Magazine July 6, 2020, Issue

The White-Guilt Cult

Protesters in Brooklyn, June 12 (Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
A look at woke religiosity

Cary, n.c., June 7. Amidst nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, a black man and woman are seated on a park bench while a white woman wearing a sweatshirt that reads “LOVE” takes to her megaphone. “We repent on behalf of, uh, Caucasian people,” she says. A small crowd of white people comes to kneel before the two seated black folks, who are co-pastors of a local church. Some of the kneelers wash the feet of the black people. A white man with an English accent solemnly intones, “It’s our honor to stand here on behalf of all white people, .

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