It all sounds like EST or Scientology. The more you disagree, the more reprogramming you need.

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INTERVIEW PATRICIA BIDOL! Or, at least take a second look at those NYTimes articles, because NYC has been here before in the 80s, with shockingly similar disbelief from the public:


>Mr. Hikind cited passages in the manual that said ''only whites can be racists''; that whites are racist, even if unconscious of the racism, because they benefit from ''a white racist society,'' and that everyone ''must actively choose'' to ''go against authority'' and ''fight a racist society.''

>''I was shocked,'' Mr. Hikind said in an interview. ''What in the world are these kinds of statements doing in a handbook to train New York City teachers? How did this happen? Who is responsible?''

And https://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/23/nyregion/teachers-guide-on-racism-is-halted.html

>A training manual for new teachers that contains passages characterizing all whites as racists was withdrawn yesterday by the New York City Schools Chancellor, Nathan Quinones.

>''Clearly, taken in context, the statements that 'racial minorities cannot be racist in the U.S.A.' and 'all whites are racist in the U.S.A.' are meant to provoke discussion and examination of institutionalized racism.

The original "started a conversation"

Either way, Jesse Singal confirmed GamerGater (there was some chatter about the same article): https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/brf5ah/socjus_nyc_school_administrators_told_basic/

As a side note, a different presentation went viral a month or so ago: https://twitter.com/annajanejoyner/status/1123299525089792005 is a presentation slide calling objectivity and individualism white supremacy. Notable tweets covering this: https://twitter.com/AlphaLackey/status/1123316927131258881, https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1123308616306577409, https://twitter.com/BenjaminABoyce/status/1123383938771083265, https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1123387757500555264, https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1123671349774487554

https://www.thc.texas.gov/public/upload/preserve/museums/files/White_Supremacy_Culture.pdf is supposedly where the presentation was from, though people were pointing to the same Jones + Okun source back then too: https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1123385231103406080 it is rumored by a Columbia grad to be part of the assigned reading: https://twitter.com/ThoreauSquad/status/1123386638669877248

Anyway, here's a totally unrelated sociologist: https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/whiteness-explainer-for-dummies/

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