So I shouldn’t be surprised that the equity warriors at Social Justice U don’t want the spotlight cast on their three days of white-shaming, otherwise known as Canada’s first White Privilege Conference.
That the voices of “women of colour” are getting louder and more influential is a testament less to the accommodations made by the dominant white culture and more to their own grit in a society that implicitly – and sometimes explicitly – wants them to fail.
At the Sydney writers’ festival on Sunday, editor of Djed Press, Hella Ibrahim, relayed the final minutes of a panel on diversity featuring writers from the western Sydney Sweatshop collective. One of the panellists, Winnie Dunn, in answering a question about the harm caused by good intentions, had used the words “white people” and “shit” in the same sentence. This raised the ire of a self-identified white woman in the audience who interrogated the panellists as to “what they think they have to gain” by insulting people who “want to read their stories.”
White privilege and an exploration of uncomfortable truths
Are white people accorded extra benefits in Western societies simply because of the colour of their skin? Scholars taking part in Canada’s first white privilege conference weigh in on the subject and the ways in which it shapes our world.
Broadway star Sierra Boggess has withdrawn from a BBC Proms production of ‘West Side Story’ amid claims of “whitewashing.”
The caucasian American actress was supposed to play the main character of Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman. The musical – based on Shakespeare’s tragedy of Romeo and Juliet – is set to be a centerpiece of this summer’s BBC Prom.
See also – Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts accused of ‘racist attitude’ in theatre review
And… Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go.
Students majoring in communications and journalism at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles are now being forced to walk beneath a giant anti-white billboard that was recently placed above the threshold to the building where their classes are held, according to shocking new reports.
On Monday, George Yancy, a black professor of philosophy at Emory University, wrote a lengthy piece in The New York Times detailing the awful death threats he has received from white racists. I can sympathize — throughout 2016, I received my fair share of death threats. But Yancy sees those death threats as representative of a deeper malignancy plaguing all of white America, not a sickness within a subset of the population. Thus, he asks, “Should I Give up on White People?”
Caucasian culture has become academia’s boogeyman du jour.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Those were the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963, words that have become so entwined into the American fabric that they are among the most memorable ever uttered in a country itself built on brave oratory.
Yet despite its gravity and relevance to this country’s Civil Rights struggle, King’s dream is being increasingly ignored by a more modern, and more militant, “equality” movement.
Matthew Collins is the ‘head of research’ at Hope Not Hate. He has a history of being part of violent and extreme far-right groups, groups much worse than the media has ever portrayed the EDL as being. He was a member of the National Front and Combat 18 (18 is the numerical equation for the initials of Adolf Hitler – A = 1, H = 8). Matthew Collins, by his own admission, was a violent neo-nazi. His own personal capacity for violence is questionable, or, rather, his ability to DO violence that would injure another person is questionable. In his book HATE he recalls storming a library that was hosting a meeting for ‘Asian’ women and punching a man in the face. The punch did nothing, however, and his mates had to take the man out for him: “I hit him square on the jaw. IT HARDLY KNOCKED HIM OVER, but before he could respond, Blackham gave him a haymaker and the rest piled in.” Matthew’s friends from his past all attest to his alcoholism and addiction to fast-food and his inability to throw a punch. He appears more of an agitator to me rather than a ‘hard man’, a coward who is only capable of violence if he is surrounded by alpha males, men more manly than he himself is. Without having met the man, I would surmise that deep-rooted insecurities plague him judging from what I’ve read about him and the stories I’ve been told about him from his past associates.
Women’s March Leader: Boycott Starbucks Over Partnership With Jewish Group
Tamika Mallory, well known Women’s March Harpy and Louis Farrakhan aficionado has unleashed her hate on the ADL, the Jewish Anti-Defamation league.
Why? Because the ADL hates blacks! That’s what Tamara says and given her mentor-ship by the Reverend Farrakhan who are we to question her expertise?
Even worse, Starbucks has recruited the ADL to assist in their employee race indoctrination training which apparently is designed to teach baristas how to properly talk to Black people in a non cis-gendered white privileged plantation owner manner.
But the ADL hates blacks so watch out Starbucks, you’re about to be caught in an intersectional crossfire.
And I’m lovin it, a cat fight between the wretched racist Tamika, the woke Starbucks and the left-wing propaganda organ called the ADL.
It seems organizers of the upcoming White Privilege conference at Ryerson/Social Justice U are not merely content to convince adults that white people are worthy of contempt.
They are also offering a special one-day boot camp for students as young as 11 where they will be coached (indoctrinated) on how to “dismantle white supremacy, white privilege and other forms of oppression.”
Student condemns campus ‘rooted in a Northeastern white understanding of self’
An outdoor expedition that’s part of Bates College’s freshman orientation, and the student group that runs it, recently came under fire from one student critic who accused them of perpetuating “white privilege” and “prehistoric policies regarding gender.”
Justin Geddes, the layout editor of the The Bates Student, authored a piece in which he condemned the annual AESOP experience, or the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program, and the group that runs it, the Outing Club.