by Ashley Rae Goldenberg | June 6, 2016
According to the United Church of Christ, all white people are racist–”no matter what.” This includes believers in the nearly 90 percent of United Church of Christ congregations that are predominantly white.
An infographic posted on the United Church of Christ’s Facebook page provides believers with “10 Ways You Can Actively Reject Your White Privilege.”
(Image source: Facebook)
One of the ways the post alleges white people can “reject” their white privilege is by “recogniz[ing] that you’re still racist. No matter what.”
The blog post created to supplement the list explains, “White people always benefit from institutionalized racism, no matter how anti-racist your ideologies may be. You can’t disconnect yourself completely from the racism from which you benefit, and recognizing that is a large step in rejecting white privilege.”
Contradictorily, the post claims all white people are intrinsically racist because they can’t “disconnect” from racism, even if they try to “reject” their white privilege and believe in “anti-racist ideologies.”
Essentially, the United Church of Christ is claiming white people are born racist because of the color of their skin.