Oh, joy! Apparently, July is “Denounce White Privilege” Month at Indigo, Canada's largest bookstore chain.
Indigo bookstores typically embrace a theme for its main book racks that greet customers' eyes upon entering Indigo stores.
Thus, come springtime, one might be greeted with a display of gardening books; during the Stanley Cup Finals, books about hockey are on display and so on.
But since we are now residing in the uber-woke month of July 2020, Indigo’s display racks are groaning under the weight of books that essentially denounce... white people. Hey, that is fashionable, after all.
Some of the titles getting currently receiving full promotional bump:
White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo;
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo;
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi;
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi;
Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging by Tessa McWatt;
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad;
The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole
Cole, by the way, is the failed journalist and black activist, and his book is naturally the "Indigo Staff Pick of the Month."
Of course, it is! Desmond Cole is anti-free speech, after all.
A few weeks ago outside of a Durham, Ontario courthouse, Cole made a speech but prior to doing so he ordered members of the media to turn off their recording devices (and like well-trained woke seals, they naturally complied.)
Likewise, let’s not forget how back in 2006 Indigo CEO Heather Reisman banned that edition of the Western Standard that published those infamous Danish Mohammed cartoons. Which kind of tells you all that you really need to know about Reisman and her commitment to freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of expression. (She's banned other publications, too.)
And really, when your think about it, isn’t Heather Reisman surely the poster girl for white privilege, being a multimillionaire who also happens to be married to Gerry Schwartz, the CEO of Onex Corp. (which has assets of more than US$31 billion)?
That’s a whole lot of privilege, white or otherwise...
So, how about this for a whiz-bang anti-racism marketing concept: if persons of colour are truly that disadvantaged, why doesn't the uber-privileged Reisman offer such people a substantial discount when they purchase Indigo merchandise?Wouldn’t that be a real tangible step in levelling the playing field, or would such an initiative perhaps adversely affect Indigo’s share price?
As it stands now, when it comes to fighting so-called “white privilege” apparently Heather Reisman would prefer to talk the talk rather than walk the walk.