White Privilege


white-privilege1What 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).

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  • Judahlevi

    Conservatives believe in the uniqueness of each individual, not in their skin color.

    From a human relational perspective, the conservative value is Individualism – which promotes the concept that each person is sovereign and is responsible for their own actions. One is not responsible for the actions of another human being simply because they may share a skin color or gender.

    In other words, there is no such thing as collective guilt or collective pride – there is only individual guilt or pride.

    • kikorikid

      “Diversity” uses the blanket indictment
      “If White, then Racist”.

      • Judahlevi

        Which is a completely judgmental statement that has no basis in reality.

        Your skin color cannot say anything about your mind.

        The ‘diversity’ crowd is not interested in truth, they only want to engage in judgmentalism and name-calling. They feel that reversing the discrimination cures it. No rational person would agree with this shallow thinking.

        • Drakken

          Unfortunately, Kikorikid is correct, and events are proving him correct, and your clinging to the old paradigm of the ship can be righted again if only times get better.

        • kikorikid

          Diversity believes that discriminating against
          Whites is just retribution for perceived historical
          wrongs. Racism is , of course, a learned behavior
          but Diversity ideologues(Cultural-Marxist) have
          turned it into a ascribed characteristic, racist
          at birth. It is an Ideology of oppression and Diversity
          minions have been carrying out “Schemes of oppression”,
          see Fed.10.”a small cabal of evil men”.

    • Drakken

      There ain’t no unity in diversity, never has, and never will be. As events play out, and times become tougher, people always congregate to themselves and circle the wagons, we all become tribal when times get tough. You ignore human nature at your own peril. When the leftists push racial grievance theater to its inevitable conclusion, it will be the stuff of nightmares.

      • Judahlevi

        That is somewhat of a Thomas Hobbes view.

        I hope modern humanity is better than that. If you are right, then yes, we will gravitate to those who accept us for who we are and do whatever it takes to survive.

        • Drakken

          No matter how much we say we are more civilized and advanced than the previous generations, human nature when pushed, always resorts to its time honored traditions.

          • Judahlevi

            Reversion to the mean?

            No, I think history demonstrates that human nature may be tempered by civilization. We have progressed morally from primitive and barbaric beginnings.

            How far we can go is a legitimate question.

          • Drakken

            History always demonstrates the weak perish and the strong thrive and survive. There is no morality where the question of survival comes to bare.

          • Judahlevi

            I disagree that morality has no bearing in the context of survival.

            The Allies of WWII thought they were morally correct in defeating Hitler. They were right. Germans shared European culture, but allowed themselves to be led by a morally bankrupt individual.

            The evil side was destroyed in WWII.

          • Drakken

            The allies were just as vicious as the Germans were and the Russians more so. If you think the Russians were more moral than the German, you don’t know your history very well. So the morality question, is questionable.

          • Judahlevi

            The Holocaust was caused by the Germans, not the Russians. There is no question who was less moral.

          • LHathaway

            If we ignore, for a moment the holocaust, I might be tempted to agree. The Japanese, Italians and Germans, on the whole, and in their day to day activities, were likely just as kind and considerate to citizens and soldiers of other nations (and each other) as the allies were to their prisioner’s and their own. I guess I’m making a kind of equality argument, although I tend to favor the axis on any doubt on this, because of sour groups, or to ‘influence’ our time, because ‘allies’ are connected to us in a way. . . I’m just being the ‘conscience’ of the nation.

          • Michael Garfinkel

            Obviously, Drakken, you know nothing, or next to nothing about the war in the East, nor about the Einsatzgruppen, the starvation of millions of Soviet P.O. W.s, the slave labor camps and the death camps.

            It’s appalling that your attempt to bolster a specious argument is constructed on such profound ignorance.

          • Drakken

            I’ll forgive your little insult, but, I do know my history a h*ll of lot better than you do. I do know and understand what the Death’s Head units did, but I also know what the Russian NKVD did to German prisoners and civilians which was a h*ell of lot worse, your defense of Russian atrocities versus vilifying the German ones really is stunningly ignorant. You kinda sorta forgot to mention what happened to those millions of German and Japanese prisoners taken by the Russians and that most didn’t return and those that did, didn’t return until the mid 50′s. As for your accusation of millions of Russian prisoners starved to death is utter tosh and revisionist nonsense. I guess my own families loss of their estates and lands in East Prussia is well deserved then? Maybe that little mass killing in the Katryn Forest of the cream of the crop of Polish Officers and political leaders was justified as well? How about the purges in Eastern Europe of the aristocracy, military and political leaders, was that justified as well? How about the others too numerous to count? So your accusation that I don’t know my history is extremely bloody laughable. Time for you to go back to school sunshine.

