Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a 4-part series
Progressives Today sent undercover reporters to expose the White Privilege Conference 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin.
In today’s segment the speakers at the White Privilege Conference 2014 claim racism was invented in the American colonies.
The WPC14 speakers also insist that America is inherently evil because of its racist roots. This is the message they are spewing to the thousands of teachers and students who attended this radical far left conference.
Highlights from today’s video include:
- White people were invented in 1681.
- Racism was invented in Colonial America by White Capitalists as a tool to divide labor and keep the working class in their place.
- Individualism is a White construct.
- Islamic societies have historically protected Jews from White Christians.
- High school students in attendance.
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction attendance.
Featured speakers include:
- Berkeley Law Professor John A Powell.
- St. Xavier University Sociology Professor Jacqueline Battalora.
MADISON, Wis. – Nobody is claiming that African-Americans have caught up to white Americans in terms of income and education.
But blacks have clearly made progress.
According to one recent study, 70 percent of African-American families make between $50,000 and $150,000 per year, which most would agree qualifies as solidly middle class. There are roughly 35,000 black millionaires in the United States today.
Between 1976 and 2011 the percentage of black college students grew from about 10 percent to 15 percent.
In the 1920s, there were about 10,000 African-Americans with four-year college degrees. Today that number has grown to about 4.5 million. The percentage of blacks over 25 with a university degree grew from 11.3 percent in 1990 to 19.6 percent in 2006.
The number of black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased 61 percent between 2002 and 2007, reaching a total of about 1.9 million.
Is there still a great deal of economic and educational inequality between the races in America?
Of course. But it has to be viewed in context. Until about 150 years ago most blacks in America were slaves, with no rights, incomes or education levels to speak of.
There has been much improvement in the overall condition of African-Americans over the past century, with remarkable progress over the past 50 years.
Black Americans themselves are optimistic about their situation in America. The following was published by National Public Radio in 2011:
“A new poll released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found that the overwhelming majority of black people (86 percent) said they were satisfied with their lives. Nearly 60 percent said they would eventually achieve the American dream of financial security and homeownership. A little more than half of those polled (53 percent) said they felt their lives had gotten better in recent years.”
Yet the college professors and K-12 teachers who gathered in Madison, Wisconsin in March for the White Privilege Conference fail to recognize any progress at all.
The speakers at WPC14 believe that white, Christian men have conspired over the years to keep racism alive and well. They say their goal since colonial times has been to keep working class whites and blacks separated by cultural differences and mistrust, so they will never unite and threaten their economic status.
“White supremacy has been embedded in the United States since its beginning,” one speaker at the conference said.
They believe black Americans will never make significant progress unless our nation trades in free enterprise for a socialist type of economy. They would also like to reduce – or eliminate – the influence of Christianity, which they consider just another tool to help the wealthy hold blacks and other workers down.
“It’s very similar to how we might define racism or sexism or other systems of oppression,” another speaker said, referring to Christianity.
The worst part is that the White Privilege movement is focused on thousands of K-12 teachers, so they will take the anti-American message back to their classrooms and share it with naïve students while their parents are not paying attention.
EAGnews and Progressives Today sent an investigative reporting crew to the March conference and produced a four-part video series on the event. The crew captures many honest and alarming statements from the people who are trying to sell America on the White Privilege theory.
Authored by Steve Gunn
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