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White privilege... really? In schools??!

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stellenbosch Sat 10-Mar-18 23:19:08

To quote Bastille, 'the world's gone mad' ...

ScreamingLevitation Sat 10-Mar-18 23:21:45

I don't really know much about race relations in a British Columbia so don't feel qualified to comment on this poster.

ScreamingLevitation Sat 10-Mar-18 23:22:17

'a' is a typo

YassQueen Sat 10-Mar-18 23:23:16

1) It's Canada.

2) Yes, how dare schools make children aware of racism and privilege.

kubex Sat 10-Mar-18 23:25:22

@stellenbosch I'm guessing you are white?

NorthEndGal Sat 10-Mar-18 23:25:43

As a Canadian, I say "Thanks Trudeau "hmmblush

I have never voted Liberal or Conservative, and the NDP only got my vote when Jack was at the helm.
But I'm one of 6 that votes for the Greens....grin

PaperdollCartoon Sat 10-Mar-18 23:27:16

White privilege is a thing. We should be aware of it. Yes children should be taught about racism and privilege from a young age, I don’t get your issue?

Not a fan of the wording of this particular poster though

NotACleverName Sat 10-Mar-18 23:27:49

I'm not seeing the issue.

Guavaf1sh Sat 10-Mar-18 23:28:57

Entirely agree OP - the world is indeed mad. I hate this nonsense talk about white privilege and that such a poster is in a public place is totally unacceptable

Pereie Sat 10-Mar-18 23:30:04

Why is it mad? You don't think white privilege is a thing? Or are you too privileged to notice or care?

It's great that this is an open conversation in schools.

AjasLipstick Sat 10-Mar-18 23:30:07

Are you denying that people of colour have fewer advantages OP??

Snowbelled Sat 10-Mar-18 23:30:11

Of course white privilege exists. And it should be taught. But that is a shite poster.

Snowbelled Sat 10-Mar-18 23:31:49

I have to admit that anyone that uses the phrase 'gone mad is usually a bit if a twat so you lost me straight away.

toomanyweeds Sat 10-Mar-18 23:32:47

I really don't see the problem?

Guavaf1sh Sat 10-Mar-18 23:33:40

People have advantages for all kinds of issues but a colourblind approach is best. Blanket blaming white people is racist as well and does not serve the cause of racial equality one bit.

Deadwood58 Sat 10-Mar-18 23:33:53

I think it's especially important in a country like Canada that has an indigenous population that is so much less privileged than the rest of the country, both economically and in terms of the terrifying murder rate of young indigenous women.

stellenbosch Sat 10-Mar-18 23:33:58

What about ppl from poor backgrounds, that have gone through shit and worked their way up, so their kids can have a better life. But, cos they are white, they are privileged somehow?

FrancisCrawford Sat 10-Mar-18 23:35:18

I’m wondering how a Jewish child with relatives who were killed in the Holocaust might feel about that message.

RoseWhiteTips Sat 10-Mar-18 23:35:43

So people who are white have to be ashamed of their skin colour? Niiice

IfyouseeRitaMoreno Sat 10-Mar-18 23:36:32

Yeah it’s a rubbish poster. Way too preachy and will probably backfire as people get defensive when made to feel guilty.

I’d say there were better ways to teach. Don’t tell people they have have wp, show them. Some examples would have been better.

entropynow Sat 10-Mar-18 23:36:44


You don't in fact know what 'white privilege' is, do you? Please do the research before making ignorant comments like yours have been.

kubex Sat 10-Mar-18 23:37:19

@stellenbosch you obviously have zero understanding of privilege, white or otherwise.

blackteasplease Sat 10-Mar-18 23:38:08

I'm not totallt sure it's the best wording possible but it's a good idea. I'd have used a white man I think to make it a stronger more clear cut point. I also hope there's one with man saying "I've benefited unfairly as a result of my sex" if we are going to talk

OutyMcOutface Sat 10-Mar-18 23:38:16

Maybe race is more important incanda than ur is here?

Stillscreaming Sat 10-Mar-18 23:38:25

So people who are white have to be ashamed of their skin colour? Niiice

It wouldn't be nice at all if anyone said that. It's a good job they didn't.

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