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Wis. Education Officials Want Students To Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands
EAG News ^ | 3-11-13 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 03/12/2013 7:08:18 PM PDT by Main Street

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

white privilege and prejudiceSome 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: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; education; liberals; whiteprivilege; wisconsin

1 posted on 03/12/2013 7:08:18 PM PDT by Main Street
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To: Main Street

More government enforced racism

shut down AmeriCorps


2 posted on 03/12/2013 7:09:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Main Street

As long as they wear Black Racist armbands.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 7:10:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Main Street

I suggest someone create a white wristband with the phrase, “White and Oppressed” embroidered on it.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 7:13:31 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Main Street
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5 posted on 03/12/2013 7:14:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Main Street

A little something the communists picked up from the Nazis during WWII when they made the Jews wear a yellow Star of David. Fascists love this kind of stuff. They should put “Whitey” or “Cracker” on the wristbands.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 7:14:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Main Street

Are kids today that trained to humiliate themselves like that?

I remember being a teen and we would laugh at such lame initiatives.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 7:15:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Main Street
Drive the LibTurds insane with these.


8 posted on 03/12/2013 7:18:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: GeronL
Stupid white folks ~ do they imagine they have a monopoly on intelligence?

God help us.

9 posted on 03/12/2013 7:20:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Main Street

what is the only race that doesn’t have special legal protected class status in america?

there is no white privilege.

this bullsh1t has to just stop. these people are teaching and fomenting racism in minorities, they want a race war.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 7:21:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: muawiyah

Someone will have to point out this big pile of privilege I have and pointing to some rich guy ain’t gonna get it because he isn’t me.


11 posted on 03/12/2013 7:23:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Far too many blacks really believe this crap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkdewoWwFR4


12 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Main Street

http://www.cafepress.com/fightinwhite.121951158


13 posted on 03/12/2013 7:28:02 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Main Street
Wis. Education Officials Want Students To Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands

That shouldn't ever be necessary if we're just allowed equal protection and create a "Congressional White Caucus."

Or else allow every true American who wishes, to wear one regardless of color or country of origin...

14 posted on 03/12/2013 7:28:24 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Main Street


15 posted on 03/12/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek
Far too many blacks really believe this crap.

In my experience, approximately 80% of them.
Watch 'man in the street' questions; they are not shy about coming right out and saying, I voted for Obama because he's black..."

16 posted on 03/12/2013 7:32:26 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Main Street.

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17 posted on 03/12/2013 7:32:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: sickoflibs
“They” keep trying to train a skewed version of ancestral guilt into children.

It works on some kids.

They generally wind up in prison.

18 posted on 03/12/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Main Street

I think we should round these people up and brand a big L on their foreheads.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 7:33:13 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Main Street

what’s this program cost? I thought we had to cut police and firemen because of sequester?


20 posted on 03/12/2013 7:35:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: cripplecreek

I suppose that’s next, but I think the socialists will be wearing a star, or a hammer and sickle, and I’ll be wearing a cross.


21 posted on 03/12/2013 7:36:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Main Street

So wait - does that mean AmeriCorpse is giving them “White Power” bracelets?

The stupidity has come full circle.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Main Street
Jewish Privilege Badge:


23 posted on 03/12/2013 7:37:34 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: sarasmom

Here’s what good parents would ask their kids:

“If we have WHITE privilege then why is Obama POTUS?”


24 posted on 03/12/2013 7:39:07 PM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Main Street

I’ll wear my white armband if the Jewish folks wear yellow Stars of David on their chests, since Ms. Steinem seems to be the one who thought this one up.


25 posted on 03/12/2013 7:45:58 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Have someone call them “white pride” wristbands, and the educrats in charge will immediately scurry back down their holes


26 posted on 03/12/2013 7:48:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SandRat

In November, 1969, during the “Moratorium” protest against the Vietnam War, protest leaders urged those opposed to the war to wear black arm bands. However, I went to a football game wearing a red, white and blue arm band, just like the one illustrated, to protest the protesters.


27 posted on 03/12/2013 8:35:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Main Street
The webpage also offers a series of suggestions for high schools students to become more racially sensitive. Hmmm….. so how does ‘racial sensitivity’ or any other type of sensitivity for that matter stack up to what God says about ‘sensitivity’?

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:8-9 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Colossians 3:10-11 King James Version And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

28 posted on 03/12/2013 8:45:38 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Main Street

These people should wear dunce hats.


29 posted on 03/12/2013 8:49:08 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Main Street
I am so tired of hearing about this "white privilege" crap. Before emigrating to America, half my family was stomping grapes in the old country, the other half of my family came over here as indentured servants. I even have a distant relative of two who were full blood Indians whose land was stolen by other pale faces. Nobody in my family ever owned anybody else. My family scratched and clawed its way up into the middle class. Grand Dad was a steel worker. Dad was a carpenter. I joined the Marines. Anybody who says my kids have what they have due to "white privilige" better not let me hear it because I will get mad and they will not like me if I get mad.
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30 posted on 03/12/2013 9:17:49 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas
Anybody who says my kids have what they have due to "white privilige" better not let me hear it because I will get mad and they will not like me if I get mad.

Methinks that the race baiters and hate mongers seek to perpetuate the "white guilt" thing because 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation white folk do not have a clue about "down for the struggle" and frankly do not give a hoot. IOW, the left is losing their grip.

31 posted on 03/13/2013 5:12:14 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Main Street
White Privilege = intelligence, temperate disposition, strong work ethic

All of our success is a result of these characteristics. Without these traits and you can not create or sustain a modern civilization. You get Liberia, Detroit, Caracas,San Pedro Sula, Port Moresby or you're living in the Stone Age, as many people still do.

These traits are not exclusive to Whites or distributed evenly, of course, but we are the only ones that are excoriated for having them. Nobody is shaming the Japanese for having Japanese Privilege in Japan, or the Koreans for having Korean Privilege in Korea.

This White Privilege nonsense is all propaganda designed to beat down White people psychologically so its easier to extract the wealth we create and deny the freedom we demand.

32 posted on 03/13/2013 8:39:05 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Main Street

I need one of those wristbands to put on my assault rifle.


33 posted on 03/13/2013 10:52:13 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: cripplecreek

The first thing that hit me when I heard this wrist band thing was that was what the NAZI’s did to the Jews.

This is very scary to me and should be getting more visibility than it has.


34 posted on 04/08/2013 1:31:11 PM PDT by droche
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To: SoldierDad

I was thinking more like “White Man’s Burden.”

Take up the White Man’s burden—
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better
The hate of those ye guard—
The cry of hosts ye humour

(Ah slowly) to the light:
“Why brought ye us from bondage,
“Our loved Egyptian night?”


35 posted on 04/08/2013 1:35:30 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Main Street

What “white privilege” are they talking about?

Try getting a government grant to attend college when you’re a white male. DENIED.

When I went to college in the early 1980’s, I didn’t qualify for ANY financial assistance because I’m a WHITE MALE. It was a very nice black lady in the financial assistance office who told me so, very plainly. I’ll never forget it. In her words had I been a black male, female or other minority I’d have gotten a fully funded ride thru college back then.

Instead I worked four jobs for 3.5 years and had less than $10k in debt from two student loans when I graduated.

Again, WHAT WHITE PRIVILEGE? We white males, specially those of us 50 years old or older are made to be pariahs in this workforce. I pray I don’t lose my job out of fear I will never find another one that pays as well.


36 posted on 04/08/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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