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Is there any clearer sign of how privileged a society is than the disproportionate amount of time that society spends guilting citizens over how privileged they are?

I’ll never forget the first time I encountered “critical race theory” and its overbearing adherents at my alma mater, Oberlin College, in the 1990s. Multicultural studies were all the rage. Higher education officials had torpedoed Western civilization curriculum requirements at prestigious universities nationwide. The ululations of the aggrieved reached a fever pitch as anti-white extremists demanded separate academic departments, dorms, graduation ceremonies and deans in the name of justice and equality.

The entire spectacle was as self-indulgent as it was comical. Spoiled white limousine liberals’ children lectured me—a child of Filipino immigrants who came from a Third World country colonized by the Spanish, overtaken by Americans and occupied by the Japanese—for thinking and acting “white” because I opposed race-based affirmative action policies. A miserable feminist student castigated me for using the patriarchal term “exploit” (as in “exploiting an opportunity.”) Wealthy minority progressives—cloistered in their intolerant “safe spaces” on a campus full of entitled brats whose parents forked over $40,000 a year in tuition—whined about being systemically oppressed.

The whiners whined all their way through their senior theses to secure their worthless degrees. A large portion of the whiners went on to graduate schools in advanced griping and grousing—and are now ensconced in the ivory tower of critical race theory babble, subsidized by tax dollars at public colleges and universities, venting from on high about how hopelessly downtrodden they are at the hands of the oppressors paying their cushy salaries.

This toxic resentment has metastasized in academia and spread to the bowels of the federal bureaucracy. Last month, after Discovery Institute scholar Christopher Rufo sounded the alarm with a series of whistleblower reports in the Treasury and Justice Departments, the Trump administration belatedly moved to crack down on “diversity” training sessions that perpetuate the idea that America is an inherently racist and white supremacist nation. But far more troubling is the trickledown of racist anti-racism into K-12 education across the heartland.

A parent/educator in the Springfield, Missouri, public schools sent mandatory curriculum materials for “equity training” that all teachers must now undergo. “Growing a deeper sense of cultural consciousness” is now an essential part of the district employees’ job responsibilities. This means accepting an “oppression matrix” chart that classifies all white people as a “privileged social group,” no matter their socioeconomic status, life struggles or family history. Asians are considered “oppressed,” despite vast differences in income among Asian groups and despite higher median net worth and household income than whites. All “males assigned at birth” are inherently more privileged than all “females assigned at birth.” All Protestants are forever more privileged than worshipers of any other faith.

All Springfield public school employees must now share “reflections” upon watching a “George Floyd video,” outline “what steps you will take to become an anti-racist” and engage in a “group discussion” on “white supremacy” (but not any other kind of identity politics supremacy).

Of course, the definition of “white supremacy” has been stretched to include every microaggression under the sun. “White silence”—not saying a word, remaining neutral, minding your own business—now counts as “covert white supremacy,” according to equity training materials. Saying, “all lives matter” is covert white supremacy. So are these unforgivable offenses:

“Eurocentric curriculum” (that is, any lessons that don’t put nonwhite people above white people at all times in all subject areas).
“Not believing experiences of black, indigenous, and people of color,” (which means never questioning any obvious racial hoaxes and fake hate crimes and never questioning the shady claims of racially ambiguous people that they are what and who they say they are).

“English-only initiatives” (because heaven forbid we demand that non-English-speaking immigrants assimilate and our sovereign nation demand that residents speak the same language as our founders).

“Colorblindness” (because actual anti-racism is racism).


We are trapped in a manufactured “oppression matrix” by the most comfortable and protected of liberal elites. Our children are being taught by anti-white, anti-American “equity” bullies that we are nothing more than the miserable sum of our politicized identities. A great and healthy society would teach its children to be thankful for, not guilty over, the “privileges” so many have worked so hard to pass on to our posterity.


Related: A glimmer of common sense in the U.K.

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  1. MarkU says:

    I am really glad I live in the UK at least for the moment. Watching that clip of the UK equalities minister has cheered me up enormously.

  2. Rational says:


    All white employees of such schools must sue the school, and the individuals involved, individually and in their official capacity, for racial harassment and racial abuse. As public schools, they do not have a right to promote racism, which “critical race theory” really is, as that is against the law and a violation of civil rights of whites.

    BTW, whites are the real minorities (on a global scale), being only 2 billion out of 7 billion people, and this abuse of white minorities in USA is not right.

  3. Thank you for the heads-up, Michelle. If this shit gets to our elementary school, there WILL be some hell-raising by yours truly. They won’t be able to sneak it by, as my boy will tell me, and I can hear it from some of the few non-cowardly/non-PC parents too.

    I’m lucky to not be in the kind of location where the teachers themselves are down with this stuff. I don’t expect it, unless it is some national mandate.

