Skip to comments.White Privilege
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). Thats 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, Im going to suggest to you that race is driving almost everything thats 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 Barans 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 theyre 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 hasnt. (President Obama) ends up being the front man for the system. He works for the master of the system of white privilege.
I cant imagine people being stupid enough to believe all that was said at the White Privilege Conference. Theres something else at work. I think its white guilt. Thats why, for almost three decades, there has appeared on my website a certificate of amnesty and pardon that Ive granted to Americans of European ancestry in the hope that they stop feeling guilty and stop acting like fools (http://tinyurl.com/opd8vgd).
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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.
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.
It's really funny -- especially this part: "speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent".
Is there any way that Gov. Scott Walker can stop this BS?
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.
When is white history month? We got to tell the liberals who want to remake American history to go to hell.
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.
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.
The commie left has really stepped up its brainwashing infrastructure in education. We need to quadruple-down on education vouchers for the poor.
For a person to have been raised in a normal healthy environment is not white privilege. Liberalism has hobbled the black community.
What a cruel joke! If you’re White you will be discriminated against for jobs. A proven fact.
Hey, black kid; want white privilege? ACT WHITE! Raise YOUR kids to ACT WHITE! In a couple of generations it will work itself out!
That would be Whiterary, between February and March, but only during Leap Years.
I too am an ExCTCitizen, now in Colorado for 24 years.
I am surprised that the conference was not held on the UW Madison campus.