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Always room in the budget for white guilt [Teachers headed for 'White Privilege Conference']
Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4/9/11 | Katherine Kersten

Posted on 04/09/2011 7:43:18 PM PDT by rhema

These are tough times for Minnesota schools.

In Lakeville, for example, the school board recently announced wrenching cuts of almost $7 million. Ninety-four teachers will lose their jobs, arts programs will suffer and a school will be closed.

There was wailing and gnashing of teeth, but the board set its jaw: There's not a dime for anything extra.

Unless you've got an ax to grind with white folks. Then the money spigots open.

The Lakeville schools are sending a delegation of teachers to the 12th annual "White Privilege Conference" at the Bloomington Sheraton from Aug. 13-16. The district is shelling out $160 a pop -- plus $125 a day for teacher subs -- for this "white guilt" festival.

Organizers say they expect attendees from a number of other Minnesota districts.

The conference is "built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people," according to conference materials. Its mission is to get participants to confront their biases in a "journey in understanding white supremacy, whiteness, privilege, power and oppression," and to "agree to take action in [their] own circle of power."

The conference is sponsored by the Minnesota Justice Collaborative, a consortium of local higher-education and philanthropic institutions. It is expected to draw 1,500 teachers, students, activists, artists, social workers and counselors from more than 40 states. Minnesota public schools are represented on the list of speakers and workshop presenters.

What can Lakeville parents and taxpayers expect for their investment?

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: aft; barackhusseinobama; communism; debt; education; nea; obama; racism; spending; trumka; unions; unionthugs; waste; whiteguilt; whiteness

1 posted on 04/09/2011 7:43:22 PM PDT by rhema
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To: MplsSteve
Whom should we thank for this rich smorgasbord of white guilt? Sponsors include the University of Minnesota, MnSCU, the St. Paul Foundation, Hamline University, Gustavus Adolphus College, the YWCA of Minneapolis and Augsburg College, among others.

"This conference is on the radar of conservatives because it threatens the status quo, because we're not just talking about individual change, we're talking about systems change," University of Minnesota professor Lisa Albrecht, a local organizer, told MinnPost last fall.

The website reported: "There's always the possibility that the 'haters,' as one of the organizers puts it, will descend in mass [sic] and try to disrupt peaceful discussions about the advantages of being white in America and the oppression that has led to."

Not a chance. We're laughing too hard.

2 posted on 04/09/2011 7:45:47 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

You gotta love Katherine Kersten. The only voice of sanity in that liberal cesspool known as the RedStar Tribune.


3 posted on 04/09/2011 7:48:23 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: rhema

Spreading the idea of whitey guilt is absolutely essential to the Democrat party, because it cannot attain power without whitey voters.


4 posted on 04/09/2011 7:49:27 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rhema

When will there be a conference on the privilege Blacks have in America to interpret the Bible literally and not be made fun of by liberals?


5 posted on 04/09/2011 7:52:05 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Hachodesh hazeh lakhem ro'sh chodashim; ri'shon hu' lakhem lechodshey hashanah.)
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To: pnh102
Spreading the idea of whitey guilt is absolutely essential to the Democrat party, because it cannot attain power without whitey voters.

Self-loathing, self-flagellating whitey voters.

6 posted on 04/09/2011 7:52:39 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: pnh102

And this conference is “legal” how?


7 posted on 04/09/2011 7:53:20 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: rhema

Mighty white of ‘em to pay for this conference.


8 posted on 04/09/2011 7:53:31 PM PDT by jtal
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To: rhema

1500 [ 3 ( 160 + 125 ) ] = 1,282,500. Surely there is a better use for this money.


9 posted on 04/09/2011 7:56:02 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Colonel_Flagg
You gotta love Katherine Kersten. The only voice of sanity in that liberal cesspool known as the RedStar Tribune.

And instead of reading the other Strib columnists' liberal pabulum, it's better to visit the Kersten archive.

10 posted on 04/09/2011 7:59:05 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Freee-dame
1500 [ 3 ( 160 + 125 ) ] = 1,282,500. Surely there is a better use for this money.

Hire more diversity counselors?

11 posted on 04/09/2011 8:00:25 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
What can Lakeville parents and taxpayers expect for their investment?

A group "within their own circle of power" fanning the flames of racial hatred.

