The University of Minnesota – Duluth began a campaign to “achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.” (The link includes one of the videos the campaign uses.)
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.
The self-titled Un-Fair Campaign, is sponsored and supported by the University of Minnesota – Duluth, along with several liberal organizations including the NAACP, YWCA, and The League of Woman Voters.
“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?”
Everything I know about “white privilege” I learned from personal experience and from observation. My father’s white privilege was being born to the daughter of German immigrants who met on the boat on the way over. His mother’s first language was German. His father was a machinist for Mosler Safe and died for the affects of diabetes soon after my father finished high schoolI have the 3′x18″z12″ trunk in my room that carried everything my great grandfather owned when he left Bavaria.
After serving in WWII, my father used the GI Bill to attend college eventually earning a Phd in psychology and enabling him to begin a career as a college professor. This enabled him to practice the white privilege of paying his children’s way through college. (The University of Tennessee, where my father spent his career, did not offer any discount for the children of faculty.) Five of his children earned degrees, although one was awarded post posthumously. One earned a law degree, another a Phd, and another a M.S. Then his children all set off, except for the deceased, on lives of varying degrees of success, but all enjoy success to some degree. The one child who did not earn a degree has made a good living as a furniture salesman.
I’ve had the white privilege of raising my children, and giving them every advantage I can. It’s been hard and costly. I’ve bought cars, paid college expenses, spent thousands on football camps and hours helping with homework, sports and other extra-curricular activities. I’ve been rewarded with kids that work hard and perform well. My son in college is working at a pizza joint during the summer. My 16 year old daughter got herself a summer job, after completing her sophomore year with a 4.0 GPA, at a Sonic Drive-In roller skating food to customers in their cars. My oldest son is working and finishing up college in an accelerated program.
They’re smart, personable and hard-workers. They’ve enjoyed success, but they’ve earned it. But, to some dumb ass hate monger at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, they’re the beneficiaries of “white privilege.” A dumb ass hate monger who willing fans the flames of racial hatred towards them because they’re white. They’re the targets of another left-wing hate monger.
What they’re the beneficiaries of is generations of smart, hard working people who did what it takes to make life better for themselves and their offspring. My children’s mother’s family story shows the same hard work. Her father was born to dirt poor farmers in Nicholas County, Ky. He died with 3,000 acres and a net worth of $10 million. He worked12-16 hour days into his 80s and never bought himself a new car or truck his entire life. He and his wife also raised 10 kids.
But, to some dumb ass hate monger in Minnesota they’re all the beneficiaries of “white privilege.”
Now, we hear that the wealth gap is worsening by race. “White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks — a gap that nearly doubled during the Great Recession.
The median household net worth for whites was $110,729 in 2010, versus $4,995 for blacks, according to recently released Census Bureau figures.” If you looked at educational levels by race, you see that over 90% of whites have a HS diploma and over 31% have a bachelor’s degree or better. The numbers are 81% and 17% for blacks. Considering the larger numbers or whites, more intact families (where one spouse may not have a degree) and larger proportions of higher educational levels, the wealth differences could be explained, maybe completely, by non-racial factors.
But, this doesn’t fit the liberal left wing narrative. Telling people they need to work hard and attend school longer won’t win votes. Fanning the fires of hate and blaming whitie will.
Is there a limit to the disgusting tactics and actions of the left? Are they hoping for a race war? How much destruction are they willing to cause? How much hatred will they spread?