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White Privilege and White Supremacy: No White People Required

White Privilege and White Supremacy: No White People Required

Check your privilege . . . in absentia?

White supremacy, white privilege, whatever you want to call it, it’s the attempt to “other” white people in America and to essentially blame all problems encountered by minorities on “white” power structures and on “white” justice systems. Obama and Eric Holder are big proponents, as we know, and as we’ve seen recently, so are all sorts of people in positions of power from the Al Sharptons right down to the local “community organizer.”

The good news is that you don’t have to actually participate in this as a white person . . .  or even be aware of it, actually. If you’re white (and male–doubly bad), you are racist even if you think you aren’t, and you bask in a privilege that encircles you like a fluffy protective bubble, bouncing you from opportunity to opportunity from riches to more riches. All because you are white.

Don’t try to confuse the issue by noting that the president, former attorney general, and various well-paid MSNBC host proponents of white privilege are not actually white and are, by anyone’s definition, privileged. This doesn’t matter. Because white privilege! As Rick Moran writes:

What makes the academic study of “white supremacy” and “white privilege” so perfect for racialists is that it requires absolutely no parameters of study. There are no standards of proof. There is no way any claims can be vetted in peer-reviewed journals because the “evidence” can be explained by other factors. Anything and everything can be pointed to as being a result of white supremacy or white privilege because of one’s personal worldview — looking at the entire world through a prism of race.

And apparently, you don’t even need a white person around for white supremacy to rear its ugly head.

This is just as absurd as it sounds, but it is what is behind much public policy today. From our universities to our local police stations, from the federal government to our local places of worship (well, the “white” ones), our culture is being fundamentally transformed.

The latest incarnation is taking place with regard to local police forces, forces that the far left apparently wants to federalize.  In Baltimore, where Freddie Gray died while in police custody, the entire power structure is black.  You’d think this would be a cause for celebration after all the hand-wringing about the Ferguson power structure and police force being “too white.”  But no, as  Moran reports:

On Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show, Cherrell Brown, identified as a “community organizer,” was referencing the tragedy in Baltimore where a young black man died in transport on the way to the police precinct. When it was pointed out that Baltimore’s entire power structure is black — the mayor, the chief of police, etc. — Ms. Brown proceeded to spew inane nonsense about white supremacy that shocks a rational mind.

Indeed, one of the strange assertions this community organizer made is that modern policing began as, and you can’t make this stuff up, “slave patrols.”  So I guess in this explanation, Baltimore’s black power structure is acting on “white slave patrol” constructs?  It really is mind-boggling (from Moran, above):

HARRIS-PERRY: “It feels to me like part of what’s happening here is — when I say biking while black, we talked about walking while black, in the case in the Freddie gray watching the video and seeing and hearing his agony I keep wondering is there no benefit of a doubt given to a black person in public space. If that is true, if riding an expensive bike in black body inherently generates suspicion then that is the new Jim crow. That’s what Jim crow was is that black bodies in public space are inherently suspicion.”
BROWN: “Yes. I want to mention two things — I think it’s so ingrained that you don’t have to have a white person around to have white supremacy play out.”
HARRIS-PERRY: “Just pause for a second. What you just said there is going to be difficult for some folks to hear because the discourse of white supremacy can often mean academic discourse. But for ordinary people sitting at home may say did she call all white people racist. So tease that out a little bit.”
BROWN: “I will do my best.”
HARRIS-PERRY: “I recognize that it’s hard on a TV show.”
BROWN: “With an institution like American policing that I believe is founded on anti-blackness, on slave patrols there are things so institutionally ingrained in terms of how we police communities that are anti-black.  [emphasis added]

Stunning.  But as it turns out, even though there is no white power structure to blame in Baltimore, the problem is still white privilege, power, supremacy, something or other.  As Moran notes:

In addition to desperately casting about for a scapegoat in the Freddy Gray tragedy because there is no ‘white power structure’ in Baltimore, Brown has to totally invent an invisible racist to blame. It’s perfectly in keeping with the academic notion that all white people subconsciously throw around white privilege and practice white supremacy without even knowing it. We can’t help it — we are inherently anti-black — and we should thank the racialists for pointing out the error of our ways.

How do we combat this bizarreness when we can’t argue that we aren’t privileged or racist because according to this “theory” we are without knowing it?  We have to start where the left does:  in our schools.


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OK, coupla thangs…

1. don’t you just feel the racial healing over the last six years?

