Marketing Campaign: White people are the only racists

Racism sucks, and I think I know it when I see it. That said, I’m calling the Minnesota-based Un-Fair Campaign a racist organization for the simple fact they see this as the white person’s problem … exclusively. Their tag line … It’s hard to see racisms when you’re white.

The campaign’s basic message is nobody else can be racist except for white people. Take a look at the “Un-Fair” billboards and posters; every single person pictured is white. Each photo features text written with a pen on the person’s face with thoughts like…

I am a WHITE man. And you don’t see my color before you see my face. You don’t judge me before you KNOW me. You DON’T FEAR me. You don’t secretly hope that I stay out of your neighborhood. That’s UNFAIR.

The Un-Fair Campaign’s mission

… is to raise awareness about white privilege in our community, provide resources for understanding and action, and facilitate dialogue and partnership that results in fundamental, systemic change towards racial justice.

Here comes social change again!

Two things. First off, these are the types of groups who look at a person’s color and make unfound assumptions. They see white privilege. They see white people who can’t understand what it’s like to be harassed. Second, if they really want to facilitate a dialog (they don’t), do they think it’s a good idea to reach out to Minnesota’s white population and start off by implying they are all racists, and people of color can not be racists?

This is disgusting. Sure, they never “say” people of color can’t be racist, but that’s the direct implication. Can I say this is disgusting twice in the same paragraph? I was sitting here wondering if this organization is a spoof. So much so, I did some digging over that the City of Duluth’s website and found minutes from the Duluth Human Rights Commission Meeting on Dec. 14 that specifically mentioned the launch of the campaign, the website and the posters. The minutes note Community Action Duluth put up one of the posters in their window and …

…so far, there has been no major feedback or disruptions.

Just wait folks, I’m thinking it’s Tuesday and you might be in for a heck of a week.

Here is a list of partners that got together to put together the campaign. Their next meeting scheduled for tonight is entitled Cracking the Shell of Whiteness.

Hat tip to John Hinderaker over at Power Line for the links.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. phil on February 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

    To be a realist is to be a racist.

  2. stinkfoot on February 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I thought that Barry-O’s election heralded a post-racial era.

  3. Tim-in-Alabama on February 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Look at how many participants in this racket are governmental entities. Your tax dollars at work.

    • Dimsdale on February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      I agree, but the word “work” probably doesn’t apply.? 😉

  4. NH-Jim on February 14, 2012 at 11:09 am

    The key word: “FAIR”.? Just another code word for: Fascism, Socialism, Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism…? This is just another attempt of the leftists to organize the disgruntled, disenfranchised, disregarded into a group and pit them against another.? It is another “spoon” stirring the soup of discontent and driving those who ‘feel’ unfairly treated towards the riots and chaos that we see in Greece and earlier in Great Britain.
    If one were to study the corelation between race and poverty, one would see that over the past 50 years the poverty level for minorities has significantly decreased while the level for whites has remained relatively constant.? For instance, in 1960 the poverty rate among African-Americans was an astounding 55% and in 2000, that rate had decreased to about 22%.? The standard of living and life for minorities has improved despite the constant attacks on a single race.
    Meanwhile, the real problem lies in the loss of the family ‘unit’.? The poverty rate amongst <a title="Poverty Trends by Family Type" href="http://www.bsos.umd

    • NH-Jim on February 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Meanwhile, the real problem lies in the loss of the family ‘unit’.? The poverty rate amongst single female-headed households remains significantly higher.? Should we not focus our attention towards improving the lives of this group of citizens instead of denigrating another whole group of Americans?

  5. kateinmaine on February 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

    i thought it was so cold in minnesota that everyone turned white eventually–except prince. . .he’s purple.

  6. Dimsdale on February 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    For liberals, race warfare is like economic class warfare: something to be exploited for votes with promises of cures, but the cure never comes, because the liberals need the contrived warfare to gin up votes and campaign funding.
    It’s REALLY? hard? to realize you are a racist if you are a liberal.

    • crystal4 on February 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Tell us again about “blah” people, Dimsdale :D! (Methinks thou protests too much.)

    • Dimsdale on February 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Tell us about electing a president for little more reason than he is black.? Tell? us about the Congressional Black Caucus.? Tell us about the United Negro College Fund.? Tell us about any of the many liberal groups that self segregate on the basis of race or sex.
      Just the facts, ma’am!

  7. Plainvillian on February 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Duluth demographics:? 77% white…. 2,1% black…. 1.2% Hispanic…. 1.5& Asian.?? Hmmmm….self-flagellation?? And we’re surprised they elected Al Franken?

    • GdavidH on February 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      They actually didn’t. They “seated” Franken. That election was as corrupt an election you will ever see. They “found” just enough.

  8. rickg on February 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I am not a racist. I am, however biased toward people who think that they can live off my dime. Be they black, brown, yellow, white?or green. This is going to be one of their calling cards for this up coming election. Even more so than the last one. I refuse to buy into that CRAP!

  9. Lynn on February 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

    It is difficult to be a minority, no matter the color of your skin. In the early 70’s I attended a friend’s funeral. It was unbelievably sad. An intelligent, black friend of mine had died too young. He received a football scholarship and attended UPenn. I heard he died of a drug overdose. I didn’t care, he was my friend. I was the only white person who attended. I had never given it a thought, I never saw his color.? But the distrust and anger that came from the crowd was palpable.? I believe black people can be racist too.

  10. steve418r on February 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

    To see people for who they are instead of defining them by race of gender, is the only right way to stop racism. The government and the media will not promote this kind of thinking, though. Both entices find a sense of purpose in maintaining the status quo.

  11. JBS on February 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

    So, to be Caucasian is to be a racist. By extension, to be a conservative is to be racist.
    This whole thing sounds like a creation of the DNC. Divide and conquer. Confuse and demoralize.
    Point to remember, many more “white” people live in poverty than any other “minority.”
    If Barry wasn’t mulatto, would this even be an issue? I think not!
    (Can black people be racist? You betcha!)

  12. Lynn on February 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    @JBS, It should be DNC =Divide N Conquer, don’t ya think?

    • Dimsdale on February 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      That is more socially acceptable than my “Dumba$$es N Congress”!? 😉


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