#StopWhitePeople2K16

 

RA-stopwhitepeople2k16Unfortunately I did not make up this hashtag. In fact, it’s not a hashtag in a social media search-term way. It’s the name of a course for Residential Assistants (what I remember calling dorm parents) at SUNY Binghamton.

Let me repeat: #StopWhitePeople2K16 is a training course for those responsible for our kids domiciles while at college.

According to the Binghamton Review “the event was meant to teach RA’s about “understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within.” This type of rhetoric is commonplace in the university, and has become inseparable from the concept of social justice.”

#StopWhitePeople2K16 has its supporters. If you read the comment section under the Review article, you will find justification for these reeducation camps.

This is a public university funded not only by students and parents, but taxpayers. This public institution houses a not insignificant number of college-educated people who believe what is necessary to combat bigotry and racism is a racist and bigoted course called #StopWhitePeople2K16.

If a course called #StopBlack(Gay, Muslim, fill in the blank)People2K16 this story would not have just caught a gust of social media wind, it would have been above the fold on every newspaper and leading news cycles for a week (a lifetime in today’s fast-paced media).

Until America (pointing at you, mainstream media) questions the left’s double standard on racism, the divide between races will only widen. When President Obama reportedly invites Al “White interloper,” “Don’t give the Jew a dime,” and “Burn, Cracker, burn” Sharpton to the White House over 100 times, it suggests that those on the left do not acknowledge black racism. It sends a message to our youth that white racism is the crux of our social problems and therefore we should only empathize with black racists.

And the result is that #AllLivesMatter is considered hate speech.

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  1. Kozak Member
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    @Kozak

    DocJay:What a joke of a time we live in. The lunacy and delusion are comical.

    Hopefully we are at the same point we were in when Tom Wolfe wrote

    Radical Chic.   They still run from the word Liberal….

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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    This is why we have a white nationalism movement.

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  3. Freesmith Inactive
    Freesmith
    @Freesmith

    Recently a state legislature defunded part of the state university’s budget over similar leftist tripe. That got their attention.

    Conservatives criticize Congress for not using the power of the purse to reign in Obama; but then Mr. Sussman posts an article like this and the demand by commenters for the state assembly to do something takes a long time to appear – and then is dismissed as impossible.

    Never give up, indeed.

    Folks, we’ve allowed our public universities to become left-wing seminaries and re-education camps. We’re guilty because “he who pays the piper calls the tune” and we citizen/taxpayers, through our silence, have given our tacit assent to the Cultural Marxist, anti-white song.

    This issue, the cleaning-up of our colleges, universities and teaching schools and the termination of ideologically left wing staff, principally on the administration side, should be one that we bring up again and again with those who seek our vote as conservatives and Republicans.

    F.I.R.E. is not enough. We need to go on offense.

    Take their money and take their jobs.

    Let them eat soy.

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  4. Fitz Inactive
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    @Fitz

    I did come up with this hashtag

    #Insanity

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  5. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    @RichardFulmer

    In his book, Black Rednecks and White Liberals, Thomas Sowell points out that what we now call “black culture” was really adopted from “poor white trash” Southerners who came from a certain area in England.  These “Brits” tended to have short lifespans and, as a result, their attitudes were to live for today and ignore the future.  That culture died out “across the pond” because it became increasingly seen as self-destructive as lifespans increased.  That the same culture has not died out in the United States is thanks, in part, to the fact that the government has been subsidizing it.

    I wonder, though, if BLM coupled with gang shootings has made “black culture” so dysfunctional (despite government support) that African Americans will begin abandoning it in increasing numbers.  Take the incident in Milwaukee, for example.  We now know that Sylville K. Smith was armed and a clear danger to the (black) police officer who shot and killed him.  Even so, the shooting was “protested” by riots, destruction, and assaults.  Enforcing the law will result in justified police shootings of criminals – black and white.  If such shootings come to be routinely followed by death and destruction, then at some point, police will have to decide whether fewer people will die if they just pull out of black neighborhoods entirely.  I doubt that this is the sort of calculation that the majority of African Americans want being made.

