Scholar: White people who acknowledge their white privilege actually show their white privilege

Admitting to white privilege actually builds up white privilege, a graduate student suggests in a scholarly article published in “Feminist Philosophy Quarterly.”

In the article, “Unhappy Confessions: The Temptation of Admitting to White Privilege,” author Claire Lockard argues that confessions of white privilege or racism are “pleasurable to enact but ultimately reinforce white people’s feelings of goodness and allow them to avoid addressing this racism.”

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is how you get Nazis.
    You don’t want Nazis, do you you?

    • Nopes.

    • shasta

      I don’t, but I think she does.

    • Watchman

      I read and watch the MSM, and they seem to say that 50% of the population, the same 50% of the population who voted for Donald Trump, have been unmasked as NAZIs. It is amazing how so many managed to evade the Lavrentiy Beria-like scrutiny of the MSM until Trump was nominated as the Presidential candidate.

  • canminuteman

    “a scholarly article published in “Feminist Philosophy Quarterly.” Uh huh.

    • Watchman

      It makes some sense: “scholarly” in the same sentence as “Feminist Philosophy” is OK, because of the modern definition of scholarly as ‘something that academics do’.
      It would really be oxymoronic if it said “a scientific article published in “Feminist Philosophy Quarterly”, as long as this science was not Post-modern Science which does not use the scientific method to discover truths.

  • deplorabledave

    It is an absolute outrage how so many pampered, affluent, upper-middle-class professional women chronically spout snide anti-male feminist rhetoric, while they remain completely blind to the constant labor and sacrifices going on all around them as working-class men create and maintain the fabulous infrastructure that makes modern life possible in the Western world. Only a tiny number of women want to enter the trades where most of the nitty-gritty physical work is actually going on—plumbing, electricity, construction. Women have played virtually no role in the erection of those magnificent towers in every major city in the world. It’s men who operate the cranes or set the foundations or wash windows on the 85th floor. It’s men who troop out at 2:00 AM during an ice storm to restore power to neighborhoods where falling trees have brought down live wires. It’s men who mix the stinking, toxic cauldrons to spread steaming hot tar on city roofs. Last year in a nearby town, I drove by a huge, chaotic scene where emergency workers in hazmat suits were struggling with a giant pipe break, as raw sewage was pouring into the street. Of course all those workers up to their knees in a torrent of thick brown water were men! I’ve seen figures indicating that 92 per cent of people killed on the job are men—and it’s precisely because men are heroically doing most of the dangerous jobs in modern society. The bourgeois blindness of feminist leaders to low-status working-class labor by men is morally corrupt!

    Camille Paglia

    • Ed

      When android love dolls reach a “technical maturity” and market penetration, a lot of these ugly broads are going to be singing new songs of oppression, up on a ladder, wondering how to fix a leaky roof, and why the patriarchy won’t answer their calls.

  • bargogx1

    Anti-racism, what a scam. A bunch of collectivists who know deep down that the ideology they follow is the real cause of racism, and that they’re really fighting their own racism, so they have to call themselves “anti-racist”, and try to spread the blame around. If they really believed the crap they spew, they would just kill themselves, because according to their twisted logic, that seems to be the only way the evil white race can atone for its sins against those less pale.

  • Ed

    Any idiot can play this game!

    “Female professors, seeking to dismantle privilege in all historically derived forms, are inherently dishonest, speaking as they do from the very foundations of privilege, THEIR privilege… the academy.” Shame on them. etc…

  • terrence22

    surprise, SURPRISE, from the Elon University web page (and stuff on other pages…)
    Lockard is a WHITE lesbian.

    “Claire Lockard is a philosophy major from Prospect, Ky. She is heavily involved in Spectrum and is a student worker in the Gender and LGBTQ Center on campus. Lockard has been a shining beacon for the GLC and daily serves as a mentor for fellow students. A 2014 Lumen Scholar, she will work for two years with her mentor, Professor of Philosophy Anthony Weston, on a project titled “Towards a More Aspirational Alternative in Higher Education: Moving beyond Conventional Diversity Discourse.” She has participated in LGBTQIA Alumni Network meetings and hopes to continue her involvement after graduation.”

  • Watchman

    This whole Guilty if You Confess, More Guilty because You Refuse To Confess is known as Kafkatrappinghttp://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=2122

    Claire Lockard takes this a step further and adds Even More Guilty because Your Attempt To Confess Is Really A Rejection Of Your Guilt. It’s all about victimology, an attempt to make everyone submit to the alleged victims and for these ‘victims’ to obtain permanent wealth and power by them demanding restitution for your Guilt. Structural sexism, racism or patriarchy can never be atoned because it’s effects will always be present even in the distant descendants of those deemed guilty. Guilt apparently is transmitted by your genes as well as becoming a member of a group deemed guilty. There is no scientific test to determine if someone is still a victim or still a perpetrator, as the ‘structural’ part of the term means that any test is deemed invalid because the scientific method is itself part of this inherent bias. Thus you can never escape the accusation of Guilty, a guilt which can only be partly repaired by your submitting power and your wealth to those claiming victimhood; tomorrow your ongoing guilt will demand more power and more wealth from you.