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  • U. Colorado Prof Declares Whiteness a Disease

    11/26/2015 8:26:26 AM PST · by redreno · 86 replies
    http://collegeinsurrection.com ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:30am | Aleister
    I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are white, you should know that your children and all of your loved ones are also a disease. So implies a University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E. Matias, in the most recent edition of Teaching Education, a peer-reviewed journal.
  • A course originally called ‘The Problem of Whiteness’ returns to Arizona State

    11/12/2015 12:33:14 PM PST · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 Nov 2015 | Yanan Wang
    Freedom of speech. Racial inequality. Student activism. Safe spaces. These are the phrases that have been lobbied about over the past week, in tones both fervent and contemptuous, as University of Missouri students successfully campaigned for the resignation of their system president. Mizzou is, of course, just the most prominent example. As The Washington Post’s Michael Miller pointed out Tuesday, similar debates are being had and protests held across the country, for instance at Yale University and Ithaca College. At the center of all these debates is another word: whiteness. At some universities, there are classes dedicated to understanding the...
  • Portland State course aims to 'make whiteness strange'

    10/06/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    http://campusreform.org/?ID=6862 ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    According to Portland State University Professors Rachel Sanders White Privilege course, whiteness must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. Students taking the course will endeavor to make whiteness strange.
  • Sociology Prof: "Whiteness is Terror"

    07/01/2015 9:32:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 76 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/1/15 | Aurelius
    Zandria Robinson, who taught Sociology at the University of Memphis, stated that whiteness is "terror," among other inflammatory statements online. She was dismissed yesterday from the college for her blatantly racist statements. What eventually led to Robinson's firing were the following racist tweets: The University of Memphis eventually learned about these ridiculous tweets, as well as comments that she didn't want her children "in school with snotty privileged whites," and have subsequently dismissed her:
  • White HuffPo Writer: I Was So Ashamed of My Whiteness That I Didnt Want Children

    06/23/2015 11:50:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Ali Michael is a young writer for the Huffington Post. Thats bad enough in itself, but it gets even worse. You see, shes a white lady who hates whites. Herself included. As she explains in a recent piece about her views on race: "I definitely experienced this. There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldnt have biological children because I didnt want to propagate my privilege biologically. "If I was going to pass on my...
  • CRO's Lauren Clark joins Fox & Friends to talk about Arizona State's 'problem with whiteness' class

    01/25/2015 6:29:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/23/14 | Sterling Beard
    Arizona State University (ASU) is offering a course on the problem of whiteness, which is being taught by a white professor. The course, ENG 401: Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness, is being offered this spring at ASUs Tempe campus. The course is being taught by Lee Bebout, an assistant professor of English at ASU. His faculty page lists critical race theory as one of his research interests.
  • White professor teaches the 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State University

    01/24/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/24/2015 | Lauren Clark
    At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the problem of whiteness in America. The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester called Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness. According to the class description on ASUs website, students will be reading The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Everyday Language of White Racism, Playing in the Dark, and The Alchemy of Race and Rights. At time of publication, 18 students were enrolled in the course offered at ASUs Tempe campus. Students can receive three credits for...
  • Sorry, What? The Huffington Post says Mia Love Enjoys WHITE PRIVILEGE

    11/09/2014 5:43:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
    Website will not allow me to cut and paste text on a tablet.
  • Fox News host makes shockingly racist comment live on the air

    11/05/2014 8:03:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    examiner.com ^ | November 4, 2014
    Tucker Carlson says the United States needs a "White Guy Appreciation Day." ...
  • K.W Oxnard: White Americans, white privilege (Tired of this yet?)

    09/13/2014 7:59:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | September 13, 2014 | K.W Oxnard
    In the 1990s, when I lived in New York, a friend Ill call Adam and I drove out to his house in Montauk, Long Island. A few miles into town, we noticed a police cruiser behind us. Adam, a stockbroker in his 30s, began to panic. Crap, crap, crap! Apparently, his car tag had expired maybe his drivers license and insurance, too. The cruiser turned on its lights and siren, and Adam pulled over. Listen, he said, I may need you to bail me out. I sat there, stunned and scared. The officer sauntered up to Adams window. License...
  • White privilege: An insidious virus thats eating America from within

    08/23/2014 2:10:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 182 replies
    Salon ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from ignorance to knowledge, from sinfulness to a state of grace. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, the epistle runs, in the memorable rhythms of the King James Version. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face...
  • White Privilege

    05/27/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5-26-14 | Walter 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 (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...
  • MSNBCs Tour Skewered for Tweeting Holocaust Survivors Benefited from the Power of Whiteness

