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    Americorps how about that a federally funded Racist organization.. well I hope they have a good sense to bring back the yellow Star of David for the Jews to wear on their clothes and let's see let's think of a good 1 for the blacks to wear down in Georgia.. hey this has real possibilities ... that sounds like a program our president could get behind
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    I didn't see the "Americorps" asking the black folk to wear chains and shackles reminding the black folk how things used to be and how good they got it now...

    Didn't even know "Americorps" existed but glad I do now. Makes it easier for me to know who not to give my charitable tax write off to.
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    What BS this is, White Privilege?
    Oh hell, now I know we need a National Whitey College Fund, the ole N.W.C.F.
    Do we not have a black President, or atleast a black guy pretending to be President?
    Look, drop out of school, go hook or sell crack on the street corner, and I promise your life will never amount to much. No Matter What Damn Color You Are.
    Go to school, work hard, study hard, be somewhat educated, show you have ambition, and you will succeed, how much depends on you, timing, and luck. Again, No Matter What Damn Color You Are.
    Seems fair to me.
    Trust me, I am a white, huntin and fishin, blue jean and cowboy boot wearin, country boy. I am also the boss, and if you can do the job, the way I want it, and can help me turn a profit, then not only will I hire you, I will keep bringing you up the ladder, and I could careless what color you are.
    Please if you are to damn lazy to pull your own pants up, or tie your own shoe's, or look professional.
    Do Not Apply
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    I couldn't find this "news story" on the website of a single major news outlet, including Fox News. That being said, I think this idea - IF IT'S TRUE - is absolutely ridiculous.
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    This is almost assuring that white supremist groups will have lots of followers when half of these children grow into adulthood and rebel.
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    This is persecution for being white and not feeling guilty enough. It is racist to the core. Reverse racism is NOT justice; it is revenge. It has also gone on long enough.
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    @LGRepublican It's a variation of "You didn't build that". So, I have a nice home in a safe community because someone else worked three jobs to put himself through college? Someone else lived frugally in order to save for retirement? I am really, really tired of this crap.
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    Oh Joy! My tax money is being used in Wisconsin to teach kids that I and they (if they're white) are all racists simply because of the color of our skin.

    Oh the Irony! The race-based thinkers are getting Federal Money in order to accuse the rest of us of being rae-based thinkers.
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    @Knightkore I have thought a bit about Bizarro world and it just creates more questions. For instance, if red = green but green is perceived as red we'd be right back where we started. If the worst is considered the best, but wouldn't the best do the worst and the worst perform the best? Is a cube really the opposite of a sphere? Consider a sphere as an infinitely sided object then the least number of sides object would be (help me out you D&D people) a four sided pyramid. But a sphere is also consider a one sided object and the opposite of that would be an infinitely sided object - a sphere! Oh, man, I'm gonna have to move to Colorado to finish this discussion...
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    I'm white, straight, Christian and a female. I guess I should be REAL guilty of my English, Irish, German, Russian and Danish roots. Get over it folks.

