A radical social justice group in Dallas has leveled up their demands for sacrifices from people they deem “wealthy white people”, by publically demanding Whites deny themselves positions at Ivy League schools, so Black students can have the spots.
“Many wealthy white folks including those who live in the 95% white Park Cities think they are allies because they put up a Black Lives Matter sign or parade black people like animals at their charity galas that somehow they aren’t part of the problem,” Washington told Dallas City Wire. “They are the problem. If whites want to be our allies, they MUST make sacrifices,” wrote a BLM group called Dallas Justice Now.
The group’s work has gone viral, in the form of a letter to residents targeted for their perceived wealth.
A woman on Twitter, Katheleen McKinley, posted what appeared to a form letter from a group called Dallas Justice Now, and was titled, “College Pledge”. The letter was shocking in its content and McKinley described the place the letter was received by an unnamed associate of her. To her surprise, the letter went viral.
“I’m dead right now. Highland Park is one of the richest areas in Texas. These Democrat parents would walk across hot coals & plan a murder for the chance their kids go to an Ivy League or other top schools. Then they get this from a Black Lives Matter Organization,” McKinley posted.
This is for real, if you go to https://t.co/eE6UYwpJYB you can find tons of hyper-racist anti-white garbage like this.
— Talent On Loan From God (@marklindesr) July 25, 2021
The letter reads:
“We are writing to you because we understand you are white and live within the Highland Park Independent School District and thus benefit from enormous privileges taken at the expense of communities of color. You live in the whitest and wealthiest neighborhood in Dallas, whether you know it or not, you earned or inherited your money through oppressing people of color. However, it is also our understanding that you are a Democrat and supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, which makes you one of our white allies and puts you in a position to help correct these cruel injustices. We need you to step up and back up your words with action and truly sacrifice to make our segregated city more just.”
IT’S REAL CHECK IT OUT
Another poster, Mark Kilndesr, did a little research. According to the website, Dallas Justice Now, the letter above is real. The following is their commentary about the letter, the pledge and the reaction their work has received.
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Great piece about our work in Dallas City Wire. We are inspired by all the support we are receiving for the historic College Pledge. And that’s not all—we will have more exciting news to announce next week!
Thank you, Juliette Fairley for posting for justice!
”A racial equity advocacy group is circulating a petition that asks wealthy white people to refrain from allowing their high school student teens to apply to Ivy League universities and other top 50 colleges in order to make room for students of color.
“Our pledge was brought about by the need to give kids in our community educational opportunities that we have been denied for centuries,” said Michele Washington, founder of Dallas Justice Now (DJN)
Pledge letters are currently being sent out in the 95% white Highland Park and University Park neighborhoods of Dallas, according to a DJN press release.
“Many wealthy white folks including those who live in the 95% white Park Cities think they are allies because they put up a Black Lives Matter sign or parade black people like animals at their charity galas that somehow they aren’t part of the problem,” Washington told Dallas City Wire. “They are the problem. If whites want to be our allies, they MUST make sacrifices.”
Only 3% of students at Harvard came from the bottom fifth of the income ladder, while 70 percent came from families of the top fifth of income earners in the country, according to a 2017 white paper written by Harvard professor Raj Chetty.
“In the Civil Rights movement, our white allies risked their lives to end the cruel Jim Crow laws,” Washington said in an interview. “Yet now many people think they can get by just posting on social media—-it’s hurtful to those of us who have dedicated our lives to social justice when they think that is enough to remedy hundreds of years of oppression.”
When Casie Tomlin, a Caucasian woman, received a pledge letter on Dallas Justice Nowletterhead last week, she was in disbelief.
“There’s no way an organization would send this,” Tomlin told Dallas City Wire in a Facebook Messenger email.
Other than people like Tomlin, Washington said that feedback from DJN’s white allies has been supportive for the most part.
“We understand there are some racist voices who have opposed the pledge,” Washinton alleged in an interview. “One racist, in particular, Casie Tomlin, who works as a Senior Software Delivery Manager at AT&T, has attempted to harass our supporters in an attempt to distract from the fact that she doesn’t want to make a single sacrifice to remedy the injustices that face our city.”
Tomlin denied the allegations.
“I wholeheartedly dispute and deny all accusations made by Michele Washington and Dallas Justice Now,” she said, in part, in an email. “Ms. Washington’s statements are factually incorrect and intentionally misleading. Her statements are part of an ongoing campaign of harassment lodged against me, a single mother, because of an agenda she wishes to advance. I am now and have always been an active advocate for social justice.”
Washington further accused Tomlin of being the embodiment of a racist “Karen.”
“She donated $3 to DJN only to claim a couple of minutes later that DJN is a scam,” Washington alleged. “Then, she attempted to weaponize law enforcement by calling the University Park Police Department to complain about the pledges and try to put our volunteers in danger. Calling the police on people of color when not in imminent danger is itself an act of violence.”
Washington added that DJN will soon unveil an Advisory Council that includes Professor Troy Harden, director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at Texas A&M.
“Since their creation, top educational institutions have been vehicles for the perpetuation of white supremacy,” she said. “Most top universities only opened their doors to our community in the 1960s but even then have done everything possible to make us feel like second-class citizens. Ivy League and other Top 50 Schools provide the best vehicles for upward mobility, particularly for marginalized communities. Yet, a vast majority of the spots at these institutions are taken by wealthy white folks.”
America is headed for even more difficult times if this open racism is allowed.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776