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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:37 PM

Unfair Campaign PSA



:30 PSA for the Unfair Campaign

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Reply Unfair Campaign PSA (Original post)
The Northerner Jun 2012 OP
immoderate Jun 2012 #1
demwing Jun 2012 #7
immoderate Jun 2012 #8
ChazII Jun 2012 #2
stockholmer Jun 2012 #3
SnakeEyes Jun 2012 #4
ChazII Jun 2012 #5
alp227 Jun 2012 #6

Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:45 PM

1. I notice they didn't use any minority faces in that ad.

Just sayin'

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:22 PM

7. wait ...what?

you're pointing out that a PSA which shows white Americans speaking out about how they are unfairly privileged, doesn't use any minority faces?

Why would it? I think you misunderstood something here...

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Response to demwing (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:58 AM

8. Excuses!



--imm

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 06:03 PM

2. Found this while looking for more about this video -

The University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve "racial justice" by raising awareness of "white privilege."

The project disseminates its message, that "society was setup for us " and as such is "unfair," through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed "privilege" that comes along with their fair features.

WATCH BELOW: Group says it is "unfair" to be white
Call the school and voice your opinion at (218) 726-8996 or send an e-mail to chan@d.umn.edu. Tell them Campus Reform sent you.

(The film below is referring to the one that is in the OP)



Documents obtained exclusively by Campus Reform this week, through a public records request, however, show that students on campus have expressed outrage over the administration's support of the racially-charged campaign.

One student, whose identity was redacted in the documents released by UMD, e-mailed Chancellor Black expressing his discontent, writing that the Un-fair campaign "is in fact UNFAIR."

The student proceeded to write: "It may be drawing awareness to factors that we might otherwise not pay attention to, but it's creating a gap between people. It's only making people more racist on both sides."


http://d-umn.campusreform.org/group/blog/university-sponsors-campaign-to-undermine-white-privilege

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Response to ChazII (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 06:22 PM

3. divide et impera

 

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:18 PM

4. I'm torn

not sure what to think

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 05:27 PM

5. White Privilege Conference

The video got me thinking and I have done some more research. I thought others might be interested.

http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/white_privilege.html

http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/bureau_partners.html



What is White Privilege?

What is Privilege?

“White Privilege is the other side of racism. Unless we name it, we are in danger of wallowing in guilt or moral outrage with no idea of how to move beyond them. It is often easier to deplore racism and its effects than to take responsibility for the privileges some of us receive as a result of it… once we understand how white privilege operates, we can begin addressing it on an individual and institutional basis.” ~Paula Rothenberg

“Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they’ve done or failed to do. Access to privilege doesn’t determine one’s outcomes, but it is definitely an asset that makes it more likely that whatever talent, ability, and aspirations a person with privilege has will result in something positive for them.” ~Peggy McIntosh

Examples of Privilege

Being able to…
assume that most of the people you or your children study in history classes and textbooks will be of the same race, gender, or sexual orientation as you are
assume that your failures will not be attributed to your race, or your gender
assume that if you work hard and follow the rules, you will get what you deserve
success without other people being surprised; and without being held to a higher standard
go out in public without fear of being harassed or constantly worried about physical safety
not have to think about your race, or your gender, or your sexual orientation, or disabilities, on a daily basis...
WPC is About Creating Change!

“Whites need to acknowledge and work through the negative historical implications of ‘Whiteness’ and create for ourselves a transformed identity as White people committed to equity and social change...To teach my White students and my own children...that there are different ways of being White, and that they have a choice as White people to become champions of justice and social healing.” ~Gary Howard

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:20 AM

6. 300 likes to 5000 dislikes?????

The "la la la la I can't hear you" reaction from this campaign only confirms the need for such campaigns.

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