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White Guilt = Black Power
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Shelby Steele

Posted on 01/07/2002 8:35:06 PM PST by VinnyTex

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:45:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

By Shelby Steele. Mr. Steele, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is author of "A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America" (HarperCollins, 1998).

There should be many more imbroglios like the one currently playing out at Harvard University, enough for America to finally understand that white guilt is exactly the same thing as black power. But it is testament to the daunting power of white guilt that confrontations like this one happen so rarely.


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Recently turning to the age of 17, and having had a feeling of social inequality due to other "minority races" feeling unequally treated for a few years now; it brings me a great sense of satisfaction to see that some recognition of this issue is being debated. I am fed up with having political correctness shoved down my throat on how I should act and feel towards other people, especially by my English Language teacher who is the worst culprit. Yet even my English teacher is accountable by judging my background on skin colour (living in Britain). The impression I get is that so-called "opressed" sections in society are being told they should feel disadvantaged, even though they may have never experienced any discrimination, (evident in my english class on sexism, could be applied to race too)... My english teacher the sort of woman who would say (in some over-exagerrated hypothetical situation) to my sister (because she has very dark skin), you didnt get the job caus hes a white racist, yet to me (even though we have the same parents, an opressed and opressee), unlucky, but your white so ****! Living in a multi-cultural society, where different cultres are the norm, especially to the new young generation like myself, and being brought up to believe that everyone is equal in our democracy, and then learn later on in life that without people like my PC english teacher i would automaticly be racist, kick my mother out of OUR home country, and discriminate... is quite insulting!!! For PC people are saying (in my mind) that you cant be English because its racist, and you cant be English because your from Kenya...... that doesnt sound right to me! Imposing false boundries, and constantly catagorising people themselves based on stereotyping + rediculous generalisations, they have screwed it up as far as im concerned! In England it isn't getting any better, i get the impression people are becomming more bitter, and angry, and if PR was introduced then as every vote counts, its only better leverage for extreme right wing parties..... Sad and depressing.

I duno.... educate me... im a confused uneducated "rebell" young adult....
81 posted on 12/13/2003 3:09:15 PM PST by Versus444
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To: TheGrimReaper
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...grim....

the aricle contains the sentence:

"....But deference will never redeem white authority..."

as well as"

"......White Guilt=Black Power....."
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Just curious.....(as we talk consantly of the COLOR- BLIND America in which we live.....)

What is "...White Authority....?"
(Is there a "Black Authority?".....i.e. why do you use the the term "Power" in regards other "colors" INSTEAD of "Authority?"

What could possibly be the meaning of the term "WHITE guilt?".......If the "guilt" is there, we, as Americans must accept it. Do we not say....(of the guilty)...."If you do the Crime, you must do the Time?"......Of course we do!

If what is being said is something like......"percieved racial wrongs" are being addressed......though they are not being handled totally properly..."...........well, what is so unusual about that?

The actual "concern" , or "issue" here is baffling....what is the "worse-case scenario" that has people so talkative on what seems like a badly described non-issue?

"powers", "authoritys", "white this," black that"....."dust in the wind, all it is is dust in the wind..."




82 posted on 12/13/2003 3:38:14 PM PST by onemoreday
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You got it, pontiac!
I am retired. My degree in honors physics gave me access to all sorts of work. I eventually ended up in software development.
African studies, moral equivalence of cultures that genitally mutilate 12 yr. old girls to that of the most moral country in the history of the planet (USA) is repugnant.

G-d bless America and her brave warriors.


83 posted on 01/18/2006 6:41:05 AM PST by americanSoul (Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. Live Free or Die. I should be in New Hampshire.)
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