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White Woman Says Her African Daughters Experienced 'Worst Racism' From Blacks

A clueless mother and "educator" writes about teaching her African daughters not to "see color."

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A writer for the Federalist, a conservative publication that uses tags in its stories like "Black Crime" to catalog incidents, and defended Roy Moore dating teenagers, wrote a story about her African adopted daughters not being Black girls, but Americans.


In her commentary, Jenni White used the death of McKenzie Adams, a fourth-grade student who committed suicide after she was bullied in a pre-dominantly white school for her skin color and for associating with white students, to justify having raised her daughters, Barbara and Betty, without teaching them about African-American culture.

"Why would I raise them to identify with a specific race as if being members of the human race weren't enough?" White writes.

The title of her article is "The Worst Racism My Children Have Experienced Came From Black Peers."

"Yes, my daughters are from Africa, and they communicate with their family there regularly, but once we adopted them and landed in America together, they became Americans. Not African-Americans, not Black girls, but girls who would grow up in a nation where they were afforded the opportunity to become anything they wanted to become."

She writes about a conversation with her Black pastor 12 years ago, who encouraged her to immerse the girls, then ages 4 and 9, in their culture and find ways to introduce them to the Black experience in America.

She replied to the pastor that her family doesn't "see color."

White claims to be a staunch supporter of Martin Luther King Jr., and follows Blexit (the movement Kanye West is a fan of), or "Black exit" from the Democratic Party, that shares her views about America as a whole and the accusations against liberal Blacks as living in "permanent victimhood." She is the education director for Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment and a former public school science teacher.

White doesn't acknowledge the system of oppression — racism — that her daughters, now ages 16 and 21, will encounter, if they haven't already. They are not shielded because they grew up with a white family that doesn't "see color."

A CNN/ORC poll found that broad majority of whites (81%) in the United States say Black people have as good a chance as white people to get any kind of job for which they are qualified. But 54% of Blacks say they don't have as good a chance as whites to get a job they're qualified for.

Additionally, three-quarters of Blacks say police are more likely to use force against a Black person than a white person, while a majority of whites (56%) say race doesn't matter. A majority of whites (53%) say they are confident police treat whites and Blacks equally in the United States vs. a majority of Blacks (57%) who say they are "not confident at all."

White chooses to believe it's the Black community's fault for McKenzie's death — the very people who have had to grapple with identity in a country that brought their ancestors here as slaves but continues to reject them after hundreds of years — not the school for not addressing the bullying.

Instead of helping her daughters (one of whom temporarily returned to Africa to live with her brother because of emotional struggles) learn about the African-American experience, she calls Black people racist instead of her ancestors.

Activist Tariq Nasheed, who posted a screenshot of the article on Twitter, said :

Reader Question: What harm could come from this woman shielding her African born daughters from racism in this country?

The Conversation (8)
Michele11 Jan, 2019

It is sad Ms. White has not challenged her children to understand cultures. As Americans we are different in many ways. Shame on her for making the children leave their culture and respect for their true blessings; which is who they are. Beautiful, black ladies.

Beverly11 Jan, 2019

Look Mommy Dearest, the racism cuts both ways. I am a Black woman and I have been discriminated by Africans and your point is what?

11 Jan, 2019

@Tariq I’m with you all the way ! There’s no telling what else they do to them either .

11 Jan, 2019

Look up what Jane Elliott says about “ White Women Who Don’t See Color “ .

Veronica Evans11 Jan, 2019

Once people see their beautiful faces, hundreds of conclusions about them will be assumed. To allow them to be ignorant of this reality is cruel of any parent. Only from a white parent, no matter how loving, would this situation be misunderstood. It puts them in danger and colors their perception of themselves.

Kathryn O'Brien11 Jan, 2019

Okay.....this is word usage that I have often wondered about. I have some friends who say I don't see color. I have always been confused about that. It always seemed a weird thing to say. In most of those cases I would say they aren't racist as I have thought that I wasn't. I have also been told that I am racist because I am white. There must be other categories or else how can you CORRECTLY say and mean and live as non-racist? I don't want to fight about this. I have worked in a school that was 94 percent minority. Some people accepted me, some did not. You know, like in real life. The real wall is the invisible, impenetrable one between us that doesn't allow for acceptance of either side.

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