The Progressive racialists have stepped up their game in Wisconsin by singling out children based on race and inducing them to wear badges of shame to indicate the original sin of being white.
The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction runs an Americorp program called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). After a training session (now attributed to an un-named third party group), packets were handed out that were reported to include suggestions that aimed to shame children for being white, and included:
- Wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.
- Set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege is working.
- Put a note on your mirror or computer screen as a reminder to think about privilege.
The idea of “white privilege” assumes that “whiteness” is inexorably and exclusively identified with racism and oppression. Even if a white person does not treat people unequally based on race, or even recognize race as a something worth differentiating, they are guilty of racism because “whiteness” itself is considered the problem. The suggested use of a badge of shame simply emphasizes that these so-called opponents of racism consider one race evil and inferior, while all others are good and noble. Clearly, they are using definitions of the words “equality” and “racism” not used by anyone who hasn’t been brainwashed by Critical Race Studies professors.
Thus, to achieve this “cleansing” of “white privilege,” the use of stigmatization against students based on their race, in the form of these wristbands, is encouraged.
“The white privilege wristbands are part of a determined effort to marginalize one segment of our population, to reduce them in some form with a false effort to prop up another”
The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction has now scrubbed this information from their website and claims that neither they nor VISTA had anything to do with the wristbands or shaming of the “privileged.” They now claim that their VISTA volunteers were trained by some shadowy unnamed third party that only gave the VISTA volunteers an “additional resources” packet that contained the material. Of course, the Dept. of Public Instruction than happily posted this information proudly on their website; this denial, then, that they never encouraged the use of wristbands or shaming laughable when they openly publicized it on their own website!
Of course, this scrubbing does not mean that screenshots were not taken nor the source material unidentified:
Nor does this mean that the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is still not trying to push this “white privilege” schtick.
It would be nice if the so-called anti-racism crowd actually were interested in judging people by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin…