An activist organization called Brown Hope invited black, brown and Indigenous people to a Portland bar and handed each attendee a crisp $10 bill.
The moolah was described as a small but symbolic gift – a handout funded by white people who were asked not to attend because the bar was designated a “safe space” for visible minorities on this night.
I guess Brown Hope loves it when white people pony up the green stuff for the black, brown and red people.
I would have loved to have been in attendance when the brown, black and Indigenous people discussed policy issues and planed potential action, but my paleface wouldn’t have been welcome, only my green money.
The event was organized by 27 year old social justice warrior, Cameron Whitten, ostensibly to raise money, one ten-dollar bill at a time, for reparations for the horror of slavery and ongoing racial injustice.
Slavery in the U.S. was eradicated more than a century and a half ago, but white privilege is proving to be one tough dragon to tame.