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White Privilege
Frontpage ^ | 5/27/2014 | Walter Williams

Posted on 05/27/2014 2:17:51 AM PDT by markomalley

What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that “white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily”? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation (http://tinyurl.com/lkoqj9b).

The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the conference.

In one of the workshops, “Examining White Privilege and Building Foundations for Social Justice Thinking in the Elementary Classroom,” educators Rosemary Colt and Diana Reeves told how teachers can “insert social justice, anti-racist information” into their lessons that “even little kids” can understand.

Kim Radersma, a former high-school English teacher, hosted a session titled “Stories from the front lines of education: Confessions of a white, high school English teacher.” She said that teaching is a purely political act and that neutral people should “get the f—- out of education.” (http://tinyurl.com/q5adt2d). She also explained: “Being a white person who does anti-racist work is like being an alcoholic. I will never be recovered by my alcoholism, to use the metaphor. I have to every day wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply embedded with racist thoughts and notions and actions in my body that I have to choose every day to do anti-racist work and think in an anti-racist way” (http://tinyurl.com/q4z969q).

But the propaganda and lunacy go even deeper. Jacqueline Battalora, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University, informed conference participants that “white people did not exist before 1681. Again, white people did not exist on planet earth until 1681″ (http://tinyurl.com/lkoqj9b). That’s truly incredible. If Professor Battalora is correct, how are we to identify William Shakespeare (1564), Sir Isaac Newton (1642), John Locke (1632), Leonardo da Vinci (1452) and especially dear Plato (428 B.C.)? Were these men people of color, or did they not exist?

John A. Powell, a University of California, Berkeley law professor, told his audience, “And right now, I’m going to suggest to you that race is driving almost everything that’s happening in the country.” He explained the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans by saying, “They took money away from protecting the levees because the levees were protecting black people.”

Stephanie Baran’s message to conference participants was that capitalism is the cause of racism in the world today. This adjunct professor at Kankakee Community College, who calls herself a vulgar Marxist, added that racism was invented in Colonial America by white capitalists as a tool to divide labor and keep the working class in their place.

Educator Paul Kivel explained what he sees as Christian hegemony, saying, “Very simply, I define it as the everyday pervasive, deep-seated and institutionalized dominance of Christian values, Christian institutions, leaders and Christians as a group, primarily for the benefit of Christian ruling elites.”

Speaker Leonard Zeskind, citing work done by the MacIver Institute, explained that “the longer you are in the tea party the more racist you become.” He added, “Parents put their kids in private schools because they’re racist.”

University of Iowa Professor Adrien Wing gave some of her observations about white privilege, asking, “Does having a black president change that? Has it changed that? Unfortunately, it hasn’t. … (President Obama) ends up being the front man for the system. … He works for the master of the system of white privilege.”

I can’t imagine people being stupid enough to believe all that was said at the White Privilege Conference. There’s something else at work. I think it’s white guilt. That’s why, for almost three decades, there has appeared on my website a certificate of amnesty and pardon that I’ve granted to Americans of European ancestry in the hope that they stop feeling guilty and stop acting like fools (http://tinyurl.com/opd8vgd).


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: academicbias; anticapitalist; commiecore; commoncore; communistgoals; communityorganizers; discrimination; dnctalkingpoints; indoctrination; liberalbigots; naughtyteacherslist; obamalegacy; privilege; racebaiting; racialdivision; racism; walterwilliams; whiteguilt; whiteprivilege; whiteymustpay

1 posted on 05/27/2014 2:17:51 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

This person’s rantings are the very definition of loony leftism.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 2:26:55 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I certainly benefited from privilege.

I don’t know what color it is, but is goes something like this:

I was privileged to have two parents (mother/father) who took an intense interest in my growing up to be a decent person.

I was privileged to have a church that expected kindness toward others and helped to overcome my base instincts in order to worship God and the ideals of Jesus.

