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

juroo Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 12:59 PM
Gee, I wonder if Bill Cosby wears a green wristband for Rich Privilege. Oh, I forgot he is black.

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...