Did anyone actually bother to look into what the "White Privilege Conference" was actually about?
WPC is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.
So a bunch of people want to get together and talk about ways to "challenge concepts
(not "fact" or "realities")" and "offer solutions" to "work towards a more equitable world". An absolutely idiotic name for a halfway decent thing for teachers to look into, IMHO. Remember: they have to deal with a much more diverse population on the job than almost any other profession. Should they share ideas on how to do this in order to be more effective in their jobs? This looks like less and less of a "waste" to me.
Originally Posted by lestat_00
Bunch of fucking thieves! Let me get this straight: It's more important to educate about white privilege, which is a myth, (because of all the affirmative action programs), than it is to keep teachers that are needed to educate our children?
Wow, just wow. I wonder what the lefties on this board say to this...
I would imagine they would say that you put much more faith in that particular government program that you do in pretty much every other thing the government is involved in. Really? A myth? Are you really going on the record as saying that affirmative Action has completely leveled the playing field in just 40-odd years? That would make it much more powerful than the KKK (140 years old and counting) AND Jim Crow Laws (1876-1965, or almost double the time since the Civil Rights laws were enacted) combined.
From my perspective, Affirmative Action is simply a foot in the door to keep it from being slammed in someone's face. People still need to be taught to walk through it, and given faith that what they find what they walk through will be what anyone else would find. Would it be preferable to see the protection of Constitutional rights take place without enforcement based on color, religion, or ethnicity? Of course; unfortunately, Affirmative Action was the best they could come up with. It would be nice if something more effective and less demeaning could be found to replace it, but no one (looks meaningfully at lestat) has managed to come up with a workable solution that accomplishes, or surpasses, the goal of Affirmative Action.