I was privileged to have teachers that sat me down and made me understand the rules of language, math and physics and who gave me a sense of how the history of man was shaped.

I was privileged to have friends who were raised the same and helped one another stay on the straight path.

I was privileged to have people on all sides of me who pushed to not give up on myself and to do it better the next time.

I was privileged to have employers who expected me to show up on time, do the job for which I was paid, was rewarded me when I went beyond what was expected.

Thanks, Walter, For showing us the apologists for the other side of privilege.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 2:41:46 AM PDT by plangent
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To: markomalley
“And right now, I’m going to suggest to you that race is driving almost everything that’s happening in the country.”

Never a truer statement has been made. Just not in the way he means it.

4 posted on 05/27/2014 2:49:00 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

To bad she’s too smart to go to another country and live there under the same conditions she advocates for.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 2:56:11 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Read it. Walter Williams is no looney.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 3:03:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: markomalley

Whites hating themselves and trying to rationalize it are just as racist as anyone hating a person of another color.

I hope that the attendees at this conference saw the blatant racism for what it is here.

I wish I’d had some kind of white privilege. Instead, I had to grow up in challenging circumstances and fight for every success I’ve had.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 3:12:02 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: markomalley

EXAMPLES OF WHITE PRIVLEDGE.
330,000 WHITE UNION military knowingly went to their deaths to free the African American slaves during the Civil War, they FOLLOWED the directives and emancipation orders of their government, a government THEY ELECTED. I have never heard an establishment, professional, progressive/ African-American, or White Progressive ever ACKNOWLEDGE, much less “thank” these dead men for their sacrifices, nor recognize the 260,000 White Union military who were wounded and/or grievously disabled, nor the widows, nor the children, nor the families of the military who also suffered.
REMEMBER WHY THEY DIED.
The professional hate baiters will not.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 3:29:59 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Altura Ct.
Nathan Bedford's first Maxim of American politics: all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 3:42:29 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: markomalley

Some black kid comes in speaking ebonics with their britches below their ass flunking out of high school with NO dicipline cause their momma has 8
Brats from 7 different sperm donors and no father figure and i should hire this punk ass thug obammyite?
Not even to clean up dog crap around my home.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 3:46:49 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: markomalley
I have to every day wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply embedded with racist thoughts and notions and actions in my body that I have to choose every day to do anti-racist work and think in an anti-racist way”

Bet she's fun at a party.

11 posted on 05/27/2014 3:55:35 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: markomalley

I proudly point out all of the buildings, bridges, roads, cars, etc. made by white people to my children; I want them to know they are the heirs of Western Civilization, which led the world for countless centuries.

People who believe in “white privilege” are admitting to belief in white supremacy; they don’t expect blacks and Hispanics to ever catch up (while they themselves impede them by deflecting responsibility from them).


12 posted on 05/27/2014 4:05:15 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Joe Boucher

They arre the children of LBJ.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 4:09:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: plangent
Excellent points!
14 posted on 05/27/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Any “white privilege” is negated by the fact that we have to put up with this sh*t.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 4:22:29 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: markomalley

So, here’s the deal. Would you rather live in London or Nairobi?

Would you rather live in Spain or Malaysia?

The locals created it, no privilege.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 5:06:11 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BilLies

“I have never heard an establishment, professional, progressive/ African-American, or White Progressive ever ACKNOWLEDGE, much less “thank” these dead men for their sacrifices, nor recognize the 260,000 White Union military who were wounded and/or grievously disabled, nor the widows, nor the children, nor the families of the military who also suffered.
REMEMBER WHY THEY DIED.”......

It was why the term “entitlement” was created. The “takers” are now entitled to anything white people have.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 5:07:43 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: markomalley; NFHale; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; QT3.14
RE:”She also explained: “Being a white person who does anti-racist work is like being an alcoholic. I will never be recovered by my alcoholism, to use the metaphor. I have to every day wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply embedded with racist thoughts and notions and actions in my body that I have to choose every day to do anti-racist work and think in an anti-racist way” .

