Being White: A, um, “profound sadness”?

Last year, we brought you the story of state Rep. Graig Meyer of Orange County who professed to being ashamed of his “whiteness.’That post even caught the eye of The Great One, El Rushbo. liberalpublicschools

Now, we’ve apparently found a kindred spirit for ol’ Graig on the faculty of something called The Durham Performance Learning Center:

A student was finishing an assignment that required him to analyze speeches from Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr when he asked me a question about race. I answered honestly.

As we discussed more, I heard sidebar conversations across the room begin to die down. Within two minutes, six students of various races moved to the table, and the result was an open, honest and mature forum on racial relations in America.

Several students expressed anger, some an alarming feeling of helplessness, but many just asked questions, and being the only white person in the room, I was asked many.

In the wake of ever-growing racial tensions, I seldom speak on racial issues publicly, but it is not because I don’t see race as an issue. I’m not so ignorant to say “I don’t see color” – because to say so means I would not see culture, I would not see history and I would not see the continued, writhing underbelly of an institution that is no longer separate but still not equal.[…]

  Gosh, I wonder which Malcolm X speeches she assigned?  “Ballot or The Bullet”?      Or this one where he ponders the formation of a black nationalist army or political party?  Or this very pleasant homily entitled “By any means necessary”? 

*Oof.*   THIS PERSON (and a lot of people just like her)  is teaching your kids, people.  But wait, it gets, um, *better*:

[…] “How do you feel, being white, in America?” A few years ago, I would have responded with the notion that people, regardless of race, have the capacity to do good and evil, and that it is unfortunate that a few examples of notoriety have become the stereotypes for various racial groups. I can’t say that anymore. I can’t look at Detroit, Flint or Durham and say that. I can’t work in public education and say that. I can’t look at the glaring facts and say that.liberal

There are good and bad people everywhere, this is true, but a few good, even a 100,000 good, do not and cannot make up for the systematic racial problems across a nation. […] 

Aah, Obama’s post-racial America on display.  MORE: 

[…]  How do I feel, being white, in America? I’ll tell you what I told my students: It’s not guilt. I know myself enough to understand that though I am a part of it, I did not cause this. It is, however, an overwhelming sense of sadness. I hate that I did not do enough to change the world for them, and I hate even more that they have to live in it.

It hurts me that we will continue to hurt one another, and I hate that people will choose to be ignorant and that others will continue to perpetuate hatred.

I’m saddened because I see the future in them, and I don’t want them to stop seeing the future when they’re discriminated against, and I’m sad because I know they will be.

I hate that the world was not at that table this afternoon and couldn’t hear the honest, open dialogue between a few high school students who haven’t spoken to each other until today. This is how I feel as a “white person,” but as a teacher, I feel like regardless of all of this I will be behind them, and their ambitions, till the end.

This afternoon we continued to talk, we continued to learn, we all cried and we all embraced.

 

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Soooo — no reading, writing, or ‘rithmetic (or the almighty STEM)  that day, huh?  

We on the right are frequently labeled as ‘racists.’  Ever notice how it’s the Bernie & Hillary & Obama – voting crowd that is always shoving race in your face?  They DO IT to keep folks distracted from the fact that their big government promises have seriously failed to deliver.  (*It’s not the social services department letting you down! It’s the white man.*)

Feeling profound sadness about your skin pigmentation sounds a lot like mental illness — not legitimate public school curriculum. 

 

12 comments for “Being White: A, um, “profound sadness”?

  1. JBP
    March 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I know that, overall, white’s in this society have an advantage over people of color. Would you dispute that fact?
    Has there been progress in the last 50 years? Yes, some. But, as a whole, people of color in America still have a harder time in life than the ruling class.

    • Boggle
      March 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Our public schools and media have done yeoman service convincing the ‘colored’ culture that they really should not extend themselves, because America is just too hard to overcome, and so little is expected … unless you are ‘colored’ from Africa, or Asia. Then within ten years your kids are being accepted at MIT and Stanford. But, that’s beside the point, eh?

    • Doug
      March 4, 2016 at 9:46 am

      What is the advantage? I am the one paying attention in school while the non-white persons spend their time talking to each other…how is that an advantage? When I am pulled over by the police, I don’t have drugs in my car so I am respectful and let him search and I do not run…how is that an advantage? I married and then had kids, then actually stayed with them….how is that an advantage? It is not my fault just because I am white, my family never had slaves and was dirt poor after Reconstruction when both fathers of the family line were killed after being conscripted. We emphasize school and hard work while non-whites emphasize ….what in their family unit? We do not blame something that happened 150+ years ago, we go on and make the best life we can. Blaming “whitey” is just a poor substitution for introspection and actually working on oneself.

      • JBP
        March 4, 2016 at 10:41 am

        You poor dear.

        • Doug
          March 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

          Well bless your heart JBP. I do admit it is enjoyable to be judged collectively by progressives who call me a racist for judging other people collectively.

          • JBP
            March 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

            I did not call you a racist.

    • Atnor
      March 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Every person on the planet, regardless of skin color, has “a harder time in life” than some other number of people… and we all have a list of advantages and disadvantages that relate to how we start off and engage in society.

      So what? That’s not systemic racism, it’s “life as a human, on Earth”.

      And, we’ve made an amazing amount of progress on that front over a relatively short time. The color of one’s skin, by and large, is not a determining or limiting factor in one’s success in the United States. (However, young people being duped into a mindset that allows “racism” to take the blame for any failure they encounter “does” limit their chances of being successful).

    • hair-on-fire
      March 4, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      JBP, for 50 years, white Americans have been systematically ROBBED by vote-buying Democrats so that “people of color” – those who refuse to get educated, trained, hired, married, and successful – can be handed “free stuff” for their “troubles”. WE in the “ruling class” have lost about $16 trillion over that period. IMAGINE how many jobs WE could have made with that money so YOU and YOURS could have had a good job and a better life… if only you would do your part!!! God’s honest truth, JBP, WE are NOT YOUR PROBLEM!!! YOU are YOUR problem, and will remain so until YOU take charge of your own lives and get YOURSELVES educated, trained, hired, married, and successful. In the meantime, leave me the hell alone. I have a life to lead, and it need not involve any more hand-holding for YOUR benefit.

    • Jim Bob Lassiter
      March 8, 2016 at 8:24 am

      You mean like the White folks in 95% White West Virginia?

      Or maybe you mean these White folks in South Africa?

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3462336/The-white-squatter-camps-South-Africa-home-hundreds-families-enduring-terrible-poverty-blame-fall-Apartheid.html

      And a couple of observations are in order about poor Whites:

      a- They build better and cleaner shanty towns.

      b- They commit far less violent crime than Ghetto Blacks

  2. jr cooper
    March 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I am not too sure that my “advantage” coming from being white, smart or handsome. Is there some kind of test?

    • Doug
      March 4, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Yes there is, but if I let you know what it is I would be called a white privleged racist.

  3. Radagast
    March 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    That is such a cop out!
    Don’t you understand? The “I can’t make it cause I’m black” has been the mantra of race baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for years!
    We were getting better, until the Race Baiter In Chief was elected, and then he fanned the flames (big time). Since he took over, the unemployment rate in the black community is TWICE the national average. Enjoy your “Hope ‘N Change”
    Now, that tired old mantra has been embraced by Hillary Clinton, who could give a shit less about black people, but is nonetheless pandering for their votes.

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