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Posted on 05/28/2014 4:35:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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.
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." 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."
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." 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 -- according to the MacIver Institute, which covered the event -- 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.
White privilege is utter liberal fabricated bullsh!t.
Nobody gives you anything.
If you want privilege then you have to earn it.
You have to make your own luck and work hard to achieve what you have set for your goal.
If you want to sit at home and wait for the welfare check that is your business, but don’t expect to be rewarded to the same extent as someone who is persistent at seeking a good paying job.
And, by the way, preparation for that nice paying job started in grade school.
I saw a list “Great Physicists”. There were a few dozen white ones — names you’ve heard — Newton, Einstein, and so on. There was one black one — he was on the list because he was the first black to get a doctorate in physics.
They really think that way. There is no hope.
You should NOT have to live that way. I suggest suicide. Immediately.
Welcome to Common Core.
There are NO whites on welfare...There are NO whites that are homeless...There are NO whites that are unemployed...There are NO whites living in slums...There are NO whites living in poverty...There are NO whites that are uneducated...There are NO whites in prisons...
ALL whites are rich and well-to-do...Perfect....
I hope I don’t need a sarcasm sign here...
Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
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. 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,...
Front Page ^ | 5-26-14 | Walter Williams
What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that Âwhite privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easilyÂ? 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...
Frontpage ^ | 5/27/2014 | Walter Williams
What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that Âwhite privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easilyÂ? 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, ÂExamining...
I wonder if this is what is meant by white privilege (and I think this is precisely what is meant by privilege)?
If this is privilege...long live privilege.
I agree 100 percent
How about commenting on the article instead of criticizing me because it had already been posted. *rme*
“Nobody gives you anything.”
Ask the people on welfare, food stamps, obamaphones, obamacare and public housing. They get more for “free” than my whole white family will ever get.
Does “RACE” to the top make more sense with this emphasis?
I would tell him (in 8 year old terms) that the phrase,’white guilt”, was invented by people of other colors to make the white man feel bad about being white so that he will give them money.
SAPP— Self Appointed Posting Police....
Thanks for posting, again. Good read. It’s all propaganda all the time with these people, and until the right starts pushing back with lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit (like the left does) then this nonsense will keep occurring....
Leftists/Libs need a new villain, since White Guilt sort of got neutralized by the election and re-election of Barrack Obama.
1%-ers was restricted to too small of a group.
Enter White Privilege.
Wanna bet that, if you claim White Privilege doesn’t exist, you are racist.
What is “affirmative action”????
What is “job quotas”????
If FR had a Like button I would be all over it.
Why does anyone of “mixed race” invariably “identify” as minority?
Because of the inherent privileges and advantages in the law of this country, that’s why.
“He added, “Parents put their kids in private schools because they’re racist.””
Interesting comment. Consider the progressive leaders and celebrities who put their children in private school:
Barack and Michelle Obama
Bill and Hillary Clinton
Ted & Joan Kennedy
Robert & Ethel Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Al and Tipper Gore
I was a employment supervisor, personnel manager and more throughout the 80’s and bringing women and minorities into, what had previously all male heavy industrial plant, was mandatory. And if a black person was minimally qualified and a white person was highly qualified the promotion had to go to the minority - and that’s a fact.
Just do us all a favor and kill yourself.
White privilege = high IQ, future time orientation, temperate disposition, co-operative attitude.
I'm proud of and glad that whites have white privilege because it creates first world Western civilization and I don't have to live a San Pedro Sula, a Lagos, or the banks of the Ganges. White privilege is a wonderful thing.
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If white privilege means that I went to school everyday and did my homework, was respectful to authority, served my country, went to college on my own dime and worked 3 jobs while doing it, had God fearing children that love this country as much as I do, worked hard at every job I have had since I was 14, gave to charity, never took a dime of unemployment or any other government handout, paid my bills, paid my taxes, and voted in every election since I was 18 then I guess I am proud to suffer from white privilege.
I just haven’t figured out what this privilege got me besides the things I listed above.
*** “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.”” ***
Education in the Pooblik Skrewl Collective’s “Hives” has been egregiously politicized for decades.
Commies-N-Classrooms do the bidding of their commie education union masters.
I have watched a PhD in Ecology from Boston U reverse her position and spout the commie/enviro line regarding anthropogenic global warming. This was a close friend who knew all about the fraud, faulty premises, ad nauseam which were then and still are part and parcel of “Global Warming”.
Not having the character to even tell me she was accepting known lies for political expediency, she never once mentioned what was going on, or that she was now attacking me behind my back.