    Say it loud "I'M WHITE AND I'M PROUD !!!
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    I thought it was "just skin" right? "We are all the same on the inside" and all that crap right? The hypocracy is strong with thiese people. Racist is racist! Im Irish, German, and Itialian... whoops... i guess thats wrong of me somehow lol
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    @CharlieRosencr What privileges? I have to work hard all day and pay taxes just like any other responsible American. No special privileges for me. Meanwhile I see the group of "minorities" down the road living in "free" housing, talking on "free" cellphones, getting "free" money for their "food" and whatnot, I could go on and on. When I quote "free" that usually means that taxpayers such as myself paid for all that. And while white people game the system as well, at least to a degree they are thankful for it.
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    That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. We are trying to fight racism not promote it. Give me break.
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    Agreed. This is outrageous. Talk about passive aggressive hypocrisy. Making kids feel bad about being white. "You're kinda wrong for being white. Remember that and act like it." Ridiculous.
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    I do admire Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for allowing the mentally retarded to become educators and administrators. What makes it even worse is the bunch of mindless drones that follow these idiots dropped into leadership positions. On the bright side, the Chinese will need people to clean their toilets when they finish buying the US.
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    I've always said that not everyone should be bright. The person who does a menial job should feel just as accomplished.
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    @Your_Name_Here - you know those people that take tickets and tolls on the highways? I would not be able to do their job.
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    @DerivePI "Those people" who work here on the NYS Thruway booths have been reporting incomes of over 75K for doing the same job as a grocery store cashier.
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    @Your_Name_Here - Even for 75K I would not be able to do it. Nice of you to reward them so handsomely (rubbing salt in wound)!
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    @AlexMIA - It's getting so a white man can't go into a Starbucks and get a Grande Mochaccino with 2 espresso shots, whipped cream and just a dusting of nutmeg without someone commenting on the size of his wallet.
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    @AntiPorcheria Anymore attoning and white people with have to undergo pigment surgery in order to get a fair shake, at the very least stock up on tanning pills and perms. LOL!
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    @AntiPorcheria There's nothing like a white man with a big fat wallet.:) I don't drink coffee though, damn it!
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    They teach kids to be proud of who they are and the good choices they make, THEN turn around and think these kids should apologize for the color of the skin they were born with? Should German children apologize to the jewish community for their last names? Should middle eastern children apologize to NY for their accents? My god man!!
    Why not just make them wear T-shirts that say "I'M SORRY FOR BEING WHO I AM"
    Way to teach self esteem to our youth Wisconsin :(
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    So it is not enough if you are not racist.... now we need to be ashamed for being white.... thats fantastic. I thought it was "just skin"?....F'n hypocrites. Iv never seen or benefited from "white privilege" in my life.
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    Check with the people in Appalachia on how privileged they feel. While you're at it ask why the region is not overrun with crime. Poverty breeds crime according to the left and Appalachia is probably the poorest region in the US.
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    Can the white kids have a counter organization passing out white hoods? LOL!!! This is not the stupidest thing that could happen. The stupidest thing that will happen is that there will be white folks wearing the bracelets!
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    @AnnieO I can, I was sarcasticly talking about having a counter indoctrinating organization.
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    @AlexMIA Oh I knew what you meant lol! I'm referring to the idea that a bracelet is needed at all. These kids know they are white (I hope, anyway).
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    ...aaah...MORE white guilt. Not buying it. I do not feel guilty for being born 'white'.
    Actually, I'm olive skinned and my heritage is from Italy, but I guess I'm still considered 'white'. I don't care what color or ethnicity someone is, it is the content
    of the person and not the color. I can not be 'proud' or 'ashamed' to be white. I just
    am...guilt is so non productive for everyone. Get on and get over it!
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    As a Black man, I see this as being the most asinine thing dealing with race relations I have seen in decades. White privilege may or may not exist, so what!?!. Non-ideas like this only reinforces racism. It also could lead to violence. People of all races need to let a lot of past actions go. They need not to be forgotten, just not harped on. The way I look at it, we are all are privileged. We are privileged to be alive. Just let it go and live your lives. Crap like this does not let us move ahead of racism.
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    When I was a small child I was told that I was not to go across the cross road down the street because that was "green acres" (actual name) and where the "darkies" lived. What I was too young to understand was by living on the border of the blacks and whites we were what was known as white trash. When I was in high school and a sports star I didn't understand why certain girls wouldn't date me but I understand today. I was white trash. When I left the south and went to UCLA I was amazed at the number of different races. I had never seen an Asian. At least half the football team was black. Most the basketball team was. I had never seen a Jewish Person or a Pacific Islander. What changed my life in college (a place I would have never gone had I not had an ability to catch a pass) was that nobody was talking about race. They were talking about grades, about wins, about money.

    I grew up in a time when I went to integrated high school and integrated college. I was too young and dumb to know that I had made a great leap. A leap from being white trash to college student. Over the years I was the only member of my immediate family who ever went to college. Took me many year of going back and making runs at the two dated degrees I hold today. I paid to bury my parents and three sibling one by one. Because I was the only one who ever had any money. I got lucky. Started a business with 15,000.00 with a friend who also got lucky. He was black and from Compton California. Neither of us had any business succeeding in business in the most competitive city in America. We just didn't know we weren't supposed to succeed. We worked 90 hours a week, our wives did the same, our children studied in our stores. We succeeded beyond my every dream.

    Racism exists. White privilege existed at the "crossroads" but there was a another crossroads in the other direction that said "don't cross that line because that's where the white trash live". No matter who you are there is always excuses to fail. Warren Buffet isn't going to take my white ass to lunch to offer me his empire no matter what. Because I'm not qualified to do so. Michael Jordan isn't going to play one on one with me. Because I'm not qualified. He doesn't know me, I don't have anything to offer him and there would be no point in him wasting his time doing so.

    It is what it is. Life. Always excuses to fail. The question is are the excuses to fail more important than the reasons to succeed? Life is a series of crossroads. Some people breeze right by and others never see anything but a stop sign.
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    @jessejaymes I thought I had replied to you about 7 hrs ago but I guess it's in internet limbo. All I wanted to say to you is that I can fully relate to what you are saying. Been there. Done that. I think a big problem about racism is people are afraid of being left behind or missing out on something because someone of another race has it. You add class status to the mix and it only gets worse. Having not experienced racism outside of Black/White or White/Black, college opened my eyes to how other races, cultures are racially mistreated. People need to stop harping on past transgressions along race. It happened, just don't let it happen again. Everyone has something to offer to this huge fish bowl we live in. As my parents taught me, "don't hold a grudge against that White man because of something his ancestor did. He did nothing to you. He just might be the one thing you need to get where you want to be." I know this will make me seem like an "Uncle Tom" to some Blacks, but we have to let it go. The more you hold this hatred towards Whites because of slavery, it's only going to eat at you until you die. Nothing good will come out of it. And the same for some Whites who feel Blacks, on the whole, are worthless. We ARE NOT. Yes. There are some of us who I feel should be kicked square in the a$$. But, that can be said about any race. There's always a bad apple in the barrel. Get some of those crooks out of Washington who keep flaming the fire of racism and maybe thing could be a little less crazy. Who am I fooling? But I can dream, can't I?

    Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.
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    @Roco It's how the power structure works. Keep us fighting among ourselves about anything and everything and nobody has the time or energy to do anything about THEM. I babble like everyone else but honestly I don't see it changing. I think they've won. But if you still can dream hang onto if for as long as you can. Someone, someday just might surprise us all.
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    Sounds like Wisconsin needs to lay off a lot of educators. Increasing the level of racism is not going to do anything positive - better to stop feeding the hate and let it die.
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    HHmmm,should i wear a bracelet.. i was going to try to say something witty or thought provoking,all i can come up with is the people responsible for this inconceivable stupidity should be charged with a hate crime,they should be tried and publicly hung,if they have adult offspring they should be sterilized as to help prevent the continuing cycle of idiocy.
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    This BS only appeals to white middle-class and upper class kids from the suburbs. I grew up in a neighborhood that was 50/50 black&white so I don't feel a damn bit of white guilt.
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    It sounds as if educators in that district are encouraging Caucasian students to fail in the name of racial equality. If so, I think that they need to pursue interests outside the field of education.
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    This is such bullshit! Whats next? I know! Lets have an elementry school assembly where all the white kids take turns saying how personally sorry they are to all the other kids..... they can say they are sorry for enslaving the little blake kids great great great great freaking grand pappy, and tell the little japanese kids how awful it was that that white people bombed their great grand parents..... oh and they gota tell the little indians (sorry... NATIVE AMERICANS) how (personally) sorry they are about the whole small pox and stealing their land thing.... then can just vomit myself to death
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    Too bad i wrote that..... there is some stupid asshole in charge of a school somwhere who would love this idea... im sure of it
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    I'm confused, being Hungarian, Irish, & Spanish where do I fit in? In winter I am not as tan, in spring and summer I'm a darker tan.....would I have to wear an off-white bracelet? Seriously.....this is NOT any way to fight racism by always constantly bringing attention to the color of ones skin in order to divide and segregate.
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    Coming from a black woman that believes in the existance of white priviledge, this is freakin ridiculous. WTF does the bracelet do aside from further alienating the students due to race?
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    I want to be fair. I'm not real clear on white privilege. Can you explain it to me? I'm not looking for a fight but to make sure I understand what we are discussing.
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    @NTBFW I agree that this is stupid but teaching about white priviledge isnt about telling someone they are racist. This method is divisive, like the races arent divided enough. White Privilege is essentially built in affirmative action. Whites are advanced quicker by other whites in the workplace on the basis of common race alone. The good ole boy network...buddy system. Studies have shown this. Race inequality does exist. Whites are in power and make sure that they hand that power down to their own. In certain instances, immunity is granted due common skin color. It isnt obvious to most whites because you dont want to own it. Or maybe you dont want to let go of the advantage. Some white privilge is granted by minorities. ha! We reward you for being white too! Imagine that, yes...it happens. Why? Crap if I know.
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    @910disaster thank you for explaining white privilege. People get too up in arms to understand what its really about! I actually think that the bracelets are a bold way to open a dialogue about race and privilege. It needs to be talked about and it needs to be corrected. Thank you for sharing!!
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    @CharlieRosencr Thanks. That was just my take on it. Im sure some would disagree. I just think there is an easier way...like talking...to open a dialogue about this issue. ITA, People do get all wired up and defensive about white privilge AND affirmative action. Thanks for your comment!:)
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    @910disaster thanks for being honest. I don't think it's as much about being white as it is a clique mentality. It may be hard to see from your perspective and I understand. It's basically do we " know" them? And if they don't " know" you there is no chance you will ever be accepted in that group. White or black. But trust me it has to do with money more than race. Or if you blindly follow the rules. I know I sound like I'm defending this and I'm not. It's very similar to what happens to a black conservative. You know what I mean.
    I am a thorn in the side to the good old boy network here. I have as much money as they do. I know all there embarrassing secrets. And I don't follow their rules. I am a loud pushy woman that is on every committee, board and political fund raising group in the county. They tried to push me out and I kept pushing back.
    I call what you call white privilege GREEN privilege. They have the green. They want to make sure they keep all the green. I may be totally wrong about this and I may be the poster girl for white privilege and don't realize it. But on the subject of these bracelets we agree. They make things worse.
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