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White Privilege
Front Page ^ | 5-26-14 | Walter Williams

Posted on 05/27/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

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; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; criticalracetheory; education; pardon; publicschools; racism; whiteguilt; whiteness

1 posted on 05/27/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Madison again!

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

2 posted on 05/27/2014 5:05:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—Dane County—an island of insanity , mostly surrounded by reality—


3 posted on 05/27/2014 5:11:35 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I had a couple of HR guys tell me (off the record, of course) that businesses felt safer hiring white guys because, if they didn't work out, it was a lot less complicated to fire them.

Of course, all things being equal, they would prefer to hire a nonwhite candidate for the extra diversity points they gained. But, in the real world, all things are seldom equal.

4 posted on 05/27/2014 5:13:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

White males built this country. That’s not being racist, that’s a fact.
Now we are being punished for being white and male.
Thanks Obama< the great unifier.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 5:24:37 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Here's a direct link to his "Certificate of Amnesty":

http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/WalterWilliamsAmnestyProclamation.pdf

It's really funny -- especially this part: "speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent".

6 posted on 05/27/2014 5:24:47 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Is there any way that Gov. Scott Walker can stop this BS?


7 posted on 05/27/2014 5:34:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.

The institution of government-run schools cannot avoid invidious indoctrination. Government schooling was founded by the Prussian Government to support the State. In this country, government schooling was founded by liberal do-gooder types and the early socialists to educated children away from their parents beliefs, which were blamed for the ills of society.

In other words, government schooling was founded to alienate children from their parents. They can do no other.

8 posted on 05/27/2014 5:37:41 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Naggers are really beginning to piss me off. I am slowly becoming very anti-nagger.

STOP NAGGING!

9 posted on 05/27/2014 5:39:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When is white history month? We got to tell the liberals who want to remake American history to go to hell.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 5:40:55 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“white people did not exist before 1681. Again, white people did not exist on planet earth until 1681″

I think what she means is that Europeans did not consciously think of themselves as "white people", a label uniting all Europeans and making them distinct from dark African slaves, prior to that point. I'm presuming that 1681 is some landmark year in the history of black slavery, but I'm not interested enough to look it up.

But it's still a silly statement.

11 posted on 05/27/2014 5:40:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is just injecting politics into the classroom. Parents need to call this out early and often, it has no place in our schools.

Call it racism, be blunt, as that’s what it is - nothing but divisive talk. We can be the ones calling for “bringing people together”, which this isn’t. This is anti-equality, calling for people to behave differently because of race.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 6:19:56 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The commie left has really stepped up its brainwashing infrastructure in education. We need to quadruple-down on education vouchers for the poor.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 6:51:27 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

For a person to have been raised in a normal healthy environment is not white privilege. Liberalism has hobbled the black community.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 6:57:19 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What a cruel joke! If you’re White you will be discriminated against for jobs. A proven fact.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 7:01:45 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hey, black kid; want white privilege? ACT WHITE! Raise YOUR kids to ACT WHITE! In a couple of generations it will work itself out!


16 posted on 05/27/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
More white privilege. Chute Tapper.
17 posted on 05/27/2014 7:36:57 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“They took money away from protecting the levees because the levees were protecting black people the black political class is corrupt.”
18 posted on 05/27/2014 7:43:52 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: ExCTCitizen
When is white history month?

That would be Whiterary, between February and March, but only during Leap Years.

I too am an ExCTCitizen, now in Colorado for 24 years.

FMCDH(BITS)

19 posted on 05/27/2014 8:20:19 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am surprised that the conference was not held on the UW Madison campus.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 9:54:46 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
vast tracks of the country are pure white... so just exactly WHAT does white privilege accomplish there???
21 posted on 05/27/2014 5:09:33 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nothingnew

10 years in Florida, thinking about Wisconsin or Michigan, because Florida is getting overrun by Liberals...


22 posted on 05/27/2014 6:04:10 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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