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Wis. education officials want students to wear ‘white privilege’ wristbands
EAGnews ^ | 3/10/2013

Posted on 03/12/2013 4:25:56 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

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.”

Geared towards high school students, the program “seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships,” according to its Facebook page.

That sounds reasonable enough.

But the program’s approach becomes a bit suspect when one reads the Gloria Steinem quote on the top of its webpage: “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”

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.

Set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege is working.

Put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege.

The Wisconsin DPI also sponsors several similar programs, including CREATE Wisconsin, an on-going “cultural sensitivity” teacher training program which focuses largely on “whiteness” and “white privilege.”

EAGnews will be exposing more about that program in a film documentary titled, “RE-CREATING AMERICA: Cultural Sensitivity in Wisconsin Schools,” along with a two-day written series on the same topic, beginning Monday.

Will DPI’s obsession with race and “white privilege” actually translate into better educational outcomes for all students? Not likely.

But it will continue to divide the state by race and income status, and allow bureaucrats to make a case for more government funding so they can create a different type of America.

Wisconsin taxpayers really ought to be paying more attention to how their education dollars are spent.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: americorps; crackertrackers; democrats; diversity; leavethemkidsalone; leftismoncampus; liberalism; liberals; morebullshit; moronfaculty; progressives; publiceducation; publicschools; racism; radicalleft; whiteysfault
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1 posted on 03/12/2013 4:25:56 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

More racism branded as a cure for racism.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 4:28:32 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Altura Ct.

The antidote. Now available here in Louisiana.

http://www.connectionsacademy.com/louisiana-school/home.aspx


3 posted on 03/12/2013 4:28:38 AM PDT by abb
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s just inviting anti-establishment kids to lead the way against this act of stupidity.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 4:29:26 AM PDT by pepsionice
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Those scumbags need to be arrested.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 4:30:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Why not move to the real deal, and drop the pretenses?


6 posted on 03/12/2013 4:31:12 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Altura Ct.

Does this mean the poor childruns trapped in Milwaukee public schools get to wear “Black Privilege” wristbands ? Wut ?


7 posted on 03/12/2013 4:31:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Altura Ct.
Given the fact that about 20% of white kids in most urban/suburban school are ardent devotees of the rap culture, they might find it a bit ironic to wear one of those.

Others could take the term privilege as a positive term, rather than the negative one that the liberals are trying to force-feed them here. Unintended Consequences, and all that.

8 posted on 03/12/2013 4:31:36 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Altura Ct.

What’s next? A yellow Magen David for the Jewish students?


9 posted on 03/12/2013 4:33:55 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

The “public school” is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is collectivist.

It is hypocritical to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. Children do not trust hypocrites, so this will undermine your own authority, let alone influence, with your children.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

To understand the content and compass of modern education, see ...
http://www.scribd.com/doc/54400125/Change-Agents-in-the-Schools-Barbara-Morris-1979

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves your children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children better than you can.

Nobody knows your children better than you do.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government entitlement program.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 4:34:54 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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The webpage also offers a series of suggestions for high schools students to become more racially sensitive.

I thought the goal was to become a color blind society.

So how do we achieve that goal by continually shoving racial differences in everyone’s face.

Set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege is working.

Do you think they will bring up how privileged minorities are advantaged with racial quotas in universities or how privileged minorities get lowered cut off scores on many public service job exams?

11 posted on 03/12/2013 4:37:25 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Westbrook

“Set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege is working.

Put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege.”.........

When I grew up we EARNED privileges, we didn’t automatically assume them. That IMO, seems to be the problem with having to identify yourself from someone who has been handed privilege without having to earn them.


12 posted on 03/12/2013 4:40:45 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Altura Ct.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools.

So what? So did George Wallace.

13 posted on 03/12/2013 4:41:29 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Altura Ct.

So should we require the affirmative-action eligible to similarly wear a wristband to remind them of their privilege?


14 posted on 03/12/2013 4:42:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Altura Ct.

Whites are becoming the Jews of the Nazi era.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 4:44:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: meyer
More racism branded as a cure for racism.
Exactly.
Puts me in mind of the Germans' outlawing Christian homeschooling. Which is mandatory state indoctrination, branded as a prophylactic against Naziism.

16 posted on 03/12/2013 4:45:18 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: Progov

At least the white bands are better than rainbow colored.

Schools need to get back to teaching something like “reading, writing and arithmetic”. Might actually produce a better product some day.


