The registry includes space for any white men, or anyone who benefits from white male privilege. It asks those registering to indicate if they have ever “made a derogatory comment about a marginalized group to another white male” or “interrupted a non white male while they were speaking to tell them how they should think, feel, act or respond to a situation,” among many other qualifiers.
Thompson told The Huffington Post that she’s gotten around 700 entries submitted in the 24 hours since she posted the Google Doc, and the response has been equal parts positive and negative.
“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.”
She posted an update on Friday, thanking the many men who have registered, as well as saying that she personally registered Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions ― both of whom have been given significant positions of power on Trump’s staff, and both of whom have long records of racist rhetoric.