Back in March, in downtown Madison, Wis., a four-day White Privilege Conference brought together a sea of thousands of white people – mostly educators and students – to talk about how guilty they feel about the color of their skin.
Only now though, thanks to the power of YouTube, are the words and deeds of the “white privilege” theorists at the conference coming to light.
It’s all pretty unbelievable.
At one point, a speaker informs the white educators and students: “The longer you are in the tea party, the more racist you become.”
In one of the breakout sessions, a pair of “white privilege” adherents told conference attendees that educators should begin to instruct children as young as four years of age in the principles of white guilt, reports the website Progressives Today.
In the session, entitled “Examining White Privilege and Building Foundations for Social Justice Thinking in the Elementary Classroom,” two teachers, Rosemary Colt and Diana Reeves, explained that little kids are far more susceptible to ” social justice” conditioning than world-weary teenagers are.
Colt and Reeves discussed examples of their lesson plans. One showed a student’s handwriting, which describes the U.S. Constitution as a failure because some people have different beliefs.”
For a different question, a young child circularly reasoned, “If you are privileged you are white.”
The teachers also showed a video in which they disturbingly steer little kids to acceptable answers about white guilt.
“White privilege is when people that are white get an advantage to the people who are people of color,” one eight-year-old kid explained, according to Progressives Today.
In a separate video snippet, reported by Campus Reform, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley informed the gathered white masses that the George W. Bush administration ignored the condition of levees during Hurricane Katrina because the levees safeguarded black people from natural disaster.
The professor, John A. Powell, said he received “calls from all around the country” in the wake of the destructive 2005 hurricane. Callers wanted to know, “What do you think George Bush was thinking? Is he a racist?”
Powell, who spells his name with no capital letters, said he responded by saying he wasn’t sure “if he thinks at all.”
Eventually, Powell got to the heart of his charge.
“They took money away from protecting the levees because the levees were protecting black people,” he proclaimed, according to Campus Reform.
When the “white privilege” conference wrapped up, Progressives Today notes, the gathered flock had an opportunity to reflect publicly on the sin of their skin color.
One attendee sought racial salvation by thanking his new colleagues for providing “this space where I can be weak and vulnerable.”
“I can talk about how the racism inside me,” the student said to rapturous applause. “I feel like I’m going to go home and tell my parents that I’m a racist and I’m not proud of that, but I’m proud that I can say that.”
Taxpayers footed the bill for a large chunk of the March 26-29 White Privilege Conference. At least $20,000 in cash from taxpayers – and possibly much more –reportedly went toward staging the four-day confab focused on “white supremacy, white privilege and oppression.” (RELATED: White Privilege Conference wastes thousands of taxpayer dollars this week)