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White Wristbands - Wisconsin declares war on Caucasian privilege.
City Journal ^ | 18 March 2013 | STEFAN KANFER

Posted on 03/20/2013 10:43:27 PM PDT by neverdem

Graham Greene’s 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 state’s Department of Public Instruction website devotes a page to “Power and Privilege.” Caucasians who volunteer in the state’s 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. It’s doubtful if the ahistorical functionaries who run Wisconsin’s 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 Jehovah’s 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 People’s 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?

Stefan Kanfer, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author, most recently, of Tough Without a Gun, a Humphrey Bogart biography.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academia; academicbias; americorps; colleges; idiotalert; liberalbigots; racebaiting; racism; reverseracism; schools; stuckonstupid; whiteness; whiteprivilege; whitewristbands; whiteymustpay; wisconsin
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Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands

Where's that conversation about race and reverse racism.

1 posted on 03/20/2013 10:43:27 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

my elected officials, both repubs, are mute on this. pisses me off to/no end.never got replies to my emails.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 10:45:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Obadiah; Gandalf_The_Gray; afraidfortherepublic; MediaMole; mosesdapoet; RicocheT; STD; ...

Ping


3 posted on 03/20/2013 10:45:51 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

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.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 10:53:23 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: neverdem
They should all wear this:


5 posted on 03/20/2013 10:57:31 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: neverdem
Graham Greene.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 10:59:50 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: neverdem
I know what it means.... When you go to work at an actual job you get a real paycheck that you have earned. You have the PRIVILEGE of spending your own money that you have earned and now someone else's money that has been given to you!!!!!!!

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.

7 posted on 03/20/2013 11:13:25 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: nolongerademocrat

I like “I’m a mindless d-bag”


8 posted on 03/20/2013 11:14:16 PM PDT by owlpellets
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To: neverdem

AmeriCorps = your federal tax dollars being used by leftists to destroy America.


9 posted on 03/20/2013 11:21:55 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: owlpellets

I wish we had a “like” button... LOL


10 posted on 03/20/2013 11:32:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: neverdem
Where's that conversation about race and reverse racism.

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!!!!

11 posted on 03/20/2013 11:56:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: neverdem

The State of Wisconsin is actively engaging in advocating anti-white racist views. Read again if it didn’t sink in.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 11:59:24 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: neverdem

Please, there is only racism, there is no reverse. Call them what they are-RACISTS.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 12:00:31 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: nolongerademocrat
Ask them:

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.

14 posted on 03/21/2013 12:04:55 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: oldenuff2no

“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.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 12:14:39 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: nolongerademocrat
I wish we had a “like” button... LOL

We do have one remember? Bump!

16 posted on 03/21/2013 12:20:46 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: neverdem

Next, white bands with little yellow stars.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 12:34:59 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: neverdem

If I wear my white wristband, can I cut in line at the Post Office?


18 posted on 03/21/2013 12:38:57 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: neverdem
Bwahahahahaha!

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.

Some privilege.

19 posted on 03/21/2013 12:51:29 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: neverdem
In the name of political correctness, I think it is about time for the images below to be modified to properly reflect America's multi-cultural diversity, the same way New York City modified the statue of the three white firefighters who planted the flag at Ground Zero in 2001.

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.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 12:58:09 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem
Why do they have to wear a band can't the people they are helping see they are white? I mean that is the point isn't it that they are white and have been given priveledges because they are white instead of non whites? This is stupid and bull. I am white I was born that way and have worked all my life for all I have. I have never once been on unemployment even though I could have applied but I would rather work. I am really sick of all these groups who are pushing this crap. I am white, I was born in America and proud of it if they don't like it they can suck it.
22 posted on 03/21/2013 1:16:28 AM PDT by funfan
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To: neverdem

White intellect + white creativity + white effort = white ‘privilege’.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 2:25:46 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: itsahoot

Bump! Back at ya!