          • Drakken

            I’ll forgive your little insult, but, I do know my history a h*ll of lot better than you do. I do know and understand what the Death’s Head units did, but I also know what the Russian NKVD did to German prisoners and civilians which was a h*ell of lot worse, your defense of Russian atrocities versus vilifying the German ones really is stunningly ignorant. You kinda sorta forgot to mention what happened to those millions of German and Japanese prisoners taken by the Russians and that most didn’t return and those that did, didn’t return until the mid 50′s. As for your accusation of millions of Russian prisoners starved to death is utter tosh and revisionist nonsense. I guess my own families loss of their estates and lands in East Prussia is well deserved then? Maybe that little mass killing in the Katryn Forest of the cream of the crop of Polish Officers and political leaders was justified as well? How about the purges in Eastern Europe of the aristocracy, military and political leaders, was that justified as well? How about the others too numerous to count? So your accusation that I don’t know my history is extremely bloody laughable. Time for you to go back to school sunshine.

          • Michael Garfinkel

            Your remark about my “defense of Russian atrocities” is telling, since I neither stated nor implied anything of the sort.

            I am fully aware of the criminal brutality of the Soviets, whom I despise, nor do I excuse British and American war crimes such as the destruction of Dresden.

            Having said that, I still assert that Nazi behavior in the East was unparalleled in its sadistic ferocity.

            Finally, I would add, since you have referenced a personal history, that I resent the moral equivalence you ascribe to the Allies generally, amongst whom every man in my family served honorably.

          • Linda Lee

            Michael Drakken reminds me of the college student who gets a twisted, half baked version of WWII and then tries to “educate” others.

          • kikorikid

            “Ketyn Forest”

          • Linda Lee

            Drakken oh really? Did we kill six million Jews, mentally retarded, and Gypsies? really Drakken? were we really as vicious as the Germans and the Russians?

          • LHathaway

            I disagree. We’ve descended from morality to barbarism. It’s not so in the open yet, but I suspect it’s there. Read the comments concerning, say, criminals and read them from 50 years ago. . .

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    I think it’s very important to understand what the Left is doing here. It has nothing to do with guilt or stupidity. Everything that the Left does is designed to attack the reality of free moral agency, and to make people believe that all their actions are determined by race, economic condition, or other circumstances.

    By attacking free moral agency, the Left makes it more difficult for people to choose virtue, or to choose God, because of the simple fact that doing the better thing is more difficult than doing the baser thing, given our fallen nature, and because determinism feeds into a passivity before the natural inclinations of our fallen humanity.

    If you understand what is happening in the world today as a great war between Good and Evil, you understand Leftism as the philosophy of a Devil who wishes to deprive as many people of eternal life as he can.

    • UCSPanther

      For the most part, replace good and evil with liberty and tyranny…

      • zoomie

        nope, tyranny is a derivative of evil. as is liberty of good. Naresh just has a clearer lens.

    • tagalog

      Well, come on, if we allowed people to choose, they might exercise choice. Can’t have that. Too uncontrollable.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      I’m not sure about the Devil, but there is no question that the effect is evil.

      I can’t help but notice that the most strident voices are female, and quite frankly, that’s not unexpected.

      Nor is it at all surprising that this grotesque and hateful “White Privelege” meme has a home in academia – and is now running neck and neck with Anti-Zionism.

      In a more secular vein, I would assert that because the wheels have fallen off the traditional civil rights narrative – long buried after fifty years of dysfunction and criminality, the Left finds it necessary to resort to more extreme, alternative narratives.

      “White Privelege” is a just another variant of the continual assualt on the legitimacy of standards themselves, particularly academic standards.
      This in turn is part of the ongoing Leftist project to obfuscate and excuse failure – and to denigrate success..

      One can see the strength of the emotions that ground these efforts in the vicious persecution of the (exonerated) Duke University students, the ferocious attacks against the hapless George Zimmerman, and in the more recently orchestrated, Orwellian “Two Minutes Hate” over private remarks made at home by Donald Sterling – in an endless loop.

      John F. Kennedy said it best: The Left, he said, were “sons-of-bitches in love with death.”

      • Judahlevi

        Actually, it was RFK – but good quote.

        • Michael Garfinkel

          Thanks. It was RFK in the particular, but this was a sentiment expressed privately by both brothers.

