Thousands of teachers flock to “White Privilege Conference.”
(EAGNews) The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference started Thursday in Philadelphia, PA, and this year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States.”
The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense “privilege” and repent.
“Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere,” wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of “The Privilege Institute,” which organizes the event.
Metro reports 2,500 teachers, school administrators and counselors will attend the conference — the largest attendance to date. The conference is championed by a radical sect of educators from the organization Rethinking Schools, which promotes the concepts of white privilege and the conference itself to teachers across the country.
In 2014, EAG News attended the White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin to record some of the sessions.
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The 2016 conference features a wide variety workshops and caucus groups for adults and students that focus on race, racism, perceived white privilege and black oppression, and other “racial justice” topics. This year’s race-based conference also branches into new territory with discussions about gay and transgender rights, as well as Islam.
The workshop “White American Islamophobia,” meanwhile, explains how “bigoted views of white conservatives like Bill O’Reilly and white liberals such as Bill Maher unveil how Islamophobia is not a partisan issue.” It also aims to “clear up misinformation about Islam and Muslims and the socio-political implications of White American Xenophobia,” according to the program.
Here’s another video from the 2014 conference.
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