17 posted on 03/12/2013 4:46:53 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Altura Ct.

Like the privilege of paying most of the taxes? That privilege?


18 posted on 03/12/2013 4:48:07 AM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Why are parents putting up with this crap? There is no way I would sit sliently while a school attempted this. Parents need to take their schools back.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 4:48:35 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Altura Ct.

Affirmative Action is Black Privilege, break out the wristbands.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 4:49:47 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: Altura Ct.

The band made black with magic marker symbolizes the tragedy of going to school at a PC indoctrination camp

Kids should transform their bands from white to black


21 posted on 03/12/2013 4:50:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Travis McGee

Perhaps some students could make some yellow five-pointed stars (like on the US flag), with "White" inscribed on them in a similar calligraphy, pin them to the front of their shirts and wear them around the school.

22 posted on 03/12/2013 4:51:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Travis McGee

When Hitler first rounded up Jews he gave them wristbands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEerqYY8N4U


23 posted on 03/12/2013 4:55:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: PapaBear3625

I would form a club...the White Band Club.

Caucasians only by school board rule. I’d have parties and camping trips, etc.

We would discuss our white guilt over steaks on the fire.


24 posted on 03/12/2013 4:58:52 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Altura Ct.
Let's see some names and backgrounds for these fools that run these programs. Sunlight will disinfect such lunacy.
25 posted on 03/12/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: Altura Ct.

It seems rather obvious this thread is in for a rocky ride just based on the title.
Surprised it lasted this long.

How much ‘money’ is being spent on the project should we replace Black/Negro with African American OR American of African Heritage?
Is the word ‘Wigger’ in the language yet?

How can WE, as a country/government, say RACE DOESN’T MATTER, Religion doesn’t matter, Heritage doesn’t matter, etc etc when we are continually plummeted with it on a daily basis by those that ‘supposedly’ want to ban it.

We all know that when a crime is reported (for the most part) there is no mention of Race. Fair enough, but IF ‘they’ are not going to point out a D in an article, why make the fact that someone is an R part of the headline -without personally wanting to take ‘pot shots’ at the R, White etc.

Seinfeld used to point this idiocy out on occasion - when Mrs C was taking advice from a person named Lee(?) who was passing herself off a Chinese - Well, if YOU thought she was Chinese, she did nothing to discourage it.
When found she wasn’t Chinese, the advice, all of a sudden, became useless ONLY because the person wasn’t Chinese.

Of course, ask me about a problem again while you sit there and name your children “Chaquwindeforgiac”, “Glutenguxtonial”, and whatever combination of consonants and vowels come off your finger tips.
When Indians (American) wanted to ‘change’ they started naming their children William, Mary, Phil etc and kind of dropped “Bubbling Brook”, “Lone Wolf”, etc, same with Asians, Russians, and whatever country of origin, the names kind of fit in with ‘local customs’ and usage.

The American Blacks just (to a goodly portion) went in the ‘other’ direction.

Nothing says *HIRE ME* more than being tagged with a ridiculous name - AND if able to get by it, just load yourself up with ink on every portion of your body, stick a bunch of metal studs on all visible parts of the the body, then tell me I am ‘racist’ or ‘sexist’ for not wanting to HIRE YOU and send you out in the public representing MY NAME.
This applies to ALL, not just a ‘Chosen Few’.


26 posted on 03/12/2013 5:01:39 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Westbrook
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is collectivist.

Nailed it!

Children learn what you do!

The whole thing is Socialist.,

Everything is provided.

No pencil, here's one.

No paper, here's some.

Don't want to work - no problem - here's a teacher to do your work for you.

Don't want to behave - here's a disability label so you don't have to.

What they learn how to do is "Play the System".

27 posted on 03/12/2013 5:01:45 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (They say "Right Wing" but they mean "Wrong Wing"!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

They already do. They are called handcuffs.


28 posted on 03/12/2013 5:02:25 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: bert

Just for the sake of being non-conformist in the extreme; I would write “white power” on it (if I were still in school and subjected to this claptrap).


29 posted on 03/12/2013 5:03:15 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: meyer

The Left is working extremely hard at trying to make blacks hate whites and even harder at making thinking white people hate blacks. Do NOT rise to their evil, poisonous bait. They know racism is the only way they can conquer America for Marxism. Black Americans are nothing but pawns to them. Don’t fall for into the trap.

