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‘Raise Better White People’: The 18th White Privilege Conference in its own words

The 18th annual White Privilege Conference took place in Kansas City this past weekend, and some of the offerings certainly did not … well, disappoint, so to speak.

As The College Fix noted, the list of scheduled speakers was not at all surprising — Michael Eric Dyson, Glenn Singleton, and “Hip Hop activist” Ahmer Ahmed, among others — and no one was allowed to record any session or interview anyone involved. After all, the organizers can’t have too much of this nonsense getting out there, eh?

Nevertheless, some folks took to social media to actually brag about some of the displays:

Based on her Twitter profile, Ms. Lee (hopefully I’m using her correct form of address) is a filmmaker and owner of Point Made Films, the website of which has a section on “Diversity and Inclusion Training.” That certainly makes sense; Lee and her comrades “believe that film is a powerful and effective tool for provoking difficult, necessary conversations in schools, communities, and the workplace.”

Of course, the discussions are difficult only for those of pallid hue.

And lest not we forget — need it be asked what the reaction would be if an educational workshop featured paraphernalia with a “Raise Better Black People” logo?

As the above tweet says, apparently Ms. Fludd (I think I got the correct form of address here as her Twitter profile notes acceptable pronouns are “she, her, hers”) was a speaker at this session. Good that the “Raise Better White People” logo made its way on there!

Ms. Clyne appears to be Native American and her Twitter feed is rife with anti-Trump tweets and retweets, including one which criticizes President Trump for calling Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” — “a racist reference to her Native American heritage.”

Not noted by Clyne, naturally, is that Warren has been unable to prove she has any Native lineage, and according to The Atlantic even if she does it would not be enough to claim minority status “or to be a member of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee communities.”

EAGNews.org reports that a smartphone app was to debut at the confab which would allow users to report racist incidents:

“[it] will allow users to securely capture incidents of bigotry on video, notify users of local incidents and events, and harness the power of social networks to report. It provides a toolkit for anti-bigotry organizing and security, and share (sic) the latest news and updates.”

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h/t to EAGNews.org

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Dave has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over 18 years, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He is a retired educator with over 25 years of service and is a member of the National Association of Scholars. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.