2. the Collective NEEDS racial strife, and they WANT to end good policing…they ALWAYS have during my lifetime

3. THEY are the racists and sexists. People are NOT individuals to them, but exploitable groups to divide, conquer, and stir constantly with mythological grievances.

But here’s a lil’ shot of tonic and palate-cleanser fer ya…

Conservatives love people, and want the very best for them and from them.

    NeoConScum in reply to Ragspierre. | April 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Dont’cha just love it, Rags?! MSNBC is letting their Vast Audience know that us danged hard-workin’ whiteys are The Other and Baaaad to the Bone and under-regulated and over-privileged and stuff. And, me, a genuine Native American?! Yep, I’m ‘outing’ my corrupt whitey self. My white-Anglo/Saxon-traceable to the pesky Mayflower and others soon-to-follow. Born here. Ancestors born here. NATIVE danged American. I demand justice and some Affirmative Danged Action and forgiven student loans and free ObamsterCare and stuff.

    Just a side note on who these pinhead f***ers at PMSNBC are blathering to: About 112-people nationwide. ((-: I love it. I’m betting that(maybe, even before)when Obam-Bam’s shipwrecked presidency comes to a flaming end, that Fast Eddie Schultz, Little Cwissy, Rev’rund Al, Wretched Madcow and the whole loathsome lot—Watched by nearly No One—will come to a well-earned end on the air, as well. NBC can’t do business with one whole “news” arm working(Snicker)at a huge Loss and NOBODY watching.

    Tearing up….? Nope..Just a speck’o’dust.

    JoAnne in reply to Ragspierre. | April 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Love Klavan!

To talk about this issue and our schools it is vitally important to know that the Southern Poverty Law Center has worked with the NEA to create the CARE Guide to mandate pushing these issues of privilege into all classrooms as part of the Common Core. gives the links to the actual materials and explains the context.

The feds are also attempting to make SPLC’s Teaching Diverse Students Initiative a civil rights law mandate by classifying its practices as consistent with obligations of Equity and Excellence it is trying to force as a requirement.

The CARE Guide makes clear that the focus is no longer on the student as an individual, but the student as a component to a properly-functioning social whole. Much of the White Privilege hyping is merely to try to create a sense of guilt on the one hand and justification on the other for a planned collectivism by governmental fiat push. That would means governments at all levels, which is why the Radicals including Holder are pushing what they call progressive or polyphonic federalism as the way to get there. We even have Soros funding the conferences and the accompanying books.

It’s dangerous for us not to recognize the connections just because we never get invited to the programs where the confessions occur. That’s what the Internet is for. To get the confessions anyway and then start connecting the dots.

(Note the sarcasm)
I’ll take it. If THEY are ceding me such privilege without my asking or taking, I accept. Wherever we wait in line, I’ll go ahead of all blacks. My traffic infractions will be ignored. Voting will be tilted in favor of white candidates, THEY will be blocked at the polling places. Most laws will not apply to me. THEY will step off the sidewalk and avert their gaze when I approach. High political position will not be attainable by THEM. If I am slighted, I will call the slave patrol to beat HIM down. THEY may have only menial jobs. Education will be minimal for THEM, and minimal cost for whites.

Henry Hawkins | April 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Nothing I like better than crackin’ a few minority heads with my morning coffee. It’s GOOD to be the king.

My question to MHP would be, “Why aren’t you privileged black people rioting in Chicago where there is daily black on black murder and violence?

Without a doubt, almost every day when I turn on the local Chicago TV station in the morning there is a mention of a violent and deadly crime in black neighborhoods. Shown are black mothers and fathers crying for their dead children. Are you oblivious to this or just in denial?

Here is just one recent article:

“David Marrero, a pastor in Belmont Cragin, said many gangs had been pushed into the community from neighboring areas.
“There is a sense of fear that is happening,” said Marrero, whose New Life Covenant church on Diversey Avenue sometimes hosts Grand Central’s community policing meetings. “They’re seeing a trend of what can become if this is not stopped.””

MHP, kiss my white privilege. I do not hate a brother or sister enough to kill another brother or sister just standing on the street. “Brothers’ and “sisters” are defined by me as including all humans and not a niggardly assessment of humanity (vide SPLJ, NAACP, et al).