    05/26/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    TPNN ^ | May 25, 2014 | TPNN Staff
    MSNBCs Tour Skewered for Tweeting Holocaust Survivors Benefited from the Power of Whiteness TPNN May 25, 2014 MSNBCs Tour, co-host of the scarcely viewed The Cycle on the low-rated cable news network, tweeted on Friday that Holocaust survivors benefited from white privilege. Only an MSNBC host can manage to pull both the race card while being anti-semitic at the same time: ... Full Story:http://www.tpnn.com/2014/05/25/msnbcs-toure-skewered-for-tweeting-holocaust-survivors-benefited-from-the-power-of-whiteness/
  • White men apologize to other races for white privilege: We Suck and Were Sorry

    05/15/2014 3:44:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | May 10, 2014
    A new video on race relationships in America is drawing lots of attention for targeting white guys. Titled, White Guys: We Suck and Were Sorry, the video features four millennial men who have taken it upon themselves to speak for all their brethren. Im a straight white male, each of the four begins. And were sorry. Youve all been working so hard to fight inequality, and we admit we havent always been the most supportive. Daughter, 14, confronts school board after dad was arrested over sex book: I dont feel safe They ask to be cut some slack because of...
  • The Longer You Are in the Tea Party, the More Racist You Become: What Educators Learned

    05/10/2014 11:40:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 9, 2014 | erica ritz
    Would it surprise you to learn that educators were recently taught at thefifteenth annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, that racism is central to America; the longer you are in the Tea Party, the more racist you become; and this country was built on white principles for white people? -snip The trio said the speakers repeatedly emphasized how important it is to start teaching students about white privilege when they are as young as four and five years old, and that they also conflated racism was conflated with capitalism. Olson said one of the main messages was, in order...
  • How did my fellow Irish-Americans get so disgusting?

    03/19/2014 12:11:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | March 15, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    When the Provisional Irish Republican Army agreed to end its paramilitary insurgency (and/or terrorist campaign) against British rule in Northern Ireland with the Good Friday accords of 1998, it was unambiguously a good thing for the people of Ireland and their British next-door neighbors. Its not like everything suddenly became hunky-dory in the long and troubled historical relationship between those islands, but the peace has largely held splinter groups and isolated sectarian violence aside and an era of relative normalcy and increasing prosperity has followed. Given the global context of the 21st century, an intractable religious-cum-nationalist dispute between...
  • The Hunt for White Privilege

    11/21/2013 12:00:50 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 15 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | LP Sullivan
    Much has been said lately about something called white privilege. I had never actually seen this creature, so I decided to do a little bit of investigating. What does it look like? How will I know if I cross its path? I have asked several people. The problem then is the responses: no two are alike. It seems this white privilege thing is quite controversial, and while no two people who believe in this thing can agree on specifics, they all agree it exists. Apparently its not a physical creature at all but a societal truth. Its kind of like...
  • Is Obama more "White" Than George Zimmerman?

    07/21/2013 10:06:02 AM PDT · by pinochet · 32 replies
    Leftist scholars like Ignatiev, love to talk about "whiteness" as a social construct, that represents the value system of highly-educated upper-class white people. If you think of "whiteness" as a social construct, there are very few white people in America who are as "culturally white" as Barack Obama. How many whites have a father who graduated with a Masters degree from Harvard, like Obama? How many whites have a mother with a PhD degree, like Obama? Did you also know that Obama's sister, Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng, also has a PhD degree, just like Obama's mother? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Soetoro-Ng Obama has two Ivy...
  • Being White Is Awesome, so How Could We Be Racist?

    05/14/2013 12:13:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 130 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 05/13/2013 | DAWN CUTAIA
    Being white is pretty awesome. Don't get me wrong, if I were a white male instead of a white woman, my life would be even more awesome, but being a white female is still powerful. Being white is an unearned privilege; I did absolutely nothing to get the white skin I have. Yet my white skin gives me power and credibility. I am not just a member of the club; I am a member of THE club. And the best part is that I don't have to show a membership card; the color of my skin is my membership card,...
  • Controversial teacher conf focuses on white privilege,crushing student resistance to radical ideas

    05/02/2013 6:57:54 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    EAGnews,org ^ | 5/1/2013
    More than 200 Wisconsin teachers and school administrators traveled to Green Bay last week to attend CREATE Wisconsins 2013 state conference. EAGnews decided to join them, to get a first-hand look at what the program, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, is all about. State officials contend the CREATE program is nothing more than an effort to help teachers better understand and serve minority students. But as EAGnews previously reported, CREATE appears to have a much more broad and progressive agenda than simply working to close the achievement gap between students of color and their white counterparts. Many...
  • White Wristbands - Wisconsin declares war on Caucasian privilege.

