Vile Racist Campaign Against Racism
It's shocking. Should children grow up thinking they're bad people by virtue of their skin color? Richard Liebrecht writes in the Edmonton Sun:
Controversy is brewing over a city-sponsored anti-racism campaign that calls on Caucasians to recognize their "white privilege".
...On the campaign's website, www.racismfreeedmonton.ca, under the "What can you do to stop racism" heading, the first line reads "acknowledge your white privilege."
"White privilege refers to all the benefits we get just for being white. Most of us are aware of how racism hurts others, but we're not aware of how it benefits us," the site reads.
It then paraphrases Dr. Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Collage Center for Research on Women, a U.S. college, and her 1989 paper "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."
"Most of us have little awareness of our white privilege. We 're so used to having the benefits that come with being white that we don't even realize we have them. We also aren't aware of our privilege because the system has encouraged us not to be aware," reads the website.
Let's be honest here: There are racist whites and racist blacks, and I'm opposed to people being awarded jobs -- or being turned down for them -- based on anything but merit. Sure, it happens, but we should be working toward a color-blind society, and recognizing that what very often separates people from opportunity is lack of "financial privilege"; for example, for white guys who don't come from money but cannot avail themselves of those "diversity" scholarships and fellowships that are anything but diverse.
I'm also opposed to sexism in offering opportunities -- like this recent example by Maria Shriver:
...an event in Long Beach sponsored by first lady Maria Shriver to provide free medical, financial and educational services to low-income women.
So, if you're a low-income man, screw you, go eat out of Dumpster? Nice! Sorry, but isn't feminism supposed to be about equal treatment for all, not special treatment for people with vaginas?