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White People Are Eeeee-Vil!

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Evil White Person With Grey Doggie, Post Breakfast

Check this out. A "White Privilege" conference, about how horrible white people are:

The White Privilege Conference

(WPC) provides a forum for critical discussions about white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. WPC is recognized as being a challenging, empowering and educational experience. The workshops, keynotes and institutes are designed to be engaging, informative and practical/useful. The conference participants and presenters include corporate and non-profit folks, students, educators, activists, musicians and artists. This conference is not about beating up on white folks. This conference is about challenging the society in which we live and working to dismantle systems of white privilege, white supremacy and oppression.

There's a link to a video, but unfortunately, I couldn't get the sound to play.

Why don't these idiots get it? You don't advance in society by sitting around whimpering about being victimized, but by getting up off your ass and creating something.

One of my close friends is a black fashion designer, and I sometimes remind her that she might take advantage of all those editors looking for "designers of color" -- something that doesn't occur to her because she thinks of herself as a designer and businessperson, not as a member of an oppressed class.

Years ago, she got a scholarship to F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology), but didn't have the money to live in New York City while attending school. Did she sit around sobbing? No, she sewed up a bunch of clothes and sold them around Los Angeles out of the back of her station wagon, and now her clothes are worn by movie stars, and they clamor for her wedding dresses in Japan. You can see them here, at KevinSimonClothing.com. (She's Kevin -- self-named, just as she's self-made.)

A few years back, she created a weekly group for female entrepreneurs, of which I was a part, at her house, and hired a business consultant to come speak to us every week. Hmmm...maybe Kevin's just too busy to realize how oppressed she is!

Posted by aalkon at June 6, 2006 11:44 AM

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Anecdotes about black entrepreneurs and white homeless people aside, I do think there's been some productive work done about the privileges of whites in the U.S. (see Derrick Bell, Kim Crenshaw, Noel Ignatiev, David Roediger, et al). But given the program's references to hip-hop culture and the plans for selling "got privilege?" t-shirts, I don't think this is a venue for anything like that.

Posted by: Lena Cuisina, White Bitch on Crack at June 6, 2006 7:38 AM

Redheads are particularly evil. They tried to take over the world in that one South Park episode.

Posted by: LYT at June 6, 2006 3:44 PM

It's on my to-do list.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at June 6, 2006 3:49 PM

It is? Really? And what will you do with the world once you have taken it over? (I mean, apart from removing every single SUV from its surface...)

Posted by: Rainer, just curious. at June 7, 2006 10:43 AM

Ban the wearing of flipflops in a non-shower environment and require people to get my permission before the reproduce themselves.

Just off the top of my head.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at June 7, 2006 6:25 PM

I'm proud to wear flip flops in non-shower environments ;-)

Posted by: Frog in L.A. at June 7, 2006 10:44 PM

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