What? NYT Suggests Shunning Relatives Who Don’t ‘Significantly’ Help Black Protest Causes

It seems that with each new day, we’re treated to one dose of hot-take “stupid” after another, all designed to further divide us as a nation and sow hate and discontent.  The latest comes to us from the New York Times, one of the top liberal propaganda outlets that was once known as an actual “newspaper.”

According to an op-ed written by Chad Sanders, whose bio simply states, “Mr. Sanders is a writer,” individuals should, among other things, shun relatives who don’t “significantly” help black protest causes like Black Lives Matter.

Seriously.  We’re not making this up.

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He also suggested readers put their own bodies in harm’s way by physically protecting black protesters and giving money to pay for legal fees of black protesters or donating to black politicians.

“My book is coming out in a few months, and I don’t know if I’m going to be alive to see it, because I’m a black man,” he whined at the beginning of his screed.  Talk about melodrama.  Sorry, Chad, but none of us know if we’re going to be alive in a few months.  It’s called “life,” and as the saying goes, “it happens.”

“White people are pushing me and others like me aside to alleviate their own guilt and prove that they are different from Derek Chauvin, the fired police officer charged with murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Amy Cooper, who tried to weaponize her whiteness by calling the police on Christian Cooper, a bird-watcher, in Central Park,” he added.

After complaining that his white friends and supporters are spending time sending him messages of encouragement, he states:

So please, stop sending #love. Stop sending positive vibes. Stop sending your thoughts. Here are three suggestions on more immediately impactful things to offer instead:

  • Money: To funds that pay legal fees for black people who are unjustly arrested, imprisoned or killed or to black politicians running for office.

  • Texts: To your relatives and loved ones telling them you will not be visiting them or answering phone calls until they take significant action in supporting black lives either through protest or financial contributions.

  • Protection: To fellow black protesters who are at greater risk of harm during demonstrations.

Yes, these actions may seem grave. But you insist that you love me, and love requires sacrifice. Text messages are unlimited on most data plans. Emojis are not sacrificial.

“If you’re feeling the need to check on me as your black friend, don’t. I’ll let you know what I need. If you don’t get a message from me, that’s a message,” he said in conclusion.

No worries, Chad.  You won’t be hearing from me.

As you can imagine, the op-ed generated some response on Twitter.


Good question.

One person reached out to Chad on Twitter:


Another very good question.

My response to Chad’s nonsense?  Simple:

All we can say is, give us a break…  And for heaven’s sake, please put an end to this Twilight Zone nightmare…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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