Critics Slam Washington Post For Video Encouraging ‘White Accountability Groups’

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Critics slammed the Washington Post for a video that talked about “white racial identity” and encouraged people to join “white accountability groups” in order to combat racism.

Journalist Megyn Kelly said in a tweet that “the Washington Post is racist.”

“Is this what the @washingtonpost had in mind when it told us ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’?” asked Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charles Gasparino. (RELATED: Is Critical Race Theory Really Just ‘Racial Sensitivity Training’?)

Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a prominent critic of critical race theory, said the Post wants to “defend race essentialism.”

“It all makes sense now: the Washington Post published a 3,000-word fake hitpiece against me because they really want to defend race essentialism and ‘White racial identity,'” Rufo said. “I’m fighting against race supremacy; the Washington Post wants to install it everywhere.”

“This is a very strange pseudoreligious movement that is likely to do more harm than good,” wrote author Jesse Singal.

Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio called the Washington Post video “the new Marxism.”

Freelance commentary writer Drew Holden said that video is “so much worse” than he initially thought it would be.

“Okay I assumed that WaPo video couldn’t be as bad as people were saying but I watched it and it is so much worse, to a point where I can’t even describe it,” Holden said.

Derek Thompson, a writer at The Atlantic, slammed the idea of “whites-only” groups.

The show, titled “The New Normal,” brought in mental health experts to discuss “whiteness.” Author and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem, professor and psychologist Rebecca Toporek, crisis interventionist Kelsey Arias and trauma therapist Ilyse Kennedy talked about “how deeply rooted racism is” into their “everyday thought process,” said that “white people have got to start getting together specifically around race,” and said that “there is a period of deep shame for being white.”