12 posted on 04/09/2011 8:00:40 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: rhema

The teacher’s unions usually tell their members that they are required to go to these as a condition of their membership in the union (which is mandatory)


13 posted on 04/09/2011 8:01:21 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: rhema

If this conference convinces some guilty white leftist teachers to go home and kill themselves I’m all for it!

I’ll buy these vermin the rope!


14 posted on 04/09/2011 8:03:05 PM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: neverbluffer
And this conference is “legal” how?

It is legal in the same way KKK marches and rallies are legal. No one can take away a person's right, however perverted, to hate another person based solely on the color of that person's skin.

And it is beyond sickening that taxpayer money is being used to finance hate speech.

15 posted on 04/09/2011 8:04:59 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rhema

this has to be a very bad joke.


16 posted on 04/09/2011 8:06:52 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
When will there be a conference on the privilege Blacks have in America to interpret the Bible literally and not be made fun of by liberals?

They're inauthentic. Thus saith the Sharpton-Jackson-Obama Prefecture.

17 posted on 04/09/2011 8:08:37 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Volunteer

The thing about Minnesota when I lived there 20 years ago is outside of one neighborhood in Mpls and one in St Paul you had to search hard to even find a black guy, but the libs were oh so caring about how they might be oppressed. Indians on the other hand, weren’t as hard to find and were treated like dirt.


18 posted on 04/09/2011 8:10:01 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: rhema

I’m frankly surprised they archive her. With morons like Lori Sturdevant, the now thankfully departed Prick Coleman and their all-star Marxist editorial board, they probably feel like they don’t have to.


19 posted on 04/09/2011 8:12:04 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: rhema

White privileged. ROFL. What a crock. I’d like to see these teachers drive out to some of the trailer parks here and tell them how privileged they are to be white.


20 posted on 04/09/2011 8:14:57 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: gthog61
The thing about Minnesota when I lived there 20 years ago is outside of one neighborhood in Mpls and one in St Paul you had to search hard to even find a black guy ...

Liberal areas are some of the most racially segregated places in the country. The liberal whiteys, while preaching "diversity" and "tolerance" during the day, will quickly scamper back to their gated whitebread communities at night.

21 posted on 04/09/2011 8:17:18 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

This was a fun read.


22 posted on 04/09/2011 8:18:30 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Kersten usually is.


23 posted on 04/09/2011 8:19:40 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: rhema
What did whites (especially white men) ever do to deserve any "privilege"?


24 posted on 04/09/2011 8:23:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Colonel_Flagg
You gotta love Katherine Kersten. The only voice of sanity in that liberal cesspool known as the RedStar Tribune.

Yeah, I figure the rest of the scumbags in that building gnash their teeth as they sniff down their noses and turn their backs on her. Those cockroaches do not like the light of truth shined on them and their party. You wonder how long Katherine can last there.

25 posted on 04/09/2011 8:28:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rhema

I would be laughing if this hate fest was a niche event. This hate fest is state sponsored advocacy of Marxism, victimization, and racial preferences. This event is state sponsorship of the core beliefs of the rat party.


26 posted on 04/09/2011 8:31:56 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: rhema

They should offer suicide workshops.


27 posted on 04/09/2011 8:50:49 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: rhema

Crap like this is a big factor in why they can’t recruit intelligent people to be public schoolteachers like they used to.


28 posted on 04/09/2011 8:53:31 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: rhema

Sick. Yet profitable, with over a quarter million in ticket revenue.


29 posted on 04/09/2011 8:57:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Catmom

This is because of the Unions, which sponsors these conferences with our tax dollars.


30 posted on 04/09/2011 9:04:36 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Soothesayer

Better yet, how about if they all pulled off a “Jim Jones” event, right there in the hotel. Now that would be something to remember them by.


31 posted on 04/09/2011 9:15:36 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Liberals: drooling buffoons (politicians/media/ bureaucrats) backed by satanic goons (union thugs).)
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To: rhema

I wonder what color the Bloomington Sheraton wait staff and kitchen staff is. Imagine all those liberals huffing and puffing if the food isn’t just perfect.
I wonder how many of that staff would trade places in an instant with the gentry attending, and let them do the hard work for a change while they got the pay for doing nothing.