    03/20/2013 10:43:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    City Journal ^ | 18 March 2013 | STEFAN KANFER
    Graham Greene’s observation has lost none of its salience in 50 years: innocence remains “like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.” The latest illustration comes from Wisconsin, where the state’s Department of Public Instruction website devotes a page to “Power and Privilege.” Caucasians who volunteer in the state’s AmeriCorps VISTA antipoverty programs are instructed to “set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege works”; “put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege”; and, in order to underline white guilt, “find a...
  • (Playing the Race Card) South African President Says Pet Ownership is Part of 'White Culture'

    12/27/2012 12:24:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, December 27, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>South African President says pet ownership is part of 'white culture'</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG South Africa's president says a dog should not be man's best friend.</p> <p>President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa, which was dominated by whites until apartheid was dismantled almost two decades ago, The Star newspaper reported Thursday.</p>
  • White privilege: Should it be noted?

    08/08/2011 8:43:13 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    WORLD-HERALD ^ | 8/7/2011
    As director of intercultural life at a small Iowa college 12 years ago, Eddie Moore Jr. decided to hold a conference on the advantages white Americans enjoy simply because of their skin color. He called it the White Privilege Conference. Every year since, people have suggested changing the name to something less provocative, Moore said. He stood firm and now points to growing attendance up from 150 that first year at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, to 3,000 this year in Minneapolis-St. Paul as a sign the concept is catching on. Authors of a book purchased by...
  • Always room in the budget for white guilt [Teachers headed for 'White Privilege Conference']

    04/09/2011 7:43:18 PM PDT · by rhema · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4/9/11 | Katherine Kersten
    These are tough times for Minnesota schools. In Lakeville, for example, the school board recently announced wrenching cuts of almost $7 million. Ninety-four teachers will lose their jobs, arts programs will suffer and a school will be closed. There was wailing and gnashing of teeth, but the board set its jaw: There's not a dime for anything extra. Unless you've got an ax to grind with white folks. Then the money spigots open. The Lakeville schools are sending a delegation of teachers to the 12th annual "White Privilege Conference" at the Bloomington Sheraton from Aug. 13-16. The district is shelling...
  • The unbearable whiteness of being on Journolist (important update)

    07/23/2010 2:01:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    american thinker ^ | 7/23/10 | Thomas Lifson
    The left wing cabal to manage the news known as Journolist is apparently guilty if one of the cardinal sins of the left: lack of diversity. Big Fur Hat, the comic genius who posts regularly on iOwnTheWorld.com, has assembled head shots of the publicly identified members of the listserv group, and guess what? Not a single African-American is to be found. (See update below!) Of course, many members' identities still remain to be uncovered. They are so ashamed oif their behavior that they cower in the shadows. Perhaps there are a few African-Americans who will step forward and identify themselves,...
  • Whiteness Theory - Race Based Facism

    02/09/2009 9:13:31 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 7 replies · 645+ views
    NotoriouslyConservative.com ^ | 02 09 09 | G.H. Kanowitz
    Written by : G.H. Kanowitz Worldoreason blog I am not at all supportive of the idea of race based education. In particular I am very critical of whiteness theory. I see it as a fundamentally flawed construct that if taken to heart has the potential for much abuse and harm. Unfortunately its popularity in education has grown largely due to an ever expanding cadre of zealots who have worked resolutely to spread such dogma into education programs across North American campuses. Whiteness Theory is a dangerous idea for many reasons. In fact I would go so far as to say...
  • Why I Feel Absolutely No White Guilt

    07/11/2008 9:08:16 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 41 replies · 115+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2008 | Bernard Chapin
    Father Pfleger epitomizes those Caucasians who regard their history with scorn. Here's why I don't join in the self-flagellation.
  • Racial Identity's Gray Area

    06/12/2008 5:48:42 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 23 replies · 253+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2008 | JUNE KRONHOLZ
    When Barack Obama, whose mother was white, identifies himself as black, and when Bill Richardson, whose father was white, identifies himself as Hispanic, who is white? The U.S. Census Bureau says the country will be majority-minority in 2050 -- that is, the combined number of blacks, Asians, American Indians and Hispanics will put whites in the minority. Texas and California are already there. But the definition of white keeps shifting. Groups have been welcomed in or booted out; people opt out, sue to get in or change their minds and jump back and forth. The deepest racial divide, between blacks...
  • The Crime of Being White

    05/25/2008 11:00:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 197+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2008 | Selwyn Duke
    Recently I wrote a piece about Keith John Sampson, a college student who was charged with "racial harassment" for reading an anti-Ku Klux Klan book.  Not surprisingly, the article evoked a great response, including emails from those with their own stories to tell about persecution inspired by what I will call caucaphobia.  A couple of these accounts are so compelling -- compared to one even Sampson's problems pale -- I've decided to publish them in this piece (both readers allowed me to use their names; their correspondence has been edited for punctuation, grammar and style).  These are the stories the...
  • The fear of white decline

