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Harvard's Kennedy School Adds 'Checking Your Privilege 101' to New Student Orientation
breitbart.com ^ | 5/13/2014 | William Bigelow

Posted on 05/14/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT by rktman

If you plan to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, better get oriented for your orientation; you may be privileged.

But don’t worry; there’s always room for spiritual growth. The school is adding a class titled “Checking Your Privilege 101” because of pressure from student activists, and that class will be part of your orientation!

Lucky you! Reetu Mody, a first-year masters student in public policy and a campus activist, exclaimed, “We’re at one of the most powerful institutions in the world, yet we never critically examine power and privilege and what it means to have access to this power. We’re excited to have the administration on board for training all Harvard Kennedy School first years.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: didiots; educators; harvard; privilege
Well, if there was anyone who knows about "privilege" it would be fitting to see it at the kennedy school now wouldn't it. Sadly, some of these young skulls full of mush are well on their way to believing that they are indeed "privileged". Uh, if that's the case then there really aren't any homeless or jobless white people out there. Right? The ones that are visible must be "plants" set out there by, oh, probably the Koch brothers. Or something. I just checked my "privilege" and yup, I had the "privilege" of bustin' my butt with the same company for 36+ years.
1 posted on 05/14/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT by rktman
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2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rktman
What is really needed is a "Check Your Professional Victim Status 101."
3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is really needed is a "Check Your Professional Victim Status 101."

Post of the Day.

4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:09:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trisham

It’s not white privilege, it’s just me being better than you.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:46 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: rktman

Sounds like you are all pretty privileged if you’re going to Harvard, no? Are you privileged to still have your common sense is the question. I think a lot of these kids would score pretty low in that regard.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 7:16:57 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: rktman

If my son wants to go to Harvard, he can do it on his own nickel. I wouldn’t admit that any issue of mine went to that shithole.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 7:19:10 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: rktman
There is a certain irony that Checking Your Privilege 101 is at the Kennedy School of Government, named after one of the most overprivileged families in America.
8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:23:33 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: trisham

Coming soon to the public schools.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:28:11 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: rktman

HARVARD: squandering the legacy of intellectual & academic excellence.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:31:22 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: rktman

To be fair, shouldn’t they also have a check your ghetto status as well?


11 posted on 05/14/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: rktman

Remember: anti-racist = anti-white


12 posted on 05/14/2014 7:35:03 AM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: dragonblustar

It’s already there.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 7:36:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: dragonblustar

What do you think common core is all about?


14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:37:55 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: rktman

Has anyone found a Harvard source for this?

Just trying to do some fact-checking.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:39:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Stand W

Wrong.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:50:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rktman

Is this orientation class before or after the black mass?
Harvard is a joke.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:53:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: rktman
I mocked this crap in freshman orientation 18 years ago calling it Maoist and leading students to walk out.
Were I to go to the Kennedy School, i would say "I'm privileged to go to Harvard's Kennedy school. Harvard is an institution with a long and fine history. The Kennedy school is an institution. Unfortunately, a bunch of hypocrites are defecating on the grave of an anti-communist killed by a communist, with this exercise of the Maoist cultural revolution. You (the instructor) have no privilege to destroy the institution. Everyone who still believes in either this institution or in liberty should join me in walking out of this excercise. Otherwise, go to Beijing."
I'd be shocked if anyone tries this.
18 posted on 05/14/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rktman

Where do I sign up for this class? I have to take it. Just to disrupt and piss off the teacher.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 8:57:29 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: trisham

Ive been of the opinion the human just have a couple of stereotype they recycle and reapply when needed.

Communist took the old Jewish race stereotype and reapply it to a class based /capitalist...now the left is reapplying it back to a race based stereotype to whites


20 posted on 05/14/2014 8:58:15 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: circlecity

It’s not “white privilege”,

it’s just that my cultural background more often leads to success than your cultural background.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 8:58:56 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: longfellow

“Scuse me, professor - but can you explain if there’s such advantages to being ‘white’ that the overwhelming majority of those of mixed race always choose to identify as a minority when they are applying for grants, gov’t jobs, etc?”


22 posted on 05/14/2014 9:00:49 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: circlecity

“It’s not white privilege, it’s just me being better than you.”

People are confusing privilege with successful, and therefore advantageous, cultural values.

My success has more to do with the Protestant work ethic than any “privilege” I have being mostly white. I was willing to study and work hard, defer gratification, and be generally law-abiding. I didn’t bitch about my lousy jobs and bosses. I just worked hard until I could change my situation. I didn’t cheat or try to take advantage of others, and I didn’t seek revenge on those that tried to do that to me.

I did have advantages that many others didn’t. While my second-generation parents were lower middle class, they instilled a love of learning and a tolerance for hard work and others who were obnoxiously different. I don’t think any of that can be construed as any kind of “privilege”.

Sometimes you just have to ignore noisy birds instead of getting out the
shotgun, but when everything starts getting covered in bird crap, you’ve got to take action. Don’t confuse being tolerant with being a patsy.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: MrB

Friend of mine got into college by saying he was black on an application. and this was 40 years ago.

40.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: rktman
But don’t worry; there’s always room for spiritual growth. The school is adding a class titled “Checking Your Privilege 101” because of pressure from student activists, and that class will be part of your orientation!

What "privilege" gives them the right to tell someone else what to check?

25 posted on 05/14/2014 9:36:26 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

liberivige I think.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

The entitled privileged slackers on the move.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Black Agnes
What do you think common core is all about?

You mean, "commie core".

28 posted on 05/14/2014 10:42:30 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: KarlInOhio

“There is a certain irony that Checking Your Privilege 101 is at the Kennedy School of Government———”

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Good catch, but these kids are too out of touch to see the comedy in this.

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29 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by Mears
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To: rktman

I wish Barry had checked his executive privilege at the door.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 11:13:15 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: rktman

Just anpther way to say “Shut the f*ck up, white boy”


31 posted on 05/14/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: rktman

Yet another reason to avoid Harvard (I was leery about it before, then the black mass) and go somewhere else when I get back to school.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 3:53:35 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Apparently you don’t actually have to go there to say you did when you become the POTUS. Did he or didn’t he? :>}


33 posted on 05/14/2014 4:09:21 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
Reetu Mody, a first-year masters student in public policy and a campus activist,

"A campus activist" must be like a "political commissar", or zampolit.

I guess they don't give them enough to do to keep the little political commissars busy with schoolwork...

34 posted on 05/14/2014 5:40:59 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: rktman

There’s something perversely funny about that.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 10:32:24 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Kind of a contradictory thing for those poor disadvantaged folks being forced to attend Havahodd.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 10:34:12 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Libtards need to start checkin’ their own privilege.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:36 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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