Ta-Nehisi Coates said the exact same thing on PBS Moyers show this weekend, relative to his reparations book.

Something tells me that if Hillary got elected that we would still hear lectures about how sexist this country is.

18 posted on 05/27/2014 5:09:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: sickoflibs; markomalley; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; QT3.14

“...She also explained: “Being a white person who does anti-racist work is like being an alcoholic. I will never be recovered by my alcoholism...”

She’s a brainwashed moron.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 5:16:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BilLies

If the North had fought the Civil War to free slaves it would have been a just war.

If the North fought the Civil War to preserve the Union, it was a violation of Federalism and a contradiction of every principle on which this country was founded, and the beginning of our loss of liberty.

Which was it? The motives bleed into each other.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 5:44:32 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

The Civil War, wasn’t.

It was the second war for independence, and it failed.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 5:45:45 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: NFHale

I wish I could run into this dope just so I could laugh in her face.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 5:48:23 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: markomalley

I was born in Madison & raised in Middleton.

My brother doesn’t understand why I don’t want to move back there.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 6:42:45 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: heartwood

The recently formed Republicans Party (Anti-Slavery) won the majority in both houses of Congress and the Presidency in 1860 after huge gains in the 1856 election. All Republicans were from states other than those that became part of the Confederacy. The South chose to secede believing the Radical Republicans would strangle their states rights, economic (e.g., tariffs) and socially (right to hold slaves) leaving the Abolitionists (and a somewhat more conservative Lincoln) in control of the government. Almost immediately Lincoln and the Radical Republicans (majority) embarked upon emancipation legislation and continued it throughout the Civil War and thereafter. The Radical Republicans did not loose control of the Congress and Presidency for decades, except for a short time when Andrew Johnson succeed Lincoln.
During the 1864 presidential election Lincoln received a majority of the military vote, though the aggregate numbers were not great.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 6:43:37 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Joe Boucher

You forgot the ‘grill’ in their mouth, and their tattoos.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 6:45:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: defconw

Well, you could always go to a lecture, and then laugh out loud at her comments.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 7:07:21 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
True, but I'd probably end up tasered and arrested. The ruling class can't stand to be mocked. I really think that is what we have to do. Stop arguing with them and just laugh at them. They are not worth debating.
27 posted on 05/27/2014 7:37:53 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: heartwood

If the North had fought the Civil War to free slaves it would have been a just war.

...and if the Confederates hadn’t shelled Fort Sumter, providing Lincoln with the very spark he needed to mobilize for war, how different might things have turned out...

...when examining war, look to see who struck the first actual blow...


28 posted on 05/27/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by IrishBrigade (')
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To: IrishBrigade

That was a dumb move.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: markomalley
I was privileged to live most of my life in a country relatively free of the hate-addled lunatics who seem to control every public office and institution today.

I used to wonder how entire nations could apparently go collectively insane, always with catastrophic consequences for that nation and others around it.

Today I am watching it happen.

30 posted on 05/27/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: markomalley; GeronL

Any teacher who by design attempts to make children resent their skin color is a BIGOT and should be banned from the profession.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Maybe Christianity works so well because... its core assertions are TRUE????


32 posted on 05/28/2014 11:32:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: IrishBrigade
...when examining war, look to see who struck the first actual blow...

But be prepared to explain what qualifies as an "actual" blow. If you're taking aimed fire, then you might safely suspect that there is some reasoning behind it.

In this case, the lead-up was the actions of Major Anderson in spiking the guns of Fort Moultrie and then moving his command to Fort Sumter, where he could cut off the ship channel into Charleston. When Lincoln moved to resupply rather than withdraw him, that maybe wasn't an "actual" blow, but it was definitely a threat.

Lincoln was a lawyer, and he knew how to gain the upper hand in the eyes of a jury.

33 posted on 05/29/2014 12:14:16 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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