  • Jenny

    Common core and its origin in rogers/maslowe/marzano use this devise hidden in gibberish. The operant conditioning of pavlov and skinner and vygotsky are brazenly evident as tools to imbed this lunacy into the minds of vulnerable children. It is deplorable and these kind of teachers are more dangerous predators than the evil flasher on the street. Because parents trust them and they are deceitfully manipulating and grooming our children in the prisonlike environment of public school with parents kept at bay with statements from admin like ” we want your children to have an authentic exucation” we educate the whole child” ” for lifelong learning”… Which all mean indoctrination or destruction of their minds… One only needs to read these mengela’s of the mind’s studies.

    • nimbii

      In the 1960′s, when I was in the midst of psyc/soc double major, rogers and Maslowe were the darling children of the behavioral sciences. It took misanthropes over several decades to come up the Common Core as the venue to twist them into this terrible abomination.

      • kikorikid

        Cultural-Marxism was just hatched then and
        getting ready prey.

  • johnlac

    What the left seeks to accomplish is to say life is just a matter of luck or circumstance (you didn’t build that), so if you convince enough people that they didn’t do anything to earn whatever material things they have, you can take the things away from those people much easier.
    White priviliege? How about black privilege? How was is that Oprah Winfrey was able to amass three billion dollars while there are millions of poor whites living in places like Appalachia? There are now many other American blacks with billions or mega-millions. If being white determines your lot in America, how were those wealthy black people able to obtain their riches while millions of other aspiring white people failed to get rich?

    • fiddler

      They have to nurse the narrative. Solve nothing; complain about everything. Something as loathsome as human slavery will never be forgotten, it will never be eradicated; it is just too politically expedient to let go of. The “guilt hook” is: “Your race has never endured this, so you can’t understand, much less have an opinion about it”. This then has caused a PERMANENT divide that the left continually exploits for power. Equality is NEVER the aim (as if it ever was). This is a convenient lever and is too precious to let go of. Funny thing is, the Democratic Party has just seized upon this first; the fact being that they were the most guilty in the past. So as with today with Bengazi and other scandals, they rush to get their “word” out there first to give the appearance of responsibility. Then any further delving into it can be labeled as hate mongering. To lawyers truth is relative; it’s what you can convince the naive voter of — the goal: winning for power.

      • Lightbringer

        “Your race has never endured this, so you can’t understand, much less have an opinion about it”.

        That does seem to be the common belief. But in fact every race has endured slavery, and every race has in some form or another practiced it. Africans and Arabs are still pretty good at enslaving their own. It’s just that this inconvenient truth undermines the victimology narrative. The first slaves imported to the New World were Irish and Scots-Irish, in addition to English criminals. When the Irish came in large numbers after the 1848 potato famine, they were treated much worse than black slaves in the south, since slaves were valuable whereas Irishmen were entirely expendable. There was always another boatload pulling into the docks. The Chinese who came to the West Coast at about the same time were slaves in all but name and continued to be so long after the African slaves were free American citizens. But again, that undermines the victimology narrative, so let’s not discuss it.

      • lyndaaquarius

        you’re so right,it’s always and forever about getting/holding power.

        A solved problem cannot be used to bash America with.Marxism is really an evil force that is in direct opposition to Individual Liberty. I’m sickened by all the politicians who become wealthy at our expense and I pray America will dodge the bullet that is Hillary Clinton.

    • kikorikid

      There are tens of thousands, millions, of White-Males
      that Diversity has kept from employment. Particularly
      in Education.

    • skf1999

      I thought you white righties claim that all blacks are welfare grubbers or criminals. Now we’re all multi-millionaires and white folks are poor????

      • philcic

        Not all Blacks are welfare grubbers and/or criminals. Just 30% to 40% of them.

        You still here troll?

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    For all my adult life there’s been “black privilege.” There has never been a point in my professional life that it wouldn’t have been easier and more doors would have opened if I had only been black. I don’t ask that it be easier but merely note that “black skin privilege” is real because of white guilt. Fifty years of “affirmative action!” Now get over it!

    • Lightbringer

      Dr. Williams, who is in my opinion one of the most intelligent Americans alive today, never had or needed “affirmative action”. Affirmative action is an insult to the intelligence of “minorities” and women, as it only advances the promotion of mediocracies. Isn’t it time we scrap it?

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        Indeed!

        • popseal

          …right of course. Many politicians still sell the carpet bagger promise of 40 acres and a free mule to the naïve or lazy voters who sell their votes to the best affirmative action liar.

          • skf1999

            Name one.

      • skf1999

        puh-leeze. Williams owes his noteriety solely to being a black who promotes white resentment.

        • American Patriot

          Oh please. Tim Wise owes his notoriety solely to being a white who promotes black resentment.

        • philcic

          He doesn’t have to do that, and he doesn’t get paid to do it. You Black racial grievance hustlers do a great job of promoting white resentment.

