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  •  Vyan, this is becoming a movement. (5+ / 0-)

    Aside from white pride groups (which are not white supremacist -- it's weirder than that) I ran across this article about it in Canada's National Post, today:

    Check your privilege. A backlash.

    Universities are frantically sensitive to the least, the most minuscule, the most trivial examples of what might be racism. They police for “insensitivity” with the same intense puritanical rage that governed the Victorians on the subject of sex. To read the student newspapers of some campuses, it would seem the hearty days of the KKK are just a tick of the clock away from returning. They seem especially convinced that every white person is a bundle of unearned advantages, owns a place purely because of his/her skin colour, and wanders through life with a Free For Me Pass simply because daddy and mommy, and their daddy and mommy, were white.

    It’s astonishing. Could there be a better definition of racism, a better example of a purely racist concept, than this, the holding that all a person does and is springs from the colour of his skin?

    The entire notion is called “white privilege.” In our moderns seats of learning, with their skyrocketing tuition rates, and celebrity professors, do they ever test an idea? Do they ever ask the questions that even a 10-year-old would ask about this concept of “white privilege?”

    Do they ask: What part of the great DNA chain, specifically, houses the gene for white privilege? How does skin colour and privilege interlink, and why does privilege always follow only one skin colour? Do individuals always and only reflect the characteristics of their skin-colour group? Do “whites”  have any qualities or achievements at all that do not spring only from their skin colour?

    The appropriate step for someone blessed with white privilege is to “check” it, as in “check your privilege.” That is, before doing anything or sharing an opinion, white persons are supposed to do something of a confessional inventory of all they owe to being white, and all the harm they or their ancestors have done to every other skin colour on the human spectrum. It has a very Maoist tang, this “check your privilege,” encouraging self-abasement and self-humiliation before the cadres of politically correct betters, and anti-racism squads.

    •  OMG the stupid it burns (1+ / 0-)
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      What part of the great DNA chain, specifically, houses the gene for white privilege?
      It's not in the DNA, it's in the centuries-old setup of who has money and power.
      How does skin colour and privilege interlink, and why does privilege always follow only one skin colour?
      They interlink when people of one skin color are consistently treated with privilege.

      Facepalm.

      I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

      by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sun May 18, 2014 at 07:27:35 PM PDT

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