University offers resource for parents to ‘talk to their kids about whiteness’

University offers resource for parents to ‘talk to their kids about whiteness’
"Tonight, kids, we're going to talk about the shameful stigma of our white privilege!" (Image via social media)

[Ed. – Our institutions of higher learning have become some of the least intelligent, least thoughtful places on the planet. You get more diverse, critical, rational thought at any small-town Wal-Mart on a Friday night.]

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has a new “resource for parents” to help them with “talking to kids about whiteness.”

“Given all the race, national origin, class-based violence, anti-blackness, and anti-immigrant rhetoric in the media and the subsequent backlash from white-identified people and groups, there is a growing need for mindful, supportive education for white children,” asserts the post sponsored by the UMBC Student Life Mosaic and Interfaith Centers. …

The first article, “What White Children Need to Know about Race,” discusses the “deep sense of shame” that the author experiences when discussing the subject of race, which he traces to the fact that his white family never engaged in conversations about race when he was growing up. …

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“White privilege can lead to a chronic case of undiagnosed entitlement, creating poor listeners, impatient speakers who talk over others, and people unaccustomed to taking orders,” Jon Greenberg contends in the article published by Citizenship and Social Justice.

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