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  6. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    @Ontheleftcoast

    Dave Sussman: White House over 100 times, it suggests that those on the left do not acknowledge black racism.

    You just don’t understand. Oppressed people can’t be racist. Only people with power can be racist.

    Garner summarizes different existing definitions of racism and identifies three common elements contained in those definitions of racism. First, a historical, hierarchical power relationship between groups; second, a set of ideas (an ideology) about racial differences; and, third, discriminatory actions (practices).

    The same holds for sexism, too:

    There’s no such thing as sexism against men. That’s because sexism is prejudice + power. Men are the dominant gender with power in society.

    Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency
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  7. Freesmith Inactive
    Freesmith
    @Freesmith

    Kozak:

    DocJay:What a joke of a time we live in. The lunacy and delusion are comical.

    Hopefully we are at the same point we were in when Tom Wolfe wrote

    Radical Chic. They still run from the word Liberal….

    @kozak “Radical Chic” was funny, but the companion essay, “Mau-Mauing the Flak-Catchers,” was the truly revealing work.

    In it Tom Wolfe recognized and marveled at the officials of government who were intent – deliberately intent – on funding the very people who were attacking society.

    The people running our institutions were collaborators with our destroyers.

    What other society in history was led by people who paid barbarians to ravage it?

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  8. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty
    @BasilFawlty

    Dave Sussman: It’s the name of a course for Residential Assistants (what I remember calling dorm parents) at SUNY Binghamton.

    Dorm parents? Really? This may be the source of the current infantilization.

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  9. Goldgeller Member
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    @Goldgeller

    @davesussman Excellent points all around. The identity politics are so wild. As often times, what rubs people the wrong way is the hypocrisy. There are things that can be said about whites, particularly straight white males, that can’t be said about other people. The idea that playing identity politics is okay for everyone but straight white men is something that will naturally upset a lot of people.

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  10. Lois Lane Coolidge
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    A college professor should never give kids talking points, which is what it sounds like this seminar is doing.

    Rather, than offering “the tools to respond” to someone who doesn’t agree with a preordained concept, students should be encouraged to hone the tools they will need to analyze any argument with which they might one day contend and decide for themselves on a case-by-case basis if such is persuasive or utterly ridiculous.

    For that to happen–for critical thinking skills to be stressed above any orthodoxy dreamed up by academics–there need to be more professors who care about critical thinking skills in higher ed classrooms.

    Here, I’m doing my part.  I’m a professor.  Some of the rest of you, go to graduate school, too, and join me!  I can speak from personal experience that I was pretty lonely as a conservative student.

    Of course, I use a pseudonym on this site.  You see, I like my job and want to keep it forever.   ;)   (I have every reason to hope my colleagues would respect my views, but let’s just say I think it’s better to hedge one’s bets in certain professions. I avoid talking politics at work.)

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  11. Kozak Member
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    Freesmith: What other society in history was led by people who paid barbarians to ravage it?

    Many of them. From the Romans and Byzantines paying the Vandals and Huns, to the Saxons paying the Danegeld.  It’s a sign of a collapse of will.

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  12. Goldgeller Member
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    @Goldgeller

    @lois-lane

    Yes. You make good points. In college, the students should be learning how to think and how to ask interesting questions. At least in social sciences, there is an extent to which socialization matters, and for your career it is important to become socialized to the expectations. If you want to do well in poli-sci, at least when starting, learn to ask poli-sci questions, not sociological ones. A good teacher/advisor should teach you so you at least know how to conform to the expectations.

    But in general, yes, students need to learn how to see past the jargon and talking points.

    And (as a grad student) I totally get your point about hedging your bets and avoiding the politics discussion. I’m so surprised at how people assume leftism is the default position. Its really wild. Especially since at my last school professors didn’t really get political, even though they were liberal.

