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Teacher 'White Privilege Conference':  Whites Are Never Cured of Racism

by Warner Todd Huston 1 Apr 2014, 6:33 AM PDT

More details are emerging about what was presented at the "White Privilege Conference" held in Madison, Wisconsin, where tax money was spent to train teachers how to annihilate "white privilege" and "white supremacy" in American schools. One session insisted that whites can never be cured of their permanent racist attitudes.

On March 30, Breitbart reported on the conference, now in its fifteenth year. Over these years, teachers have been told that whites have been pushing "white supremacy" on kids since the country was created, and that whites are so infused with racism that they aren't even cognizant of their crimes.

The latest conference pushing this propaganda was held in Madison between March 25 and 29. A Wisconsin reporter tried to gain access to the event, but hosts denied him entrance.

However, another reporter was able to gain access without being discovered. Nick Novak of Wisconsin's MacIver Institute attended the event and found in one session that teachers were being told that white people are like "alcoholics" with their racism. They will never be cured of it but will always be racists at heart.

Kim Radersma, a former high school English teacher in California and Colorado, was the leader of a breakout session entitled "Stories from the Front Lines of Education: Confessions of a White, High School English Teacher." During the session, she told the teachers and administrators that "being a white person who does anti-racist work is like being an alcoholic." She went on to say, "I will never be recovered by my alcoholism, to use the metaphor. I have to everyday [sic] wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply imbedded with racist thoughts and notions and actions in my body that I have to choose everyday [sic] to do anti-racist work and think in an anti-racist way."

Radersma, who is working toward her Ph. D. in critical whiteness studies at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, also trained the attendees to think that all education should be taught with a political agenda.

"If you don't want to work for equity, get the bleep out of education," she said. "If you are not serious about being an agent of change that helps stifle the oppressive systems, go find another job. Because you are a political figure."

This runs contrary to the excuse that event organizers gave Wisconsin reporter Adam Tobias as a reason to bar him from the event. Tobias was told that the event was "private" and not funded by tax dollars. Therefore, it was not a public, political event open to reporters, they said.

The event was held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and was provided with an $18,375 booking event assistance payment, money that came from a fund drawn from local hotel room tax revenue.

Also, several local school districts paid thousands of dollars in registration fees, hotel stays, and transportation costs for teachers and administrators to attend. Those are also tax dollars.

Furthermore, some of the workshops sponsored by this year's White Privilege Conference are quite political. The event offered such workshops as "Against the Tea Party Movement," "If You Build It, They Will Come: Developing a Pre K-12 Curricular Scope and Sequence for Whiteness and Anti-Racism," and "Climate-Change-Mind-Set: Replacing White Liberalism with Racial Justice as Our Communities Organize in Response to Climate Change."

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Talk about racism!

The truth of the matter is, it is democrats/liberals/progressives who are never cured of racism, both in terms of the baseless accusations they throw as well as the all-too-real racism they practice themselves, not only against whites, but also against blacks and other minorities.

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Well then, I guess that abdicates us of all responsibility of being racists, doesn't it?

If we can never 'get over it,' then why not go with the flow and just be as racist as we can be?


(Using the level of rationality needed to respond to leftist irrationality......  **nononono* )
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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Radersma, who is working toward her Ph. D. in critical whiteness studies at Brock University ...   :wtf:
Just being unique doesn't make you useful.

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Sad this woman hates herself so much.
Scary she's trying to infect others with her mental illness.

Equating addiction?

I don't wake up in the morning thinking "who can I oppress today?" nor is it an underlying thought

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This is how they win. This is how they get us to go softly into the night.

I'd like to say it's not working.... I'd really like to say that.

They're just waiting for people like me to die off.

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Sad this woman hates herself so much.
Scary she's trying to infect others with her mental illness.

Equating addiction?

I don't wake up in the morning thinking "who can I oppress today?" nor is it an underlying thought

I think you have it nailed.  It's self-loathing.

And she can't imagine that there are actually emotionally healthy people who don't have the dark, ugly thought she clearly lives with.

Unfortunately, many young people are impressionable and will fall for her hate-filled lies.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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The sad part of all this is that the label "racist" doesn't mean anything anymore. There really are racists, but calling them that doesn't mean anything. Who knows the difference between a real racist and someone who just doesn't love 0bama and all his political positions?
I don't care about being called a racist anymore; in fact, I almost enjoy the label. But then I see someone who really is a racist, and I don't have a way of condemning them. If I say he or she is a racist, then it sounds like I agree with the position under discussion, and that isn't so.

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Oh, the irony.
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Racist has lost all meaning so if a person really hates blacks or whites just because of their color then I guess we need to come up with another name or just say black or white hater.

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Re: Teacher 'White Privilege Conference': Whites Are Never Cured of Racism
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 09:32:02 PM »
And the meaningless of the term 'racist' has come to full fruition under the so-called leader who was supposed to unite us, but has nothing but divide us since he first ran for office.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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