Teachers Wallow in White Privilege Conference
Minority privilege has reached such an extreme of insanity that you can actually be elected president largely on the strength of not being a member of the majority racial group. Yet we still read this:
The city of Madison hosted the 15th annual national White Privilege Conference last week at the Monona Terrace to discuss issues of white supremacy, social justice, education and the Tea Party. The MacIver Institute attended multiple breakout sessions and will be releasing our highlights over the next couple days.
Our first account comes from the breakout session titled Stories from the front lines of education: Confessions of a white, high school English teacher.
The session was facilitated by Kim Radersma, a former high school English teacher in California and Colorado. Radersma is currently working toward her Ph. D. in critical whiteness studies at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.
No doubt taxpayers in Canada and the USA alike will labor with fresh enthusiasm, knowing that Big Government is spending the wealth they create to prop up a wildly overpriced higher education system that if left to the free market might be forced to limit itself to constructively conferring useful information rather than teaching students to hate their own society by indulging in Critical Whiteness Studies.
Radersma … said anyone who is going into teaching and education must be a political figure.
They already are in this country. Common Core sees to it.
Remember libs — no matter how much you hate yourself for being white, you could never hate yourself enough:
“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,” Radersma said. “I have to everyday wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply imbedded with racist thoughts and notions and actions in my body that I have to choose everyday to do anti-racist work and think in an anti-racist way.”
The only sure cure for being white is suicide, which would also lower her carbon footprint, to the delight of the sacred polar bears. But no doubt Radersma makes up for not ending her own life by making donations to Planned Parenthood.
She argued that until white people admit they have a problem, they will not be able to fight against white privilege.
This must be a particular challenge for the many whites who have been squeezed out of having a job in favor of less-qualified candidates by Affirmative Action.
Multiple educators attended the breakout session of about 50 people and seemed very interested in how to bring the ideals of social justice and white privilege into the classroom. One attendee, a teacher and the diversity director at his school, spoke about the activities he is implementing and said it is important for teachers and administrators to discuss social justice with their students. Radersma echoed his sentiment.
“If you don’t want to work for equity [i.e., anti-white moonbattery], get the f*** out of education,” Radersma said.
These are the people who have taken charge of molding the next generation.
At least Radersma’s repugnant ideology has enabled her to pinpoint why it is that children with racial backgrounds characterized by high IQ, strong work ethic, and coherent family structure are more likely to be found in advanced placement classes.
Radersma said she taught a lower-level English class at the high school and her students were exclusively people of color. However, she said the Advanced Placement course in her school was almost all white and Asian students. Her principal observed class one day and commented on the difference in students between the two courses.
That experience, and the fact that her boss did not know how to tackle the problem, led her to leave the classroom and work toward her Ph. D. Radersma told the group she realized the problem was the institutionalized racist structure of education and her white privilege was causing the racial achievement gap. …
“Where do I point? Who’s at fault? My white body is at fault,” she said.
Like Bill Ayers, this appalling woman is as mad as a March hare on bath salts. But also like Ayers, who gave up setting off bombs for the Weather Underground to mentor Barack Obama and become a prominent professor of education, she knows exactly how to destroy America.
One reason Big Government needs to redistribute our wealth coercively is that voluntary charity is racist, as the teachers attending were taught:
Another topic of discussion was how white people’s actions, like donating to charity or helping a family in need, are inherently racist. A white attendee of the conference told a story about how her family donated school supplies to one of her classmates when she was in first grade because the family could not afford them.
The receiving family had moved from India, according to the attendee. While she was happy to be helping when it happen years ago, she was now questioning her family’s motives.
“It was like ‘well why don’t you swoop in and save the day and give her all this stuff because we can afford to do that for them’ kind of mentality,” she said in the session.
Radersma agreed and said the family that was helped likely felt discriminated against.
“It’s that savior mentality, like ‘save them, because they are not like us,’ and that normalization of whiteness. Whiteness is best and those poor others aren’t as good as us,” she said. “So, we need to think of them and give them our sympathy and our charity and our generosity, which is so demeaning to the people on the receiving end. It’s so demoralizing and disempowering to be receiving it.”
There is nothing healthy or constructive that liberals will not denounce as racist. For another example, read Part Two of the MacIver Institute’s coverage of the White Privilege Conference, entitled, “The Longer You Are in the Tea Party, the More Racist You Become.”
Let’s wash down the disgust with a healthy dose of rage. Breitbart reports:
The event was held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and was provided with an $18,375 booking event assistance payment, money that came from a fund drawn from local hotel room tax revenue.
Also, several local school districts paid thousands of dollars in registration fees, hotel stays, and transportation costs for teachers and administrators to attend. Those are also tax dollars.
It’s not enough to cancel the future by choking children with the intellectual equivalent of raw sewage. Liberal social engineers have to force their parents to pay for it.
On tips from Henry and JusttheTipHQ. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.