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San Francisco Teacher: Bernie’s Mittens Oozed ‘White Privilege, Male Privilege, and Class Privilege’

San Francisco Teacher: Bernie’s Mittens Oozed ‘White Privilege, Male Privilege, and Class Privilege’

She saw “[A] wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.”

Former Berkeley professor and current San Francisco teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi provided proof that no male is off-limits when it comes to the privilege label.

Over 99% of the country (my stat) giggled over the memes of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the inauguration.

Seyer-Ochi somehow formed the idea in her head that the picture of Sanders radiated privilege. She drilled into her students’ heads as they watched the inauguration (emphasis mine):

Across our Zoom screen, they affirmed, with nods, thumbs-ups, and emojis of anger and frustration. Fast-forward two weeks as we analyzed images from the inauguration, asking again, “What do we see?” We saw diversity, creativity and humanity, and a nation embracing all of this and more. On the day of the inauguration, Bernie Sanders was barely on our radar. The next day, he was everywhere.

“What do we see?” I asked again. We’ve been studying diversity and discrimination in the United States; my students were ready. What did they see? They saw a white man in a puffy jacket and huge mittens, distant not only in his social distancing, but in his demeanor and attire.

We took in the meaning of the day, the vulnerability of democracy, the power of ritual, traditions and the peaceful transition of power.

Seyer-Ochi claimed her students were ready. But why did she have to repeat her question?

The memes and sweatshirts of Bernie triggered poor Seyer-Ochi. She desperately wanted her students to see “[A] wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.”

Plus, she is shocked that the privilege did not reveal itself to anyone but her:

“When you see privilege, you know it,” I’d told them weeks before. Yet, when they saw Sen. Bernie Sanders manifesting privilege, when seemingly no one else did, I struggled to explain that disparity. I am beyond puzzled as to why so many are loving the images of Bernie and his gloves. Sweet, yes, the gloves, knit by an educator. So “Bernie.”

Lady, are you new here? Have you ever watched Sanders? Have you ever seen Sanders?

The man is a cranky old man. He yells at clouds. The man is louder than my Italian family and that’s saying something. The only time I’ve seen him relax is with his wife.

The man has no fashion sense. I don’t think he owns a brush.

Sanders is a hypocrite. He screams for socialism, but owns three houses and is a millionaire. Once people pointed that out he threw his argument at billionaires.

Seyer-Choi needs to re-evaluate a few things. This is not just because she is exasperated that no one else saw Sanders’ privilege. It’s also because she took the time to sit down and write it out.

Your privilege is showing, my dear. You obviously know you are more intelligent than everyone else so you had to woman-splain it to everyone. You obviously get to tell people how to dress and appear at any event.

Bernie even released a YouTube video of the memes. He said people in Vermont know the cold and they’re “not so concerned about good fashion.”

People, just sit back and enjoy the popcorn. The left will eventually eat itself alive. No one is safe from their labels or cancelation projects.


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Bernie is an old man. Bernie was cold. Bernie wore a warm coat and cozy mittens. That is all.

    Publius_2020 in reply to Francesca. | February 1, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    It’s hysterically funny that notwithstanding our distain for Sanders’ politics, we immediately realize how insane this criticism is. Bernie is all manner of things, but the notion that he’s some white oppressor because he wears a down jacket and mittens is nuts.

    Just plain nuts.

    thad_the_man in reply to Francesca. | February 2, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Yep. Mittens cost a few dollars. A warm down coat does not cost that much.

    Romney probably pays more for one suit.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Francesca. | February 2, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Don’t defend Bernie. Let his Bro’s toss him into the gulag.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Francesca. | February 3, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Other than when I was in the throws of the mating game, and then it was limited, I could not care less about fashion. I pick clothing for utility and comfort.

    I view fashion as a gambet to fleece people, just another way to extract more money.

    And this reminds me of Moochelle launching a fashion business on the back of he disreputable husband’s presidency. No make what clothing is hung on Moochelle, no matter how much makeup, she still looks like a cow. That is an insult to all cows.

Bernie educated? What a joke! He is an ignorant fool.

    MarkS in reply to Whitewall. | February 2, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Being “educated” and being an “ignorant fool” are not mutually exclusive!

    jmccandles in reply to Whitewall. | February 2, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Bernard J. Buttwad is a complete waste of airspace and a Communist,next Marxist.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Whitewall. | February 3, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    GM Tech Center repeatedly hired me to clean up messes their PhD’s made out of research projects. A degree without innate ability just does get the job done.