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  13. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    @goldgeller, Maybe politics are more bandied about in different departments, but every professor I had revealed a major ideological prism in class.  I don’t think they were trying to indoctrinate me.  It’s just you’re right.  A progressive worldview was the default, and they didn’t always realize I thought that was ridiculous.

    That said, I always felt as if I got a somewhat better education than my peers.  I truly had to think through ideas that I didn’t share.  I sometimes moved my position, or I better understood why I thought as I did.

    Granted, I went to graduate school after having another career.  I had a realm of experience that many of my fellow students didn’t have, and that shaded my reactions to some of the coursework.

    Anyway, I try suuuuuppper hard now to teach in a way that challenges all views equally… be they conservative or progressive.  My favorite student evaluation ever, ever, ever had a kid saying he/she didn’t know if I was a Democrat or a Republican because I might be either in any given lesson.

    I’m not the bees knees, and I know I could be a better teacher.  (It’s actually a hard gig!!!)  But we truly do concede the future when we concede education to a default.

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  14. Z in MT Member
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    @ZinMT

    Kozak:

    Freesmith: What other society in history was led by people who paid barbarians to ravage it?

    Many of them. From the Romans and Byzantines paying the Vandals and Huns, to the Saxons paying the Danegeld. It’s a sign of a collapse of will.

    Yep. That’s where we are. Eventually the Vandals and the Huns took over and so did the Danes. I am not anymore optimistic about the US of A.

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  15. James Lileks Contributor
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    Goldgeller: There are things that can be said about whites, particularly straight white males, that can’t be said about other people.

    They’re not true of other people. Other people are oppressed – especially at college, man, that’s where it’s the worst – and oppression bestows virtue. The white kid from a town of 259 people in Kansas is an oppressor with automatic privilege, and hence deserves reeducation and constraints on his behavior.

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  16. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    James Lileks:

    Goldgeller: There are things that can be said about whites, particularly straight white males, that can’t be said about other people.

    They’re not true of other people. Other people are oppressed – especially at college, man, that’s where it’s the worst – and oppression bestows virtue. The white kid from a town of 259 people in Kansas is an oppressor with automatic privilege, and hence deserves reeducation and constraints on his behavior.

    Don’t give me your rules on oppression, Man! I can be oppressed if I want, Man!

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  17. Freesmith Inactive
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    @Freesmith

    Kozak:

    Freesmith: What other society in history was led by people who paid barbarians to ravage it?

    Many of them. From the Romans and Byzantines paying the Vandals and Huns, to the Saxons paying the Danegeld. It’s a sign of a collapse of will.

    No, you’re wrong.

    The Romans and the Byzantines paid barbarians thinly-disguised tribute to bribe militarily stronger tribes and keep them away from population centers. But that was only after Adrianople and the collapse of Rome’s legions.

    A real analogue would be if Rome’s patrician class or the ruling families of Constantinople gave gold to Alaric, Attila or the Bulgars not to pay them off, but precisely in order that they sack Rome – or burn Santa Sophia to the ground.

    You see, the Roman elite were always proud to be the heirs of Roman history and culture. They thought, like the Greeks before them, that they were better those ignorant savages outside their borders.

    Our elite do not share those feelings. Quite the opposite.

    There is no historical precedent for modern western ethno-masochism.

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  18. Chris Campion Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    The long march through the institutions continues apace.

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  19. danys Thatcher
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    @danys

    Now that’s bigotry. I wonder how dependent SUNY Binghampton is on #WhitePeople’s$.

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  20. RyanM Member
    RyanM
    @RyanM

    Dave Sussman:

    RyanM:The result being this, though. We have lost pretty much everywhere. The presidency was lost a few months ago, and the Supreme Court has been lost for years. It is likely that conservatism’s only hope would be to focus like a laser on education reform and the privatization of public institutions. Ending the liberal monopoly on schools would be a step down the long road to recovery of our national sanity, and right now, I’m not seeing any other way to set ourselves down that path.

    I don’t accept losing, especially when it comes to, well everything. I grew up playing in the woods behind my house around the WW2 bunkers where in the face of insurmountable odds, Winston Churchill never gave up. Neither should we.

    Agreed. I didn’t mean that conservatism has lost in general, only that we need to shift our focus. Education is big.

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  21. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    I have said it before. This is just an extension of what I dealt with beginning in the late 1960s when I began my teaching career in Bedford-Stuyvesant. My second year of teaching began with a 10 week strike that was caused when Ocean Hill Brownsville was granted a partial charter by New York Public Schools to run their own buildings. The first thing they did was to violate the teachers’ contracts by firing, indiscriminately, all of the white teachers in the buildings under their control. The schools were the infiltration point for the radical, leftist agenda. It began in the education departments of the public universities and spread into the school districts through intensive training of aspiring administrators.  They changed the language, introduced code words, and began their redesign of the nation’s public schools. After a generation or two they had students entering colleges and universities completely prepared for the new way of thinking, fully indoctrinated.

    I tend to agree with RyanM. I think the war is lost. They are so deeply embedded in the education system any attempt to reform the system would be like trying to run the Iraqi government after the invasion without removing all of the Baath party members. There are very few teachers of my generation left, ones who were trained in classical methods. Almost all of the teachers and administrators come from a system that fully conditioned them. They can’t teach anything else but the “new order.”

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  22. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    Um, @Eugene Kriegsmann, I wasn’t even born yet in the 1960s, and I’m a teacher.  The only thing about the “new order” that I teach is how to examine and evaluate it.  Nothing is lost until one surrenders.

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  23. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    @RayKujawa

    RyanM:The result being this, though. We have lost pretty much everywhere. The presidency was lost a few months ago, and the Supreme Court has been lost for years. It is likely that conservatism’s only hope would be to focus like a laser on education reform and the privatization of public institutions. Ending the liberal monopoly on schools would be a step down the long road to recovery of our national sanity, and right now, I’m not seeing any other way to set ourselves down that path.

    Speaking as a white social conservative, though our government may be a mess, we are still doing alright in our personal lives. White racism is (properly) stigmatized, we treat other races fairly as a rule, and support equality and liberty for all, with the result that we are less dysfunctional, able to earn decent livings for ourselves and our families, and generally living the American Dream. On the other hand, black racism is not stigmatized, has been more or less mainstreamed, and results in dysfunctionality within the black community where many blacks place blame on whites for their problems, and in turn don’t do what is necessary to help themselves earn a respectful place in society and live the American Dream for themselves. So in the end, who is black racism hurting more?

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  24. Guruforhire Inactive
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    Conservatives aren’t exactly unfunding the schools that engage in this behavior when they hold the vast majority of the states.

    So they can’t really be that upset about it.

    Just sayin’

    Not exactly spitting in the faces of the ugly racists on the sunday news shows, so it appears that they generally agree with them.

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  25. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Bryan G. Stephens:This is why we have a white nationalism movement.

    This is why we need a white nationalist movement.

    If people don’t wake up and start realizing this is going to end up with minorities killing whites in the streets with either government sanction or apathy then they are not paying attention or possibly buy into the whites have it coming rhetoric.

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  26. Doctor Robert Member
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    Lily Bart: Andrew Breitbart would just laugh at these people. We need to be brave enough to laugh at them – to ridicule them – as they so richly deserve. This is just about power – getting it, holding it, wielding it.

    Yes, yes, yes.

    At family gatherings, in graduate seminars, in conversation, I refuse to accept this crap.

    A few summers ago my sister in law from California was explaining to my sister in law from France how the Tea Party is a bunch of racists.  I begged to differ and mentioned being a charter member of a local Tea Party.  Does that make me a racist?

    “Well, maybe not you, but the Tea Party is founded on racist ideas”.

    That’s outrageous.  Name one such idea.  The Tea Party is about restraining government spending.  How dare you malign me as a racist because I object to overtaxation?  Have I ever said a racist word to you?  Have you ever seen me commit a racist act?

    The chilling silence that followed was filled by a conversational gambit from our host, and politics were off the table for the rest of the night.  The point had been made, the French sister educated.

    Stop being afraid.  Ignore the slings.  We are not the racists, they are.  Laff at them, mock them, do not accept their premises, and they will almost always back off to sulk quietly (all the while plotting a way to knife you in the back tomorrow).

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  27. Goldgeller Member
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    Guruforhire:Conservatives aren’t exactly unfunding the schools that engage in this behavior when they hold the vast majority of the states.

    So they can’t really be that upset about it.

    Just sayin’

    Not exactly spitting in the faces of the ugly racists on the sunday news shows, so it appears that they generally agree with them.

    Interesting Atlantic article about how a lot of colleges and universities are potentially being underfunded.  It is hard to separate the cause and effect relationships, but the South, which is by some measures conservative, has been making education cuts.

    It is hard to grow the economy without what a critical concentration of innovators and an highly educated populace. So while some budget cuts are rational given low applications or poor residents, at some point in time it becomes a death spiral.

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  28. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @FrontSeatCat

    Eugene Kriegsmann:I have said it before. This is just an extension of what I dealt with beginning in the late 1960s when I began my teaching career in Bedford-Stuyvesant. My second year of teaching began with a 10 week strike that was caused when Ocean Hill Brownsville was granted a partial charter by New York Public Schools to run their own buildings. The first thing they did was to violate the teachers’ contracts by firing, indiscriminately, all of the white teachers in the buildings under their control. The schools were the infiltration point for the radical, leftist agenda. It began in the education departments of the public universities and spread into the school districts through intensive training of aspiring administrators. They changed the language, introduced code words, and began their redesign of the nation’s public schools. After a generation or two they had students entering colleges and universities completely prepared for the new way of thinking, fully indoctrinated.

    I tend to agree with RyanM. I think the war is lost. They are so deeply embedded in the education system any attempt to reform the system would be like trying to run the Iraqi government after the invasion without removing all of the Baath party members. There are very few teachers of my generation left, ones who were trained in classical methods. Almost all of the teachers and administrators come from a system that fully conditioned them. They can’t teach anything else but the “new order.”

    UNREAL!!!

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  29. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Fake John/Jane Galt:

    Bryan G. Stephens:This is why we have a white nationalism movement.

    This is why we need a white nationalist movement.

    If people don’t wake up and start realizing this is going to end up with minorities killing whites in the streets with either government sanction or apathy then they are not paying attention or possibly buy into the whites have it coming rhetoric.

    I do not think we need a white nationalist movement.

    If it were to come to pass what you have, then the nation will fall apart. Right now, it is the white majority that holds the nation together. The other races do not get along well with each other. If whites stop playing nice, it is all over.

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  30. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Fake John/Jane Galt: If people don’t wake up and start realizing this is going to end up with minorities killing whites in the streets with either government sanction or apathy then they are not paying attention or possibly buy into the whites have it coming rhetoric.

    Going to happen?

    Blacks committed 433,934 crimes against Whites
    Whites committed 55,685 crimes against Blacks

    14000 Black on White Rapes
    White on Black Rapes statistically 0

    (2007 FBI Crime Stats)

    Blacks 40 times as likely to assault a White as the reverse.

    2013 409 Whites murdered by Blacks
    189 Blacks murdered by Whites
    Blacks 6X more likely to commit murder.
    12X more likely to murder person of different race.

    Of 660K interracial (B&W) crimes, Blacks were the perps
    In 85%. 27X more likely to attack then Whites.

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