    I haven’t criticized you, the author in these comments yet, but here is just a little bit. I remember reading one of your columns on VDare about the Secretary of Education. (I guess it was the one before this Trump pick Betsy Devos – Arney Duncan, perhaps?) You rightly criticized the policies which involved some of the goolag-based iEspionage installed on the kids’ tablets. Sure, fine, but let’s get down to the root of the problem, Mrs. Malkin: The problem is that there IS a Feral Gov’t Department of Education to begin with. I never read that in your columns on the subject back then.

    You seem pretty Libertarian, at least lately, so I hope you agree with what I wrote. You can’t depend on “getting a good guy or gal in there next term”. You have to get to the root of the problem and END IT!

  4. White parents who send their offspring to the government-schul goolag are guilty of child abuse. It’s enemy territory. Even the mild-mannered James Dobson advocated Christian parents pull their kids out of the tax-funded indoctrination mills a quarter-century ago. They were horrible then and they are even worse now. Home school or die.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  5. @Exalted Cyclops

    “Home school or die.”
    To the extent that this article is accurate at any particular local level, then I would agree — but lets not forget — many parents will be unable, for a variety of reasons, to engage in home schooling. So the “or die” part is over the top & unfair. Better, is for parents to “deprogramme” their kids. Find out what/how the school teaches, & then re-educate the kids to correct this horrible PC insanity. I would also drum into the kids not to publicly “rock the boat” — you may think this cowardly — maybe it is — but the school exists to benefit your kids. If standing up to their pathological lies & malice would hurt your child’s prospects I would caution silence. Ultimately, you win by getting an education & denying their toxic ideology.
    Fuck the school, & all those who perpetuate these gross lies.

  6. Facebook is censoring linking this article. Use your platform to raise hell Michelle!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  7. @Tim Gungoll

    It’s not just this article or Michelle Malkin, but the entire unz site, Tim, as in any link with that domain name, I guess. I do not partake in Facebook, but I’m going by what Mr. Unz himself has written multiple times, but once in a stand-alone article about this.

  8. BRAVO!!!
    well said. they never allow poor white boys/men a seat at their gaming tables or on the NYSE,for good reasons,they killed off an entire generation of white boys in NAM ,those where the leaders of this generation and they did it well.
    Singapore has the highest IQ, for any nation we are at #27 and droping like a stone or building 7 in free-fall.
    Tare down all the schools not the statues ,make them into condos for the aged and homeless, nor more stinking school buses or dangerous schools teaching total BS.

  9. Realist says:

    The Deep State has such complete control of our country that the only way to regain, what was lost decades ago, is to destroy the Deep State…this will not be possible through the electoral process. The fact that this was not recognized decades ago has contributed to the success of the Deep State. The solution will be brutal.

  10. Trinity says:

    Whites and Protestants at the top of the heap of the Jewish/Zionist Racist Anti-White Totem Pole?

    How many Protestants are on the Supreme Court? How many Jews were on the Supreme Court before (((RBG))) passed away? What percentage of the American population identify as Protestants? What percentage of the American population identify as Jews, whether religious or not? Are Jews a religion or a race? Given that a large segment of the Jewish population are atheist and even those who are religious don’t seem to be willing to accept converts into their chosen flock, I would say the religion thingie is pure horsehit and used only when it is convenient. Lets face it, the only people who considered Sammy Davis Jr. a Jew was Sammy, he was probably labeled a “shvartze” behind his back and if you think Trump’s beloved Ivanka is fully accepted by the tribe, think again. The Kabbalah reading has-been known by her stage name as Madonna? Hardly, Madonna is just another “shiksa” to the tribe and would be invited to leave if The Material Girl ever sought to set up an official address in the racist state of Israel. Truth be told, that whole Kabbalah thing with Madonna was nothing more than a horseshit attempt to virtue signal to her masters over at those recording studios and in (((Hollywood.))) Looks like it just extended your career a few more years, babe, good luck in the future.

    ROTFLMMFWAO. Once again, the Jew tells the total inverse of the truth and it is obvious to anyone with at least 20/100 vision and an IQ above room temperature. After all anyone with 20/100 vision knows who manufactured this (((Oppression Matrix,))) along with the ridiculous lie of (((White Privilege.)))

    Sexism? Hmm, Ms. Malkin knows a thing or two about the Jewish media oppressing news that doesn’t fit the narrative, I wonder if she knows about the case of Jesse Dirkhising. The torture, rape, murder of this poor kid, Jesse Dirkhising happened the following year after the much covered murder of Matthew Shephard. We all know the Shephard story, the usual line of celebritards came out of the woods and denounced homophobia, blah, blah, blah…. Melissa Etheridge wrote a song about the case, blah, blah, blah, etc. However, few know the story of Jesse Dirkhising. You see, the poor kid Jesse was tortured, and repeatedly raped by what the police described as two lovers or in other words two homosexual males who happened to be lovers. Heterosexual privilege? Apparently not for Jesse Dirkhising.