    • skf1999

      So why is the black unemployment rate consistently twice as high as whites?

      • Drakken

        Hmmm lets see shall we? Lack of education, whiteys fault, 73% out of wedlock birth, whiteys fault, lack of work ethic, whitey’s fault, should I go on?

      • iluvisrael

        ask obama – he owns the economy now

      • philcic

        Why are 30% to 40% of Black Americans in a sick, crime, illiteracy, welfare underclass with the Democrat party eager to keep them there?

        • skf1999

          That’s a lie.

          • philcic

            The facts and statistics kept by all kinds of government agencies and researchers about crime and welfare in the US are lies?
            And by the way, the inner cities of the US could soon look like the 85% Black hellhole of Detroit (or 50 other dying cities) where white people have escaped from the sick Black underclass.

        • DDDDDuane

          Your numbers are low….
          ANSWER: Because they’re n!9 9ers!!!!!
          Even the n!9 9ers with the affirmative action ,do-nothing jobs are just as savage as the other ones….

          • Jack

            I like how you have no problem saying the n word but you deny racism in the country. You’re a racist.

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        You’re asking me why so many blacks squander these opportunities. I can’t answer that. I can only speak from my experience. At ever institution from undergrad until retirement there were opportunities and aid open to blacks that were not open to me. That’s blank skin privilege.

        • skf1999

          My experience is whites with felonies getting good positions with companies where blacks with clean records were rejected. Whites getting hired because they went to the same college or were members of the same frat as the hiring managers. Whites who failed to meet their numerical sale goals getting reassigned to other choice positions in the company and blacks who didn’t meet their goal getting immediately canned. THAT’S white skin privilege.

          • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

            If that’s what’s happening in your world, I can’t argue with it. I’m telling you what I’ve seen in my student and professional life.

            I saw people who got hired because of the same college or fraternity. I never got a job that way and I was never in a fraternity. Some of these people were the first who adopted affirmative action programs. They obviously knew their connections gave them an edge. I never had that edge. Almost all of my jobs, I was a stranger to my new employer.

            When I left academia, I worked in a field where I was a minority. Most of my colleagues were born in India or China. No “white skin privilege” at work here. As a manager I hired mostly Chinese, they past the tests I gave. I don’t remember any blacks in the area I was in. Management worked hard to recruit blacks and they succeeded in other departments, especially sales. I never saw any discrimination against blacks, only extra effort to seek and recruit blacks with little to show.

            As I said, it would be much easier for me if I was black. Not only would I have been qualified but firms would have fought over me to get the only black in this area.

          • DDDDDuane

            Whites may have an arrest record but it’s usually NEVER violent….Everyone knows n!9 9ers are COMPLETE savage animals and your back should NEVER be tuned on a n!9 9er…
            The “nice” n!9 9er?
            NO SUCH THING!!!
            Never “nice”…Only a dormant.
            Any savage n!9 9er that is capable of literally plunging a knife into anyone of another races back ANYTIME!!!!

          • American Patriot

            Where is your proof that any of those things happened? Or are you making things up?

    • skf1999

      Please provide an example of this.

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        As an undergrad, having black skin meant extra aid, unlimited tutoring, and an assigned counselor to push and give encouragement. Upon graduation, black skin helped in finding the 1st job or getting into graduate school. I know a number of black students that got into graduate school because of special consideration. Upon completion of a PhD, blacks had more invites to give talks by colleges eager to seek out their 1st black faculty member. In industry I saw the standards lowered for blacks. Although I never lowered standards I was praised when I hired a minority and it was assumed that I applied extra effort to do so. That’s my experience. I can’t speak to yours but at every step of the way I would have found it easier if I were black.

        • skf1999

          I don’t believe a word of this. How are you so informed on what black students received? You are just another resentful white male who feels imposed upon because you have to compete with blacks who are as or more capable than you.

          • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

            I’m telling you my experience. You asked. Why did you ask if you are going to disbelieve my testimony no matter what I said?

            As an undergrad I talked to my black friends about their opportunities and they were quite clear that they got a special admission. I know blacks got extra aid and tutoring because I was a tutor! I know the decisions of college faculties because I was once on a college faculty. And I know the hiring procedures in industry because I was in management.

            I have no knowledge of every losing a job to a black person. But I’ve seen the extra effort extended to blacks in the organizations of which I was a manager.

  • Steeloak

    If a sinkhole opened up underneath the conference building and swallowed up the participants, there would be a significant increase in the collective intelligence of the nation as a whole.

    • nomoretraitors

      And then the site would have to be declared a toxic waste dump by the EPA

  • StanleyT

    A high school English teacher actually said “I have to every day wake up …”

    Never mind the other garbage she’s teaching. She cannot even speak the language properly.

