Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Foundations of Whiteness and White Domination?

In 2003, in the case of Grutter v. Bollinger, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote for the majority that "The Court expects that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest approved today."

And she might have been proved correct, except that the left's racism, sexism, and homophobia industry keeps moving the goalposts for reaching "
The Promised Land."

And shoot, the way things are going, leftists will initiate a "White Racist History Month" to make all of today's "racist oppressors" pay continued penance for the sins of the fathers. For example, "Thinking About My Whiteness":
I was googling "white privilege quotes", looking for a quick fix ... and came across these wise Mennonite dudes who had some good things to say. I particularly love this quote about white privilege and the need to be intentionally anti-racist:

As Tatum points out, to be white in America and do nothing about it is to participate in passive racist behavior; the equivalent of standing still on a moving walkway. No overt effort is being made, but the conveyor belt moves the bystanders along. Unless a person is walking actively in the opposite direction at a speed faster than the conveyor belt—unless they are actively antiracist—they will find themselves carried along with the others. To be white and actively antiracist means seeking to interrupt the advantage system; to change the structures of power that give advantage based on skin color. In the language of Ephesians it is to struggle not against flesh and blood, but against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places ... by taking our stand against the devil’s schemes.
Basically, just being white is racist. Who'd a thunk it!

And the "present darkness ..." Well, hmm ... I better not comment: That might be RAAACIST!!

Anyway, see the program note for the "
Thinking About Whiteness and Doing Anti-Racism" series with Sheila Wilmot (who is the author, naturally, of Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction: White Anti-Racism in Canada).

Oh, and by the way, Sandra Day O'Connor has had second thoughts: Maybe white guilt weighs heavier in retirement. See, "
Sandra Day O'Connor Revisits and Revives Affirmative-Action Controversy."

Hat Tip for Wilmot Series:
Blazing Cat Fur: "We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible" (link).



Cuffy Miegs said...

These are not stupid people. They know what they are doing. The race industry has created a class of wealthy elites, people who have a real economic reason to perpetuate their privilege, authority and taxpayer-generated incomes. They are in the business of ensuring that the situation never changes - and apparently are now making it clear that only active, enthusiastic support for their agenda (whatever it happens to be at the moment) is the minimum stndard of toleration for them.

Ethnic minorities are not exempt - they will be abused as "race traitors" for any hint of dissent from the Party line, and will be punished accordingly. And no member of an ethnic minority should look to these people for help, either, as the race industry and its proceeds are not meant for the rank and file to enjoy.

So long as we tolerate the blatant, self-serving racism of this faction, it will continue. Our declining tax revenues and economic status in relation to the rest of the world will ensure that this situation will not continue forever. But some proactive action by the sensible majority of this country would go a long way to getting rid of these sanctimonious elitists before they can damage the American republic and our American multi-ethnic, multi-racial community any further than they already have.

Robohobo said...

"Basically, just being white is racist. Who'd a thunk it!"

I would. I have embraced my racist nature. As they say, ...... "and the horse you rode in on."