24 posted on 03/21/2013 2:44:34 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: neverdem

what the white privilege of getting to be the whipping boy for the rest of the world while struggling to make ends meet in a crummy economy?


25 posted on 03/21/2013 2:49:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: neverdem
burden
26 posted on 03/21/2013 3:03:31 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: neverdem
Where's that conversation about race and reverse racism.

"We cannot allow the lesser classes to dictate to those designated to govern." (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892)

"The English have proved that they can play a great and useful role as rulers over a people who recognize their own inferiority." (James Anthony Froude, 1818-1894)

"OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!" (Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936)

"America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings." (Barack Hussein Obama, 1961-?)

The Empire mentality --

27 posted on 03/21/2013 3:10:16 AM PDT by imardmd1
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To: yldstrk

I have a very close friend who is black. He is NOT a “nigg$r”, he just happens to be a natural born American negro. Without a doubt, he is one of the best men we will see walking amongs’t us. When he read that article he was pissed. In his late 70’s, this man has and continues to work hard, earns every dime he’s got. He clearly and plainily states he is ashamed of his race piers who sit on their butts and do nothing but complaim and expect someone else to take care of them (and their numerous long and extended “chillen”. He hates anything about welfare and refuses to help anyone who doesn’t have the gumption to help themselves. He also stated that, “Trying to place blame on the white race by making them feel guilty for doing something with their life or for the failure of blacks and other minorities, is NOT going to ever fix those who are “lost”.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 3:13:01 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: neverdem

The concept of “white privilege” is still a relatively unknown term among the great majority of Americans. I first came upon the term more than twenty years ago while reading some leftist tract while in college. I thought at the time that no one would fall for this bilge, but leftists never give up. As all conservatives know it’s simply another scam foisted on the country by lib/leftist agitators who wish to separate fools from their money. I suppose the children of poor whites in Appalachia are more “privileged” than the offspring of the Oprah Winfreys etal of the country. (snicker)


29 posted on 03/21/2013 4:11:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Progov
"failure"

You hit at the root of the whole scam. These nitwits are trying to make the argument that the only reason many black people are impoverished is because most or all white people were born privileged and did nothing to earn whatever material success came their way.

And they are likewise arguing that black failures have nothing to do with individuals failing due to their own lack of effort but because some white person somewhere else was handed something. And even if a lot of white people were given a boost in life because they were born rich, how does that affect non-white people? Trying to rationalize how some "rich" white person being given something causes a non-white person to fail is so insane, only a leftist could believe in it.

30 posted on 03/21/2013 4:24:48 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: ComputerGuy

+ HARD Work! + giving up a lot of personal time


31 posted on 03/21/2013 4:31:57 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: neverdem

Accelerating to the “safety” of South Africa
and Nazi Germany ... without a brake.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 4:37:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: neverdem

I wonder if they’ll have Black Privilege wrist bands for Oprah, Herman Cain, LeBron James, and many other highly successful Blacks who overcame the Democrats’ welfare-created subservient society and rose to high levels of success, doing so through hard work, perseverence, and gumption. Oh, maybe I’m wrong. The Libs thinks there’s no opportunities for minorities. Tell it to Dave “Famous Dave” Anderson, a Native American who created a highly successful chain of Famous Dave’s Barbecue Ribs restaurants.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:45:03 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: neverdem
put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege

Like a prayer reminder?

Lord, thank you for the hard work and perseverance of my Christian ancestors who, through their faith in You, forged a great nation from a wilderness and spread freedom and prosperity to more peoples of every race and creed than any nation before them. Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of being the heir to their faith, ethics and morality. Help us to reclaim the thing which made our people great: hard work, standing firm against evil and most of all devotion to You. Amen.

I wonder if that's what the good folks in Wisconsin meant?

