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

Rick 2811 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:20 AM
Where in American culture are blacks not noted or not privileged ? Is it sport...music...movies...television...medicine...politics ? Where is it precisely where opportunity no longer exists for people of color. How many Hispanics, or Asians can be named so readily by average folk in society compared to blacks famously mentioned ? Keep thinking !!

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...