At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege from the Inside

Kyle Spencer, New York Times, February 20, 2015

On a recent morning, 20 or so high school students, most of them white, milled about the meetinghouse at Friends Seminary, a private school in Manhattan. They were trying to unload on their classmates slips of paper on which they had jotted down words related to the topic “Things I don’t want to be called.”

Several girls tried get to rid of “ditsy.” A sophomore in jeans and a gray hoodie who identifies as Asian-American was seeking to unload “minority.” And several white students, including a long-limbed girl in a checkered lumberjack shirt, wanted to get rid of “privileged.” Under the rules of the exercise, no other student was obligated to accept it.

“It’s just a very strong word to use,” the last girl said. “I don’t want to be identified with that just because my parents can afford things. I think it has a negative connotation.”

The workshop was part of a daylong speaker series known at Friends as the Day of Concern. Students gathered in small groups to discuss a variety of social justice issues and participate in workshops; there were also talks about gender and the environment. But the overarching theme of the day was identity, privilege and power. And it was part of a new wave of diversity efforts that some of the city’s most elite private schools are undertaking.

In the past, private school diversity initiatives were often focused on minority students, helping them adjust to the majority white culture they found themselves in, and sometimes exploring their backgrounds in annual assemblies and occasional weekend festivals. Now these same schools are asking white students and faculty members to examine their own race and to dig deeply into how their presence affects life for everyone in their school communities, with a special emphasis on the meaning and repercussions of what has come to be called white privilege.

The session at Friends Seminary, on East 16th Street, was led by Derrick Gay, a 39-year-old diversity consultant who has led similar programs at Collegiate School on the Upper West Side, Saint Ann’s in Brooklyn Heights and the Spence School on the Upper East Side.

Mr. Gay, who is black, says schools are increasingly drawn to conversations about privilege and race because they understand that “raising students to live in a bubble–a white bubble, a black bubble, a Latino bubble, whatever type of bubble you want to call it–is not to your benefit in a global society.”

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Educators charged with preparing students for life inside these schools, in college and beyond, maintain that anti-racist thinking is a 21st-century skill and that social competency requires a sophisticated understanding of how race works in America. In turn, faculty members and students are grappling with race and class in ways that may seem surprising to outsiders and deeply unsettling to some longtime insiders. And the term “white privilege” is now bantered about with frequency.

It comes up during schoolwide assemblies like a recent one held to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School, also known as LREI, a progressive school in the West Village. It is explored at parent gatherings at the Dalton School on East 89th Street during broader conversations about racial equity. It is examined in seventh-grade social studies at the Calhoun School on West End Avenue, where students read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” a 1989 article by Peggy McIntosh that outlines dozens of ways white people experience “unearned skin privilege.”

And at a few schools, students and faculty members are starting white affinity groups, where they tackle issues of white privilege, often in all-white settings. The groups have sprung from an idea that whites should not rely on their black, Asian or Latino peers to educate them about racism and white dominance.

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It may seem paradoxical that students at elite institutions would decide to tackle the elitism they seem to cherish. But private schools’ diversity consultants brush aside insinuations that their social justice work is inauthentic.

In recent months, for example, as the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner, on Staten Island, have prompted protests, schools have tried to make the conversation relevant for their students, taking them to Black Lives Matter marches and honoring white civil rights leaders in schoolwide assemblies.

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Every year, an increasing number of New York City private schools select students to attend the White Privilege Conference, founded 16 years ago by Eddie Moore Jr., the former diversity director at Brooklyn Friends. This year, the theme of the conference, organized by the Dalton School, is “Race, Privilege, Community Building.”

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For years, private schools in New York avoided conversations about race and class by remaining uniformly white and wealthy. They began desegregating in earnest in the 1970s and 1980s, as programs for low-income students like Prep for Prep and A Better Chance brought in minority scholarship students. Many white parents welcomed the change, worried that their children would be ill prepared for an increasingly multicultural world if they did not have exposure to people from diverse backgrounds. Today, for example, at LREI, Calhoun and Dalton, at least one-third of the student body is not white.

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At Brooklyn Friends, a controversy over the approach of Dr. Moore, the school’s former diversity director, ended abruptly when he left at the end of last year and did not return this fall. Many students, like Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond, a black senior, said Dr. Moore was a warm and stimulating figure at the school who talked openly about what he called “subconscious racial bias.” But several sources inside the school said some white students complained that Dr. Moore was a polarizing figure whose focus on white privilege made them uncomfortable. Both Dr. Moore and a school representative described his departure as “amicable.”

At LREI, Sandra Chapman, the director of diversity and community, said conversations about white privilege could be difficult, with some students and faculty members more willing to engage than others. “This is messy work,” she said. “But these conversations are necessary.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    New York Slimes – ‘White privilege.’ ‘Racism.’ ‘Diversity.’

    Grovel, grovel, grovel

    • Viking_61

      “raising students to live in a bubble–a white bubble, a black bubble, a Latino bubble, whatever type of bubble you want to call it–is not to your benefit in a global society.”

      What a lie, the diversity czars encourage the growth of black and brown bubbles but they enjoy bursting white bubbles.

    • Pat Kittle

      Amazingly enough, the Jew York Times makes no such demands on the apartheid Jewish State.

    • spahnranch69 .

      I think you meant to say Jew York Times. Just trying to be helpful.

  • At first, I thought this was a matter of elitist rich white (or “white”) Manhattanites trying to assuage their guilt over their “for me but not for thee” hypocrisy, the fact that their kids are in expensive white private schools with few NAMs but the white parents of white kids who can’t afford $38,300 tuition must endure and suffer NAMs.

    Then I focused on the figure $38,300. People who can afford to pay that tuition for private high school don’t have any guilt about anything, and don’t think they have to justify themselves to anyone. They’re the top 0.0000000000001%, who think that everyone else has to justify themselves in their eyes. Therefore, all this diversity psychobabble in their expensive schools is an offensive political weapon of some sort, not a defensive one.

    • Reynardine

      A few friends of mine make less than $38,300 a year.

      There’s a huge disconnect in this society…

    • Robert Smith

      Diversity is, and always has been, an offensive political weapon. Good call. If it continues at some point it will just be an offensive weapon.

      • Bo_Sears

        Not if you co-opt it and engage in a strenuous discourse about the diverse white Americans. We were plenty diverse in the Fifties, and we’re still as diverse.

  • JohnEngelman

    This sort of thing will encourage rich white liberals to think of ways to force white blue collar workers to make sacrifices on behalf of the same blacks who commit crimes against white blue collar workers, but not those rich white liberals.

    • MrC

      Not so, not so! Did you not see the stories about (mostly black) protesters who interrupted — wait for it — BRUNCH! Those poor rich white people! Won’t anyone think of the brunches? Oh, the humanity!

    • dd121

      It seems there should be some readjustments among liberals behavior. The farther the Democrats go left the more they seem to hate Israel. It’s odd that 80% of Jews support the Democrats and contribute huge sums of money to liberal causes. Yet, it’s the bible thumping Republicans who always go to the wall for Israel. Am I missing something, or is there a real disconnect here?

      • JohnEngelman

        Democrats are not ideologically homogeneous. I do not perceive Democrats as being characterized by hatred for anyone. I am a Democrat, and I love Israel.

        No matter how rich Jews become, most have a collective memory of the poverty of the shtetl, the ghetto, and the lower east side of Manhattan. This inclines them to be sympathetic to those who are still poor.

        • dd121

          I always thought they were motivated to marshal political forces to protect Israel.

          • JohnEngelman

            Of course most Jews want to protect Israel. They take allies where they can find them.

            In Europe and the United States the left in general was supportive of Israel until the Six Day War of 1967, while the right was hostile. Since then both sides have changed sides.

            Before the Six Day War the left saw Israel as David against the Arab Goliath. Since that war the left sees Israel as Goliath against the Palestinian David

            During the founding of Israel and for a long time afterwards the right was motivated by the polite anti Semitism of the country club, and saw the existence of Israel as an impediment to maintaining access to Arab oil. Since the Six Day War the right has seen Israelis as people much like themselves arrayed against third world barbarians.

            I of course am not assuming that everyone on the left thinks the same, and that everyone on the right thinks the same.

            In 1972 I belonged to the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee. It was led by Michael Harrington, who was the author of The Other America, the book that inspired the War on Poverty. Virtually everyone in that organization was supportive of Israel.

          • dd121

            It will be interesting to see what Netenyaho has to say in his speech before congress and how obama reacts.

          • JohnEngelman

            I am unaware of any prominent Democrat who wants Israel to ceased to exist. There are some Democrats who think Israel should make more concessions to the Palestinians. I am a Democrat who thinks Israel should get tougher with the Palestinians.

          • dd121

            No Democrat is going to publicly admit it. Obama is green lighting Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. The media has hardly mentioned it but it’s probably the most important story this year. Naturally, Israel isn’t too happy about that. Another example of the media protecting the Muslim.

          • JohnEngelman

            If that is what Obama is doing, I hope Netenyaho exposes it in his speech before Congress.

          • dd121

            They say he is but I’m betting the media will down play it.

          • JohnEngelman

            I am not sure. Controversy sells newspapers.

          • dd121

            It does sell papers but they have a political agenda too. Sometimes the agenda trumps commerce.

          • spahnranch69 .

            You do realize the media is Jewish controlled, right?

          • spahnranch69 .

            Ever hear of Dimona? Maybe John the Jew Engleman will be kind enough to enlighten you on that subject.

          • spahnranch69 .

            What’s the matter, didn’t enough Palestinian children get slaughtered for you in last summer’s genocidal attack by Israel against the Gaza Strip Ghetto?

          • spahnranch69 .

            What do you think he’s going to say? Just more of the same old Jew supremacist lying and war-mongering.

          • Pat Kittle

            And you’ve been motivated by the polite Jewish supremacism whose name must not be spoken the whole while — though of course you are outraged that anyone would notice.

          • spahnranch69 .

            Extremely well said.

        • Irish

          So I take it you reject Dr. MacDonald’s hypothesis that Jews (generally speaking of course) have a vested interest in breaking down Western-Christian societies out of hand.

          • JohnEngelman

            Of course I reject that. Jews want first of all to survive, then to thrive, They are no different in this respect from nearly everyone else. Their tragic history has taught them that they are safest in a multiethnic society where no ethnicity is clearly dominant.

          • Irish

            Ftr , you’ve just broadly spelled out his conclusions..I’d add in support for such as groups The SPLC , ACLU, NAACP, all outfits founded to a large degree by Jews, and have been very detrimental to White Western-Christian society. .Since I should think 99.9 pct of us here are opposed to making whats left of the Western world more “diverse”. Would it not be right to conclude that most Jews are at the very least political adversaries?

          • cyrusthevirus

            very good point !!How bloody far does white society have to implode to make all of our enemies satisfied????

          • Yancy Derringer

            That’s too sweeping a statement about the early history, at least, of ACLU and NAACP.

          • Irish

            Your correct , Devesting to the interest of White traditionalist would be a better description.

          • JohnEngelman

            There was no Jewish conspiracy that lead to the SPLC, the ACLU, and the NAACP. Individual Jews worked with Gentiles to create these organizations. They had the right to under the Constitution.

            I used to be a member of the ACLU during the War in Vietnam. I left when the organization became more interested in protecting the sex industry than the right of political dissent.

            When the NAACP was founded it was dedicated to extending to Negroes in the South rights clearly granted to them by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments.

          • Irish

            Never implied it was a overt conspiracy. The goals they strived for, and to my mind have been largely successful in achieving have been at our expense. It’s why millions of us live in gated communities, and spend a small fortune sending our children to private schools..When Jefferson spoke of obtaining the blessing of liberty for ourselves & our posterity. I’m pretty certain we all here know to whom he was referring..

          • spahnranch69 .

            No, the NAACP was founded by Jewry with the intention of using the Negro as a weapon against White gentiles.

          • Pat Kittle

            The NAACP not only was founded by Jews, it was run by Jews through much of its existence.

            For all practical purposes it’s part of the Jewish lobby.

          • spahnranch69 .

            They are by their very nature a subversive lot.

          • JohnEngelman

            They have as much right to be politically active as American Renaissance.

          • LHathaway

            Thank you Mr. MacDonald – er, Mr. Engelman.

          • spahnranch69 .

            Except in your precious little Apartheid state of Israel, of course. It’s OK for Jews to ethnically dominate that country, especially the White, European-looking Jews.

          • Pat Kittle

            Not much surprises me, but your tireless self-pity is truly impressive.

            Unfortunately for you, Dr. MacDonald & folks like him have already shone far too much light into Zionism’s unsavory history for you to ever refurbish your once-immaculate image.

          • Frank_DeScushin

            But then you do agree with Dr. MacDonald’s hypothesis, John. You say that “Their tragic history has taught them that they are safest in a multiethnic society where no ethnicity is clearly dominant.” That may be true, but that’s also exactly why they wish to deemphasize white Christians as the dominant ethnicity in Western societies — i.e. breaking down the existing structure of Western societies.

            It’s also interesting, John, when you write that, “Their tragic history has taught them that they are safest in a multiethnic society where no ethnicity is clearly dominant.” Yet, as we’ve seen over the past several weeks, many Jews are leaving multicultural Europe to return to Israel specifically because they feel safer where there is a dominant Jewish identity.

            These facts certainly don’t mean that all or even most Jews seek to break down the traditional fabric of Western societies, and it doesn’t mean that all or even most Jews apply a double standard to Europe and America vs. Israel regarding having a dominant ethnic identity. It does mean, though, that those mindsets do exist in some Jews; and unfortunately some of the Jews who hold that mindset are in power positions where they can shape thought or policy to further their agenda.

        • Viking_61

          Israel needs more diversity. #OpenBordersForIsrael

          • JohnEngelman

            The voters of Israel, like the voters of the United States, have the right to decide who to admit.

          • Irish

            I think you missed his point (Purposely me guesses) . Jews in this country (broadly speaking) are all for illegal immigration. Whilst not so much for their homeland..You needn’t be a conspiracy theorist to conclude they’ve interest that do not align with most European-Americans.

          • spahnranch69 .

            They have an alien mentality that is not compatible with Aryan thinking or Aryan culture.

          • JohnEngelman

            Civilizations benefit when they absorb the best of different cultures.

          • Bo_Sears

            Without drawing any invidious comparisons, many commenters here fail to recognize that the white American peoples are caught up in two on-going civil wars…one is the unending war between Jacob and Esau, a wide open battle that shifts its operations here and there around the world, the most visible shift at this time being the construction of Europe as a killing ground. The other is the intra-white civil war featuring normal white Americans seeking to establish safe homes, families, schools, etc., versus abnormal white Americans seeking to undo the work of centuries by normal white Americans.

            These civil wars combine from time to time to devastate and destroy our homelands, but we need to sort them out. When normal white Americans conclude our civil war decisively, we can turn our attention to the remainder of the population.

          • spahnranch69 .

            The American voters have no say in who is allowed admission to this country. If they did America wouldn’t be swamped with Somalians, Mexicans and other unsavory untermenschen. You are being exceptionally disingenuous this evening.

          • Pat Kittle

            Typical Jewish supremacist chutzpah, pretending they are not the primary force behind open borders — for Western countries only.

          • Irish

            From my admittedly limited time here, Mr.Engleman seems to be a professional contrarian for the purposes of wacking the wasp nest, and then sitting back and watching them swarm angrily about for his own amusement..But maybe some of the longer time regulars here know better. He definitely has some unorthodox viewpoints for a Amren follower..

          • Pat Kittle

            Perhaps this will shed some light on Mr. Engleman:

            Google [ Israel Internet troll ].

          • Pat Kittle

            If you haven’t, you’ve gotta Google “Anti-racist Hitler”!

            🙂

        • spahnranch69 .

          As a Jew you love Israel, but not quite enough to move there. Classic definition of what a Zionist is.

          • JohnEngelman

            I am an Episcopalian.

          • Pat Kittle

            Maybe.

            Israel’s Internet commandos are instructed, among other things, to assume false identities, so it’s kind of hard to know for sure.

            Google [ Israel Internet troll ] for details.

        • Pat Kittle

          Right.

          No matter how rich Jews become, and how many politicians they buy, we goyim must be forever sympathetic to the poor dears.

  • Chip Carver

    “Subconscious racial bias,” is amusing. Most people have very conscious racial bias. But whites are pilloried for this while others get to blame this natural human behavior on…Whites.

    • JohnEngelman

      I am biased in favor of races that are unlikely to rob me.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Or spit in my sandwich.

      • Charles Martel

        Or wont be confused as a casher when it give a 5 dollar bill and a dime to pay a $4.10 charge.

        • cyrusthevirus

          What???

          • Charles Martel

            Well if you give $5.10 for a $4.10 charge you get an even dollar instead of a bunch of change.

        • Irish

          Yeah I sometimes do that just to entertain myself..My favorite is when they hand you back the dime as if you’ve made some kinda mistake In math…lol

      • Pat Kittle

        I’m also biased in favor of races that don’t suck us into fighting their Mideastern wars to take over land they say their deity promised them.

  • Alexandra1973

    Different skin colors come with different packages (some are violent, some are intelligent, etc.). I didn’t *ask* to be White, I was born that way. Let’s just say I’m happy with what I have.

    I see it as racial socialism. As a White person, you got a better package deal than a black person. You’re supposed to feel guilty about it so Homey can feel better about himself. Since, unlike money, you can’t transfer genetics, guilt will do.

    • ZB01

      Well stated!

  • JohnEngelman

    If those privileged white kids want to get over their “white skin privilege” they should attend public schools in New York City with black majorities in the student bodies. They will learn much more about blacks in black majority public schools than from their guilt stricken white liberal teachers.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Teenaged girls ARE ditsy. Asians ARE a minority in NYC.

    This is just ‘diversity training’ expanding to be ‘everyone deny what they don’t like’.

    This is why I say this can’t last.

    Man, are we screwing with our young, though.

    • pcmustgo

      Wrong. Whites are just as much a minority in NYC as Asians… we have TONS of them here… just not in rich, tony, white neighborhoods… NYC is basically 25% black, 25% asians, 25% latino, 25% white…. BASICALLY… not exactly, but basically.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        25%=MINORITY.

        Thanks.

      • Jeff

        I find it amusingly interesting that the good doctor was shown the door the nano second that he made the truly privileged snow flakes feel “uncomfortable”. This tells me our oh so liberal kinsmen are beginning to feel the heat of diversity. And feel it on a personal level. I hope it gets so damn hot it starts scorching their fair skin deeply. What they’ve done to working class folks should be viewed as a crime against humanity.

      • spahnranch69 .

        The real White population of NYC is probably much smaller, once you realize that Jews are NOT White.

  • Luca

    “…whatever type of bubble you want to call it–is not to your benefit in a global society.”

    There is no global society, never was and never will be. Humans are tribal, always were and always will be. No amount of Liberal indoctrination is going to change that. Anyone not facing that truth is setting themselves and their tribe up for failure.

    • Alexandra1973

      Liberals are all about going against nature. That’s what they do.

      • spahnranch69 .

        Exactly. Their worship of “equality” and “democracy” have no basis in the real or natural world. They themselves don’t actually believe any of that rubbish.

      • Pat Kittle

        Liberals generally believe evolution is real — EXCEPT for the human neo-cortex (thinking part of the brain), which stopped evolving by leftist decree.

        All neo-cortexes are officially identical & don’t evolve; therefore no part of IQ is biologically based.

        Don’t ask me how that works, you just gotta have faith.

        • spahnranch69 .

          And yet the liberals are always condemning others for THEIR “faith based” belief systems!

    • MikeofAges

      Applied physicist turned ufologist Stanton Friedman likes to point out that an advanced extraterrestrial civilization would regard the human race as a primitive intelligent species whose major preoccupation is tribal warfare. Have to acknowledge that, and the possibility, too, that someone might conduct tribal warfare against you. That tribal warfare might in the end lead to the creation of new tribe which was a lesser entity than any of its original components which not deter a people lacking in foresight and suffering from immediate desperate needs.

      Look around the world and see what the limitations of mixed peoples are. India. North Africa. Latin America. South Asia. Even China.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Yeah. “Global society.” He says that like it’s a given, or the agreed goal.

    • spahnranch69 .

      Excellent point and very well argued.

  • dd121

    Yep, the privilege to pay nearly all the taxes and take all the blame from liberals.

  • Dave West

    Too many white males………???
    Just LOWER THE STANDARDS so more blacks and hispanics can get in/be employed. Even though standards are lowered for blacks and browns, just remember it is the straight white males who are privileged! Liberals make so much sense!

    • SentryattheGate

      In my kids’ school, minority kids did not qualify for the enrichment classes because they did not have a 135+ IQ. The whites who qualified was due to the privledge of having white (therefore higher IQ) genes! BUT, in the name of diversity, IQ score qualification was lowered!

      • LexiconD1

        My sons public k-8 had testing requirements, as well as recommendations from teachers (if your child was beyond kindergarten), before they accepted your child. Needless to say, it was mostly white, mostly, because we don’t have busing either. It’s up to YOU to get your kid to school here, whether it’s across the street, or across town.

      • Susannah

        Can’t have only White kids who actually earn their place in the gifted program, you know. I was in the gifted program in elementary school back in the 80s. There were a handful of black kids in the program, but none were as intelligent as the White kids. I don’t know how much standards were lowered to allow them access, but it’s pretty clear that’s what happened.

        • Alexandra1973

          I don’t remember ANY black kids in my gifted class in the mid-80s. And mine was a pretty diverse school district even back then.

          Primarily Whites and Jews in the gifted classes.

          • spahnranch69 .

            Were there a lot of Orientals?

        • BlueSonicStreak

          Parents putting pressure on the school possibly did the trick?

          Happened for the GATE program where I am, albeit not for black kids. Fanatically pushy soccer moms making a fuss about their children getting “wrongly” rejected got some of their kids in who did not qualify on the basis of IQ scores. The program let those kids in on the basis of a massaged “portfolio” of “exceptional” student work that any idiot could see was actually put together by their parents.

          Infuriated my parents, as I actually qualified on the basis of my scores but did not get in because the program was too full.

    • While not familiar with these particular private schools, it’s a function of aptitude & the ability to pay. Letting in more black & Hispanic ‘scholars’ for free could jepordize the school’s financial situation.

  • TomIron361

    This type of baloney never works further than a classroom where people are looking at the teenagers. They give the “right” answers only because they know they have to. Among themselves, they say what’s on their minds. It didn’t work for the commies and they had seventy years to work on the young people. Forced brainwashing never works for long.

    • LexiconD1

      One only has to look at a typical school cafeteria, or a work lunchroom, to see how ‘diversity’ will never come to fruition. People will always prefer to be with ‘their own’.

      • SentryattheGate

        I heard some influential liberals talk about forced seating arrangements in school lunchrooms.

        • LexiconD1

          There would be an all out boycott of the cafeteria then, and I’m not kidding.

        • Michael Robert Ryan

          That actually happened. It was somewhere in the South. One of the Carolinas, IIRC.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          As a teen, I attended a summer theatre school that did this, no joke. We were NOT allowed to clique up, ever. We had to sit in “diverse” groups at lunch and over every break between classes, or face expulsion. (A large threat for such an expensive program we had to apply to and audition for to get into.) We were not even allowed to hang out with the SAME “diverse” people more than twice on any of these breaks. Our socialization with each other had to constantly rotate. We also could not be alone. And yes, our “keepers” – the program and rez supervisors – kept track. If you fell afoul of the rules, you were pulled aside for a stern disciplinary talking-to, and the reiterated threat of expulsion if you didn’t straighten out.

          It was HORRIFYING. Absolutely everyone hated it, and we spent our “breaks” feeling like we were imprisoned, while our classes were the only times we could relax!

          On non-meal breaks, under the watchful eyes of our keepers, we carefully made friends with our own, and then faked walking around making small talk with our “diverse” groups, while strategically sliding past our real friends and passing notes to each other.

          Meals were the worst because it is hard to enjoy food sitting by people you find alien and don’t get along with. I ate as fast as possible to escape. We had ONE “free” hour a day where the rules were relaxed, right after dinner. I bought myself more free time to be alone by eating speedily and leaving the cafeteria right away. The response when I was “caught” was simply to force me to continue sitting in the cafeteria until the meal hour was over even if I was finished eating. Make a face or express displeasure, and I could lose my free hour.

          What is even crazier about all of this is that all of us kids were at this school out of shared passion for theatre. That commonality alone might have been enough for us to have formed some “diverse” friendships naturally!

          As much as I otherwise liked the program, that set of rules kept me from ever applying to go back for the rest of my teen years.

          Forced diversity is pleasant for exactly no one.

      • Alexandra1973

        I went to a very diverse high school and at lunch everyone self-segregated. The Arab kids hung out in the commons, the blacks had their own tables, as did the football team during football season.

    • Good point. Why do you think that young people become more “conservative” as they get older? The “conservatives” today, I am sure, were the idealistic bleeding hearts twenty years ago.

      • Bill Moore

        Hello John R,

        As they get older, they become wiser.

        Bill Moore

    • Charles Martel

      If there is die verse city in the classrooms asian & white kids will figure out they never meet blacks in real life as seen on TV.

    • Jeff

      Forced brainwashing works just fine if you back it up with ferocious brutality. You may recall that when the Soviets ruled their empire, the koranderthals didn’t dare step out of line. The Islamic regions of the old empire have descended into barbarism.

      • spahnranch69 .

        “Koranderthals”…I must use this one!

    • Cindy

      I love to see posts like this!
      Libtards may win a few battles, but they’ll never win the war.

  • TruthBeTold

    If white privilege is real we should see similar outcomes of black privilege in majority black countries.

  • Christorchaos

    What is a “privilege” anyway? I know what it means when ice tell my son “you have the privilege of taking the car out tonight”. That is in a micro context. But what does that even mean on a macro level? What “car” are Blacks being prevented from taking out for a spin? I just do not get what that would even mean sociologically. “Privilege” is just some invention of some college professor. It signifies “I’m sensitive, youre not”. But it has no substance.

    • It means the privilege of being born in the country your ancestors built for you. If whites were whiny babies, like so many non-whites are, they might complain about “Japanese privilege” in Japan. Fortunately, most of us are not whiny babies.

      Only losers resent their betters instead of striving to improve themselves.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Sounds like you need to read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” my friend.

      • Pat Kittle

        Sounds like you need to read “Jew Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Semi-truck,” my friend.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      In all seriousness, I actually WOULD suggest reading “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” if only to know what the argument is. That’s the 101 article every white Race Studies student in university (and now, apparently, some high schools) will be given to read. You may as well read it too.

      In this case, “privilege” is a concept referring to the advantages one group receives via the material and social exploitation of another group.

      • spahnranch69 .

        “privilege” is a concept referring to the advantages one group receives
        via the material and social exploitation of another group.”

        Sounds like you’re describing the You-Know-Who’s.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          Sounds like you’re off your rocker.

          • spahnranch69 .

            An ad hominem insult…that’s always the best way to prove your argument.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Posting THIS after a good 20-some messages of nothing but Jew-bashing is pretty funny of you.

            If you wanted to have a real discussion about the influence of elite Jewish liberals on our culture, that might be interesting. But that’s not really what a keyboard warrior like you wants to do, is it?

          • Pat Kittle

            Thanks for asking…

            I spoke to my City Council tonight about Israel lobby treachery, offering to debate anyone in the lobby personally in a forum of their choosing.

            No takers so far. I’m not bluffing…

          • BlueSonicStreak

            That’s nice.

            Although blitzing people’s comments in a manner you know is inflammatory and certain to be deleted when a mod shows up is not exactly the best way to start a debate HERE. Which doesn’t really leave me wondering why there are no takers.

            I would not personally start much of a debate (or just plain discussion) with you, because I have seen your comments before. You refuse to engage in any way that is not overly aggressive and bound to be deleted, so what is the point in it for me? I will come back, and won’t be able to reply because your comment will be gone.

            Just internet noise. Nothing of worth.

          • Pat Kittle

            CALLED YOUR BLUFF, SHYSTER!

            🙂

            Of course you will likely succeed in using your Jew Privilege to censor these comments, we know you tolerate no criticism.

            Unfortunately for you, your domination of AmRen is not stopping the rising tide of global outrage at Zionist treachery.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            LOL, whut? I’m Jewish now? Oh goody, that’s a first.

            I’m not Jewish, nor do I necessarily want all discussion of that issue censored. One of my own comments was deleted for (as near as I can tell) merely being anti-circumcision, which I thought was pretty ridiculous. I don’t think AmRen benefits from pushing the Jewish issue underground.

            But neither does anyone benefit from nutso rantings like yours.

          • Pat Kittle

            Jewish supremacists flagrantly use their Jew Privilege to promote their very influential anti-white agenda.

            An occasional token reference to that agenda isn’t going to expose it.

            But tokenism seems to be all you’re willing to tolerate. Why is that?

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I’m able to tolerate plenty; but not shrieking and flinging your own poo.

            Correct me if I’m wrong, but you don’t seem to post on any other topic. That’s not a sign of good faith.

          • Pat Kittle

            I’m publicly stating facts, facts which generate intense anxiety in you, anxiety which you interpret as me “shrieking.”

            But I’m not. I’m just stating facts.

            You may very well succeed in having them censored here, but censorship just doesn’t work for you as well as it once did. The Jewish supremacist agenda becomes more exposed with every passing day.

            No stopping that anymore.

            🙂

          • BlueSonicStreak

            You cannot provoke anxiety in me when I have no strong feelings on the topic. I just find you obnoxious, the kind of degenerate lowlife that pro-white movements cannot manage to shake. That has only a bit to do with your opinions, and more to do with your tactics.

            But you seem to be insisting that the existence of some coordinated Jewish conspiracy is “fact,” while replying to me twice with nothing to back it up. If this were “fact,” you could argue it for me point-by-point, but you are not doing this.

          • Pat Kittle

            Anyone can learn about people like you by Googling:
            — [ Israel Internet troll ].

            Behind your silly ad hominems you pretend to be interested in an honest discussion.

            I just cited examples of Israel lobbyists sucking us into Israel’s criminal wars, and how they come from the political right & left (responding to your gambit about “liberalism”).

            You of course completely ignored that & immediately changed the subject, absurdly accusing me of not responding to you — typical Israel Internet troll tactics.

            I’ve got to get some sleep. Maybe it’s daytime where you are, but it’s not here.

            As you know, AmRen is Israel-friendly — this much criticism of Israel, however factual, is unlikely to survive the censor. So rest easy.

            Goodnight, Israel person.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            YOU changed the subject. I asked a very general question about Jewish cultural identity; you deflected into some specific quibble about wars. I do not accept your claim that this supposed conspiracy transcends political identity when 99% of the complaints I see about Jews makes specific mention of their collective liberalism. If this now has nothing to do with liberalism, that’s the first I’m hearing of it.

            I also don’t care about Israel’s wars when I’m talking about Jewish influence on WESTERN culture. Israel is not Western. That is off-topic.

            You did NOT answer the question, and I am getting the feeling that you cannot. I asked for clear, bullet-point explanations, and I am still waiting on them.

            I should point out here that I live in an area where less than one percent of the population is Jewish; you seem convinced absolutely everyone knows some conspiratorial information that YOU are privy to, and that any denial of this is part of the conspiracy. I call this crazy. There is zero reason for me to know about what you seem to think people have widespread awareness of. Better marketing here would involve clearly explaining your ideas.

            My mother is primarily of Dutch ancestry, my father Polish. Your stupid idea that everyone who finds your BEHAVIOUR silly must somehow either be Jewish or in cahoots with them is exactly that – stupid.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Actually, okay, I will regret this. It’s going to be deleted. But since you’re so insistent you can do this:

            Do you believe a) that liberal Jews are that way because their culture self-protectively embraces liberalism, and they individually tend to cleave to the ideology, or b) that there is a conscious, world-wide liberal Jewish conspiracy to eliminate white gentiles, and most Jews are “in” on it?

          • Pat Kittle

            Instead of having criticism of Jewish surpremacism censored, why don’t you call for it to be tolerated? (Retorical question, we know why.)

            As for the Jewish supremacist anti-white agenda — traditional “right” vs. “left” doesn’t really apply.

            The mostly Jewish shysters who keep sucking us lowly goyim into fighting Israel’s thinly-disguised wars of aggression include “left-wing” Schumer & “right-wing” Krauthammer & “left-wing” Bloomfield & “right-wing” Kristol, etc., etc., etc.

            And they’re all for open-borders, too — for Western countries, NOT for Israel.

            Go to the “Occidental Observer” if you honestly don’t know about this stuff (which I doubt) & want to learn.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Instead of having criticism of Jewish surpremacism censored, why don’t you call for it to be tolerated?

            That’s quite literally what I did, genius. I know a mod will read my comment.

            Should I take from this that your belief is b), then?

          • Pat Kittle

            Israel lobby types are well known for making a big show of tolerance, but what they do behind the scenes is quite another matter.

            Whether that applies to you is an open question.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Are you accusing me of being a mod, now? First I’m Jewish, now I’m a mod?

            Because without having any control over the moderation of what’s posted here, I am certainly not “behind the scenes.”

          • Pat Kittle

            You want us to believe you don’t know you can “flag” comments in an effort to get them censored??

            You Israel types are utterly shameless.

            🙂

            I’m going to sleep. Goodnight, have the last word, we can resume this tomorrow if criticism of Israel escapes the censor.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            LOL, I actually DIDN’T ever notice that! Oh my lord, hilarious.

            I have no problems with you thinking I’m shameless, though. I’m shamelessly amused by this. I’d thank you for alerting me to that, but I’d have no use for it unless someone was being told to kill themselves in the comments or something. That’s my limit.

            Well, you can go on believing I flagged your comments then.

  • superlloyd

    The weenie generation engaging in self flagellation on the rotting corpse of American greatness.

    • InAFreeCountry

      The Greatest Generation was followed by The Least Generation.

    • From 1960 (Kennedy) until 1990 (George H.W. Bush), America was run by the World War Two Generation. Even the liberals then (like Jimmy Carter) basically loved this country. From 1990 through today, the New Left Baby Boomers have taken over. They have taken liberalism to it’s extremes: Legalizing pot; Gays marrying and serving OPENLY in the military; open borders with Mexico; Prosecuting any White person who shoots a black in self defense; ending racial profiling, no matter how justified by stats; politicians who openly make racist comments about Whites; abolishing the “n-word” for Whites, while blacks can use whatever words they want; making the word “Negro” offensive, but Whites are referred to as “Caucasians”; allowing Muslims to be chaplains to our troops fighting terrorists who are-Muslims, etc. Sorry for the rant, but we have to start noticing the pattern of extreme Leftism in this country today.

      • spahnranch69 .

        A better term might be Cultural Marxism.