Condemn their racism but don’t take it out on blacks as that is exactly what the Left wants and needs us to do.


30 posted on 03/12/2013 5:04:18 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Girlene

It is all one package....the disarming of the public is another aspect of this because sooner or later the public is not going to go along with this BS. Unfortunately by the time most of the hollywood crazed figure out what is happening, they will be beyond doing anything about it except to just get into the box cars.


31 posted on 03/12/2013 5:05:49 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Altura Ct.

“seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships,”

No wonder the kids are dumber than bricks. That means absolutely nothing.


32 posted on 03/12/2013 5:06:47 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: meyer

Sure, if the illegals will wear yellow ‘ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PRIVILEGE” and Americans of a darker persuasion will wear “BLACK AMERICAN PRIVILEGE” and all members of the Obama family will wear “STEALING EVERYTHING WE CAN FROM AMERICANS BECAUSE WE CAN PRIVILEGE”.


33 posted on 03/12/2013 5:08:13 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Altura Ct.

I would be more than glad to wear the wristband if I was accorded the mythical privileges that come with it.

What exactly are those again ...?


34 posted on 03/12/2013 5:10:49 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Altura Ct.

I’d wear one if it got me a seat on the front of the bus.


35 posted on 03/12/2013 5:11:30 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ltc8k6

I agree. Get one of those wristbands and wear it with pride. “I am white. I do not apologize for that. Deal with it.”


36 posted on 03/12/2013 5:15:49 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Altura Ct.

Perhaps the whites should not use the sidewalks...they can walk in the gutter to learn a little humility...


37 posted on 03/12/2013 5:18:45 AM PDT by unread
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To: ltc8k6

In fact, I’d take it one step further and have white bands made up with bold letters on them: WHAM — White Heterosexual Anglo-Saxon Male.


38 posted on 03/12/2013 5:19:08 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Altura Ct.

More class warfare and hatred?
The Nazis made Jews wear a large gold star on their exterior clothing before the genocide.
Is this where black America wants to go?


39 posted on 03/12/2013 5:19:14 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The people sense what Obama has in store for America.)
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40 posted on 03/12/2013 5:21:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rapscallion
Its where liberal America wants to go. Lets not forget the paper that "outed" gun owners.

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41 posted on 03/12/2013 5:22:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Only if these Wisconsin Education Officials will agree to wear “ANTI-AMERICA MARXIST SH*TBIRD” wristbands.


42 posted on 03/12/2013 5:23:54 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Altura Ct.
“White privilege” is the natural privilege to work and sacrifice to create western civilization. A society so advanced it allows silliness like this to be created. You're welcome.
43 posted on 03/12/2013 5:25:56 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Altura Ct.
This is a sign that too many tax dollars are being given to parasites.
44 posted on 03/12/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Altura Ct.

If they want white students to wear “white privilege” wristbands... Then only if they put black students in ankle chains and rags. How about it? Didn’t think so.


45 posted on 03/12/2013 5:28:57 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Altura Ct.

And what would they do if, unexpected to school officials, the wristbands turned into “white power” wristbands for the kids?


46 posted on 03/12/2013 5:31:18 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: meyer
I dunno, this could backfire on them.

Place I used to work was "Earth Friendly". The HR weenies set up a program - if you got caught doing something that the local Green Police deemed "NOT Earth Friendly" (like using styrofoam cups), then you got a great big sticker put on your wall - "My Carbon FootPrint Is Bigger Than Your Carbon FootPrint", with a big black oily footprint on it. Sort of like getting a frowny face is supposed to be shameful, or something.

Naturally, I got "written up" the first day, I think that they came to my office specifically. Green Police came in and slapped the sticker on my door. My response? "AWESOME!!! Can I have an extra one for my car???"

From there, it was on. Everyone wanted one of these "shameful" stickers - getting one was a badge of honor.

Talk about a nonsensical corporate program backfiring. It blew over in less than a week. I still have my sticker, though. It's cool.

47 posted on 03/12/2013 5:34:13 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Altura Ct.

How about a scarlet letter or a yellow Star of David?

I hope people tell them to go F themselves.


48 posted on 03/12/2013 5:35:33 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Altura Ct.

What’s the white privilege? To be blamed for all the ills of the World? To pay taxes to support those who don’t pay taxes?


49 posted on 03/12/2013 5:36:30 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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This is the Obama age of racial harmony, doncha know?


50 posted on 03/12/2013 5:38:55 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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