    When hiring engineers I always aske them about hobbies, I was looking for people who tore things apart in order to understand how they worked. People who built things. People who had an innate drive to learn and understand.

    I also found that far too often, those with really good grades were good at working the system, and that does not usually mean that they can do the job.

    At least with technical people, C & B students were more likely to outperform those with the best grades.

The Friendly Grizzly | February 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

Another silly pronouncement from a woman teacher with a hyphenated name. I’m shocked.

Seyer-Ochi has her own white privilege to explain. She was paid a whopping $123,682 in 2017 and $130,637 in 2018 from pay and benefits as the former principal of an elementary school, according to

Her pay dropped down to a total package of only $69,966 in 2019 – the last year her records appear to be public. That is still better than Hispanic/Latinx average salaries of $68,319 and Black American’s $58,985.

She’s practicing her own version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, aka Six Degrees of Separation.

When your end goal is to “find racism,” then you’ll find multiple ways, regardless of how fraudulent.

Diversitist, sexist, classicist, and 50 shades of all NAZIs were leftists, but not all leftists are NAZIs. #BabyLivesMatter(BLM)

Geoffrey Britain | February 1, 2021 at 11:05 pm

Funny, I saw that pic right after the ‘inauguration’. How Sanders was dressed had little to no impact on me at all. No more than a black man dressed in that manner would.

Sander’s body language was another matter. IMO, his posture radiated deep resentment. Not surprising after the way he’s been treated in the last two elections.

Doesn’t matter that he’s at best a nutjob, nor that had he won the nomination, he never could have been elected. He knows he was cheated out of the nomination both times and he’s delusional enough to believe he could have won the Presidency. Thus the deep resentment at having to be there and watch an even less qualified man be sworn in.

    And should be impeached for inciting insurrection by repeatedly calling for “a political revolution in this country” in his standard campaign speech! (/sarcasm)

    Bernie gave up the fight awefully early this cycle. Either he gave up or struck some back room deal. He did get a budget committee chair while not a member of the party in charge.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Geoffrey Britain. | February 3, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Sanders crawled bed in with Biden and Ho Harrise, they screwed him and then disgarded him over race. The funny thing is that Dems have repeatedly done this to him, and he still keeps bending over.

This woman shouldn’t be teaching anybody. She should be cattily criticizing Kardashian couture for TMZ.

Former college professor, former high school principal, current public school teacher. She seems to be following an odd career track.

    sven in reply to Gibson. | February 2, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Race to the bottom.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Gibson. | February 3, 2021 at 11:16 am

    I have believed for a long time that most of us learn and advance as a result of close encounters with the Peter Principle, others are promoted far beyond their capabilitiesfor Affirmative reasons, if they happen to be black, they are left in place, but they are any other race, they will be repeatedly demoted, as seen in this case.

    A public school is probably the only place she can hang on.

This is what happens when a silly, prejudiced fool reaches hard for something nasty to say.

Blaise MacLean | February 1, 2021 at 11:36 pm

Much as I love seeing lefties ring hoist on their own petard, I call Bllu Stih on this.

The only interpretation I can put on her words is that she thinks if anyone but a rich old white man had dared to show up to the inauguration dressed like that they would have been…what? arrested? thrown out? something bad would have happened to them, and it’s only Sanders’s privilege that allowed him to do so and get away with it.

Which makes no sense to me. But then the whole idea that one should be ashamed of ones privileges, let alone apologize for them, makes no sense to me. I was taught to acknowledge any privileges I may have, and to be grateful for them, not to wish I didn’t have them!

    NYBruin in reply to Milhouse. | February 2, 2021 at 10:34 am

    I think her gripe is that an Old White Man was prominently featured in the post-inauguration media coverage rather than a BIPOC.

    FWIW, I had my fill of the no-talent “poet” who WAS prominently featured in that same coverage.

I don’t like the term “woman”-splaining. Femsplaining just sounds so much better.

But, yeah, sure, let’s get back to in-person classes.

How has this not convinced everyone to homeschool?

