The Face of White Privilege? ACLU Under Fire After Bowing To Criticism Of Its Use Of An Image Of A White Child In Its Promotional Campaign

4387992700000578-4820904-image-a-116_1503602098005downloadThe American Civil Liberties Union is apologizing for featuring the picture of this child at part of is promotional campaign after outraged supporters said that the image rekindled fears of Charlottesville and represented “white privilege.”  Rather than stand by a beautiful picture of a child in an ACLU shirt with and American flag, the ACLU effectively confessed to being guilty of white privilege in allowing such an image on its site.  I have been lifetime supporter of the work of the ACLU but the organization has been losing its once tight grip on core principles.  Members have been demanding that the organization drop its color-blind approach to free speech and refuse to represent some unpopular groups. The ACLU conceded that it would decline to help groups like those in Charlottesville because they were seen with guns — despite the fact that those guns were entirely legal.


The campaign was meant to feature pictures of toddlers in onesies saying “Free Speech” along with the caption: ‘This is the future that ACLU members want.”

The American Civil Liberties Union was blasted by social media users for its tweet of a photo of a white baby wearing a 'Free Speech' onesie along with the caption: 'This is the future that ACLU members want' (above)

Temple Professor Nyasha Junior was one of the first to object with

Leftists were furious over the post because they believed it endorsed white supremacy.

This is the future that ACLU members want.

Others added their own images:


Given the open deeply disturbing responses to the simple picture of a white child, one would have hoped that the ACLU would have responded unbowed and unequivably by saying that it was the responses and not the picture that were racist.  Instead, it actually issued a cringing thank you for a lesson on its white privilege issues:

63 thoughts on “The Face of White Privilege? ACLU Under Fire After Bowing To Criticism Of Its Use Of An Image Of A White Child In Its Promotional Campaign”

  1. This picture was only one of several toddlers wearing free speech onesys with the caption, “This is the future that ACLU members want.” Critics only found the blonde child to be objectionable. So, just who are the racists here?

  2. I have some very good news for the multitudes of Leftists who continue to experience dismay, anguish, anger, and resentment that White people continue to exist on this planet and that so many images and symbols of “Whiteness” and the “White” culture continue to plague our world.

    Monsanto, the great and innovative chemical company has been developing some powerful genetic engineering technologies that will ultimately make it possible in the next 30 years, according to estimates, to create genetically engineered human babies such that the racial and physical characteristics of every male and female, respectively, will be virtually identical. According to Monsanto’s scientists, they ultimately expect to develop superior DNA strains of human beings that also be resistant to aging, disease, injury, pain, stress, and all forms of psychological and physical impairment.

    Monsanto’s scientists say that they expect that human parents will ultimately be given only two types of male and two types of female prototypes from which to select as their next baby. Although Monsanto’s scientists have also investigated the possibility of creating additional strains of DNA to create various cross-gender types, after consulting with the heads of major corporate and banking interests, they say that a decision has been made at the top level that such diversity would not be in the best interests of perfecting mankind to eliminate all imperfections, and would be unnecessarily expensive.

    However, Monsanto’s scientists believe that the benefits of the compulsory genetic modification program will more than outweigh any those other diversity concerns. Monsanto’s scientists are confident that they will be able to create the perfect uniform race by combining the best features of all races, so as to create the most perfect physical and mental specimens, and to produce them uniformly. Monsanto’s scientists admit that as with any new, exciting, and innovative technology of this magnitude and scope, mistakes are going to be made along the path to perfection. Thus, they acknowledge that those mistakes will necessarily have to be terminated at the earliest point possible to minimize any conflicts.

    Mandatory chip implants will enable individuals and authorities to distinguish between otherwise identical individuals. A better and more secure world does, indeed, await us, run by an Elite Establishment that has our best interests at heart.

      1. Ignorance can be educated; crazy can be medicated; but there’s no cure for stupid. However, in your case, although you are in the last category, you demonstrate that for the first two categories that you are sadly in need of those remedies. Do report back to us to let us known how you are progressing with your widespread, broad-based, and long-term disabilities and impairments.

  3. “Nyasha Junior” is her name? Tough break.

    A preliminary search indicates that Nyasha Junior’s professional publications consist of several articles on the process of teaching comparative religion (incorporating personal accounts), a book review, one research article published 9 years ago, and a teaching text on studying feminist literature as applied to religious studies. Her dissertation carried the title “Powerplay in Potiphar’s house : the interplay of gender, ethnicity, and class in Genesis 39 / by Nyasha Junior.”.

    By all appearance’s she’s a professional black-nationalist / feminist whose contribution to the scholarship on the Bible is close to nil (unless you count looking at the Bible with a funhouse mirror to be ‘scholarly’). That this woman is employed at a secular research university is an indicator of the degree to which political patronage dominates academic hiring.

  4. “…discordant intermixture must have an injurious tendency.”

    “The influx of foreigners must, therefore, tend to produce a heterogeneous compound; to change and corrupt the national spirit; to complicate and confound public opinion; to introduce foreign propensities. In the composition of society, the harmony of the ingredients is all-important, and whatever tends to a discordant intermixture must have an injurious tendency.”

    – Alexander Hamilton

    Hamilton opposed “discordant intermixture” regarding immigration.

    Presumably, Hamilton believed that the Constitution provides for the implementation of “corrective action” post facto to remove said “discordant intermixture.”

    Given the violence and terrorism that “discordant intermixture” has generated, President Trump should initiate the process of “fundamentally preserving” America.

  5. The crazies are even attacking pictures of sweet toddlers that should make everyone of every race do the head tilt and say, “Ahhhhh!”

    Kids are the great unifiers. They are all cute. They are born with no idea about racism. If they are raised with other colors then they just grow up thinking people come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. I raised my own child to understand that people are like horses. They come in all sorts of skin and hair colors. Otherwise it would be boring. “Race” is a non issue.

    People have become extremists when they start picking on little kids. My own ultra Liberal cousin earnestly explained to me that my son, mentioned above, was born racist for no other reason than that he is white. She said he should be given less opportunities and chances in life, to even it out because he’s born racist and has white privilege, with the added benefit of being a white male. See how glad I am that I disagree with Antifa’s platform that offensive speech should be met with violence?

    A Liberal would raise their child to hate or fear or think less of mine because of his gender and skin color, while a conservative would raise their child to judge people by their character and actions, and give everyone a chance to be a friend.

    So…who’s the real racist?

    1. Kids are all vibrating with potential energy. The potential for their talents, future career, personality, character, experiences…they are in a moment of limitless possibility. They could grow up to be or do anything.

      What the heck does their skin color have to do with their worth?

    2. Karen S — You have it completely backwards in your next to last paragraph.

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