, the new nanny helps a nonbinary child deal with bullies and find self-acceptance.”

The beginning of the video features an image of a collection of Twix bars and the end features an image of a pumpkin and the Twix logo accompanied by the phrase “Happy Halloween.” The presence of the Twix product and logo at the beginning and end of the video created the appearance that it was a Twix commercial despite the fact that it had no product placement and at no point in the ad did the characters eat a Twix bar.

A Reuters fact check determined that “the clip is from a Halloween series available on Hulu sponsored by Twix, it is not a Twix advertisement.” The newswire reported that other episodes of “Bite Size Halloween” are sponsored by other candy companies such as Skittles and Snickers.

“The New Nanny” is not the first example of the effort to promote the LGBT agenda by introducing cross-dressing characters in children's programming.

A July 23 episode of the “Muppet Babies,” which chronicles the early childhoods of the legendary Muppet characters, depicted Gonzo’s desire to wear a princess dress to a royal ball and his friends’ insistence that he wear a knight costume to the event like all the other boys.


In the episode, which aired on the streaming service Disney Junior and was specifically designed for children, Gonzo was transformed into “Gonzorella” by his “fairy ratfather,” who enabled him to go to the royal ball in a princess dress. His friends failed to recognize him and he had to leave the ball prematurely after he transforms back into himself.

Gonzo later told his friends that he was, in fact, Gonzorella and they apologized for the way they treated him, remarking that “it wasn’t very nice of us to tell you what to wear to our ball” and “you’re our friend, and we love you any way you are.”

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: November 04, 2021 11:32PM

Former Walmart executive Marc Lore envisions the world’s first 'woke city’ somewhere in the U.S., costing upward of $400 billion and with an application to live there.

LOL. Somebody tell him that there's no such thing as manmade Utopia. I won't be sending in my application.

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: November 05, 2021 01:40AM

Good point! I never thought of that, but I like it - it makes me feel good.

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: November 25, 2021 12:06AM

Peak Wokeness...

Self-Hating Christian Organization ...

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Salvation Army Wants White Donors to Offer “Sincere Apology” for Their Racism.

Along with coins this Christmas, Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism

[centralnovanews.com]

The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist.

It's part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, "dismantle white privilege" and "disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure."

The Salvation Army's Alexandria-based leadership has created an "International Social Justice Commission" which has developed and released a "resource" to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let's Talk about Racism. It asserts Christianity is institutionally racist, calling for white Christians to repent and offer "a sincere apology" to blacks for being "antagonistic.. to black people or the culture, values and interests of the black community."

"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," one lesson explains. "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."

In an accompanying Study Guide on Racism, Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don't realize it.

“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," it says.

"Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery" is an example given that perpetuates 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," the lesson says.

"These systems give privileges to white people"

Let's Talk about Racism pushes arguments identical to those of leading "Critical Race Theory" purveyors Robin DiAngelo and Henry Rogers (a.k.a. Ibram Kendi), whose work is recommended by Salvation Army authors.

DiAngelo and Rogers (Kendi) claim that any observable difference in relative behavior or accomplishment between racial groups is due to the inherent racism of whites, arguing against the traditional American concept of equal opportunity in favor of the Marxist-inspired goal of equality of outcome.

"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)," reads a Salvation Army lesson.

Proponents of "Critical Race Theory" don't believe whites, Asians or Hispanics can avoid being prejudiced against blacks. They want them to demonstrate what they call "anti-racism" in favor of blacks, helping to establish lower standards for them than they do members of other racial groups, or making cash "reparation" payments to blacks as compensation for alleged previous racism.

"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," Let's Talk about Racism explains. "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."

Founded in 1865 in London, England, the Salvation Army is both a protestant Christian church and an international charitable organization. Its first "red kettle" was set up in Oakland, California in 1891.

National advisory board members include Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, Chick-Fil-A Foundation President Rodney Bullard and charter school pioneer J.C. Huizenga.