Just wait until she finds out bernie wrote r-a-pe p0rn. But her statements begs some questions. My first question: How exactky did bernie sanders get so rich being a politician for so many years? How did bernie’s wife get so rich over the decades, and what exactly happened with her and that college? I could go on all day with the money/rich politician and their familymembers questions, but I have questions about other leftist topics. Can someone ask seyer-oochi “What if bernard identified as a multi-cultural transracial female non-binary xer with xe/xim/xen/xo pronouns?” If that were the case, we would all have to accept that at face value and allow bernie his $$$ and privilage oozing mittens, right? Because it’s settled science, right? Or am I missing something?

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | February 2, 2021 at 6:01 am

I’m not a psychiatrist or behavioral scientist, but she seems mentally ill. I don’t say that to disparage her. But her cognitive bias is distorting her perception of reality.

The tell is in how confident she is that HER perception is closest to “reality” even though almost none of her students share her perception.

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.’ That’s her bias. She can see “privilege” wherever she wants to see it because that’s how she’s been conditioned.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | February 2, 2021 at 8:08 am

    I’m not a psychiatrist or behavioral scientist, but she seems mentally ill. I don’t say that to disparage her.

    I’m not either but after reading her statement I can only conclude she nucking futz and should not be allowed anywhere near students for any reason whatsoever. And I don’t care whether or not that “disparages” her or not.

    “Seems” is being quite generous!

    What’s plain to me is that she’s training, er.. “educating” her students to look at the world the same twisted way. Like good little Red Guards. And she’s *disappointed* it didn’t take.

‘Former Berkeley professor and current San Francisco teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi…’

Privileged? Pot, meet Kettle?

Bernie Sanders? Incredibly well-educated? Please…
Sanders “privilege” is that he’s the only member of Congress that was kicked out of a hippy commune for being too lazy.

As much as I enjoy the loony Left devouring their own, I am really disturbed that any parent would expose their child to this… I’d be at the school administrator’s throat IF I could not afford a private school.

I wonder if a student observing “it was a cold day. looks like he was keeping warm” got an F….

Bernie would do better with a hat, if he’s trying to keep warm not moving.

CaliforniaJimbo | February 2, 2021 at 9:07 am

What offended her is regardless of the careful crafting of the image her and the left leaning press curated for the inauguration, more people are talking about Bernie than Joe and Kamala. Maybe we needed a laugh so we can get through the next 4 years. We lessor people failed to grasp the imagery of our first female VP. Instead we notice Bernie and his mittens. Funny part is Bernie looks in better mental health than old Joe.

What’s wrong with honestly accomplishing Capitalist goals and achieving some wealth? “Sanders is a hypocrite. He screams for socialism… is a millionaire.” So WHAT??? He isn’t living within the Socialist economic system he espouses, and he and his wife (also an accomplished person, and also with some flaws, unlike the authors of these article) have worked hard, invested wisely, saved intelligently, and are now reaping the rewards of their efforts. Why is the subject of this article an idiot for her views (and she is), but not the author for such blatant, hostile bias against a guy who is a moron on some issues, but nonetheless has been honest, articulate, and consistent throughout his entire political career?

    Because he wants to take away the possibility of achieving similar outcomes from others through crushing income taxes and harebrained wealth redistribution schemes for starters.

      mark311 in reply to NYBruin. | February 2, 2021 at 11:53 am

      That’s pretty debatable. If you look at social mobility at present within the United States it’s pretty low because a free market economy which actively favours those with money will naturally limit social mobility. The American doctrine of work hard and get reasonably rich is well out of date. The chances of someone working hard and getting rich is low to nil based on the current socio-economic conditions. Thus reforms would make sense would it not to tax people fairly and decrease the already substantial advantaged of wealth.

Bernie Sanders doesn’t have all that much white privilege, otherwise he would be president instead of Joe Biden. It takes white privilege plus dementia to get into the white house.

Suffering from Baader-Meinhof syndrome seems to be the new epidemic.

“Former Berkeley professor and current San Francisco teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi provided proof that no male is off-limits when it comes to the privilege label.”

Oh! Sweet San Andreas, patron saint of seismic activity, hear my fervent prayer….

White privilege, male privilege,AND class privilege…oh wow, where can I order a pair?

Are all the Professors at Berkeley dingbats? Sure seems that way. They try to label everyone and everything. I have a label for them, lunatics.

She probably was once told that she’s a good writer. She probably thinks she can write.

I used to write like this for certain professors, but even my young self at the time knew that I was writing cookie-cutter crap.

And that is all that Critical Race Theory is: Cookie-Cutter Crap.