December 07, 2017

CNN Praises “White Allies” Who Police “Insensitive” Facebook Comments

Rebel Staff

The left made another move to silence conservatives this week when CNN published a piece glorifying a "white allies" group that patrols social media to help minorities fight those who "oppress them": 

White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts.

Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges -- or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.

Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you're tired of having.

"It's really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us," the group's co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.

[...] Volunteers pretty much see the same well-trodden claims or ideas time and time again in some form or another, Kempton said. 

There are some old standbys like, "I'm not racist because I don't see color," or, "Well, I don't personally act racist."

More specific topics also get trotted out: "Cultural appropriation isn't real," "I don't have white privilege because of [x]," "Why is it always about race?" and the particularly thorny refrain, "All Lives Matter."

Kempton added that the group knows it's place in this fight. 

"We're very aware of the tendency of white activists to center ourselves, so we're careful not to pretend we're white saviors," Kempton said.

The "common topics" that infuriate Kempton are reasonable opinions from people who are often just trying to understand where offended minorities are coming from.

Why shouldn't someone be able to question the concepts of cultural appropriation or white privilege? 

Anyone can be a victim of racism, whether they are white, black, blue, or purple. If we are ever to come together as a society, the left is going to need to stop pushing anti-white narratives like this one and start encouraging different races to talk things out with each other. 

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commented 2017-12-08 22:52:20 -0500
I am rapidly coming to a point where I am not willing to deal with the social media. It’s like going to a place where you know people are waiting to beat you up; not because you have done anything to them but because they can. Sounds a wee bit like bullying, don’t you think? Why would I want to do that? Why do we support platforms that are there to attack us? Face to face dialogue can be satisfying and I often come away having learned something. Places like Facebook are just frustrating.
commented 2017-12-08 11:56:53 -0500
“White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers.” So basically ALL of CNN’s regular viewers? LOL
commented 2017-12-08 03:00:20 -0500
Well put William Elder… I wonder if these “smug and all knowing” grannies give themselves a group hug at the end of each tea break?…
commented 2017-12-07 23:49:04 -0500
William, well said and I suppose there is more than one troll here that would love to send us there as well.
commented 2017-12-07 23:25:07 -0500
I think it would be hard to find people whose lives have less meaning or purpose than those who can find time to spend the day censoring other’s rights to free expression. Move over bacteria, these are the world’s lowest life forms. – in the Nazi era they would be sending fellow citizens to the gulags for politically censored speech.
commented 2017-12-07 22:15:14 -0500

my autofill has a warped mind.
commented 2017-12-07 22:14:17 -0500
commented 2017-12-07 20:26:28 -0500
If those things are your allies you’re screwed.
commented 2017-12-07 18:47:39 -0500
The three faces in the picture look so vapid…no light on in their eyes.
commented 2017-12-07 16:13:53 -0500
Compelling or controlling speech is a way to control and compel the masses. These SJW’S do it under the guise of concern for marginalized people. Neo Marxists use minorities and bogus injustice as tools to forward their agenda. They are as authentic in their concern as any predatory huckster would be going after their goal.
Don’t be bullied by these wolves in sheeps clothing.
commented 2017-12-07 16:07:00 -0500
Sure hope nobody takes those gender bender hate Nazis seriously.
commented 2017-12-07 15:56:30 -0500
This group of malignant “warriors” don’t recognize their own racism of low expectations…
Add to that, feelings over facts is divisive.
commented 2017-12-07 14:54:31 -0500
A SJW group of tattletaler’s who don’t have a life!
commented 2017-12-07 14:16:51 -0500
… Such sweet faces on the thin edge of the wedge of the fascist Left’s censorship agenda.
commented 2017-12-07 14:16:16 -0500
‘White Nonsense Roundup ’ a bunch of race baiters. I’m sick of it. Nobody cares what damn colour you are.