Wokeness continues to infect the world, most dangerously in the public school sector. This week’s travesty involves a New York City principal who is reportedly asking parents to “reflect on their whiteness” with literature that outlines eight specific categories of “white identities.” Included in these identities are the “White Supremacist” and, on the other side of the spectrum, the “White Abolitionist.” We’re sure that parents of East Side Community School students will take plenty of time out of their busy schedules to peruse this nonsense.
“A New York City Department of Education official told The Post that some parents at the school, which caters to sixth- through 12-graders on the Lower East Side, first shared the material with staff,” reports The Post. “The principal then disseminated it to every parent ‘as part of a series of materials meant for reflection’ and as ‘food for thought,’ the official said.”
Food for thought, eh? Some food should be discarded once it’s turned bad. This “white identity” crap spoiled a long time ago.
The definitions sent out by the principal apparently come from the mind of Barnor Hesse, a professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University. In his missive, he provides interested students with definitions like:
White Supremacist: Clearly marked white society that preserves, names, and values white superiority.
White Voyeurism: Wouldn’t challenge a white supremacist; desires non-whiteness because it’s interesting, pleasurable; seeks to control the consumption and appropriation of non-whiteness; fascination with culture (ex: consuming Black culture without the burden of Blackness).
White Privilege: May critique supremacy, but a deep investment in questions of fairness/equality under the normalization of whiteness.
The chart doesn’t really get into positive territory until “White Critical,” which is defined as “whiteness speaking back to whiteness.”
Remember the good ol’ days, when the way out of racism was a clearly-marked path labeled: Content of character, not color of skin? Today, you’re halfway to being marked as a racist if you even speak of such a thing. Instead of dwelling on that, maybe you can do the more advisable thing, and toss your knowledge of this chart into the virtual trash can of your mind and never think about it again.
Unfortunately, we’re sure it will only be a day or two before you’re reminded once more that these people not only exist but that they are quickly taking over the world.