Documents Reveal US Army Indoctrinated Soldiers on Dangers of ‘White Privilege’

Posted by on Mar 09, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The response to the Judicial Watch FOIA request included the entire Equal Opportunity Training PowerPoint presentation entitled “Power and Privilege,” which states:

Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they’ve done or failed to do.

Privilege has become one of those loaded words we need to reclaim so that we can use it to name and illuminate the truth

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Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. “To be white in American [sic] means not having to think about it” [Quotation not attributed]

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Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual regardless of your social class.

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Imagine a school or a workplace where all kinds of people feel comfortable showing up. [sic] valued, accepted, supported, appreciated, respected, belonging. [sic] Something very powerful keeps this from us.

The truth of this powerful forces [sic] is everywhere, but we don’t know how to talk about it and so we act as though it doesn’t exist

The trouble we’re in privileges [sic] some groups at the expense of others.

It creates a yawning divide in levels of income, wealth, dignity, safety, health and quality of life.

It promotes fear, suspicion, discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Full story.

2 Responses to “Documents Reveal US Army Indoctrinated Soldiers on Dangers of ‘White Privilege’”

  1. Bumptious_Boy on 9/09/16 at 4:32 pm

    Bee.Ess.

    Nobody, and I mean NOBODY!, *EVER*, took me aside at college and said, “Hey, you’re *white”!! Do you want to join our social organization?” Nobody EVER said, “You’re white!! Lemme just bump the grade on this term paper up a notch.” At work, NOBODY ever said, “Aahhh, that was kind of a major screw-up, but what-the-hell, you’re white, sooo – how about accepting this promotion??!!”

    “White privilege” (when you look at what they mean by it) is really only —> CULTURE!!!!!

    Successful, educated people (of all colors) read to their children, talk to their children, teach them round from square, big from little, red from blue … the differences and similarities between things — so their kids from even very young ages will see and understand the difference between ‘the big red ball’ and ‘the furry stuffed bunny’. Parents teach them to say the “magic words” — “Please” and “Thank you”. They teach their kids to share, to wait their turn, to respect their elders, to (eventually) control their meltdowns. They push their kids into doing well at school: learning to read, to write, do basic computation, organize their thoughts for term papers….

    THEY PREPARE THEIR CHILDREN FOR LIFE.

    THEY TEACH THEIR KIDS THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS.

    Period.

    Western Civilization is, by far, the *PINNACLE* of civilization and culture, no matter what time period or geographical location one might select to compare it to.

    People steeped in the fundamentals of Western Civ are NOT “taking advantage of unearned privilege”, no matter if they’re white or pink or green or polka-dotted. All the things we know to be necessary-for-success (delayed gratification, future-time-orientation, planning, preparation, learning from experience, yada-yada-yada) DO NOT COME AUTOMATICALLY — not from skin color, not from anything else. These things are TAUGHT, slowly, step-by-step, over a long period of time (usually, something approaching two decades).

    The children who are raised in the values of Western Civ are not “given” success as a birthright. They have to learn the skills necessary to cope with Reality in all its harshness. They EARN their success.

    And don’t let these pinko, anti-life, anti-white, anti-religion, anti-capitalist, manipulative, narcissistic crybullies tell you ANYTHING DIFFERENT.