Woodpile Report A few years ago I wrote a guest article entitled "Frankly my dear" for Francis Porretto's indispensable Liberty's Torch. As long-time readers are aware, I knew the segregated South first hand and spoke against it when it was neither popular nor completely safe. Alas, in the years that followed I learned a hard lesson, to wit: there's nothing quite like being played and betrayed to see things as they really are. Although this essay continues to have some small level of currency, some readers may not have seen it, so I'll repost it here.
Frankly my dear....
Schools now teach something called White Privilege, which claims no overt act is necessary for us to be racist, in fact, absence of such acts is said to be direct evidence. It's the "original sin" concept in a different wrapper, meaning our putative racism is bone deep and can't be discharged by good works. Even so, they say we must atone in perpetuity for being white. They suggest we devote our lives in selfless service to you. No. Sorry. Whatever white privilege there may be, it isn't enough. In fact, being subjected to White Privilege prattle is worth a couple of privileges. .....
We won't take a chance on your sincerity ever again. Take it somewhere else, you have no credibility left with us. You're a net liability, predictable to the point of surety. So we attend to our own lives and our own problems. It's as it should be. We recommend it. As for you, frankly my dear, we don't give a damn.
Me, I'm fed up with all the BS about white privilege. I no longer laugh at urban school districts prattling on about minority education in their classrooms and trying to figure out how to spread the real minority students out to enough schools to get around the fact that most of the whites left the urban cores to get away from the dead hand of the State and the Justice Department. Those two and the Department of Education play a destructive role in educating minor children and insist that integration is the only way to pave a path into a successful future for minority achievement. I have yet to see any rational case for the argument that diversity is strength. When you say it aloud it sounds like it came right out of Orwell's dystopias.
In those school districts with fewer than 10% white students they are not the ones treated as the minority, they are still treated as the majority and subjected to every penalty the urban majority can dream up for them. I recall reading a recent article urging the cities to seize the towns surrounding the city in order to get the tax revenues and to get back enough white students that integration could be achieved if only we used more buses. What they're missing is, as usual, evidence. It's not just the whites that left the urban cores to get away, so too did the middle class which includes people of every hue. The suburbs immediately surrounding the cities have school demographics that rival the inner cities'.