Skip to comments.Taxpayer-Funded 'White Privilege' Conference Blocks Reporter, Claims It's 'Private'
Posted on 04/01/2014 3:43:09 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
A taxpayer-supported conference that trains teachers of public schools and universities how to "dismantle" the "white privilege" and "white supremacy" in American schools being held in Wisconsin refused to allow a reporter to attend its sessions, claiming that the conference was a "private function."
The White Privilege Conference, held from March 25 to 29 in Madison, Wisconsin, is a conference geared toward educating the state's teachers on how to destroy all that white power coursing through the school system.
In its explanation of its goals, the White Privilege Conference website says, "WPC is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world."
The Wisconsin Reporter's Adam Tobias tried to gain entry to report on the conference and see where local tax dollars were going. However, while trying to register for the event he met various levels of resistance, was put off from registering, then eventually barred at the door and denied access.
...As Tobias reported, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, where the event was being held, was helping fund the conference with an $18,375 booking event assistance payment, money that comes from a fund drawn from local hotel room tax revenue.
Not only that, but several local school districts are paying thousands in registration fees, hotel stays, and transportation costs for teachers and administrators to attend this conference. Those are also tax dollars being spent.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
So they want blacks to run everything? Detroit comes to mind. You know what they say - “be careful what you wish for”.
“The White Privilege Conference, held from March 25 to 29 in Madison, Wisconsin, is a conference geared toward educating the state’s teachers on how to destroy all that white power coursing through the school system.”
I see no satire tag, and this is April 1st. Perhaps this is not a day I should be reading or commenting on FR.
Whatever happened to MERIT?!
You know, judging people on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin?
What about achievement, accomplishment?
Oh, right, the current occupier of the White House could not have been elected if acheivement and accomplishment were any basis for the job.
White folks discovered cures for all the diseases, built the greatest cities in the world, made it to the moon, are some of the best doctors/lawyers, composed the best classical music...need I go on? Shouldn’t they be celebrated?
Doesn’t really matter. Reality has surpassed “Idiocracy”. It has become wholly impossible to write satire. No matter how ridiculous something sounds, there is a liberal somewhere working toward that goal.
Lets face it. These idiots read 1984 and thought “Great idea!”
Of course they do. A white woman in every kitchen; a white man in every pot. /S
Instead of the “Back to Africa” movement we have the “Forward to Africa” movement.
White privilege.You know,Get your rear-end up,Go to work and pay everyone else’s bills.
This is the EPITOME of RACISM!!! WHere is the “Just Us” Dept?? oh...never mind.
And like the war on poverty, the war on drugs, the war on health care, and the war on the Tea Party, anything the government is against will thrive in the long run.
Keep working and be proud of your pinkness and the privileges it bestows on you and your pink children.
And remember your are only pink because your mother and father were pink.
Pink Power! Pink Power!
That isn't racist, is it?
And encourage your pink children and friends to have more children, the fecund shall inherit the earth. Tolerance will not be reciprocated towards the pinks.
But they stole everybody elses ideas to get these achievments don’t ya know? /s
This kind of talk breeds genocide. When the hordes come after whitey and the next dark ages overtake the world, I’m curious to wonder how these folks complaining about whites will survive. Seriously...Name one thriving “minority” run nation outside of East Asia?
Your comment reminded me of this gem!
Who’s Tired of Pink?
“I am so tired of pink men bombing brown children and rationalizing it as fighting terrorism. I am so tired of pink men telling women (of all colors) what to do with their wombs—which connect with their brains—in case you forgot. I am so tired of pink men telling us we should stay in Iraq for generations. I am so tired of pink men buying bombs and cheating schools. I am so tired of pink men having wives who stand behind them and nod sagely on television.....”
Rather than being more like the successful, competent and intelligent, they want us to be more like them.
...and I’m tired of pink women who can’t write anything but twaddle telling us how tough they have it...
“Whos Tired of Pink?”
The rantings of a twisted psychotic hate-filled b*tch who no one has or will ever love.
This isn’t an April fools day joke. Actually, this is just the tip of a huge iceberg of a movement that has become nothing less than a business model. Search, (google) on some of the topics and you’ll find items such as this:
This has to be one of the most amazing developments I’ve ever seen in my life time. They’ve even made up “terms”, or reference terms that sound like made up non-sense words: See for example, “Christono Mativity: The system of oppression which assumes Christianity as the norm,favors Christians, and denigrates and stigmatizes anyone that is not Christian. Equates Americanness with Christianity.”
See the vast number of books written on the topic by so-called, experts. This is a fricking INDUSTRY!
I am privileged to have a wonderful wife and two great children who happen to be white. I am privileged to have a career I enjoy, worked hard to achieve and even though I am in my sixties I still work at 6 days a week. Oh by the way I am white. I am also privileged to pay more in taxes than probably 99% of those attending this conference. Yes I am part of the 1%. My grandparents were privileged to immigrate from Ireland, build the railroads from Minneapolis to Seattle and live in a sod house on the South Dakota prairie. If that’s privilege I’ll take it as it beats the hell out of being a self described victim.
I just took a look at the document.
Those folks are N-U-T-S.
I’m really curious to know how this ‘white privilege’ works, as my white children had NONE of the the countless FREE aid/assistance/et al that all their immigrant friends received.
College for 4 years costing damn near nothing. All in the name of diversity. But hey, my white kids are the golden ones! Huh?!
The immigrant a&& kissing that goes on is truly a sight to behold.
I have a solution for Erica -
support a secession movement. Say, Texas, OK, Ks, Nb and any other state that so chooses - secede and have nothing to do with the rest of you. All the “pinks” can move there and not have any say over you or you over them.
Good for you, Erica?
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