Salvation Army defends guide telling white people to apologize for racism

The Salvation Army recently defended an internal racism guide that discouraged “colorblindness” and encouraged staff members to “apologize for being white” after the guide faced backlash.

The Salvation Army argued the new guide was meant to encourage discussion about racism among members of the Salvation Army. The organization denied attempting to indoctrinate or tell its donors what to think, reminding people that the guide was meant for internal use.

“The Salvation Army has occasionally published study guides on various complex topics, including race, to help foster positive conversations and reflection among Salvationists,” the Thursday statement
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