Donation That Resembles Patriotic Year Labeled As 'Racist'

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 25 November 2021 20:30

Tuesday saw the Women’s March issue an apology after sending out an email reporting an average donation of $14.92, a figure reflecting the year Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas.

The email asked people to specifically donate $14.92 in support of the group's efforts to advocate for abortion rights in front of the Supreme Court, according to a screenshot posted by Daybreak PAC founder Jackie Fielder.

The email attracted criticism from liberal personalities on Twitter, some of whom claimed the number is "tone deaf" in relation to racial issues. The apology drew equal amounts of ridicule from conservative commentators.

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Columbus has become a controversial historical figure, and the holiday recognizing his discovery is viewed by critics as celebrating colonialism and offending indigenous people.

"We apologize deeply for the email that was sent today. $14.92 was our average donation amount this week," the Twitter apology states. "It was an oversight on our part to not make the connection to a year of colonization, conquest, and genocide for Indigenous people, especially before Thanksgiving."

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It is unclear if the apology was a response to specific complaints made by email recipients offended by the mention of 1492. The Women’s March did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The apology was widely mocked by Twitter users. Many of them expressed that they were unable to determine whether or not the post was satire.

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"This is the challenge for The Babylon Bee with all the woke stuff; it's like trying to satirize a comedy," Babylon Bee senior writer Frank J. Fleming tweeted. The Babylon Bee is a right-leaning site that does satire.

"The Women's March is not a serious organization," political commentator Lauren Chen tweeted. "If you can't see the amount of $14.92 without being triggered, seek help."

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"Keeping all of your email recipients in mind at this difficult time," Federalist editor Emily Jashinsky tweeted.

The group has become a leading voice of advocacy on women's issues over the past several years, protesting events such as the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and organizing marches in protest of the Trump administration.

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In September, the group's leadership discouraged attendees from wearing Handmaid's Tale outfits and coat hanger imagery due to it "erasing" minorities.

The group's online page reads: "From the crisis facing women in Afghanistan to the abortion ban in Texas, how did we get here, and where do we go from here? Join the Feminist Futures series, and let’s get to work. We’ll learn from the struggles and choices of everyday feminists throughout history who’ve navigated similar waters, and we’ll look inwards at ourselves as we build the hard skills to create a feminist future."

They also write, "a feminist future is only achievable if it includes everyone. Understanding how race, class, sexuality, and gender shape our communities is the foundation of that future. Women's March invites you to experience, learn, and grow this Fall with a one-of-a-kind offering: the Feminist Futures Institute."

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