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Also -

The Salvation Army International - Racial, Tribal and Ethnic Conflict in the Christian Community

[www.salvationarmy.org]

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Somebody said:

These comments violate 5013c rules about being nonpolitical. Their tax-exempt status needs to be revoked.

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Re: Woke, Inc.
Posted by: Jennifer ()
Date: November 29, 2021 02:29AM

The Salvation Army takes flak over their Woke Racist nonsense -

Salvation Army's Donors Withdraw Support in Response to Racial 'Wokeness' Initiative

[www.newsweek.com]

As The Salvation Army launches its Red Kettle Campaign this holiday season, some of its long-time donors are withdrawing their support from the 156-year old charitable organization citing its newly embraced "woke" ideology as the reason.

Of great concern to loyal supporters and faithful Salvationists is the initiative dubbed "Let's Talk About Racism." In a nutshell, its curriculum outlines the Christian church's alleged racial collusion and provides action steps to analyze and combat racism through an "anti-racist" lens while incorporating Critical Race Theory.

Definitions of institutional and systemic racism are included while real or perceived differences in life outcomes ("inequities"winking smiley are attributable not to individual effort and other circumstances, but to discrimination. Sections address topics including police brutality, health care and Black unemployment linking such topics to "racial inequity."

That's troublesome for those who note The Salvation Army has been a leader in confronting racism long before the rest of the country and over five decades before the civil rights movement. And they're asking why then should members of an organization built by the Christian faith to actually assist people of all races in need, be repentant of behavior they never perpetuated?

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So they were forced to defend themselves and issued this statement - which reads as if they never ACCUSED ALL WHITE PEOPLE (meaning Conservatives, because of course, White Libs are exempt from being racist...) OF BEING SYSTEMICALLY RACIST.

"False Claims" (by White Conservatives) my ass angry smiley

The Salvation Army's Response to False Claims on the Topic of Racism

[www.salvationarmyusa.org]

The holidays are a welcome reminder of the things we are grateful for—and for the power of service on behalf of those who are less fortunate. The Salvation Army mission statement clearly outlines the nature of our service: to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The beliefs that motivate our service are based solely on the Bible, and that will never change.

But although we remain committed to serving everyone in need—regardless of their beliefs, backgrounds, or lifestyle—some individuals and groups have recently attempted to mislabel our organization to serve their own agendas. They have claimed that we believe our donors should apologize for their skin color, that The Salvation Army believes America is an inherently racist society, and that we have abandoned our Christian faith for one ideology or another.

Those claims are simply false, and they distort the very goal of our work.

The truth is that The Salvation Army believes that racism is fundamentally incompatible with Christianity and that we are called by God to work toward a world where all people are loved, accepted, and valued. Our positional statement on racism makes this clear. These beliefs and goals are critically important because we know that racism exists, and we are determined to do everything the Bible asks of us to overcome it.

The Salvation Army occasionally publishes internal study guides on various complex topics to help foster positive conversations and grace-filled reflection among Salvationists. By openly discussing these issues, we always hope to encourage the development of a more thoughtful organization that is better positioned to support those in need. But no one is being told how to think. Period.

In this case, the guide “Let’s Talk About Racism,” was issued as a voluntary resource, but it has since become a focus of controversy. We have done our best to provide accurate information, but unfortunately, some have chosen to ignore those efforts. At the same time, International Headquarters realized that certain aspects of the guide may need to be clarified.

Consequently, for both reasons, the International Social Justice Commission has now withdrawn the guide for appropriate review.

We at The Salvation Army remain undeterred in our mission because we are confident in the power of the gospel, and because millions of vulnerable Americans need our help. And we remain deeply grateful for the support of a generous public—people from all walks of life and from all parts of the country—who help us meet human need wherever it exists. Our supporters know that ours is a message of love, even for those who disagree or attack us. That is the model set by Christ, and we strive to follow it every day.

May God bless you, and Merry Christmas.

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