For John, BLUF: From the definitions below one could be forgiven for thinking there are a lot of "white" Backs and Asians, and Hispanics as well. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The New York Post, by Reporter Susan Edelman, 18 May 2019.
Here is the lede plus four:
Whiteness has become “toxic” under schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s regime, insiders charge.Now here is an interesting quote from the mentioned course material:
At least four top Department of Education executives who have been demoted or stripped of duties under Carranza’s sweeping reorganization are poised to sue the city, claiming he has created “an environment which is hostile toward whites,” a source told The Post.
The women — all white, veteran administrators — contend they were pushed aside for less qualified persons of color.
“These decisions are being made because DOE leadership believes that skin color plays a role in how to get equity — that white people can’t convey the message,” said a source familiar with the complaints.
“There’s a toxic whiteness concept going on.”
“Whiteness” is defined as: “The component of each and every one of ourselves that expects assimilation to the dominant culture.”If one doesn't wish to assimilate into the domanent culture, why would one come here; or better why would they wish to become part of the dominant social institutions. Why would they not, like Nicaraguans or Hondurans, emigrate to a culture they favor. This sounds like a version of Little Green Men in mufti. Sort of a "let's subvert the dominant culture". I am not sure people will like the outcome, although it will probably put paid to illegal immigration.
Here is a definition of "white supremacy":
“White supremacy is characterized by perfectionism, a belief in meritocracy, and the Protestant work ethic,” the exec said, adding that whites who object when accused of deep-rooted bias are called “fragile” and “defensive.”This issue is like the "left/right" in political discussions. It just obfuscates what is really happening. I guess it could be worse. Then Attorney General Eric Holder, early in his time at Main Justice, called us to a conversation. Now would be a good time. Not a lecture, but a real conversation.
This calls to mind the late Antonio Francesco Gramsci, and not for the better.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff