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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

O'Reilly Talks With John Stossel About University Teaching "White Guilt" Course - Video 12/15/09

Here is video of Bill O'Reilly talking with John Stossel about a controversial "race, culture, class, and gender task force" at a university in Minnesota that will require students to accept theories like "white privilege and institutional racism."


Felix Bauriedl,  December 15, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

Its disgusting that he doesn't even stick up for his own kind- not that that is the only thing that bothers me about both of their responses, but still alarming none the less. For him and Mr. Stossel to bend quickly and agree that whites have been privelaged in this once great nation is by far an extreme feat for the Liberals, Marxists, Zionists, and other far-left parties as well- which is exactly what [one of many objectives] that they strive for: for whites to feel ashamed and guilty about actions of their ancestors and culture. Its utterly disgraceful to say the least.

Larry S December 15, 2009 at 9:23 PM  

As the saying goes "The truth hurts..."

Anybody who doesn't realize that, in general terms, whites have been the privileged class in American history.. well, they just don't now much about history.

Brian December 15, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

Attacks on people or groups of people because of their race are not allowed here. True Americans come from every race, background, and religion. Let's keep debate focused on issues and facts. There are people who trade in race among all races. Some are prejudiced against other races, and some use claims of racism as a crutch to try and get their way or to benefit themselves.

Anonymous,  December 16, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

People referring to "history" generally don't know what they are talking about. A few do, but not here, yet.

This issue being discussed isn't history, it is a CURRENT event.

Now to the issue at hand. I'm pretty disappointed by John Stossel. I would expect more out of him. They teach this same garbage in my History class at UNL. The same crap that this country is racist and evil. I just finished my final and I have a bad taste from that class. History/Sociology or "Sociohistiorology". This isn't refuting facts of history. This is disputing teaching crap like this that makes blacks angry and whites guilty. Dam, aren't race relations good?

Blind Eye Jones,  December 16, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

Larry, historically whites had been privileged because it was, for the most part, their culture that dominated the land. Now there should be no claim for white privilege. In fact, black people due to affirmative action have been and continue to be privileged, so much so that the Jews and Asians might also want the same privileges and entitlements that come with the supposed "victim-hood" status. The Jews and Asian might also the same ease of entrance into the universities that blacks have; regular people might want the same government sponsorship and endorsements that come with being a feminist writer, who decries the terrible conditions she has to work under in this nation. Minority groups can't make the claims to oppression that their forefathers once experienced and it is a good thing when you see these people in office and positions of power. America is not some dingy, dark, sh*t hole of a kitchen as the left would want you to believe (not saying that you are saying this).

Felix,  December 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

Brian- I was not attacking anyone for whatever reason. I was merely explaining the truth, something that obviously does not apply to this blog, as it doesn't to most of modern America. By simply ignoring the problems such as race relations, you are merely denying that there even is one. Honestly, do you think that most people,of all races, want to live side-by-side with one another? Its natural to have conflicts when two completely different parties are FORCED to coincide with one another. OPEN YOUR EYES

Brian December 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

It is my firm belief that God created every person with equal worth and dignity. We are all made in the "image of God." He loves every person.

That foundational conviction is what leads me to believe that there is no one race that is better, smarter, or superior to another. We ought to evaluate one another on the basis of character, conduct and principles without regard to the race of the individual. In my view, no one should be advantaged or disadvantaged because of their race. After all, if God created every person, and loves each person, how would I have the right to look down on anyone because of race?

Larry S December 16, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

For what it's worth, I was referring to "white privilege" in years past. It's not been eliminated, yet, but it's certainly nothing like it had been even 50 years ago.

Brian, I couldn't agree more with your approach, but I have to say that America hasn't been and still isn't as enlightened as you seem to be. I think Felix is right on the very limited point that we shouldn't ignore racial issues in the past and in the present. I'm sorry that Anon is so unhappy about what's being taught in his history class, but sadly, the truth isn't always pretty. Denying racism in America is about as obtuse as denying the Holocaust.

But Felix, I sure as hell hope that you're dead wrong in your assertion that people of different races can't and won't live together. We don't really have any other option, do we? Brian's right: people are people.

Anonymous,  December 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

Larry S.
You are not that informed. As a white student at U of M and I work at a food store, white privilege has not helped me at all. I pay for my school and work at a place that many african americans go to and pay for crab legs, lobster and shrimp with EBT. WIC is also there. I have a job and eat soup and ramen to get by. Being white has gotten me nothing but seeing that is a joke. Maybe 50 years ago it would help, but now if I was an African American I would get more assistance.

Larry S December 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

Oh, now, Anon, surely you understand that the whole concept of "white privilege" isn't disproved by the fact that you or any other given white person hasn't led a life of privilege.

No one suggests that EVERY white person is privileged and that EVERY member of a racial minority is disadvantaged. In a country of 300 million or so, one has to look at the big picture and statistics, not individual anecdotal stories.

Good luck with your studies. Maybe you'll understand this all some day, instead of whining in your Ramen. (I have gotten by on Ramen, too -- it doesn't make one all that special.)

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