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

jimslag Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 9:34 AM
How F'in stupid can you be? Let's top this. I thought this country was built on diversity. It is a country of immigrants that wonderful melting pot we call America. The substance is that we should do away with ethnic studies and integrate them into our society, just like the Irish or the Poles or the Chinese or the Swedish or Germans. I do not declare that I am a descendant of Polish Americans, I am an AMERICAN. I was born here and served in our armed forces. Yes, my ancestors came here for economic reasons and were welcomed with open arms, but I do not fly the Polish flag, I fly the American flag with pride. So why do these people come here and try to make it Mexico or Honduras of wherever they are from. They left for a reason.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:57 AM
Well said, I am first generation American on my mothers side and second on my Dad's. My mother came here 90 years ago as a child with my grandparents and siblings. They came from Lancashire England for my granpa to work in a textile mill in Mass. They spoke the dialect, not American English and had to learn it. It took my grandpa and his family 8 years to become naturalized citizens and two of my uncles served in the U S military. One enlisted in the Navy prior to the war and the youngest,
was drafted right after Dec 7, into what was then the Yankee Divisions, going back to Myles Standish.
My Navy uncle served on a carrier and my Army uncle ended up backing up the Marines at Guadacanal. And while all my Aunts and Uncles loved the
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 12:00 PM
the Old Country ( doubt they'd love it now), they were proud AMERICANS. My paternal Grandparents came over in 1898 and I know very little about that part of my family except they were English born and into textiles too. That said, my Dad was not only a proud American but a strong coservative Republican, an endangered species back home. I learned my conservative beliefs from him, he had FDR nailed and had many 'discussions' with both sides.
GodSaveUSA Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:12 AM
I think the guys that have dreamed this up are the TRUE RACISTS! RACISTS won't let "RACISM" die!!!

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...