Skip to comments.Always room in the budget for white guilt [Teachers headed for 'White Privilege Conference']
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 ...
"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.
You gotta love Katherine Kersten. The only voice of sanity in that liberal cesspool known as the RedStar Tribune.
Spreading the idea of whitey guilt is absolutely essential to the Democrat party, because it cannot attain power without whitey voters.
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?
Self-loathing, self-flagellating whitey voters.
And this conference is “legal” how?
Mighty white of ‘em to pay for this conference.
1500 [ 3 ( 160 + 125 ) ] = 1,282,500. Surely there is a better use for this money.
And instead of reading the other Strib columnists' liberal pabulum, it's better to visit the Kersten archive.
Hire more diversity counselors?
A group "within their own circle of power" fanning the flames of racial hatred.
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)
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!
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.
this has to be a very bad joke.
They're inauthentic. Thus saith the Sharpton-Jackson-Obama Prefecture.
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.
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.
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.
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