White Privilege Conference
This weekend Philadelphia is home to the 17th annual White Privilege Conference and you can imagine the riveting talks being given, such as raising money for the mother of a guy who was killed by police after shooting a cop, or blaming Christianity for everything wrong with America, but probably the most cringe worthy speech, in my humble opinion, was the one given by professional education consultant Heather Hackman in which she associates all the traits we might normally associate with success, such as hard work, punctuality and civility, with white supremacy.
“The racial narrative of White tends to be like this: Rugged individual, honest, hard-working, disciplined, rigorous, successful,” she said. “And so then, the narrative of U.S. public education: Individual assessments, competition, outcome over process (I care more about your grades than how you’re doing), ‘discipline’ where we care more about your attendance and making sure you’re not tardy than we care about your relationships … proper English must be spoken (which is just assimilation into standard U.S. dialect), hierarchical power structure, and heavy goal orientation.”
Honestly I can think of at least one culture that probably emphasizes these traits even more than western cultures, and that would be, of course, be the Japanese. As far as I’m concerned, competition and natural selection might not be pretty, but that doesn’t make them any less part of the very fabric of reality. It might feel good to wax philosophical about transcending these values and instilling a socialist utopia, but history has shown over and over that those who choose to ignore human nature in favor of righteous ideals do so at their own peril.
As if #ShoutYourAbortion wasn’t gauche enough, feminist SJWs have come up with a new hashtag intent on celebrating degenerate bad life choices with #ShoutYourStatus; a hashtag meant to help remove the stigma around sexually transmitted diseases. No they aren’t just taking the piss with this one, unless you mean the painful, burning, syphilitic piss, that is.
“The truth of the matter is, many people are living, and living happily, as STI+ people… “Being able to be publicly open about my status as someone with genital herpes is a privilege and I want to use that privilege to help other people feel less alone.”
Lol, sign me up, I guess. The good news is this woman also teaches sex ed to 7th graders. Oh wait, that’s actually horrifying. Progressives just don’t get it. I understand, on paper, the idea that shame hurts and therefore we should just eliminate it from existence, on paper. But in reality shame serves a vital purpose in our society, which is to remind people that personal accountability is a thing that exists. Why is there a stigma around herpes and other STDs? Because despite what people like Britni de la Cretaz and Emily DePasse would have you believe, herpes is gross and having it will make your life objectively fucking worse!
Yoselis Ramos Suspended, Quits
The middle school teacher who asked students to fill out a form on “how privileged they are” has resigned from the Hillsborough County school system.
I didn’t talk about this story when it was first going around, because if I mentioned every time some bullshit happened around the idea of privilege, I would never be able to talk about anything else. But I do want to point out this small victory which does highlights the importance of talking about inappropriate indoctrination. Bye Yoselis, don’t let the door hit you in the ass.