Madison, Wisconsin is a college town that can basically be described a Berkeley North, with neither the advanced science department or the surrounding crime ridden squalor of its California cousin.
That of course doesn't stop them from indulging in Far Left agitprop, especially at taxpayer expense.
At the end of last March, the 15th annual National White Privilege Conference took place, funded and sponsored in part by hotel tax revenues, the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department Of Public Instruction(DPI) and the City of Madison and in part by attendees, who paid $400 to attend.
A good time was had by all, as the White Debbils who of course are responsible for everything were excoriated.
It hosted more than 100 breakout sessions including: Stories from the frontlines of education: Confessions of a white, high school English teacher; Abolishing Academic Profiling: White Privilege and White Supremacy in Our Schools; Against the Tea Party Movement; If You Build It, They Will Come: Developing a Pre K-12 Curricular Scope and Sequence for Whiteness and Anti-Racisim; Creating Economically and Racially Just Schools: An Equity Literacy Approach ( minority test scores are only bad because the oppressive White oriented educations system doesn't make enough allowances for their particular culture, you see) and a whole host of other goodies.
A good example of what the attendees were subjected to can be seen in the remarks of Kim Radersma, a former high school English teacher and self-styled activist, who hosted the session titled, “Stories from the front lines of education: Confessions of a white, high school English teacher.”
Radersma told her group that she taught a lower-level English class at a public high school and her students were exclusively 'people of color'. But the Advanced Placement course in her school was almost all white and Asian students.
The reason? Why racism of course! It was the institutionalized racist structure of education and her white privilege was causing the racial achievement gap.
"I came to higher ed to study. What is this problem that I'm scared of? I don't know what to do. My principal is scared of this. Where do I point? Who's at fault? My white body is at fault," she said. "My racial identity, as a white person who believes that I am somehow better or more deserving, is the problem. The white supremacy, the structure is the problem."
She also told her group that teaching was a purely political act, and neutral people should “get the f*ck out of education.”
“Teaching is a political act, and you can’t choose to be neutral,” said Radersma. “You are either a pawn used to perpetuate a system of oppression or you are fighting against it. And if you think you are neutral, you are a pawn.”
And of course, any teachers who think their job is to actually educate people rather than to parrot her agenda and confront the system are racists promoting white supremacy.
Radersma also compared white people fighting oppression to alcoholics trying to keep from drinking..because of course, all white people are racist.
“Being a white person who does anti-racist work is like being an alcoholic,” she said. “I will never be recovered by my alcoholism, to use the metaphor. I have to everyday wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply embedded with racist thoughts and notions and actions in my body that I have to choose everyday to do anti-racist work and think in an anti-racist way.”
Progressives Today posted the first of a four-part video series highlighting some of the craziness that came out of the conference.
Here are just some of the highlights, according to Progressives Today:
- White people were invented in 1681.
- Racism was invented in Colonial America by White Capitalists as a tool to divide labor and keep the working class in their place.
- Individualism is a White construct.
- Islamic societies have historically protected Jews from White Christians.
Needless to say, the press was not exactly welcome.
The idea here, of course is to program future educators to indoctrinate our children..to be political activists paid by your tax dollars, as Kim Radersma would certainly agree.
This goes far beyond just a simple gathering of progressive fascists.And it's no ho ho joke, not in the least.