The city of Seattle is quickly becoming one of the country’s most pathetic liberal wastelands. If they’re not hiking the minimum wage beyond reason, they’re going through the garbage to fine residents who don’t obey every dot and tittle of the city’s recycling laws. And now, apparently finding themselves with too much money in the taxpayer coffers, the city is about to put on some “white fragility” classes to further the progressive cause.
The classes will be run by Robin DiAngelo, a (white) University of Washington professor who has dedicated her life to studying the theory of “whiteness.” Along the way, she coined the term “white fragility” to describe the way white people were paralyzed with fear at the thought of confronting America’s racial imbalances.
White fragility, according to DiAngelo, is “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.”
One of these white fragility classes was held on Aug. 17 and there will be another on September 7; unfortunately, it’s sold out, so…you’ll have to find something more fulfilling to do on that date. Throw rocks at your own mailbox, perhaps. Jam your toothbrush as far into your ear as possible. Well, you can come up with your own.
How is it possible that these liberals don’t see the irony of this “white privilege” movement in academia? All of these ludicrous social theories reek of the same kind of racial nonsense that supported slavery two centuries ago. The effort is not to bring people of color up; the goal is to bring whites down. By the time these idiots are done indoctrinating the next generation, everyone in the country will be too busy squabbling over this idiocy to actually contribute to society.
Then again, maybe that’s the point.