32 posted on 04/09/2011 9:46:31 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: rhema

The ridiculous bigots running the school system there should be fired. These hate mongers should be nowhere near school children.


33 posted on 04/09/2011 10:06:31 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: rhema

Somebody is making a lot of money off white guilt. Just charge everyone to attend a conference where they can beat the hell out of themselves. Then give them a Certificate of Attendance” they can take back home and show all the minorities. Wish I’d thought of that!


34 posted on 04/09/2011 11:21:58 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: rhema
(Art.)The conference is "built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people," according to conference materials. Its mission is to get participants to confront their biases in a "journey in understanding white supremacy, whiteness, privilege, power and oppression," and to "agree to take action in [their] own circle of power."

This is a hostile propaganda technique called "jamming", attacking people who have nothing to be ashamed of, by broadcasting messages of hate and odium to them, especially about the areas in which they feel best about themselves. It's a grift, a con, and imho punishable.

In more Alinskyite terms, it's a frontal propaganda attack on The Main Enemy intended to degrade their morale and help induce feelings of helplessness and will-lessness: what the Russian Communists called novolya and identified as a strategic morale condition that they wanted to induce in target populations.

35 posted on 04/10/2011 3:31:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Newtoidaho

These ‘educators’ may be too dumb to prepare the chemical solution.


36 posted on 04/10/2011 5:43:40 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: rhema

“White Privilege Conference”

Correction: “White Liberal Privilege Conference”
(White Liberals with a self-perception of absolute brilliance and superiority will hopefully be sent packing from both houses of congress and the White House in 2012.)

IMHO


37 posted on 04/10/2011 6:23:10 AM PDT by ripley
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To: rhema

Well, speaking as a Jew, I’m more than a little pissed off here.

I thought OUR people were the ones with the privilege and the power. Now I see that any old slob without a lot of pigment in their skin is allowed into the evil cabal that is the worldwide Zionist conspiracy. How dare these academics appropriate the old antisemetic arguments and turn them into a “white only” enclave? I am calling now publically for whites to abandon the pretense of privilege and power and give it back to where it belongs, with the Jews. For starters, the hook-nosed merchants running the world don’t want to share their filthy shekels with some doofus named Jethro from the hills of Arkansas.

My other concern is a little more cerebral - how Jewish is that? My concern is how to define “white.” I mean it. I’ve seen some Persians and Palestinians and they look just like those fellas from Oregon or Vermont. Not all of them, of course - maybe you have some “hidden” whites hiding behind a good sun tan or a relative from southern Italy.

Close down the conference now! Save privilege for God’s chosen people!


38 posted on 04/10/2011 12:54:53 PM PDT by redpoll
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39 posted on 04/10/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Darren McCarty

White privileged. ROFL. What a crock. I’d like to see these teachers drive out to some of the trailer parks here and tell them how privileged they are to be white.


Don’t knock the trailerhood dude. Some of us that live in them realized it’s a FAR BETTER INVESTMENT than a house.

How? Your average property tax bill on a home in my area is 4000 a year. My lot rent and property tax bill on my home is 4000 a year. A wash.

Your average mortgage payment on a home is 1200 a month for 15-30 years. My payment was 500 a month for 2 years.

My lot rent includes water/sewer/trash. 50-100 bucks a month saved there. I do not have to carry liability insurance for anything that happens out side of my home (save my steps) as that land belongs to the park. They also have to maintain the trees.

Now.. what can I do with that extra 1200-1500 a month over the next 13 to 28 years.....

When I first moved in to the trailerhood it was because I could not get a home loan. Now, I think the underwriter shooting me down was the best thing that could have happened to me. I could be stuck with 28 years left on a note for a home that is worth about 3/4 what I paid for it had they not canned my mortgage. Honestly, since my wife lost her job, I’d probably be in foreclosure trying to find someone to buy it on a short sale.

Now I still have a home with 4 walls, albeit a little smaller in size than the house we wanted. We have single floor living and at times like this the lowest possible monthly living expenses we could have.

I actually feel privileged to live here.

Also, the value of my home has GONE UP since I bought it. almost 30%.


40 posted on 04/10/2011 9:12:58 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: redpoll
A fine post.

"Darn it, I'm the oppressor!"

41 posted on 04/10/2011 9:16:58 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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42 posted on 04/14/2011 4:58:18 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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