    • Big_Doctor_D

      That qualifies her to teach in today’s Really Weird World.

  • davcon

    The adults in the country have a duty and obligation to remove these warped fools from the education system. There is trash to be picked up along our roads and highways. We now have a plentiful supply of manpower to man the trash bags.

    • quousque

      The lunatic crowd has the rest of the populace by its proverbial balls. Nothing short of de-funding and uprooting these ‘academic’ departments will do.

      • Drakken

        A massive purge is necessary, only the means need to be discussed.

    • nimbii

      They’ve got tenure…

    • Drakken

      Imagine what these leftards could accomplish if we put them on the border with picks and shovels on the border and told them to start digging.

      • Big_Doctor_D

        They wouldn’t know what to do with picks and shovels.

  • nimbii

    Been reading Dr. Williams since a Philadelphia PBS airing “Star Spangled Spenders” back in the late 70′s or early 80′s.

    As a recovering psyc/soc double major, Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and social agency worker, reading Dr. Williams and Dr. Thomas Sowell was an epiphany for me.

    They explained how the good intentions of The Great Society were actually destroying minority lives.

    That insight cleared the way (at least for this old liberal) to see the error of my ways and truly understand that capitalism is the simplest and most effective way to spiritual (positive self regard) and economic prosperity.

    Capitalism is certainly not perfect. It is competitive and churns winners and losers every day in the market place. Which is why the rich do not like it.

    But it is heuristic and its benefits are in the doing of it.

    • ErikEssig

      I’ve been reading his syndicated column since I found it while on Prodigy (or maybe it was Compuserve). Williams is a treasure. Loved his autobiography too, which is a quick read.

      • Douglas J. Bender

        I’ve often wondered if autobiographies as a general rule get longer the older the autobiographer is when writing his book.

        • truebearing

          Well, the older he is the more he has to tell. On the other hand, Obama had two autobiographies by the time he was in his forties. They were both a pack of lies and narcissistic nonsense, but the voters fell for it.

          • Douglas J. Bender

            I was trying to work my way around to implying something about Obama and his autobiographies. But now there is no need. :-)

  • DaCoachK

    I’m a teacher in a public school. White privilege lessons don’t take with me. Classrooms are not political rallies. And I surely wouldn’t preach Left-Wing-Kook nonsense if they were. I am surrounded by the enemy though.

    • nimbii

      You must be an exception. Press on DaCoachK!

    • kikorikid

      Bet you eat your lunch in the “Coaches Office”
      instead of the “Faculty Lounge”. They are
      talking about you. Watch your six.

  • American Patriot

    It is time for Americans to read the Freedom Center pamphlet titled “Black Skin Privilege” to learn the truth of how the left has polarized race in modern times.

    • kikorikid

      “Diversity” minions use Affirmative Action as a
      tool of oppression against Whites everyday and have
      been doing so since Aff. Ac. inception. They haven’t
      used Affirmative Action to get “Equal” they have
      used it to get “Even”.

  • ArentIpretty

    This is child abuse and it should be against the law.

  • mommom

    It’s not a coincidence that the doctrine of “white privilege” has risen with the implementation of objective measures, such as pre and post-testing and test score standards, to evaluate teacher effectiveness. And not only is a teacher insulated from accusations of poor performance if her black students are doomed by white privilege, but she is wrapped in the flag of anti-racism.

    • kikorikid

      “Black students doomed by White privilege”.????????
      The Black student telling a White teacher to F— off, or
      playing the “knockout game” in the hall also might
      have relevance. In fact it does have relevance.
      “Teacher” evaluation is frightening to many because
      they are not strong in their subject matter. They were
      given the job because they had Black or Brown skin or
      a vagina. White-Males with a full Credential would,
      maybe, be allowed to Substitute. Traditional “Classroom
      management” skills no longer suffice and “Administrators”
      cringe at ANY situation that might cause them to appear
      Politically Incorrect and inviting lawsuits. The Teacher just
      swings in the breeze. “The Kids” have been “Empowered”
      and now tell the Adults what to do.” Go ask Alice, I think
      she’ll know.”

      • tagalog

        Black students are more likely to be doomed by affirmative action than by white privilege.

        • skf1999

          How so?

  • fingerroll

    White. Proud. guilt Free.

    • Big_Doctor_D

      I am overcome by guilt that my moderate-income parents gave me a solid work ethic, a respect for others, civility, an appreciation of education and a sense of right and wrong. Oh, the guilt! It keeps awake at night!

  • tagalog

    Ms. Radersma says: “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.”

    No doubt she considers such an addiction virtuous instead of morally cancerous.

