May 08, 2016

Are mandatory “white privilege” courses racist? University of Alberta student fights back

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

A student at the University of Alberta, Dorian Banman, is raising concerns about a mandatory course in the education program called Aboriginal Educational Contexts Engagement. He thinks it reflects some of the more radical components of the Idle No More movement.

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The student says that instruction in the course crosses the line in suggesting such things as “only white people can be racist” and that “being white makes a person naturally racist.”

Dorian has followed the appropriate steps by contacting university officials but feels that he hasn’t received an appropriate response.

He also feels that the course content violates the university’s Discrimination and Harassment Safe Disclosure and Human Rights policies.

White privilege courses aren’t just restricted to the University of Alberta. The University of Calgary hosts a page explaining “white privilege” and “whiteness” and schools across the United States are sending students to white privilege conferences where they offer course credits for attendance, and breakout sessions are designed for middle and high school students. The University of Michigan also now offers a required class on white privilege.

Leave it to the left to cry bigotry while using a bigoted concept. Considering this course is required material for future teachers, our kids will be sure to learn about all of the “privilege” held by those white guys who ended slavery and who fought and died in wars to preserve our rights and freedoms, right?

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commented 2016-05-10 22:32:35 -0400
The video has been broken for a while now, can someone fix it? :/
commented 2016-05-09 22:37:09 -0400
I guess that those who went to university know that ideas have to be presented, worked out, argued about. Those who did not have to go to university know the same things.
commented 2016-05-09 20:14:45 -0400
You know I’ve been notion quite some time that this nonsense seems to get rolled out across all of Canada and perhaps all of the Western world at the same time. Almost as if some shadowy group is behind the scenes pushing this on society.

California for example (not the only state either) is bringing in the same stupid mixed gender bathroom sharing policies in their schools as we are having forced on us here in Alberta.

If this was a natural societal shift certain areas would adopt things like this and if it worked out then other regions would consider it. Some areas being much more resistant. However it seems that all jurisdictions are on the exact same program.

I really don’t see how this could be possible unless their is an underlying conspiracy at work here.
commented 2016-05-09 20:05:59 -0400
“AL PETERSON commented 2016-05-09 09:21:24 -0400
If being white means being naturally racist then that means they are “born that way” and can’t help it. That means they are like gays etc who are born that way and can’t help it. That means that they are being subject to discrimination for something they were born with. That means that this discrimination is wrong and is hate speech. The means they need safe spaces and to be coddled.”

Stop it with all that logic stuff Al or you will be sent for re-education.
commented 2016-05-09 13:59:47 -0400
Egil Lomeland: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Your son’s choices for a university that suits his criteria will be few and far between. I wish him well.

Is there an institute of higher learning that solely teaches how to deal with the insanity of the left, and offers a refresher course in how to form an effective militia?

Peter N: Dump Justin Bin Trudeau.I believe Robert Raymond has the copyright on that, but has indicated like minded souls are free to use it. Robert puts country ahead of copyright law in this case.
commented 2016-05-09 10:28:20 -0400
Enjoy the decline.
commented 2016-05-09 10:21:55 -0400
I have seen a few people use this DJBT

What does DJBT that mean?
commented 2016-05-09 10:17:49 -0400
@ Al Peterson – That was the point I made 15 hours ago in this comment section. I agree with you completely.
commented 2016-05-09 10:15:29 -0400
Donald Allan said, “If profiling and stereotyping are judged to be racist, then both the cop and the professor are equally guilty of racism.”

Yes, that is what reality, logic, and common sense dictates, but that certainly is not the reality the SJW live in.

To the SJWs they claim anyone not white cannot be racists at all at any time, and only whites are racists, are racist all the time, are born racists, are raised as racists and relish their racism. It’s all a load of crap, and follows no evidence or reason, and is all based upon emotionalism.

There is no reasoning with emotionalism. It is not possible.
commented 2016-05-09 10:08:17 -0400
Drew Wakariuk said, “Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in.”

Yea, me too. Could do with some “white privilege” about now.
commented 2016-05-09 09:58:50 -0400
We white people are going to have to sue these institutions for their shameless promotion of racism. We are the ones paying the bills, and you call us racist. All those snotty professors need to be booted out and should have to reapply for their positions. I’m sure those arrogant, entitled, SOB’s would have a hissy fit, when we turn the spot light on the ones who are really privileged.
commented 2016-05-09 09:54:34 -0400
The world is going to hell in a hand basket!
We are led by clueless fools and the citizens have become sheeple.
We will continue on this path until civilization as we know it no longer exists.
With the help of the genocidal Muslims, this will take approximately ten years give or take five years!
As George Carlin used to say – and I am paraphrasing here, “bend over, your government is ready and willing to service you” right up the rear!

