Annoyed Liberall » 19 Apr 2017 10:34 am wrote: larryc12 » 19 Apr 2017 10:04 am wrote:
I used to think I was just a regular guy, but… I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a
racist. I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist. I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me homophobic. I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business. I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel. I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby. I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the mainstream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary. I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe. I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist. I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me anti-social. I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant. Recently, a sick old woman called me and my friends a “basket of deplorables”. Please help me come to terms with the new me . . . because I'm just not sure who I am anymore! I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking! I just can't imagine or understand what's happened to me so quickly! Funny . . . it's all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years! As if all this crap wasn't enough to deal with. I'm now afraid to go into either restroom!
This whole thing is pretty silly.
Also, you need to give the original author credit.
Yes, then you must agree things like this are pretty silly:
When Kennesaw State University held an event last week on privilege and interracial relations, it asked “those who identify as white” to go to one room and “those who identify as people of color” to go to another.
“The goal of the workshop, which was led by an outside expert, was to foster learning and create an environment of understanding and support for one another,” said Kennesaw State University spokeswoman Tammy DeMel. “Attendees were asked to work together and then were invited to join the group with which they identify.”
The April 13 event “is being mischaracterized” as segregation, DeMel added.
The event, a workshop called “Being, Becoming and Fostering Allies: Building Relationships Across Privilege,” was taught by two psychology professors and one grad student from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a Kennesaw State University professor.
In it, students learned
about becoming an ally for less privileged people, as well as “the essential roles of self-reflection, cultural humility, and re-engagement after failures.”
Kennesaw State University is the latest to grapple with the implications of separating students by race. In the last academic year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison
, the University of Michigan
, and Concordia University
all found themselves facing accusations of segregation after they held events divided by race or focused on one particular racial group.https://heatst.com/culture-wars/for-its ... s-by-race/
And of course this is silly:
The University of Wisconsin, which has come under scrutiny from state legislators for offering a controversial spring course on “The Problem of Whiteness,” recently hosted a workshop titled “White Privilege 101.”College Fix reports
that the university’s Multicultural Student Center sponsored the gathering, which “encouraged attendees to understand the concept of privilege and acknowledge the privilege that comes with their identities.”
The workshop was led by “social justice educator” Khaled Ismail, who spoke to the Daily Cardinal
about how “white-identified people” could learn about their privilege.
“The goal of this workshop was to engage white-identified people in a conversation about what is their experience in the world; what does this experience look like in relation to others around them and what can we all start doing to create a more equitable campus experience and community around this,” Ismail said.
In the coming weeks, Ismail and the university’s Multicultural Student Center will host a three-day “Social Justice Leadership Retreat” where students will be educated about “the concepts of social justice and racial justice by exploring their own stories and the stories of others, and how these intersect with issues of oppression and privilege.”https://heatst.com/politics/wisconsin-white-privilege/
Wait, there is more:http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/adults/b ... 6134.shtml
And of course:
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the NAACP's annual convention Monday in Cincinnati.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... cists.html
HILLARY CLINTON: We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility rather than assume that our experiences are everyone’s experiences. We all need to try as best we can to walk in one another’s shoes, to imagine what it would be like to sit our son or daughter down and have the talk about how carefully they need to act around police because the slightest wrong move could get them hurt or even killed.