Direct from the WordPress blog White Anti-racist (subtitle: “have your cake and eat it too”):
The Problem: Whether in college, on the internet, in a workshop, through the media, or just in passing conversation, white people these days are hearing that we may actually not be the greatest thing since sliced bread. This is a very difficult pill for us to swallow. Some of us are tempted to reject the message entirely — thus depriving ourselves of the opportunity to develop expertise in talking or writing about racism. Others of us begin to question whether we are good people and/or whether we truly have a right to the resources and benefits available to us as white people — thus increasing our risk of unemployment, depression, and even loss of life…
We Have a Solution: By claiming a white-anti-racist identity, you will have the opportunity to be a “good white person” while being critical of racism while never risking the survival of the system of white supremacy and thus your own actual centrality and privilege.
Did I say, “Hmmm…?”
Your “antiracism” focus is on “human relations programming”, making sure that racial tension is reduced (i.e., trying to keep PoC anger at bay, making sure that white people don’t appear racist rather than fighting actual racism), instead of on achieving social justice. (Restructure’s comment to Macon D who just happened to be mentioned for his marketing niche and self-promoting, rhetorical brilliance at whiteantiracist.wordpress.com.)
(Note: JWBE found the site. I posted it because it’s soooooooooo relevant.)