commented 2016-05-09 09:42:31 -0400
Relativism and post-modern deconstructionism is running rampant in Western society and actually has been for some time now, all cleverly cloaked throughout the entire education (indoctrination) system. The 4 part process of ‘ideology subversion’ (demoralization, destabilization, crisis and normalization), has changed, and continues to change societies perception of reality. This is by no means purely coincidental or just the odd occurrence. It is being done by willful intent based on Marxist doctrines. This is societal suicide absurdity and MUST BE STOPPED! In reality, the racism card is a scam and a fraud. I know it all too well since I grew up in, and was educated in, such an environment and can see it for what it really is.
There are many articles on this topic that you can search on the internet as well, but be forewarned, that about 50% are non-integrous.
commented 2016-05-09 09:21:24 -0400
If being white means being naturally racist then that means they are “born that way” and can’t help it. That means they are like gays etc who are born that way and can’t help it. That means that they are being subject to discrimination for something they were born with. That means that this discrimination is wrong and is hate speech. The means they need safe spaces and to be coddled.
commented 2016-05-09 08:59:47 -0400
a “white privilege” course for all students is fine as long as you lynch the worthless blacks first.
and give the beaners leaf blowers and tell them to get to work. if you do that, then it is fair to have a ‘white privilege’ course.
commented 2016-05-09 08:36:31 -0400
Let’s look at two different situations and analyze them.
1. A policeman sees a car full of black youths , is suspicious and immediately follows the car and pulls them over for a roadside checkout.
2. A college professor stands in front of a group of white students and tells them they are “priveleged”.
In the liberal world the cop is a dirty rat racist and the professor is a kind compassionate caring person who wants to make the world kinder and better.
Actually both the professor and cop are using a set of predetermined attitudes and ideas to reach conclusions. These ideas are usually called sterotyping and profiling.
If profiling and stereotyping are judged to be racist, then both the cop and the professor are equally guilty of racism.
commented 2016-05-09 07:08:18 -0400
“Also, I have found and experienced first-hand what you refer to as racism—it runs very deep on this world. Racism that knows no boundaries—for every culture and every race practice it in one form or another, no matter how much you try to deny it, ignore it, stop it, or legislate against it. You attempt to demonize one race in particular for practicing unbridled racism, but all are equally guilty.” Abriel put significant emphasis on the words “every” and “all.”

Genesis—The Reckoning
commented 2016-05-09 04:49:58 -0400
This makes three of the last three videos unaccessible. What gives?
commented 2016-05-09 03:17:39 -0400
Good point Drew…. A good friend of mine served on the staff the Canadian Embassy in Beijing for three years in the late 90s… His candid observation was that the “pecking order” within China was openly and blatantly “racist” depending on which regional Chinese language you spoke or which region you came from!… And need we be reminded of the “caste system” still alive and well in “modern” India??? So called White Privilege is an obviously artificial construct to excuse the “I can’t be bothered to get off my fat ass and get a job” segments of our society…
commented 2016-05-09 00:50:32 -0400
Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in.
commented 2016-05-09 00:49:50 -0400
Yeah white people are so racist , try Asia and Africa for REAL levels of racism.
commented 2016-05-08 23:23:20 -0400
What those who do not consider themselves “white”, like Hispanics, Jews, and Eastern Europeans – where is there so called white privilege?

This is designed to attack whites from Western Europe, by whites from Western Europe. This is another act of self-immolation.
commented 2016-05-08 21:11:01 -0400
The University of Alberta should be hauled in front of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal for blatant racism. And then the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal should be hauled in front of any other competent court if they don’t do their job in prosecuting blatant racism.
commented 2016-05-08 21:09:33 -0400
Hi Holly. Great work as always. When it comes to fighting political correctness on campus, I am jealous of you Albertans for producing Space Moose.
commented 2016-05-08 21:00:54 -0400
The worst kind of bigotry is that which is sold as progressive thought – Universities are no longer learning centers but radicalization centers where young people are weaponized by Marxist demagogues to hate their own culture.- If my son was subjected to this type of bigotry I would be actively suing and running private prosecutions of those responsible..

“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people. His servitude is strictly objective.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
commented 2016-05-08 20:32:28 -0400
Error on video presentation
commented 2016-05-08 20:11:00 -0400
My son will be studying chemical engineering and the last thing he wants is to be forced to attend useless classes like this. One of his criteria is the political stance of the university and he will not be applying to ones with a political agenda rather than a educational one. I’m sure there are quite a few people who would avoid U of A and others if they knew if they were political.
commented 2016-05-08 19:59:13 -0400
Media error on video.
commented 2016-05-08 19:36:34 -0400
He will get no response.

No one in a lefty university will ever stop the white privilege story.

Be sure to never hire someone who is university educated unless you need a specific skill – medical, dental etc.

I wonder how obama got into power?

Certainly no Indian or black man would be racist. Right?

Whitey is racist.

Mind you if you ever get to work in africa or the middle east you will see what REAL racism is.

I wish him luck – he will need it.