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Making these claims is Ashleigh Shackelford, a speaker and activist who describes herself as "a Black fat cultural producer, multidisciplinary artist, nonbinary shapeshifter, hood feminist and data futurist."
"I put this up," she explains in the video clip, "because I really want any white person in the room to know upfront that this is what we're dealing with — that it's not going to be this coddling of white tears."
"all white people are racist demons ...— Jessica (Fletcher) O’Donnell (@heckyessica) September 7, 2020
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She says whites are "always gonna be racist, actually."
Shackelford goes on to say she believes "that y'all are born into a life to not be human, and that's what y'all are taught to do — to be demons."
She claims Caucasians remain racists "even when you're on your path to trying to figure out how to be a better human being."
Now that Shackelford's comments are being shared again on social media, many are expressing outrage.
When Jessica O'Donnell, social media editor for The Blaze, shared the video clip, Twitter users replied with remarks like, "I would have stood up and walked out in the first 3 seconds," or "I would have gotten up and walked out within 20 seconds of being insulted and stereotyped like that."
Many accused Shackelford of hypocrisy, arguing that her slogan of "all white people are racist" is itself a racist comment to make.
"This is the total opposite of cultural diversity training," one user stated. "It hurts me watching her divide people with her racism!"
Another reply asked, "Why do people give racists like this an audience?" adding, "They should be laughed out of the room every time."
"They justified slavery by saying blacks were not fully human," noted yet another Twitter user. "So why is this not just as racist?"
Conservative voices are not the only ones criticizing Shackelford.
"I'm a black woman," reads one reply to O'Donnell's tweet. "This is disgusting. This is racist. This is not funny and it's not cute. People need to stand up against this."
Twitter user "Mark" said, "I'm on the Left, but if there's one thing that triggers me about the extremes on my side, it's definitely the anti-white sentiment."
The resharing of Shackelford's 2017 comments on race comes after President Donald Trump banned federal agencies from "white privilege" training sessions.
Friday's memo to federal agencies states:
All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on 'critical race theory,' 'white privilege,' or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.
In another part of the document, White House official Russell Vought says, "The president has directed me to ensure that federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions."