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Wisconsin Educrats Encourage Students To Wear "White Privilege" Wristbands

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From Monday's RightWiscionsin: Via Kyle Olson of EAG:

 

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that emphasize racial issues.
 
One of those programs – an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) –   encourages white students to wear white wristbands that serve "as a reminder about your (white) privilege?"
 
The program for high school students "seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships,"according to its Facebook page.
 
That sounds reasonable enough. However, the program becomes a bit suspect when one notices the Gloria Steinem quote on the top of their webpage: "The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."
 
The webpage list a series of suggestions for high schools students to become more racially sensitive. The suggestions include:
 
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 Wisconsin DPI also sponsors  CREATE Wisconsin, an on-going "cultural sensitivity" teacher-training program that focuses largely on "whiteness" and "white privilege."
 

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