The Spiritual Need to Hate White People By James Reed
This would be amusing if it was not a wee bit scary, in a woke way, when a book, with a prayer calling on God to help the author hate white people, is selling at the big-name stores. What is super scary, is why there is a need for heavenly intervention to hate whites, when the supply of anti-white hate juice is near infinite? Would it be possible to fuel industrial society on this hatred of a people’s skin colour, thus eliminating greenhouse gasses and saving the polar bear, and even Yogi Bear?
“A book containing a prayer by a Black female author calling on God to "help me hate white people" is causing a lot of controversy.
The book, A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal, was edited by Sarah Bessey and published in February and is available at major sellers such as Target, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The passage in the book by Chanequa Walker-Barnes, "Prayer of a Weary Black Woman," seeks spiritual guidance to stop "caring" about white people who inevitably perpetuate racism.
"Dear God, Please help me to hate white people," Walker-Barnes writes. "Or at least to want to hate them. At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively. I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist."
She goes on in the prayer to say she wants help to hate moderate, "nice" white people who disguise their racism by acting pleasantly toward Black people but who do not take an action to combat white supremacy.
"My prayer is that you would help me to hate the other white people—you know, the nice ones," Walker-Barnes writes. "The Fox News–loving, Trump-supporting voters who 'don't see color' but who make thinly veiled racist comments about 'those people.' The people who are happy to have me over for dinner but alert the neighborhood watch anytime an unrecognized person of color passes their house."
She adds: "Lord, if you can't make me hate them, at least spare me from their perennial gaslighting, whitemansplaining, and white woman tears."
A Rhythm of Prayer is No. 1 on Amazon's Christian Meditation Worship & Devotion section and is a New York Times bestseller. The book is "for the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act," according to the description on the store's website. "Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer."”
God help us all, indeed!