Skip to comments.White Wristbands - Wisconsin declares war on Caucasian privilege.
Posted on 03/20/2013 10:43:27 PM PDT by neverdem
Graham Greenes observation has lost none of its salience in 50 years: innocence remains like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
The latest illustration comes from Wisconsin, where the states Department of Public Instruction website devotes a page to Power and Privilege. Caucasians who volunteer in the states AmeriCorps VISTA antipoverty programs are instructed to set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege works; put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege; and, in order to underline white guilt, find a person of color who is willing to hold you accountable for addressing privilege. The site generously provides a link to a diversity document, recommending that Caucasians wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, as well as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.
This, of course, is not meant to be an echo of the Third Reich. Its doubtful if the ahistorical functionaries who run Wisconsins DPI have ever read the racial laws of Nazi Germany. They may never have heard of Nazi Germany, where a series of cloth badges singled out guilty Germans for their race or their beliefs—yellow Stars of David for Jews, red triangles for political dissidents, green for criminals, purple for Jehovahs Witnesses, blue for emigrants, brown for Gypsies, black for lesbians and other anti-socials, and pink for gay men.
Germany sentenced these wrong thinkers to concentration camps; Josef Stalin sent his sinners to the Gulag; Mao preferred reeducation centers for those whose opinions did not jibe with the official line of the Peoples Republic of China. Wisconsin is nowhere near as totalitarian; it merely wishes for VISTA folks to wear something white, an article of clothing to set them apart, to make them feel wretched about their race, and, at the end of the day, to ask themselves: What am I doing to undo my privilege?
What could be more innocent?
Where's that conversation about race and reverse racism.
my elected officials, both repubs, are mute on this. pisses me off to/no end.never got replies to my emails.
Easy enough to put an end to this. Tell the students to take a black magic marker and write “White Power” on their bracelets. Program will be shit canned within a week.
Sit on it and spin. I've earned everything I have through hard work. I don't have time to indulge in your racial fantasies. I'm too busy making my own money.
I like “I’m a mindless d-bag”
AmeriCorps = your federal tax dollars being used by leftists to destroy America.
I wish we had a “like” button... LOL
You know how this works... Democrats: We need to have a National conversation on X-Y-Z Republicans: OK...Let's talk. Democrats: SHUT UP!!!!
The State of Wisconsin is actively engaging in advocating anti-white racist views. Read again if it didn’t sink in.
Please, there is only racism, there is no reverse. Call them what they are-RACISTS.
Would you rather have a country managed economically and politically by the privileged whites i.e. USA, or one by the disadvantaged others i.e. pick any country in Africa or the Middle East.
Their first answer would probably be "Us, man. Its our turn now. You've had your chance."
Knee jerk, and not well thought out, but the word "thought" is not compatible with these inane gestures.
Think carefully because one of the first things to break down would be the food creation and delivery system. Therefore, EBT cards would be worthless, and starvation brings desperation, destruction, and death on a massive scale.
“I’ve earned everything I have through hard work.”
I’ll bet that you’ve never had a job with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
We do have one remember? Bump!
Next, white bands with little yellow stars.
If I wear my white wristband, can I cut in line at the Post Office?
Take that "white guilt and stick it where the sun doesn't shine!!!
I pay more in taxes than I made most years for the 'privilege" of busting my keester working 12-14 hour days, with no days off until the job is done.
While I'm not complaining about the work, why should I feel guilty about paying in enough to support the average welfare family for a year, every year, and have a bunch left over?
I did this as Affirmative Action, set asides, H1-B visas, and a host of other programs dried up scholarships and the narrowed my playing field because I am white.
The nation has been surrendered to hordes of invading locusts with scarcely a fight.
America is dead and gone. The Democrats won. Congratulations to them.