    “…teaching is a purely political act and that neutral people should “get the f—- out of education.” Thanks, Ms. Radersma, for clarifying your educational philosophy in so sophisticated a manner.

    John Powell says: “They took money away from protecting the levees (in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina) because the levees were protecting black people.” Is this what law school professors teach now? No wonder the new lawyers don’t know any law. How does Mr. Powell explain the damage to the predominately white communities near New Orleans, which were also devastated? I bet the money for the levees was taken to fund entitlement programs.

    Where do they get 1681 A.D. as the date on which white people suddenly sprang into existence? What’s the significance of 1681 for that claim? Is this something like Bishop Ussher and the lifetime of the earth? How do they explain the 1681 origin of whiteness with the beginning of black slavery in the colonies somewhere between 1609 and 1619, in Virginia? Oh, I see: the anti-miscegenation law passed in Virginia, allegedly as a response to Bacon’s Rebellion, in 1681. Evidently that document gives rise to the idea that the concept of “white” and “black” didn’t exist before then. Well…it’s certainly a facile analysis.

  • Brad Smith

    blacks & whites can’t live together. blacks will consistenly fall back on slavery, even though the US fought a war to eradicate slavery, which still exists in Africa & the Middle East. They will always be the downtrodden, 2nd class citizens in their opinion. no matter how many opportunities or how much money is thrown at them.
    The US needs to be a white country, & blacks need a place of their own. we can’t live together, it’s been tried for 200 years & the experiment is a failure.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Stick to the US Constitution, not some kkk, noi, socialist crap.

    • cxt

      Brad
      Weird………..and off-putting. And factually incorrect.

      • Brad Smith

        what is weird or factually incorrect?

        • cxt

          Brad

          Your OCD on skin color–that is what.

          “The US needs to be a white country and blacks need a place of their own.”

          What the US “needs” is to stop focusing on skin color/shade and start focusing on people as individuals.

          That “some” blacks will act as you describe is likely true—and so will some whites. I know people that never stop blaming “the government” for all their ills—while they rake in whatever cash/support/hand outs/free-bies etc. they can get their claws on……and their melinin content or the lack thereof has NOTHING to do with it.

          Instead of lumping ALL blacks—without exception–into your complaints you, IMO, should have been more specific. And not limited your observations to JUST blacks.

          Hard enough to be a conservative in this country without HELPING the Left tag us as all as racists.

          • Brad Smith

            Race will always be an issue, it’s pure fantasy to think otherwise. & using the old straw dog that it’s not all _____ group. Of course its not, but when 3% of our population, black males 18-34 commit 65% of violent crimes, that’s a completely unacceptable situation. Yes, many whites are on welfare, but much larger proportions of blacks & Hispanics are. Calling me a racist doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit, nor does it change the facts. Blacks & Hispanics are much more likely to use welfare & commit violent crimes.

          • cxt

            Brad

            Being called a racist doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit either.

            But its not all about “YOU” or ME.

            People have to run for office and the easier folks make to hang a “racist” tag on people—the harder it is to get elected etc.

            Some thumb up his a^% nobody politico in Missouri used the phrase “legitimate rape” and it becomes a NATIONAL issue and allowed the Left to paint ALL conservatives as being anti-women. Which in turn hurt them badly at the polls.

            You are quite correct about the crime stats—-I think however that whites might, MIGHT, be a larger proportion of welfare–depending on how one defines “welfare.”

            But that is a long way from saying–”this needs to be a white nation.”

            Look, all I’m asking is that people be more aware of how what they say might be viewed by others.
            That is all I’m trying to say.

          • skf1999

            So you’re saying that race is a causative factor in crime and welfare? Is an educated, employed middle class black male anymore likely to commit a violent crime than his white counterpart? If so, why?

          • Brad Smith

            Are you really trying to say that such a small percentage of our population don’t commit a staggering amount of crimes? I don’t know why they do it, I can’t explain the root cause, but that it happens is an incontrovertible fact.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    How about Test Score Privilege?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    What happened to White Skin Privilege in the NBA?

    It was benched.

    • nimbii

      Good point and that was one of Thomas Sowell’s points in Free To Choose. It took capitalism and competition to open doors to minorities with sufficient talent that could not be ignored in the marketplace.

      The reason for the continuation of “White Privilege” if there really is such a thing, is because not enough minorities have come forth yet to make it impracticable.

      • Lightbringer

        Sorry to disagree, not with the meaning of your post which is excellent, but with the authorship of “Free to Choose”. That was written by Dr. Sowell’s and Dr. WIlliams’s University of Chicago professor, Milton Friedman, and his wife and colleague Rose Friedman. But other than that, you’re absolutely right.

        • nimbii

          You’re correct, Milton Freidman wrote it and starred in the PBS series. It didn’t occur to me when I wrote this that it looks like I’m crediting Thomas Sowell with it.

          Good catch.

      • kikorikid

        Not enough Whites have come forward to say,NO!

  • Habbgun

    I seriously doubt that white guilt is the motivator behind this white privilege movement. Once you accept that a white student has all the advantages you don’t have to worry about outcomes. He will magically have a future and an unearned great job and unearned great income. Concerns of the parents mean nothing and is just concern that a struggling child is not getting his share of unearned privilege. It also means that smart motivated students can be indoctrinated during the day instead of teachers meeting the demands of education and again it is an easier day for the Leftist teacher.

    After all with a shrinking economy parental anxiety is probably very high. A school system based on vouchers would see opportunities but our public monopoly sees unnecessary work.

  • Race_Dissident

    For the record, the most worthy Leonard Zeskind once won a McArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship. He also has real swat with NRO, having helped the defenestration of Robert Weissberg there.

  • Libslayer

    White people are nice to a white dude like me.
    Maybe because they know that I am statistically less likely to beat, rob, rape or murder them than a random black person.
    That’s white privilege.

    • skf1999

      Total stupidity. You are statistically far more likely to be violently attacked by someone of your own race than by someone of another race.

      • Robert_Fl

        That’s not what FBI statistics say.

        • skf1999

          You don’t know what you’re talking about. Most violent crime is intra-racial.

      • Libslayer

        True for blacks.
        Not true for whites.

      • philcic

        Not if I venture into downtown Detroit, or West Philadelphia, or Newark, or Camden, or…..
        skf1999, you miserable, stupid troll.

    • kikorikid

      It is not “White privilege”,
      it is a “Civility” indicator.

      • Libslayer

        Exactly.

        If all blacks were as civil as Dr. Williams, the racial strife would disappear. I never hated black kids growning up, but I did fear them. How much “prejudice” is not deep seated bigotry, but fear of violence? Obama has made things much worse by validating the Trayvon Martins of the country; it’s cool to hate the white man because, hey, slavery.
        And ultimately I do blame whitey: LBJ and his great society welfare state nightmare destroyed the black family and sowed the seeds for today’s hugely dysfunctional typical black family.
        Even slavery couldn’t do that.

  • cxt

    The Left is intellectually bankrupt–but great at class/race/grevience (sp) mongering.
    “White privilege” is just another in a long, long, long chain of Lefty propaganda.

    Also really creeped out that this is the “15th Annual” meeting. Meaning this dreck has been going on—-in organized fashion—for 15 YEARS.

  • bleedinell

    An old southern democrat told me this weekend “I’m not racist, I hate all black people”

    • Lightbringer

      Oh! My husband, an old Texan Republican, says, “I’m not racist, I hate everybody!”

      • bleedinell

        And probably with good reason!

  • Drakken

    The Balkanization is almost complete, what these useful idiot leftist and their race grievance theater traitors don’t realize, is the Law of Unintended Consequences. By pushing European/Americans to the brink, whites will have no choice but to fight back with any means necessary, and the one thing European/Americans know how to do extremely well, is wage war. So to you leftist, progressives, self-hating, self loathing, subservient whites and folks of color, keep pushing the envelope of racial grievance theater and communist policies, you will not find your utopia, but you will find the nightmare you so fear.

    • skf1999

      This clown is still pining for race war. While at his keyboard, that is.

      • Drakken

        Is that you Stevie? Getting a little tired of pimping and drug dealing and blaming whitey for every problem? I know this is a really novel approach for you, but you might want to crack open a few books before you go running your jibs son.

        • American Patriot

          skf1999 is uptownsteve. You can tell based on his writings.

          • Drakken

            Just like a bad habit, ole stevie shows up.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Your clown being Sinister Louie Farraklan.

        Farraklan should be in jail for orchestrating the murder of his rival malcolm x.

  • Fred Glass

    Instead of White Guilt how about the sense of Moral Superiority one acquires by prostrating oneself on the altar of White Privilege?

  • Richard Johnston

    President Obama puts his kids in private schools. Is he a racist?

    • Big_Doctor_D

      Yes.

  • popseal

    The willingness of leftist to lie and at least ‘misdirect’ evidences is possible because so many Americans are without any real moral plumb line or spiritual compass. We are witnessing the tragic spectacle of organized evil having its way.

