by Monica Showalter
Anti-racism protests, which form the backdrop of the violence, desecration and looting going on around the U.S., are starting to look just a little bit strange to some black people.
Made up almost solely of whites, they feature kneeling, self-abasement, calls for absolution, and vows of reparation. There have been celebrities declaring they ‘take responsibility,’ Congress members bowing in Kente cloth stoles, ritual kneelings in the street, uplifted fists of ecstasy, and in one particularly ridiculous instance, thick, pasty white protestors dancing around a fallen Columbus statue as Indian drums beat, oblivous to the logic of their declaration, in that they best go back to Europe to atone. They’ve actually become religious rituals for white people with no religion and in need of one, what with global warming not coming through on its promises of Armaggedon. National Review calls them the “white guilt cult”