  • superlloyd

    ‘Social competency requires a sophisticated understanding of how race works in America. ‘

    These greenhorn idiots are clueless dupes being manipulated by blacks and liberals into their own genocide. They have plainly no idea of how race works in America today.

    • Charles Martel

      its not the blacks and liberals but a certain tribe.

      • Yancy Derringer

        Oh shut up.

        • spahnranch69 .

          Is he getting uncomfortably close to the source of the problem, Yancy?

        • Pat Kittle

          Uh oh, the tribe that must NEVER be mentioned…

          • spahnranch69 .

            Like Voltaire once said, if you want to know who rules over you, just ask who it is you’re not allowed to criticize.

        • Charles Martel

          Actually everything said about “white privilege” is actually true about the j_w

    • Yancy Derringer

      If they’re taking those kids to “Black Lives Matter” protests for any reason other than to point out how easily people who don’t think for themselves can be duped by even totally ginned-up, baseless claims of victimhood, they should be canned immediately, if not sooner.

  • bv

    Home school your kids, that’s all I can tell you. Or even a religious Christian school just keep them away from cultural Marxists and social justice warriors.

  • phillyguy

    Give Mr Gay a broom so he can sweep the streets, that is a good job for the disadvantaged

  • exlib93

    White parents need to be up in arms about this. If the school administration does not cooperate, HOME SCHOOL!!!!! Take away all white tuition!

  • Tony Murphy

    One of the reasons I pray for an economic crash is that it will finish the ‘diversity consultant’ racket.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    There’s no doubt there are whites, students and adults, who feel uncomfortable around blacks and resent being made to attend “diversity” classes. One problem with these groups is that people who feel this way are not encouraged to speak up, to express how they really feel. That wouldn’t be PC. Hence we have missed another opportunity for an “open and frank discussion about race”. When group facilitators set the agenda, and the parameters, it looks to many not as a discussion but indoctrination. And nothing changes.

  • Race Heretic

    My father is conservative, his brother is liberal. My father sent his kids to public schools with blacks and Hispanics, my uncle sent his kids to private schools with Asians, Jews, and mostly whites. Yet my uncle thinks my father is racist. Weird, huh?

  • Truthseeker

    They used to call it “Communism.” Now they call it “social justice.”

    • spahnranch69 .

      It can also be called Cultural Communism.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Don’t you just love being socially engineered?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    White privilege?

    How about 50 years of anti-White, government-enforced set asides, quotas and Affirmative Action that lock White children out of college placements, scholarships, jobs, careers and promotions as an example of White privilege.

    Dr. Gay, like Tim Wise, is in the White-bashing business because it pays well.

    But several sources inside the school said some white students complained that Dr. Moore was a polarizing figure whose focus on white privilege made them uncomfortable.

    Finally, a hint of resistance after decades of White children being beaten down by marxists telling them they have no redeeming qualities, their ancestors were slavers and genocidal colonists and that the most moral thing they could do would be to eliminate themselves.

    Those White students that stood up to the anti-White, black tyrant Moore should be honored, praised and rewarded. They are heroes and examples White students should look up to and emulate, those who refuse to be brow-beaten by cultural marxists who seek to destroy them and their entire race.

    “Diversity” is code word for White Genocide.

    Pass it on.

  • RacialRay

    “Derrick Gay, a [black] 39-year-old diversity consultant”

    Oh, brother. The jokes, they write themselves!

    • Charles Martel

      His last name is actually longer but he cant spell it.

  • Who Me?

    schools are asking white students and faculty members to examine their own race and to dig deeply into how their presence affects life for everyone in their school communities,
    ———————-
    WHY? Why in the heck do WHITES have to examine how THEIR presence in what was formerly their own country affects anyone else (of some other race, of course) in the community? As far as I can see, if anything it should absolutely be the other way around.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      We could steal the wise words of the Reverent Al:

      “Resist we much!!”

  • LexiconD1

    Did I miss the comment section for the article, or has the NYT stopped letting others voice their opinions of their crappy articles altogether?

    • dd121

      The left-wing news sources are gradually shutting down the comments or make it very difficult to post without censorship. They really don’t want a debate with the other side.

      • LexiconD1

        All that does is lower the readership. It’s a lot of the reason people prefer to read news online, and not on paper.

    • throttler

      The article did have comments. I did not have the patience to read all of them, but the ones I did read seemed to agree with what was being done to the students, unfortunately.

      • Pat Kittle

        If you say nice things about Israel there should be no problem.

  • Dave West

    “subconscious racial bias.”

    Oh yes, sub conscience racial bias, that completely irrational fear of black people crafted by “hateful” white male elites in the 1700’s to divide people so they wouldn’t band together against the “capitalist power-structure.” At least, that’s the leading libtard theory regarding “racism.”

    Now back to reality………

    Isn’t it strange that early Arab explorers made comments regarding black Africans that put them on par with the KKK. Or that illegal hispanic immigrants, who have little previous experience with blacks, loathe them more than “evil” whitey. Or that, other than a few very selective groups of educated African immigrants, blacks exhibit the same general behavior whether they’re in London, Atlanta, Jamaica, or the slums of Rio.

  • Capn Dad

    I suppose all these stupid liberals would be happy if white children started emulating blacks and started rioting at malls, doing the knock out game, and wearing their pants down around their a**sse*. Real smart dumb a**e**.

    • spahnranch69 .

      Why the u*e of *o many a*terick*?

  • RacialRay

    I can tell you that if I am at the mall and 900 feral black “yoots” suddenly come barreling down the corridor like some Kafkaesque nightmare, my racial bias at that moment will be anything but “subconscious”.

  • Who Me?

    “Unearned white skin privilege” is a phrase that utterly infuriates me. My ancestors earned every bit of whatever privilege I may have by the blood, sweat and tears that generations of them poured into the very soil of this nation, building it for themselves and for those of us who came after. Now there are invaders in this country destroying everything they created just as fast as they can. Thank God my forebears aren’t here to see this mess.

    • Charles Martel

      The real “white privilege” is citizenship in a white
      country. Unfortunately, this unearned privilege is shared by millions of
      non-whites reaping the benefits of societies they never could have created. If
      white privilege exists, let’s reserve it for whites

    • bbshaw

      Learning to read, write, and do math before having a litter of kids is how whites bestow their privilege on their kids. Maybe blacks should try that.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      It sounds awful, but I’m glad my parents aren’t around to see what a cesspool the country has become.

      • dd121

        Sorry for the loss of your parents. But they knew, they knew.

      • meanqueen

        What my mother already saw back in the 80’s was enough to push her over the edge of despair. I don’t know how she would cope today. I don’t know how I’m coping.

  • Hammerheart

    We’re heading for very interesting times gentlemen. We may yet to be privy to the fall of an empire.

    • dd121

      The low information liberals don’t seem to understand why Americans want to keep their guns. The leftist ruling class is prepping the negro hoards to attack whites. That’s one good reason.

  • H. Leonskoi

    Your children would get a better and less indoctrinated education in a Soviet communist school than an American private or public school of the last few decades in particular.

  • H. Leonskoi

    The melano-centrism is appalling, not to mention the sissy-centrism. What a bunch of silly buggers.