    The only truth laying in this (((Oppression Matrix))) chart is the working class being discriminated against in the “Classism” category, HOWEVER, this is only applied to poor or working class Whites, PARTICULARLY any poor or working class White Southerner. Poor or working class Blacks and Browns observe privilege and are catered to by the (((media,))) (((Hollywood,))) leftist white traitor trash in gated communities, etc. Hell, the white traitor trash in those gated communities probably have a whole crew of Mexicans doing their yard work for cheaper prices than some neighborhood kid wanted to charge for earning some spending money and learning the value of a dollar and working for a living.

    • Thanks: Richard B
  11. George A says:

    Key point:
    During the Obama/Biden admin, Premier Xi came to power in China, China was moving towards Democracy. Xi went to then-VP Biden for advice to this direction, and what was Biden’s answer? “Complete Authoritarianism.”
    Xi asked a “Democrat” about moving to Democracy, and was directed to Authoritarianism.
    So, Shakespeare said, A Rose is a Rose, even though it goes by another name?
    Biden showed himself, “Democrats”; my parents were Democrats and Democratic.

    The Democrat Party is not Democratic.
    They directed a freedom-seeking nation into a war engine to tyrany.

    Please #POTUS, recognize that an appeal had been made and violated by our USA representatives. Both nations are suffering, many corrupt exchanges between them. All because of an inappropriate response to a good request to a group representing democracy falsely. Please recognize both sides are being deceived and brought to high level of angst, at the expense of international peace.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  12. This is like astrology & similar stuff. Should be completely forbidden in schools.

  13. @Trinity

    Are Jews a religion or a race?

    Ashkenazi Jews Are Indigenous To Israel, Not Europe

  14. The shear, unadulterated, B.S. that millions of “whites” accept that is directed at them, in the nation their tribe basically founded, is a source of constant amusement to some folks like myself. The insouciance or shear stupidity towards their situation or whatever it is, is sufficiently mind numbing that even Excedrin headache number 1000, is inadequate to describe the feeling.

  15. @Trinity

    Madonna’s video’s are pure shit. Even judged by the standards of the time, they are utterly tasteless and worthless as a form of art. The so called “degenerate art” as labeled by the Nazi’s, would be called masterpieces by the Nazi’s if all they had to compare them to was Madonna’s video’s.. WHEW!!!!

  16. Trinity says:

    How many Jews and Blacks in America hold positions that they are not qualified to be in? Hell, look at that Toobin character? Seriously, “getting in touch with the unemployed” aka jacking off during a meeting. This is what this clown does at “work?” Must be that high Jewish IQ, right? How many of these high IQ Jews have some serious sexual issues at “work?” Hmm, we have Eric Schneidermann, Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Wiener, ( my gawd, the name is perfect)this Toobin clown, and speaking of Jeffrey, Jeff Epstein, etc. I could name the list of perverts all day long but you get the point. Do you see a pattern here? I mean we could also add the names of Roman Polanski and Woody Allen to the ever expanding list.

    Thanks to Jewish control of the media aka the narrative, these people control much of what we are told via the idiot box aka television and now a great deal of what we hear or read on the internet. Nepotism? Sure thing with the Jews and among a lot of other races. Nonwhites are unapologetic about looking out for their own and won’t adhere to the rules they set up for Whitey. Interesting demographic are the biracial, hell we are becoming a nation of triracial, heinz 57’s even. I can very well remember a time where I might put biracial at the top of the list of being oppressed, particularly black-white biracial who were shunned by Whites and even Blacks back in the day. I hardly think a biracial person actually is oppressed nowadays nowadays, maybe even seen as special by a society brainwashed into believing that mixing the races is good. Yes, it is good for ((( you know who))) who sit stolen land, a nation about the size of New Jersey and ban a fictional book about a love affair involving a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman. HYPOCRITES ANYONE. Good for thee, but not me, anyone?

  17. @George A

    George, do you have any links to this story about Joe Biden advising Xi Jinping? I have never heard anything about this.

  18. Thanks for this reminder of who is ruining and who ruined “higher education” I’m glad I got out of college when I did in 1982. We had just begun to fight some of these “pc thug” battles, especially in the Phys-ED dept dominated by NOW nags and thugs. I enjoyed saying blatant “sexist” things standing next to them, watching them get triggered. I can only imagine now how bad things are. I saw a video of one “college” where a black gal (diversity person making $$$$$) walked in… clapped her hands at WHITE folks ….”CLAP, CLAP… Ok, PSA! all you white folks now … you need to move along, there’s too many of y’all in here … this is a BLACK place.. Clapped at them like they were dogs or animals to shooo. MLK must be spinning in his grave at such upside down feeeeling and policies. It’s the opposite of what he worked for .. so SEGREGATION WAS the answer all along?!! that’s the evil left for you. I can’t imagine what would happen if I was there as a student today, same for my DAD the Teacher/Coach/Principal who ruled with the WOODEN PADDLE in his time whose heroes were Joe (Batman) Clark, Larry Elder and Mike Ditka. Good luck to all good and decent Conservative and religious folks who WADE into the ENEMY these days and show them why liberalism is dead wrong.

  19. We must be ready to hang the bastards, not sue them. How many are REALLY up to the job?

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