Matthew Mayhew gets it, apologizes for his Whiteness as though his life depends on it - dial to 11 - [PEACE]

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Fri Oct 2 17:06:34 PDT 2020

Folks starting to have fun with this game, pushing the dial to 11, no 12, even O M G, 13!

The apologies, the whiteness, the wokeness, the humanity, the healing, all going to 11.

   "I am struggling to find the words to communicate the deep ache for the damage I have done."

You see muh b.gger wh.ggers, if _your_ chosen variation of an "apology for Whiteness" is just a little overdone, or just slightly out of kilter, not only will some educated liberals spend time correcting you or denigrating you for your apology (thus, you know they've spent that time reading your apology), you're also educating folks with a sufficient IQ on another approach to handling this demon, and having a little fun while you do it.

How many variations on slightly (or not so slightly) off kilter apologies for whiteness are there? As many as there are Whypeople :D

NPCs across the globe are just about to get ultra triggered ... time for our memes, much chuckling, and liberation.

Comedy is born in blackness, Amurrica be healed.

   Ohio State Prof Pens Hyperbolic Apology For His "Whiteness" After Suggesting College Football Could Unify The Nation

      .. This week, Mayhew is writing a lengthy and possibly immensely hyperbolic apology for advocating for a sport that "places Black bodies at disproportional risk". 

      "I recently led a piece in Inside Higher Ed titled 'Why America Needs College Football.' I am sorry for the hurt, sadness, frustration, fatigue, exhaustion and pain this article has caused anyone, but specifically Black students in the higher education community and beyond," Mayhew wrote in a part two, published in Inside Higher Ed.

      .. He continued, in an apology that was dripping with so much emotion that Reason suggested it could be satirical:

         I learned that I could have titled the piece "Why America Needs Black
         Athletes." I learned that Black men putting their bodies on the line
         for my enjoyment is inspired and maintained by my uninformed and
         disconnected whiteness and, as written in my previous article,
         positions student athletes as white property. I have learned that I
         placed the onus of responsibility for democratic healing on Black
         communities whose very lives are in danger every single day and that
         this notion of "democratic healing" is especially problematic since
         the Black community can't benefit from ideals they can't access. I
         have learned that words like "distraction" and "cheer" erase the
         present painful moments within the nation and especially the Black

         I am just beginning to understand how I have harmed communities of
         color with my words. I am learning that my words—my uninformed,
         careless words—often express an ideology wrought in whiteness and
         privilege. I am learning that my commitment to diversity has been
         performative, ignoring the pain the Black community and other
         communities of color have endured in this country. I am learning that
         I am not as knowledgeable as I thought I was, not as antiracist that
         thought I was, not as careful as I thought I was. For all of these, I
         sincerely apologize.

      The New York Times, perhaps bewildered by whether or not Mayhew was being serious and confused as to what, exactly to be offended by the most, then came out and publicly criticized the apology, noting  that "such a dramatic public apology is obviously weird and bad."

      "The obsequious tone of the groveling should be a red flag that there's something seriously awry with this mode of discussion," the Times wrote.

I'll just step right in here and add that my whiteness, my privilege, all the hurt to minorities and POCs that my whiteness and privilege has caused is hereby denounced by me in the strongest, most emphatical words of hopefully not too much whiteness that my patriarchal keyboard can cope with transmitting through its black USB cable to the soon to be very woke computer and ... well you get the picture.  And if you don't, you ain't black!

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