34 posted on 03/21/2013 4:48:49 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: sauropod

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35 posted on 03/21/2013 4:55:03 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: neverdem

Well, the only way “white privilege” affected me is that when I was born into poverty, and steeped in the culture of entitlement and class envy, I was not also constantly told that I was poor because of racism.

I wonder how much that additional indoctrination affects the overall poverty culture that all poor people are subjected to. Does it make poor non-whites less likely to break out of poverty than poor whites? Or is the overall poverty culture a strong enough disincentive to succeed that adding the racism component does not significantly change the chance of breaking out?


36 posted on 03/21/2013 5:04:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Amberdawn

Great point. Racism isn’t a one way street.


37 posted on 03/21/2013 5:07:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem

Next month they can slip on a second wrist band which is Black to denote that everything they do in school will still result in whites being denied Equal Opportunity for Employment due to racial set asides and racial preferences. The following month they can add a third wrist band that is Rainbow colored to denote that Gender Preferences further negate Equality. Finally, the forth month they can add a pair of handcuffs which are silver and made of nickel to denote their voluntary consent to be enslaved by Political Correctness.


38 posted on 03/21/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: neverdem; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin DPI gone awry.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 5:23:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: neverdem

Yes I have Caucasian Privilege. I have the privilege to work every day for 35 plus years to provide welfare to generations of welfare receivers while facing increasing taxation and the potential that MY MONEY (social security) will not be there for me to someday retire...... Thanks for the Privilege!


40 posted on 03/21/2013 5:26:46 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: neverdem

Have a few of kids publicly call them “white pride” wristbands instead, and it will send the educrats who thought of this scurrying back to their holes for a new idea.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 5:34:32 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Lancey Howard
Ask Jerry Sandusky and Kevin Clash about "white privilege."


42 posted on 03/21/2013 5:36:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: neverdem

It’s been evident in the army for a long time. When NCO’s are sent to school to be “EO” reps they are given a class called “The White American Experience” which begins with a statement that whites have been a privileged class in America.

Commanders are required to submit “demographic” reports of the make up of ranks by race. We are forced to observe “race pride” events while there is never a mention of the white race.

Equal Opportunity in the military isn’t equal.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 5:37:08 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: PGR88

“Didn’t get where I am through government imposed color based privilege”

“Didn’t get where I am because the standards were lowered because of my light reflection factor”


44 posted on 03/21/2013 5:38:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: neverdem; Revolting cat!

"THAT'S RACIST!"

45 posted on 03/21/2013 5:57:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Lancey Howard

No need to change that second poster, just throw it in the garbage can altogether. According to noted ABC political commentator, Whoopi Goldberg, we never actually went to the moon anyway. The whole thing was faked. She said so on national television during the 40th anniversary of the “moon landing”.

The media never bitchslapped her the way they went after Rush Limbaugh for doing the math on how many condoms can be bought for $3,000 annually.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 6:02:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: neverdem
to ask themselves: “What am I doing to undo my privilege?”

I worked over 40 years paying taxes to support a bunch of minorities sitting on their butts. I aint' doing one thing to undo my whiteness. Eff'em.

47 posted on 03/21/2013 6:03:32 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Travis McGee

The man who worked as the voice of Elmo is worth tens of millions of dollars but the meme in the 2012 election was that Mitt Romney wanted to “kill” Big Bird.

The lying Rat media lies. Daily.


48 posted on 03/21/2013 6:04:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pan_Yan
Lord, thank you for the hard work and perseverance of my Christian ancestors who, through their faith in You, forged a great nation from a wilderness and spread freedom and prosperity to more peoples of every race and creed than any nation before them.

Like THIS???


 
 
 
Mayflower Compact
 
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.

 
 
 

49 posted on 03/21/2013 6:24:59 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: neverdem

Wearing one of those bands is basically saying “I’m ashamed of my race and of myself for being a member. I confess that simply by being alive I bare responsibility for most of the evil in the world. Please forgive me.”


50 posted on 03/21/2013 6:40:20 AM PDT by servo1969
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