  • JohnnySmoggins

    Did a quick search of Friends Seminary and, just as I suspected, it’s a Quaker school. After YKW, the biggest enemies of the White race are Christians. Jesus was one hell of a rabbi.

    • Alexandra1973

      Um, no.

      First off, YKW is merely a smokescreen. Read Revelation 2:9.

      Secondly, I myself am a Christian.

      Just because there are professing Christians who totally ignore what the Bible says (or twist it to suit their agenda), doesn’t mean Christianity is bad.

      While I would acknowledge a black or Oriental Christian as a brother (or sister) in Christ, it doesn’t mean that I want us all to mix.

      • meanqueen

        Agree. Christian values leaves open the door to create a brotherhood of man, where races could theoretically live side by side in peace while respecting fences that are necessary. But Christianity has to be intelligent and not distorted. Many are distorting Christianity now and many Christian leaders are confused and swayed by popular trends.

        • Sloppo

          I agree. To me, it seems like much of Christianity has been infected by the Religion of Political Correctness. The PC religion is based on pure dishonesty, so it’s tenets should be considered completely incompatible with Christianity, which is supposed to require truthfulness.

          • meanqueen

            “In the world but NOT OF THE WORLD.” That’s the piece a lot of Christian churches are losing.

  • Marilyn Rosen

    Hi all! I have to say I attended a diverse high school where they pretty much pushed everyone together, or attempted to. My friend and I sat with a group of Arab girls because there was no place else to sit and boy did I feel uncomfortable! I tried to talk to them and the way they looked at me, I wanted to leave. I wasn’t welcome, they tolerated my friend and I. I never did that again.

    • Hammerheart

      That’s pretty much my experience as a white male in Southern California. The best is when they assume you can’t understand their broken Spanglish.

      • Marilyn Rosen

        Haha..I bet..I went to high school in Dearborn mi so there is a huge Arab population. Here is how NOT privileged I was in school. My family and I lived far enough away for me to ride the bus, however I was told I could not. The people living in ‘little Lebanon’ however did. Although I would rather have ridden with my mom than on the busses…those poor drivers!

        • Hammerheart

          I feel for you. One of the most uncomfortable scenarios imaginable is being a woman surrounded by Middle Easterners who would regard you as a Kaffir.

          • Marilyn Rosen

            Lol ya it was a long time ago and boy have my eyes been opened since then. I’m ashamed to admit that I have or had that white guilt going on for years. My husband has shown me the light and I see now how public schools indoctrinate. It is only on this site I feel free to say that lol

          • dd121

            I wouldn’t feel too guilty. I suspect that a number of posters here on AmRen had an awakening.

          • Yancy Derringer

            The stuff of my nightmares. And I’m a guy.

          • Hammerheart

            That sadly wouldn’t deter them. One of the dudes I served with almost got raped by some Afghan Army asshole while on post with him.

        • Alexandra1973

          I went to Ferndale schools. Plenty of Arabs there too.

    • meanqueen

      Be glad you didn’t get a shiv in your neck! I’m proud to say I was born a realist, but I welcome all converts into the fold!

      • Marilyn Rosen

        Lol thanks!

    • badbox27

      Non-White females hate you because you are prettier than they are. Do not attempt to make friends with them and don’t feel bad if you get called ‘racist’.

      • Marilyn Rosen

        Some of the Arab girls are beautiful. Seriously. Not all of them were mean but thank you though! I finally feel like there are people who feel the same and not afraid to talk about it.

    • Yancy Derringer

      How about “Bitchin’ burkha, girl!” as an opener?

      • Marilyn Rosen

        Haha there you go! As a 15 yr old freshman at the time that would not have occurred to me

  • MikeofAges

    This is all a very interesting exercise in doublethink. Orwellian doublethink. Let’s work this out. Those who can purchase privilege have an earned privilege. Those who cannot, but want an opportunity to start a career and advance in it without the purchased privilege are deemed to want an unearned privilege.

    Another take on the idea is the interpretation that those who have some political, cultural and social power can atone for their privilege by sacrificing those of their own color and descent who have no political, cultural and social capital. Meanwhile, those without this capital, having no one and nothing to sacrifice, can never overcome the insinuation that their ambitions represent an effort to claim skin privilege. And gender privilege, in the case of male persons. Even being willing and able to work with minorities and women, even supporting the presence of minorities and women along their own presence, can never be enough.

    Back in the 1960s and 1970s, there was a street term for this condition. It was called a “trick bag”. Trick bag. It works.

  • Christorchaos

    If you wanted to set up a curriculum that would make students neurotic, it is this one. No wonder there is so much LGBTQ weirdness today. If you are not allowed to have confidence in your assets and abilities without fear of them being ascribed to “privilege”, that’s not going to be conducive to boys and girls asserting healthy, normal heterosexual gender roles.

  • Reynardine

    “And at a few schools, students and faculty members are starting white
    affinity groups, where they tackle issues of white privilege, often in
    all-white settings. The groups have sprung from an idea that whites
    should not rely on their black, Asian or Latino peers to educate them
    about racism and white dominance.”

    The Brew don’t count as White in my book.

  • Uncle_Dan

    The funny thing about all this “unearned white privilege” talk is that almost everything a person (of any race) living in 21st century America has was not “earned” by him, his family, or his peers. They did not create the American culture, the European culture (or Asian culture) before that, the human race handed to us by evolution, the DNA that made it all possible. Our generation has made a miniscule increment to this heritage. Let everyone make the most out of this rich heritage, and not cast envious eyes, like Cain, on those who more fortunate.

  • James Hamilton

    “white privilege” has nothing to do with skin colour and everything to do with IQ and cognitive function. The only way to end “white privilege” and put the white kids on a par with their black and brown compatriots would be to make them drink lead paint.

  • Lord Sandwich

    The term white privilege is nothing more than the racial version of climate change. When global warming was self evidently proven false, they needed a new term flexible enough to sustain the ruse. Boom – climate change! It covers all the bases. Likewise with WP. When it became obvious that the most racist people on the planet were blacks, the term “racism” lost its’ usefulness. The left needed a new term that could not possibly apply to blacks with which to flog whitey with. Boom – WP. Rather than educate whites on WP, they need to be educated on Pathological Altruism. That is the real social disease affecting whites. We have a right to exist as we are, without multiculturalism, period. To do so, one of us has to leave. And if we agree to go elsewhere, follow us at your own peril.

    • JohnnySmoggins

      Somewhere between climate change and white privilege there was “rape culture” too.

  • Ron Jeremy

    This will be really helpful for 1% of the population.

  • Texan1st

    Rather than pay lip service to supposed ‘white privilege’, these elitist liberal institutes of whiteness should just go full bore and swing their doors wide open to blacks and browns. It’s one thing to talk about this privilege and shame white kids into hating themselves and accepting diversity. It’s quite another to actually back up their anti-white rhetoric with a heavy dose of black and brown diversity so these privileged white children can experience it firsthand.