    05/19/2008 1:47:04 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 25 replies · 196+ views
    LA Times ^ | 19 May 2008 | Gregory Rodriguez
    ...For decades now, scholars have been writing about the invisibility of whiteness. To be white in America meant that you were a member of the default category that just isn't discussed. In 2000, journalists didn't incessantly mention that George W. Bush was seeking to become the 43rd white male president of the United States. No one even thinks in those terms. It's implied. It's one of the perks of dominance. We generally mention race when we speak of nonwhites. ...To mention whites as an interest group -- in the way we do minority groups -- hearkens back to segregation and...
  • Academic Cesspools

    10/17/2007 5:54:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2007 | Walter E.Williams
    he average taxpayer and parents who foot the bill know little about the rot on many college campuses. "Indoctrinate U" is a recently released documentary, written and directed by Evan Coyne Maloney, that captures the tip of a disgusting iceberg. The trailer for "Indoctrinate U" can be seen here. "Indoctrinate U" starts out with an interview of Professor David Clemens, at Monterey Peninsula College, who reads an administrative directive regarding new course proposals: "Include a description of how course topics are treated to develop a knowledge and understanding of race, class, and gender issues." Clemens is fighting the directive, which...
  • Barbie Goes to College

    06/05/2006 10:57:02 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 12 replies · 1,028+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 5, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At one time, protractors and slide rules were the school supplies that students were expected to bring to class and young ladies were advised to leave their Barbies at home. Now, the dolls themselves have become teacher aids and not just in the lower grades. A month before I got to Duke, the Young Americas Foundation had issued its annual dirty dozen list, which identifies the nations 12 most bizarre and troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship in our nations colleges and universities, Elizabeth J. Chin writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education. A course that I teach...
  • Glamour at a price in Asia (white-skin craze)

    05/14/2006 5:21:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 2,033+ views
    IHT ^ | 05/01/06 | Thomas Fuller
    Glamour at a price in Asia By Thomas Fuller International Herald Tribune TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006 MAKHAM KHU, Thailand Neighbors gawk and children yell, "ghost!" The manager of the restaurant where Panya Boonchun worked simply told her she was fired. The cream that she applied to her face and neck was supposed to transform her into a white-skinned beauty, the kind she saw on page after page in women's magazines and on television. But rather than lighten her complexion, the illegally produced lotion she bought in a local grocery store near this village in southeastern Thailand disfigured her skin into...
  • English: The Language of White "Oppressors"-professor: Ebonics superior to tongue of White Devils

    08/04/2005 5:06:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 216 replies · 6,129+ views
    A Brooklyn College professor says Ebonics is superior to the tongue of White Devils --Assistant Professor of Adolescence Education at Brooklyn College --Teaches that rap music is an effective tool for teaching English literacy to schoolchildren, and that proper English is language of white "oppressors" --Required students to view Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 Priya Parmar is an Assistant Professor of Adolescence Education at Brooklyn College's School of Education in New York, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses to aspiring teachers. Of special interest to Parmar, whose doctoral dissertation is titled "KRS-One Going Against the Grain: A Critical Study...
  • Save the Straight, White, Christian Male

    09/26/2004 8:11:10 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 20 replies · 1,087+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/26/04 | Clarence Page
    WASHINGTON -- Amid occasional outbursts of political correctness, I have consistently held that straight (as in non-gay) white males (sometimes known as SWMs) deserve respect too. After all, we may have come here on different ships but we're all in the same boat now, as Whitney Young, the late, great civil rights leader, used to say. With that in mind, I registered no small amount of alarm to hear that a young SWM at the University of North Carolina has been illegally subjected to "intentional discrimination and harassment," according to a ruling by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for...
  • Selected Whiteness Studies Sources

    06/18/2002 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Maceman · 5 replies · 331+ views
    A Selected Sample of Whiteness Studies Sources These texts focus on white people's misunderstanding of whiteness and erasure of race in one category: white. Alcoff, Linda. "What Should White People Do?" Hypatia 13: 3 (1998): 6-25. duCille, Anne." The Occult of True Black Womanhood: Critical Demeanor and Black Feminist Studies" in Joeres and Laslett, 70-108. Fine, Michelle, et. al, eds.. off white: Readings on Race, Power and Society. New York: Routledge, 1997. Fiskin, Shirley Fisher. "Interrogating Whiteness, Complicating Blackness: Remapping American Culture." American Quarterly 47:3 (Sept 1995): 428-66. Frankenberg, Ruth. White Women, Race Matters. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1993....