Donations Dwindling After Salvation Army Asks White People To Apologize For Their Skin Tone

When seeking donations, it's probably a good idea to do the exact opposite of what the Salvation Army did. In November, the Salvation Army, a Christian church, handed out a guidebook titled "Let's Talk About Racism." The main theme of the book is that all white people are racist and should confess as much. Now, the organization is in "dire need" of toys and donations and is begging for help.

Funny how that works.

"The situation is dire, and we are asking our generous supporters in the region to donate to the virtual Northwest Red Kettle as well as make donations at every physical kettle in whatever way you can," said Colonel Cindy Foley of the NW Salvation Army Division, per Seattle's Fox13.

Within "Let's Talk About Racism," the Salvation Army divulges that it agrees with Ibram X. Kendi, who says that white people are responsible for “unconscious bias.” Going forward, the organization says it hopes white donors will recognize their own contributions to racism and adopt, as Kendi so eloquently states, “a posture of … anti-racism.”

You have to wonder if the bell ringers in the Pacific Northwest would be okay with taking donations from white donors, the same people so prominently featured in the above mentioned guidebook. They wouldn't want to fill their red buckets with racist quarters, would they?

Fox13 reports that the not-for-profit Salvage Army receives 75% of their yearly donations in November and December -- right around the time their guidebook was released. Coincidentally, Foley has a few (non-guidebook related) thoughts as to why donations are dwindling.

"There are many reasons why both financial and toy donations are down this year, not the least of which is likely pandemic fatigue and concerns about employment and the future."

Ahh yes, the always convincing option B: when you can't blame whitey, blame the pandemic. But never, under any circumstances place any blame on your own organization's missteps.

"...we are seeing fewer people donating at our virtual and physical kettles," Foley added.

Ya don't say?

Go woke, go broke.

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