How to have an ‘anti-racist’ Christmas party

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How to have an ‘anti-racist’ Christmas party

December is fondly known as the “most wonderful time of the year.” It’s a joyous season as people are in jolly spirits as they get ready for Christmas. Yet, for the anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion crowd, it’s just another reason to try to implement their unhinged ideology and authoritarianism.

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The “inclusion” and “anti-racism” movements want to ruin Christmas parties. That’s the gist of a random email I received Friday promoting the services of an alleged national expert in anti-racism. Under the pretext of social justice, they want everyone to comply with their suggestions. Pay for their services, and you, too, can have an “anti-racist” Christmas party at your workplace.

I received an email titled “Tips For More Inclusive Workplace Parties This Holiday Season: Interview Available with Leading DEI/HR Workplace Consultant.” The consultant was someone named Kim Crowder, the founder of Kim Crowder Consulting. I’ve never heard of her, but the email identified her as “one of the country’s leading DEI and anti-racism experts.” I’m also not sure what makes her a leader or why, or how one becomes a leader in a movement in which qualifications are entirely fictitious and success means an ability to swindle people. But I digress.

Like everything predicated on toxic left-wing ideology, the information provided sucks the metaphorical life out of the holiday season. Kim Crowder Consulting offered a checklist to follow so people could be good little lemmings and surrender to the indoctrination.

“As office holiday parties begin to occur, and as we continue to look toward the new year for opportunities to improve workplace culture, Kim has the following tips for how workplaces can ensure that gatherings and parties are more inclusive and culturally aware,” the email read.

Why do gatherings and parties need to be “more inclusive and culturally aware”? It’s December, and it’s the United States. Our society has its own culture, and it involves celebrating Christmas or perhaps Hanukkah at this time of year — or maybe both. If you are someone who thinks that is unfair, then take solace in knowing how unfair it is that I have to read about stupid left-wing initiatives such as “anti-racist” Christmas parties. And, if an invitation to a party that celebrates either of these holidays makes you uncomfortable, here’s some advice from Christopher Tremoglie Consulting: Don’t go.

“Everyone does not celebrate the same holidays at all this time of year,” the email clumsily states. If you subscribe to outmoded and racist ideas such as grammar, you understand that the sentence should begin, “Not everyone celebrates,” but I digress again.

“Workplaces should be aware of the myriad of holidays and focus on calling these end-of-year celebrations, including not having themed parties that point to one holiday over the other,” the email says. But, why? I promise you, the world will not end, humans will not perish, and civilization will continue if the company you work for wants to have a Christmas party, even if you are a person who does not celebrate the holiday.

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel and have society adjust to the whims of the few, how about we teach people to respect their surroundings? If you’re invited to a Christmas or Hanukkah party at work and want to attend, then just accept that is what the party is celebrating. Be respectful, have a good time, and leave the celebration when you’re ready to go home. If this is bothersome to you for some odd reason, then don’t go. Stay home, sulk, read something by Ibram X. Kendi, and be miserable. The entire world shouldn’t have to adjust its norms to accommodate the loudest whiners.

I’m an Italian American who was raised Roman Catholic. I’ve been invited to many Jewish friends’ Hanukkah celebrations and Muslim friends’ iftars during Ramadan. Upon my attendance, I didn’t demand any of them read the Apostles’ Creed or say a Hail Mary. I didn’t insist that pictures of Jesus be displayed. I attended the event, knowing it was of a different culture and religion. I enjoyed experiencing other people’s customs and traditions, and I had a good time.

Holiday parties aren’t racist to begin with, and the world doesn’t revolve around the attention-seeking fanaticism of leftists. So, please stop pretending that it does and trying to make a scammy living telling people how to cater to them. It’s called emotional intelligence and maturity; the anti-racist and diversity, equity, and inclusion crowds should try it.

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