Forsvaret af hvide privilegier

USA Today skriver at mangfoldighedskulturen er ved at tage helt overhånd helt ind i de amerikanske væbnede styrker

Army officials are investigating a diversity training briefing at Fort Gordon, Ga., in which a slide about “white privilege” was inappropriately shown to soldiers, according to an Army spokeswoman

The Equal Opportunity briefing took place Thursday for about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion, Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, said Friday. The slide titled “The Luxury of Obliviousness” has bullet-point items about “white privilege.”

One item reads, “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. ‘To be white in America means not having to think about it.’ ”

An image of the slide appeared later Thursday on a Facebook page and generated a torrent of negative comments about political correctness run amok.

Huffington Post beskriver, hvad ”white privilege” er

After one reads McIntosh’s powerful essay, it’s impossible to deny that being born with white skin in America affords people certain unearned privileges in life that people of other skin colors simply are not afforded. For example:

“I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.”

“When I am told about our national heritage or about ‘civilization,’ I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.”

“If a traffic cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race.”

“I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.”

If you read through the rest of the list, you can see how white people and people of color experience the world in very different ways.

Som man kan se, er det skruen uden ende ved at insistere på at virkeligheden er krænkende og forskellighed kun er undertrykkelse. så langt man har en anderledes fremtoning er man så meget desto mindre eksotisk. Historien er at hvide europæere skabte menneskets morderne civilisation. Og sorte er bare ikke knyttet til arbejdsmarkedet.

Everyday Feminism har en forklarende tegneserie, hvis streg er passende for den barnlige tankegang

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Den sørgelige sandhed er at straffeloven i USA sigter på adfærd og at denne statistik viser hvor forskellige sorte og hvide opfører sig. Trods alle anstrengelser for ikke at tænke ilde bogens forside, så kan man selvfølgelig ikke undgå en mindre selvforstærkende effekt når folk fra hele det politisk spekter, ved hvem statistikken tilsiger udgør en potentiel fare mod ens helbred og ejendom. Men virkeligheden former tanker mere end tanker former virkelighed. Under alle omstændigheder, så er dette bavl blot en dårlig undskyldning for at give ordet til Bill Whittle

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