Duluth University’s vicious attack on ‘White privilege’

This is the second ‘Un-Fair Campaign’ in Duluth, to my knowledge.  The first occurred early in 2011, and was organised at least in part by Duluth’s Mayor.  See my post “”Duluth, Minnesota: White-bashing on steroids” here

Quote from the Occidental Observor: “The campaign includes billboards that say things like “It’s hard to see racism when you’re White” and photos of White faces written on in black marker about our inherent “White privilege”—all the advantages Whites get from being White but aren’t even aware of.”

The University of Minnesota was involved in that also, in addition to the Mayor’s office. 

The two main culprits this time around would appear to be author Tim Wise and University of Minnisota-Duluth Chancellor Lendley Black.

Author Tim Wise has a Jewish father and a Scottish mother.  He is described as “an American anti-racist activist and writer.  Since 1995 he has lectured at over 600 college campuses across the US.
He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.” See here

Chancellor Lendley C. Black, a white man, “earned his B.A. degree in English from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1974, his M.A. in theatre from the University of Connecticut, and his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Kansas in 1984.”  (Theatre?!!)  See here.   

As the Occidental Observor also said in February of 2011:

“… no one is running an anti-racism campaign in Detroit, which is 85% Black, where the racism that has made non-Blacks feel so unwelcome that they have left the city en masse… Detroit was 90% White, but the influx of ‘diversity’ and the crime and urban decay that came with it drove away pretty much all the Whites who could afford to leave… Duluth, by contrast is clean and safe… This is probably why there has never been a mass exodus of non-Whites from Duluth.”

Such campaigns will inevitably strengthen negative feelings on both sides, and do little if anything to reduce tensions. 

The attacks on White people never cease.  Lendley Black and Tim Wise derive a great deal of their income from public institutions, i.e. The University in Black’s case, and teaching and policing organisations among others in Wise’s case (be they governmental or funded by tax-deductible dues), so I think it might be fair to suggest that both are largely supported in their anti-White activism by various components of the public purse.

Does the American public have a say in this, and is this what they want?

Jeff Goodall.

University sponsors campaign to undermine ‘white privilege’

“Campus Reform” group
University of Minnesota at Duluth
June 20th, 2012

The University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”

The project disseminates its message, that “society was setup for us [whites]” and as such is “unfair,” through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed “privilege” that comes along with their fair features.

WATCH BELOW: Group says it is “unfair” to be white.  Call the school and voice your opinion at (218) 726-8996 or send an e-mail to chan@d.umn.edu. Tell them Campus Reform sent you.   (Visit link below to see the video -JG).

The self-titled Un-Fair Campaign, is sponsored and supported by the University of Minnesota – Duluth, along with several liberal organizations including the NAACP, YWCA, and The League of Woman Voters.

“You give me better jobs, better pay, better treatment, and a better chance – all because of the color of my skin,” reads one poster that features a close shot of a Caucasian male.

The Un-Fair campaign also held a series of lectures and events on campus last semester. One included a presentation by Tim Wise, author of Dear White America. In his book, Wise confesses a “longstanding fantasy” where he turns to a man with a “God Bless the USA” button and asks him, “why can’t you just get over it?”

These lectures were publicly endorsed by university Chancellor Lendley Black. Black sent a message to the campus community in April describing his effort to “create an inclusive campus climate for all” through providing “support and… leadership to the Un-Fair Campaign.”

FLASHBACK: UMD Administrator Calls Conservative “White Supremacist” for Giving Away Free Pocket Constitutions.  (See details and video of Black Panther threats here).

Documents obtained exclusively by Campus Reform this week, through a public records request, however, show that students on campus have expressed outrage over the administration’s support of the racially-charged campaign.

One student, whose identity was redacted in the documents released by UMD, e-mailed Chancellor Black expressing his discontent, writing that the Un-fair campaign “is in fact UNFAIR.”

The student proceeded to write: “It may be drawing awareness to factors that we might otherwise not pay attention to, but it’s creating a gap between people. It’s only making people more racist on both sides.”

LI’s Campus Reform contacted the school seeking further comment, but was unable to reach a spokesperson for comment by the time of publication.

Follow the author of this article on twitter: @oliverdarcy

See original here.  Interesting comments!

See “”Duluth, Minnesota: White-bashing on steroids” (February 8th, 2012) here.  (I became aware of the Occidental Observor article a year after it was published).

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