Decades later, another friend told me about her. Her behavior is typical of educators, as a class. In her case, with a degree in science rather than a mere “education” degree, and being a nationally recognized biology teacher, one would assume her commitment to hard data rather than hard ball politics would have been unswerving.
One would have assumed wrongly.
For those who think that Jews are more committed to intellectual honesty due to a few thousand years of rigorous intellectual tradition, this friend kept a kosher home.
Unfortunately, when a decision had to be made, she kept what amounted to a de facto ‘kosher’ commie conscience and supported the commie education union. Such intellectual contradiction is typical of Liberal American Jews, who are the large majority of American Jews.
When those with intellect, education, rank with the ‘education community’, and financial freedom to speak out - refuse to so do, America has a problem festering within its education community.
In a Republic predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles - for some principles are antithetical to liberty.
PS Commie ‘Principals’ & ‘educators’ are antithetical to liberty.
PPS Remove them now or lose both liberty and the Republic.
For every agenda action item they have there will be up intended consequences. In this white privilege crap they have been spewing lately, they better jot be surprised when they see white supremacist groups attendance to grow.
For every agenda action item they have, there will be unintended consequences. Thus white privilege crap they have been spewing lately, they better be prepared for the possibility of an increase in white supremacist activity.
Not that I advocate this. It just won’t surprise me.
It really is a good feeling to know that as a heridetary recipient of white privilege, I get all of these benefits
I don’t know of any white recipients, especially United States Presidents, who received a Nobel Peace Prize just for being white.
“White Privilege” is two parents, a mother and father.
Who, whatever their troubles, stay together at least until their children leave the nest.
Who read them to sleep every night with appropriate books (like Wind in the Willows) that help them develop a love of reading.
Who take them library, and get them library cards as soon as they are old enough for it.
Who tell their kids to turn off the TV and go out and play.
Who set chores for them and who teach them a work ethic by letting them work for money.
Who check their school work and progress at school.
Who teach their children to respect them, their elders and themselves.
That is “White Privilege.” Anyone of any race can have it. I had it, and my children are going to have it. And the people who don’t provide it for their offspring can all go to HELL!
**What’s your point, that the article was posted two times already?**
Where did the money come from to support this racist trash, probably from the white people who are are being vilified.
Without White people, there would be no Public education.
All these clowns who espouse these ideas should be removed from the system. Idiots??
All you have to do is point out the numbers of “white people” who are in poverty, who are in jail, who are unemployed.
Being born “white” (whatever that is) does not guarantee or grant privilege.
It is simply stereotyping, bigotry, pandering and racism at it's boldest and most contemptible.
Walter Williams has been trying to wake up White Conservatives--those White Conservatives, whose approach to social issues is that of a dog with his tale between his legs--for a generation. He understands human reality. He understands race relations. He understands freedom & responsibility. As a kindly intentioned realist, his is indeed a voice in a veritable wilderness.
Having said that, let me commend you; not for your pessimism, but for the fact that you are able to make a cogent point. You are not one cowed by ideological crack-pots.
The clue to better relations between different definable groups, races, communities, nations, tribes & classes, is not the hideously absurd pretense that we are all interchangeable--we are not;--or the ridiculous notion that those who succeed exploit or cause others to fail; no, rather its a lesson we should have learned from what actually improved relations between peoples, throughout human history; treating others with respect for who they are; encouraging people to develop the diverse talents they actually have; sharing know how, rather than forced uniformity, etc., etc.
Self-appointed self-important thread watchers are scolds.
Pay them no mind.
In my former company the slim-ball would get the job because of “Black Privilege.” You see, the diversity goons make sure we would have the proper percentage of “minorities” to satisfy federal government contract requirements to have at least a certain number of “under represented” on staff. . .those under represented don’t have to be able to actually DO anything, they are used for accounting purposes.
As part of their orientation, my former company would parade new hires though the business development area. Usually about 12 or so new engineering hires at a time. Demographics broke down to about 4 white males and the rest a combination of Black, female or some other minority. Somehow those numbers don’t seem to be the statistical norm for engineering graduates. If we were truly hiring blind you would expect a lot more than 25% of the engineering grads we hired to be White Males. Spoke off-line with a senior HR director and he told me there is a push to hire as any minority/female engineering grads they can find. . .and paid them more than the White Male hires and provided a re-location assistance package that far exceeded what they provided to White Males hires.
Talk about privilege.
Is this racist calling Barack Hussein and Michelle Obama racist? They send their children to a really ritzy elite private school.
White Privilege is a mental disease afflicting primatily the low information left. For white people so afflicted I recommend wearing burkas.
A little Xanax will clear that up.
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