This is the most 2020 business model I can imagine. Two women, one black and one Indian American, are charging small groups of white women $2,500 per dinner during which they give a lecture about their hosts (and the other guests’) white supremacy. They call it “Race to Dinner.”
A white woman volunteers to host a dinner in her home for seven other white women – often strangers, perhaps acquaintances. (Each dinner costs $2,500, which can be covered by a generous host or divided among guests.) A frank discussion is led by co-founders Regina Jackson, who is black, and Saira Rao, who identifies as Indian American. They started Race to Dinner to challenge liberal white women to accept their racism, however subconscious. “If you did this in a conference room, they’d leave,” Rao says. “But wealthy white women have been taught never to leave the dinner table.”…
It seems unlikely anyone would voluntarily go to a dinner party in which they’d be asked, one by one, “What was a racist thing you did recently?” by two women of color, before appetizers are served. But Jackson and Rao have hardly been able to take a break since they started these dinners in the spring of 2019. So far, 15 dinners have been held in big cities across the US.
Saira Rao, the Indian-American half of the partnership, made a name for herself running for office in Colorado back in 2018. She was supported by Justice Democrats, the same group that supported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After losing that primary race, Rao announced that the problem was America, more specifically white people: