AmeriCorps: White People Are Born RacistSubmitted by Jao171 on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:12
“The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity. In a free market, businesses that discriminate lose customers, goodwill, and valuable employees — while rational businesses flourish by choosing the most qualified employees and selling to all willing buyers. More importantly, in a free society every citizen gains a sense of himself as an individual, rather than developing a group or victim mentality. This leads to a sense of individual responsibility and personal pride, making skin color irrelevant. Rather than looking to government to correct what is essentially a sin of the heart, we should understand that reducing racism requires a shift from group thinking to an emphasis on individualism.”
- Rep. Ron Paul, “What Really Divides Us?”
Yesterday, during my daily liberty reading, a certain blog post at LewRockwell.com grabbed my attention. The blog post titled, “Attention White People”, by Thomas DiLorenzo, uncovered some very controversial indoctrinating techniques proposed by AmeriCorps in Wisconsin. EAGnews.com reports that one of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instructions programs, an AmeriCorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), is encouraging white students to wear white wristbands in order to be reminded of their “white privilege”.
"Geared towards high school students, the program “seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships,” according to its Facebook page.
That sounds reasonable enough.
But the program’s approach becomes a bit suspect when one reads the Gloria Steinem quote on the top of its webpage: “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."
The VISTA program’s website contains an incredible amount of leftist propaganda relating to white privilege, male privilege, and straight privilege. Underneath the quote referenced above lies disturbing “unlearning” material, which VISTA describes as “some good information and places to begin learning”. The very first link, a blog titled “Debunking White Privilege” informs us all that the moment a white person is born they are racist and will always be racist. You can never be “clean” from your racism, but can only hope to minimize how racist you are by minimizing the effect of your white privilege.