The views expressed by “facilitators and speakers” at the conference do not necessarily “reflect” the views of the WPC and conference organizers.
Each participant is in a “different” place with regard to their journey in understanding “white supremacy, whiteness, privilege, power and oppression.”
Thus, we ask that each participant share “responsibility” for holding themselves “accountable” to this community agreement that will allow for a “shared” experience that fosters the opportunity for “understanding, respecting and connecting.”
General Information, WPC Glossary Key Terms, Conference Schedule and Topics can be found at the pdf. link “White Privilege Conference”. Please note: Gender “neutral” restrooms are available that are not labeled “men” and “women” and are provided for those conference participants that opt out of a “gender binary system.”
The 15th “White Privilege Conference” just concluded in Madison, Wisconsin teaching educators “white people can’t be cured of racism”:
“Being a white person who does anti-racist work is like being an alcoholic. I will never be recovered by my alcoholism, to use the metaphor,” Radersma said.
“I have to everyday wake up and acknowledge that I am so deeply imbedded 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.”
She continued that “until” white people admit they “have a problem,” they will not be “able” to fight against “white” privilege.
“We’ve been raised to be good. ‘I’m a good white person,’ and yet to realize I carry within me these dark, horrible thoughts and perceptions is hard to admit. And yet like the alcoholic, what’s the first step? Admitting you have a problem,” she told the session attendees.
Let me put this in plain English.
Kim Radersma, a white woman who admits having “dark, horrible thoughts and perceptions”, claims all whites are “racist” and therefore unable to “effectively” teach non-whites. If she really believes this, then why doesn’t she see that her “theory” itself, by definition, is “ultimate racist” in nature?
Radersma is a strong proponent of political “ideology” being infused into education as well. Later in her speech she explained that “If you don’t want to work for equity, get the fuck out of education.”
“If you are not serious about being an agent of change that helps stifle the oppressive systems, go find another job. Because you are a political figure.”
“Not only are all members of the Tea Party movement racists, but the longer a person associates with the Tea Party, the more racist he becomes” according to Leonard Zeskind, an author and activist, hosting a session on the “racist roots” of the Teat Party.
In Zeskind’s view, the oppression of minorities is a central motivating principal of the Tea Party. “There has been a longitudinal study that finds the longer you are in the Tea Party, the more racist you become.”
Tea Party groups are similar to “white nationalist” groups, he said. “Is it racist?” he asked. He then answered his own question: “Yes.”
Zeskind denounced other “racists” as well. People who send their kids to “private schools” are also racists. People who “disagree” with President Obama are also racists.
Not to be outdone by the other speakers, Niger Innis, national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, “denounced” the White Privilege Conference, calling it “The White Money Conference” for being “frivolous, irrelevant and a waste of taxpayer money.”
Not to mention the convention does nothing to address the real “needs and concerns” of struggling “minorities,” Innis told Wisconsin Reporter.
Innis doesn’t have a problem with the conference’s “progressive” organizers inviting thousands of teachers, university faculty, activists, government employees and students to discuss the “evils of Western Civilization and white people” so long as they are prepared to “pay for it” themselves.
Let’s face it, to be an authentically “black” person you must live up to and demonstrate all the “stereotypes” that blacks complain about.
For example, let’s look at Barack Hussein Obama who is such an “Agent of Change.”
Stupid? yes. Lazy? yes. Corrupt? yes. A Liar? yes. Blames others for his own screw-ups? yes. Shirks personal responsibility? yes. Sense of entitlement? Yes. Pack of Kool Menthols? yes. Basketball? yes. Golf? Yes. Questionable education? yes.
He is the “all time” black Master at “ferreting” out all the “racist” white men in America.
I would think that people around the world could “learn” much from this, but as they taught at the conference, it is “hopeless if you are white!”