On April 13th in Minneapolis Minnesota the 12th annual “White Privilege Conference” will take place. People from all over the country will come and be educated on America’s alleged systemic white supremacy. Unfortunately for Minnesota, as Katherine Kersten of the Star Tribune explains, area schools are sending a delegation of teachers to the conference at the tax payers expense, while only recently having to fire 94 teachers. Kersten’s article is worth reading because she goes into detail about the kind of foolishness that goes on at this conference. She explains what was said at the 2009 keynote address:
[Paul] Kivel begins with what passes these days as a prayer: “I want to acknowledge the creative spirits in the world that nurture and sustain us and that connect us to each other and to the plant and animal life around us.” Then he winds up for a fire-and-brimstone sermon. We Americans “are completely dependent on U.S. imperialism and war to sustain our daily lives.”[...] What’s gone wrong? For one thing, Christianity has far too much influence. It “has played a key role in developing and justifying sources of oppression” such as “violence and genocide,” Kivel tells us, and is “the beginning of modern or biological racism.” But don’t despair, he counsels. We must look beyond our “declining empire” to “exciting progressive developments” in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela — among them, “land reform and redistribution of wealth, neighborhood committees, recognition of women’s unpaid labor, end of spanking.”
This years keynote speaker is Michelle Alexander author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. I have previously written about this book and its claims. Its fine that racialists have such a conference, but a bankrupt school district sending their teachers to hear nonsense should upset the taxpayers of Minnesota.