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | April 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm

I’ve said it before, but the Democrat Party has abandoned the center. It is left wing. It started when Bernie Saunders created the Progressive Caucus way back in 1992 with five other like minded far left socialists. And Bill Clinton was on board, too, at least initially, until Democrats got creamed in the 1994 mid-terms. After that election, Clinton had the good sense to move to the center. Despite his personal immoral failings, he accomplished good things with the Republican led Congress. Every one of those things he accomplished, however, has now been repudiated by Democrats: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone; DOMA; he abandoned HillaryCare but it has become Obamacare; welfare reform and social security reform have been abandoned. Even the Democrat Leadership Council, which Clintonites created in order to groom centrist Democrats no longer exists. Rich Democrats did not want to fund an organization that would groom centrist Democrats for leadership positions.

Soros, Peter Lewis and the Sandlers tried to buy John Kerry the presidency in 2004. They failed, obviously. But they decided the reason they failed is because the Democrat Party was too centrist. So they created the Democracy Alliance to help them decide how to spend leftist money on building out a progressive infrastructure (they like calling themselves “progressives” but they’re really authoritarian leftists). Up sprang, The Center for American Progress, Media Matters, MoveOn, and tons of single issue non-profits that give the false appearance of being populist such as Shannon Watts anti-gun group.

The Progressive Caucus has grown from 6 members in 1992 to around 80 today. The Democrat Blue Dog Caucus of centrist/conservative Democrats – that had been the largest Caucus at one point not too long ago, is virtually gone.

What I have been amazed by is how they’ve been able to move the Democrat Party so far to the left – and drag the “political center” leftward with it – and absurdly claim that it is the Republican Party that has moved rightward. The media parrots it as if it is true. As the WWII propagandists knew so well, if you repeat a lie often enough it eventually becomes the truth. That’s also why, I think, they repeat ad nauseum that Republicans are extremists, racists, homophobes, Islamophobes, misogynists, etc. It not only turns a lie into “truth”, but it serves to delegitimize Republicans and normalize or legitimize the leftward movement of the Democrats.

casualobserver | April 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Given the monolithic ideology of school administrators from K to college, I think it would be nearly impossible to expect significant inroads to correct history and social science teachings. It would take generations.

The better option may be to produce programs that can be streamed and mimic to a degree the success of Khan Academy for presenting the real stories, social analysis based in fact and following scientific methods, etc.

In other words, for now the academe is lost.

Midwest Rhino | April 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

These racist bigoted collectivists cling to their (Al Sharpton BGI) religion, and their (illegally owned/carried/used) guns, guns which black thugs use to commit 90% of the black murders.

… just trying to retool Obama’s commie phrase. They cling to illegal guns in the sense that they only want more gun laws, not Giuliani’s “broken window” policing that successfully removed guns from the streets. It’s the black gangs and the “snitches get stitches” attitude that terrorizes the worst black neighborhoods. The silent majority that quietly testified against Brown actually want active policing, as I see it.

The Obama/Holder/Sharpton Trinity recast Trayvon/Brown as innocent martyrs, glamorized the thuggish/druggish into black teen idol icons, mere children shot with hands up, while eating their candy cigars. Just oppressed good kids trying to get by in the neighborhood.

To change the messaging in the schools, we have to change the administrators and some teachers, and the union activists, and eliminate federal control. That’s going to require Scott Walker, not Bush or Hillary.

The mission seems impossible, but if we could turn the emphasis back to real education, not the anti-American commie agenda, repressed solutions might spring forth naturally. It’s taken a leftist global village, top down initiative, funded by Pied Piper Soros types, to so subvert/transform American exceptionalism.

Those sickening people who have to constantly be inventing new ways to label themselves as victim when they should spend the energy to get over themselves! I wouldn’t waste my time to expend any “white privilege”, even if I had any, to reinforce their pathetic view of reality.

Privledged? Yeah…. then why do so many middle aged white people look so stupid in spandex?

Let’s get with a topic fit for the classically trained highly professional journalists that infest MSNBC. Do some real investigative journalism.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Anchovy. | April 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    “STUPID IN SPANDEX: The Anchovy Story” … debuts tonight on MSNBC, 9 pm eastern, 8 o’clock central! Check your local guide!

What amount of time must pass before it gets better? Obviously, most folks are over the abuses suffered at the hands of the Romans. How much time must pass before the true healing begins. As Ragspierre noted above, six years has passed us by in this post-racial time and all I see is the tension escalating. I really don’t think the collective black thinking is equality, I think they want justice….and to them “justice” is revenge. Watch any number of the daytime “Maury” shows and you will understand what I am saying.

HEY no hating on Maury !!!

Now I must bring you a Maury moment.

And the results are in !!!!

I AM WHITE !!!! NOW bring me some hookers and some Jack Daniels !!

I watch Maury occasionally, shows me just how far people have slipped ( or jumped ) down the hill of moral decay !!