  • ratonis

    I can believe that there are people stupid enough to believe what was being said at that conference. You are dealing with educationists—professors who prepare public school teachers in departments of “Education” in colleges and universities. During an academic career of 44 years at liberal arts colleges, I can tell you with some confidence that the DUMBEST, most STUPID faculty people are the ones that operate these departments. Anybody in them who is actually intelligent and is competent in a discipline outside “education” is marginalized, treated as an outsider.

  • herb benty

    Never in my entire life have I heard such ignorant twaddle from supposedly educated human beings. Example: “teaching is purely a political act, anyone neutral should get the F— out”! People like this shouldn’t be let NEAR children. So, many Whites in the 1600′s fled Europe to escape tyranny and religious persecution, God blessed this little group with inventions etc, and tyranny has now caught up with us blaming us for our “whiteness”. EVIL has caught up with us. The “White Privilege” idea is hogwash.

  • De Doc

    They should term these conferences: “Lessons in Lifelong Self-Abasement”

  • Sussex Girl

    So . . . if white people didn’t exist before 1681, how do we explain the Norse and the Saxons and the Angles and the Celts and the Stewarts and the Lancasters and the Yorks and so many more?

    Please. If we ever wondered if those on the Left don’t know their history, we have our answer now.

  • skf1999

    Uncle Walter serves up the gruel Massa luvs to eat.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      UptownUncleTom serves up Low Expectations for black people.

  • skf1999

    I have never met a white person in my 50 years who felt guilty about race. This is a canard promoted by resentful rightwingers who feel that it is perfectly normal and expected for whites to hate blacks. Any white person who isn’t racist, according to the tin foil hats, is “guilt-ridden”.

    • liz

      So in other words “rightwingers” are racist. Of course. I suppose that’s also why they’re “resentful”. No stereotyping going on here! Not a smidgen.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        “leftards” are racist because they believe that black people can’t be held to the same standards as other people.

      • skf1999

        Hey, I just read the posts here and they prove my point.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      You should be guilty of putting black people on a lower plane than other people.

      Your “White Privilege” just got run over by people from China and India and Africa who do better than race hustlers trying to game the system in America.

      • skf1999

        Be for real idiot.

        1. Only the middle and upper middle class really go to school in non-western countries. In India, you’re more likely to finds kids living ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ than you will the Network support geek with a MS in Computer Engineering from Mumbai. In non-Western countries, formal education is a well guarded luxury.

        2. Because of our immigration laws, you’ve got to have serious hustle to get here from any place other than Western Europe. So only the Asian families with the most grind are going to make in the US. And more than likely, the parents came to the States to pursue a college degree. Asians and Africans leave their ‘cousin Pookies’ back in the homeland. Black folks don’t have that ‘luxury’.

        Also, consider that a lot of your Asian friends from college (if you grew up in the 80′s) were probably the children of engineers, nurses, teachers or scientists.

        In short, the reason why Asian Americans (and alot of African kids) are so ‘gifted’ in school is because our immigration and foreign political forces act as scewing and filtering process. Simply put, if you only let smart, middle class Korean and Indian families into the States, chances are their kids are going to be brainiacs in school.

  • Douglas J. Bender

    “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?”

    Tan. They were tanned men — A “deeper shade of pale”, so to speak. Maybe with some freckles. But definitely not “white”. That would be racist.

  • Robert_Fl

    The professional race baiters have felt empowered to spew their nonsense due to the racist behavior of obama, Holder, the Black Caucus Dems, et al. I believe the country has had quite enough. These people are not going to be happy when our morally capsizing country rights itself.

  • liz

    These people have accomplished the goal of convincing everyone that whites are not a superior race, by proving that they are very capable of being idiots.

  • Ellman48

    “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.”

    We need to stop feeling guilty about the things we did in our own past that were wrong to attain self-acceptance and peace-of-mind. Hating yourself tor being imperfect in the past is self-destructive. How much more ridiculous is it to feel guilty for something your ancestors did over which you had no control? Let those who invented ‘white privilege’ fight with the ghosts of the past, not you.

  • USARetired

    Any teacher advocating any policies outside the education curricula, should be ‘FIRED’! They are being paid to teach, not indoctrinate!

  • tagalog

    What would I do if my 8-year-old came home and told me that? I’d pull him out of public school immediately and get him into a private military school.

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  • YankeePankee

    As a European-American, I don’t feel the slightest amount of guilt over how African-Americans were treated, historically. I am only responsible for what I do. Not for what anyone else does.

  • VictorCharlie

    Liberals consciously or unconsciously follow the left hand path. They embrace all things antinomial that disrupt a functioning society.

  • Linda Lee

    Leornard Zeskind, (avowed communist) suggest that people put their kids in private school because they are racist. Are the Obama’s then racists? Their kids are in an elite private school, peopled by the rich elite.