[Rushtalk] "White Privilege"?
John A. Quayle
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Thu Mar 14 11:27:47 MDT 2013
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Government Agency Asks Volunteers to Wear
Wristbands To Remind Them Of White Privilege
14 March 2013 /
P. D. James said: I believe that political
correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism,
and it sends shivers down the spine of my
generation who went to war against fascism. Of
all the things in this world that annoy meand
there are manypolitical correctness ranks quite
near the top. Political correctness falsely
dictates what can and cannot be said; it falsely
dictates who is in a position of weakness and who
is not; and it demands that everyone play by
rules that are as strange as they are convoluted.
According to cnsnews.com:
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
(DPI) wants its white VISTA volunteers who work
with low-income, racially diverse public schools
to examine the privilege their Caucasian race confers on them.
Now, on its facethough slightly comicalit makes
sense to understand where you come from, versus
where others come from. To have a fully rounded
world view, we must understand our differences.
Sounds reasonable enough. Well, thats only the beginning.
cnsnews.com also notes that the DPI website encourages white people to:
Wear a white
as a reminder about your privilege, and as a
personal commitment to explain why you wear the
Set aside sections of the day to
critically examine how privilege is working
a person of color who is willing to hold you
accountable for addressing privilege
Whatif I may ask without being politically
incorrectdoes any of this have to do with
volunteer work in public schools? Sure, the
schools are apparently racially diverse; but what
does constantly reminding white people of their privilege do to help?
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