Podcaster Liz Wheeler slammed the Salvation Army during a Fox News interview over its attempt to make white donors apologize for racism.
“We know why their donations are down. Sure, we don’t have a scientific study to prove it. But when you call your White donors, tell them to apologize for their racism, tell your White donors that because of the color of their skin they’re inherently racist and there’s no way to avoid being racist,” Wheeler said.
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“I mean, this is a horrible thing. It’s a false thing,” she added.
Wheeler also claimed she’s “glad” the Salvation Army is suffering the consequences of promoting the idea.
“I’m glad the Salvation Army is suffering these consequences because they shouldn’t be able to tell people who aren’t racist they are racist and just get away with it,” she said.
In April, the Salvation Army’s social justice commission released a guide called “Let’s Talk About Racism.” It includes some good aspects, but also says, “The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice.”
Push back from donors led to the group removing the guide, though it can still be found online.