By REGINA F. GRAHAM FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
A recently launched ‘reparations’ website is calling for white people to provide money and services to black people to relieve them of guilt and atonement from slavery.
Seattle-based artist Natasha Marin started the website that offers and suggests numerous ways where whites can give back to blacks to relieve their white guilt.
‘I invite People of Color to ask for what we need to feel better, be happier, be more productive by posting in this space. These may be both material and immaterial requests,’ she wrote.
‘I invite people who identify as White to offer services or contributions to People of Color in need of time, energy, substantive care, and support.’
Speaking to Seattle Weekly in an interview on Wednesday, Marin said that she’s been very busy.
‘I’ve had about 12 hours of sleep since Friday,’ she shared. ‘I maybe have eaten, like, one real meal.
‘I’m at that point of exhaustion now, if I see two bunnies kissing each other, I’ll just start crying. I’m just that tired.’
She did however note that her site is ‘absolutely not’ trying to address real reparations for American slavery, but just ‘reparations for microaggressions’ from this past month.
‘I don’t know if the word ‘reparations’ gets people’s eyebrows up, or what,’ Marin said.
‘I’m happy that people are paying attention. Maybe people paying attention could lead to measurable improvement in the lives of people of color.’
She said that she’s happy with response from both white and black people who have used the site, as she hopes it can become a learning experience for whites.
‘Instead of all theory, it’s all practice,’ she said. ‘You can learn how to leverage and dismantle your white privilege through participation in this project.’
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