After winning the election, President-elect Donald Trump has softened some of his campaign’s more ardent promises, like a total repeal of Obamacare. However, one of the more controversial items espoused by the Republican nominee — his proposed Muslim ban — remains in the form of what his White House transition team refers to as a “Muslim registry.” Historical irony notwithstanding, Trump and his advisers seem to think compiling an updated list of all American-based Muslims with suspected terrorist ties is good for national security. Candace Thompson does not.
In a Facebook post published on Thursday, Thompson said she “felt inspired to start a little art project” after news of Trump’s registry went viral. “Forget the nation of Islam,” she explained with several paragraphs’ worth of statistics to back up her main point: “Our most immediate threat to domestic security is and always has been white, straight men.” So she created “The White Male Registry,” a Google Form that’s exactly what it sounds like:
That is why I have decided to do my part as a Red Blooded Patriot by creating The White Male Registry. It is a simple google form complete with questions that will help identify just how much of a threat to American security any individual white male may pose to the general public.
The form, which can be found at AllWhiteMen.com, assumes the person filling it out is a white male or someone who “is occasionally afforded white male privilege.” Aside from ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, it requires participants to provide their name, email address and physical address, as well as various other determiners of status like nationality and socio-economic status.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Thompson claimed around 700 people had completed the form within the first 24 hours. Predictably, the response to her registry was mixed:
“I’d say it’s about half and half as far as replies go,” she said. “A lot of genuine responses that are humble and honest, and then a lot of hateful ones.”
On Friday, Thompson updated the project’s status and indicated she’d already registered Trump, his White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Feel free to join me in adding members of Trump’s transition team,” she told her followers.
(Via Huffington Post)