White Guilt Offset Credit, Digital Print on Linen Paper, signature and embossing stamp upon purchase. 29,7 × 21 cm
The White Guilt Clean Up Offset credit, much like how carbon credits for airplane or train travel can be purchased to “offset” pollution, offsets the purchaser of an act of racism, micro aggression or white guilt that they have committed. The purchaser must name the offending act and then will be quoted a price (starting at 50 Euros) by White Guilt Clean Up (WGCU) in order to offset their guilt. Upon purchase, WGCU will then fill in the blanks on the certificate, sign and emboss stamp the credit making it valid. A portion of the proceeds will go to a local community group or organization fighting racism and for equality in the region of the purchaser. The White Guilt Offset Credit is one of the services of White Guilt Clean Up, an online platform that will consist of several services and products the public can take part in or purchase in order to alleviate and/or better understand their guilt. Services currently being researched to offer may include, race and cultural home clean up in which myself or collaborators will remove racially charged or culturally sensitive goods from someone’s home; “One is Not Enough,” matching people to other people of color (POC) so they can “know” at least 2 POCs; public interventions marking and adjusting racist advertising and graffiti. More information about WGCU can be found on Facebook and twitter.