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Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands

AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 1:45 AM
Someone needs to ask these people if they actually think Polish immigrants' experience can be compared to that of old-money Mayflower WASPs. "White privilege" is the theory that one is automatically advantaged by being the same race as the dominant group—like how Thais are "privileged" in China. And as we all know, all the violence against black people in Africa is perpetrated by whites. No, wait...

Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools, EAGnews.org has been finding.

Some feel that one of those programs – an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) – may go a bit overboard by encouraging white students to wear a white wristband "as a reminder about your (white) privilege.”

Geared towards high school students, the program “seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community...