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Minnesota Teachers Attend “White Privilege Conference” at Taxpayers’ Expense

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 14, 2011

While their school budgets are in the red like many in the United States, Minnesota continues to use taxpayers’ dollars to send teachers to worthless conferences.  In this case, the state that elected Jesse the Body Ventura as government and crazy Al Franken as a senator, sent teachers to a “White Privilege Conference”.  Here are just a few snippets of the material covered at this  “white guilt” love-in:

According to its website, the conference is “built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people,  and to get participants to understand their biases through a “journey in understanding white supremacy, whiteness, privilege, power and oppression”.

The conference started with a prayer that said: “I want to acknowledge the creative spirits in the world that nurture and sustain us and that connect us to each other and to the plant and animal life around us” and ended with proclaiming that Americans “are completely dependent on U.S. imperialism and war to sustain our daily lives.”

Social justice educator Paul Kivel told the conference that “Our school system has been set up … to perpetuate white supremacy and white privilege.  ….  Poor and minority students “do not drop out — they are pushed out.”

Forgetting for the moment the outrage of the conference’s content, the educators didn’t learn one item that will benefit their student.  These educators heard this same Progressive rubbish from their Leftists professors at college.

The video below is a sad commentary to the teaching profession and to Minnesota’s school boards that approved this taxpayer paid for conference.


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