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

Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 5:31 PM
As a "white" person, what "privileges" have I gotten? Is my sky bluer? Do I get into the Library earlier, or take out books for a longer period? Do I get a higher speed limit on the highway? Or special, non-congested lanes? Do I get a reduction in my taxes? Grocery bill? Phone bill? Do I get more cable channels? Cheaper haircuts? Better parking spaces? Cleaner rest rooms? This whole "special White Privileges" nonsense should be laughed out of our schools and our politics!

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...