Americorps Tells White Students to Wear White Armbands as Reminder of White Privilege

I assume that the Yellow Stars are coming next.

I assume that the Yellow Stars are coming next.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools.

Some feel that one of those programs – an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) – may go a bit overboard by encouraging white students to wear a white wristband “as a reminder about your (white) privilege.”

The webpage also offers a series of suggestions for high schools students to become more racially sensitive. They include:

Wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.

I assume that this lovely exercise concludes with the expected privilege ritual suicide?

Tags: Racism