In a world of hate, lies, and truly Orwellian guilt-laying, one courageous student speaks out and is met with nothing more than recycled lies.
[5/1/14 - I should add that the Left has set this argument up to mean whatever they want.You either admit to being the beneficiary of White Privilege or you, by dint of being white, don't know that you benefit from White privilege. This of course begs the questions - How can anyone that is white even know if there is in fact such a thing as White Privilege? If being white makes it impossible to know of it , then couldn't those whites who supposedly do know also possibly be-wrong?]
"Tal Fortgang, a freshman at Princeton University, says he has been ordered to “check your privilege” by his “moral superiors” several times this year because he happens to be a white male. In a column in the Princeton Tory, Fortgang takes on the ideology he says ”assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it.”
“There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. ‘Check your privilege,’ the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year,” the student writes. “The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung.” [Worldview]
“‘Check your privilege,’ they tell me in a command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world,” he continues.
Fortgang then explores his family’s history to figure out where his “privilege” comes from:
'Perhaps it’s the privilege my grandfather and his brother had to flee their home as teenagers when the Nazis invaded Poland, leaving their mother and five younger siblings behind, running and running until they reached a Displaced Persons camp in Siberia, where they would do years of hard labor in the bitter cold until World War II ended. Maybe it was the privilege my grandfather had of taking on the local Rabbi’s work in that DP camp, telling him that the spiritual leader shouldn’t do hard work, but should save his energy to pass Jewish tradition along to those who might survive. Perhaps it was the privilege my great-grandmother and those five great-aunts and uncles I never knew had of being shot into an open grave outside their hometown. Maybe that’s my privilege.
Or maybe it’s the privilege my grandmother had of spending weeks upon weeks on a death march through Polish forests in subzero temperatures, one of just a handful to survive, only to be put in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she would have died but for the Allied forces who liberated her and helped her regain her health when her weight dwindled to barely 80 pounds.
Perhaps my privilege is that those two resilient individuals came to America with no money and no English, obtained citizenship, learned the language and met each other; that my grandfather started a humble wicker basket business with nothing but long hours, an idea, and an iron will—to paraphrase the man I never met: “I escaped Hitler. Some business troubles are going to ruin me?” Maybe my privilege is that they worked hard enough to raise four children, and to send them to Jewish day school and eventually City College.
Perhaps it was my privilege that my own father worked hard enough in City College to earn a spot at a top graduate school, got a good job, and for 25 years got up well before the crack of dawn, sacrificing precious time he wanted to spend with those he valued most—his wife and kids—to earn that living.........Now would you say that we’ve been really privileged? That our success has been gift-wrapped?'
The real problem with the notion of automatic “privilege,” he explains, is you have no idea what their struggles have really been or “what they may have gone through to be where they are.”..........
“I have checked my privilege. And I apologize for nothing,” he concludes........
His column has received both praise and criticism. One commenter told Fortgang that as a “white male, you are most likely ignorant of the ingrained racism or sexism that lives in society today.”
“You want to play oppression olympics? What about the millions of blacks enslaved in America for 300 years, who then had to deal with segregation and Jim Crow while new immigrants were allowed to assimilate into white culture within one or 2 generations,” another wrote......."
"White Privilege" Video Aired by U. of Minnesota-Duluth
"The University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”
The project disseminates its message, that “society was setup for us [whites]“ and as such is ”unfair,” through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed “privilege” that comes along with their fair features.[...]
“You give me better jobs, better pay, better treatment, and a better chance – all because of the color of my skin,” reads one poster that features a close shot of a Caucasian male.
The Un-Fair campaign also held a series of lectures and events on campus last semester. One included a presentation by Tim Wise, author of Dear White America. In his book, Wise confesses a “longstanding fantasy” where he turns to a man with a “God Bless the USA” button and asks him, “why can’t you just get over it?”
"For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.
And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, …
Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this . . .
You need to drink up.
Because your time is limited.[...]
And in the pantheon of American history, old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.
Fine, keep it up. It doesn’t matter.
Because you’re on the endangered list.
And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving."
The ad is the brainchild of Tim Wise, a longtime "anti-White" white person. Along with other (this time) volunteer modern-day Sonderkommandos wearing inscribed anti-white messages on their faces while speaking about how wrongfully privileged whites are, Wise intends both to frighten whites into perpetual subservience and silence and to whip non-whites into an anti-white frenzy of jealousy and hatred. The white volunteers who shamelessly attack other whites make this ad all the more appalling.
This ad comes amid a slew of claims from others essentially stating that anything that is challenged by whites or conservatives is racism. Here are three examples from the past two days:
In a typical "Year Zero" mentality, nothing honorable or good for humanity that was accomplished by whites is mentioned or allowed into the conversation. The ban on the global slave trade (Although blacks are still enslaved in more than one region in Africa), an horrific civil war fought almost entirely about slavery (Sorry, but the historical evidence is too strong to deny that one), the fact that mainly white Church bodies were almost the only groups condemning slavery, the desegregation of the American South, the acceptance of vast amounts of refugees from third-world nations, or any other virtuous action can not be entered into the debate.
One's work ethic, the willingness to postpone life decisions such as marriage and children, frugality in spending in order to at some point accumulate any property, or moral compass can not be cited in defense of what you have or are working to have. You have (or will obtain) what you have exclusively by virtue of your aristocratic white birth, and nothing else.
We must fight back with the truth, and in a determined fashion. I for one worked too hard, at too many backbreaking jobs, and put off too many purchases to be fooled into feeling guilty.
Colorado U. Hosts White Privilege Conference
White students are being trained to hate everything about themselves, other whites, the society that bred them, and the history and civilization that gave birth to this country.
I have noted on previous posts (Two are below) that colleges in the US have been more than largely taken over by radical Leftists, particularly of the brand that specifically detests Western Civilization. Students are either forced to take, or are given handouts of college credits for attending, classes in "Whiteness' or "White Privilege studies. These are geared primarily towards turning American whites into Sonderkomanndos who are tasked with dismantling everything that concerns our cultural and historical legacy.
A white never earns his or her credibility, education, job, or anything else; all of these are the fruits of an unfair system that bestows privileges solely on account of one's birth.
The United States is not a Western nation, except when it is, at which point it is evil because precisely due to the fact that it is a Western nation.
"The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) is offering students up to four college credits if they attend the public university’s 14th annual “White Privilege Conference,” Campus Reform reports..........
“I am privileged,” reads black text on an all white background. “I can if I wish arrange to be around people of my race most of the time.”
The video continues:
“I can go shopping fairly assured I won’t be followed or harassed.”
“When I’m told about our national heritage or about ‘civilization’ I am shows that people of my color made it what it is.”
“I can, whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, count on my skin color not to work against my appearing financially reliable.”
“I don’t have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily protection.”
“I can choose blemish cover or bandages in ‘flesh’ color and have them more or less match my skin.”
“I cannot be blind to the invisible system of privilege I am a part of,” the video concludes........"