  • Pollitically Uncouth

    The fact that being white is a privilege has nothing to do with “elitism”. How is it possible that a race of people can make the scientific discoveries, and then use these discoveries to create new technologies, and then use these technologies to create new products that are sold, and which in turn creates the prosperity that enables our living standard to increase, be elitists? Elitists to who?

  • Itooktheredpill

    I live in NY 5 minutes walking distance from Friends. Knew a bunch of kids who went there. Sad to see whats being done there. Cant say I am to surprised. This generation of white people is ….well…embarrassing to put it mildly.

  • badbox27

    I watched an old episode of Jeopardy recently and one of the categories was ‘Great Thinkers’. All five answers were White men.

    • meanqueen

      We should protest. That needs to be changed.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Black privelege. A black student with more than half a brain and some polite manners can skate past everyone, “priveleged” whites included, to get into the best colleges, best post-grad programs, and then land the most cherry entry-level jobs. All just for being black. Betcha that’s not even mentioned in these meetings, the bigotry (yes, that’s what it is) of affirmative action.

    Yesterday I read about half of Michelle Obama’s Princeton senior thesis “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” It’s easy to find online, the whole thing.

    I tell ya, there is hardly a grammatically correct sentence in this silly, ill-conceived paper. It is appalling writing. Christopher Hitchens said of it: “To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known language.” He’s absolutely right.

    Many people think affirmative action is a matter of dipping below the normal line of acceptance to pull minorities. I know how it works in college and grad school admissions, and it typically is not a matter of dipping; it’s often necessary for an admissions committee to dig waaay below the normal cutoff line to get enough blacks, enough as in several hundred SAT points below the typical white cutoff line.

    Michelle Obama wouldn’t have stood a chance at getting into Princeton if the only difference about her was that she was white. Not a chance. She was by nearly all accounts an incompetent lawyer, too, yet she hooked into Chicago’s black elite network to get prestigious, high-paying positions that didn’t require her to work very much — sinecures. Jesse Jackson helped her out.

    So these diversity sessions… the Obamas are probably gushed over for being so smart and industrious. They are not. Their success is artificial and unwarranted. It has been gift-wrapped and handed to them. They owe everything to “black affirmative action privelege.”

    • Itooktheredpill

      Many of the blacks I know from high school fit this description. Thing is good luck convincing them that they didn’t earn it or are not really that smart.

    • spahnranch69 .

      It’s those pampered and privileged Blacks who have the biggest chip on their shoulder.

  • Alexandra1973

    He confused everyone’s language. But yeah, you’re right…God created nations, plural.

  • Isn’t it great to have Steve Sailer around to do all our thinking for us? It thought I was out of luck when Sam Francis died.

    • FozzieT

      Sailer is a machine.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Yet our prez, who would and perhaps will grant citizenship to between 11 million and 30 million Central Americans, isn’t a reader. He has the temerity to call himself “a student of history” while he is anything but that. The guy who reflexively flips on Sportscenter when near a TV, and regularly watches piffle like “Jersey Shore” and “The Bachelor” isn’t interested in history and knows nearly nothing about it. “Austrian” is a language. Iran is a “tiny country.”

    <>

  • Tim

    There is an outstanding Raoul Dufy 8 foot mural I saw once. “Men of Science” or some such. About 200 guys, All White. Staring with Acrhimedes and going thru Newton, Watt, Bell etc. etc. It was simply amazing. I felt like I was in the company of every great man of Science on Earth.

  • shmo123

    This is just a scam aimed at gullible rich whites. I’ll bet Mr. Moore’s racial gieger counter beeps loudest when he’s offered the most money for his racial dog and pony show.

  • jayvbellis

    These “Friends” school are derived from the Quaker movement…. Real bad Liberal idiots that go way back.

    There is no use trying to use reason with these “Friends” or point out the hypocrisy that Liberal Leftist elites will spend $30,000 a year tuition to escape Black public schools.

    It’s just another cult of race denying Lib/Libertarianism.

    Throat cutting Jihadists seem to be the only cure that works with these race denying cults.

    • meanqueen

      I have no use for pacifists, either.

  • LHathaway

    “It’s just a very strong word to use,” the last girl said. “I don’t want to be identified with that just because my parents can afford things. I think it has a negative connotation.”

    Oh my! The revolution has begun in Manhattan.

    Someone will need to keep an eye on this Kyle Spencer. It’s not supposed to be televised. Perhaps they can find a way to downsize him at the paper.

  • Sloppo

    “Now these same schools are asking white students and faculty members to examine their own race and to dig deeply into how their presence affects life for everyone in their school communities, with a special emphasis on the meaning and repercussions of what has come to be called white privilege.”

    The presence of my people has indeed impacted the lives of the black people who no longer reside in mud huts. Is there something we can do to reverse that damage?

  • Earl P. Holt III

    White Privilege, noun.

    The privilege of being taxed aggressively in order to subsidize — through welfare — the drug habits, alcoholism, gambling, laziness and illegitimate offspring of unemployable blacks in Obama’s America…

    • Sloppo

      That’s well put in my opinion. I hope you don’t mind if I copy that and paste it somewhere else at some other time.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You already knew it, so I can’t take credit for it…

  • Earl P. Holt III

    They think the alligator will eat them last. Some have even convinced themselves that the alligator is a vegetarian…

  • Pat Kittle

    For a long time now “White Privilege” is really “Jew Privilege.”

    One of the countless advantages of Jew Privilege is the frequency with which the term is censored. White Privilege is not so privileged.

    • spahnranch69 .

      400 upvotes for Pat!

      • Pat Kittle

        Thanks, and now for some irony:

        If our comments get censored it will be further proof of their validity.

        Time will tell…

    • Guest

      Well said Pat. Now let’s hope the kosher stealth-mod doesn’t delete that post.

    • John Smith

      I can guarantee those pushing the “white privilege” conversation have a largely Hebraic background.

  • spahnranch69 .

    Steve Sailer = Jude.

  • spahnranch69 .

    “White privilege” is a luxury that most Whites have never been privileged enough to afford.

  • JohnEngelman

    White liberals are certainly hypocritical on racial matters. They complain about the persistence of de facto school segregation. Then they send their children to all white private schools, if the alternative is a public school with a large black student body.

  • Pat Kittle

    AmRen usually tolerates little criticism of Israel, Zionism or Jewish supremacism, so it’s encouraging that (so far) in this forum such criticism has not been censored.

    Recent pro-Jewish comments are unabashedly Jewish supremacist — touting the supremacy of Jews’ IQ’s, Nobel Prize winners, etc., as though citing the existence of Jewish supremacy is supposed to immunize itself against criticism.

    Few deny Jews are plenty smart — such a tiny fraction of the human population would not have acquired its astonishing power without being plenty smart.

    Need it be said that astonishing power presents great temptation, not the least of which is the ability to greatly stifle criticism.

    I frequently pose this question to Israel’s Internet minions:

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    Kindly tell us, what is the harshest criticism of Israel you would accept without calling it “antisemitic”?
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    It’s an honest, relevant question — which no one has ever been able to answer! Apparently the “hasbara” (Israel’s Internet advocates) are instructed to attack ALL criticism as antisemitic.

    That the world grows ever less amenable to such arrogance is a lesson not easily learned.