Harvard to Require Students to “Check Their Privilege” During Orientation

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Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government will require students to attend “power and privilege” training as part of orientation.
The New Yorker reported:

The wonks in training at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government will soon be subjected to a new and touchy-feely line of inquiry: Checking Your Privilege 101. In response to growing demand from student activists, administrators committed Friday to adding a class in power and privilege to its orientation program for incoming first-year students.

“We’re at one of the most powerful institutions in the world, yet we never critically examine power and privilege and what it means to have access to this power,” says Reetu Mody, a first-year masters student in public policy and a campus activist. “We’re excited to have the administration on board for training all Harvard Kennedy School first years.”

Privilege — a catchall term for the perks an individual enjoys in society because of his race, gender, or class — has been used to analyze social inequality for decades. It’s also enjoying something of a moment, thanks to social-justice bloggers and their critics, like Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang. In a viral article for the conservative Princeton Tory, Fortgang wrote that calls to “check his privilege” — that is, to consider how his good fortune might impair his ability to empathize with others in any given debate — “threaten to strike down opinions without regard for their merits” and “solely on the basis of the person that voiced them.” Being told to check his privilege is not overt reverse racism, Fortgang admitted, but it “toes the line.”

Mody has some sympathy for Fortgang and his ilk. “If what you’ve been told all your life is you’re really talented and you deserve what you have, it’s going to be really hard to find out Maybe I don’t deserve it, and all these other people equally deserve it but never even had a shot,” she says. “Schools are not giving students a space to manage that loss of identity.”

SHOCK VIDEO➙ Obamacare Contractor Pays Workers to DO NOTHING – Sit at Computer & Press Refresh

Employees at Serco Corporation in Wentzville, Missouri, outside of St. Louis, told reporters this week that they are being paid to do nothing.
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The company is being paid by the government to process paper applications of those signing up for Obamacare. But, they are just sitting at their desk most of the day.

“There are some weeks that a data entry person would not process an application… They’re told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every ten minutes.”

Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government.

KMOV reported:

BREAKING>>> Progressives Today Twitter Account Suspended …Update: Progs Today Back Up & Running

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LIBERAL PRIVILEGE—

That didn’t take long—-
The Progressives Today Twitter account was suspended today.

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Apparently, if you are conservative, you don’t deserve to have a voice.
It’s the progressive way!

Maybe they didn’t like our breaking reports on the White Privilege Conference?

UPDATE: The radical progressives couldn’t shut us down! Progressives Today is back up and running on Twitter.

Kyle Olson Exposes White Privilege Conference 2014 on ‘The Kelly File’ (Video)

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Progressives Today Editor-in-Chief Kyle Olson went on The Kelly File Monday night to discuss our ground-breaking investigation on the annual far left White Privilege Conference.

Kyle Olson told Megyn Kelly:

“Their theory is that capitalists, capitalism created race as a way to divide the working class. And, so their theory is that if we are able to eliminate capitalism we can unite the working class and overthrow the capitalists.”

Typical Marxist ideology.

More… WHITE PRIVILEGE CONFERENCE – 2,400 educators learn how to HATE capitalism and Christianity (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Check My Privilege?… How About You Check Your Excuses, Your Hatred & Your Not So Subtle Racism

This week Progressives Today will present several reports on the outrageous White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.  Progressives Today will also discuss in depth the White Privilege movement in America.  

In March 2,400 teachers, administrators, public employees and students gathered in Wisconsin for the 15th Annual White Privilege Conference.  

Progressives Today was there and we captured the footage that will shock you.

In our teaser video today you get a feel on what this movement is all about.

Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter took on the White Privilege movement today in his weekly column. Kurt brings up some excellent points.

Their poisonous notion of privilege is really just another way for liberals to pick winners and losers based not upon who has won or lost in the real world, but upon who is useful and not useful to the progressive project at any given moment.

This is why you see young people descended from Holocaust survivors tagged as bearers of “privilege” when their tattooed, emaciated grand-parents landed here with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Others who grew up in luxury get to bear the label of “unprivileged” because ten generations ago some relative came from a particular continent.

It’s idiocy. It’s immoral. We need to say so. For too long we’ve put up with this silliness…

…“Privilege” is a result of not being a human sloth, of not doing drugs, of not having kids we can’t afford them, and of not living our lives as a practical exercise in chaos theory.

Kurt nails it. Living a “privileged” life in today’s America requires hard work, sacrifice, delayed gratification and vision. And, in America, anyone can capture success regardless of race or history.

In case these elitists haven’t noticed – slavery ended over a century ago and America has its first black president .

When these hate-filled leftists order you to “Check your privilege!” – challenge them to “Check your excuses!”, “Check your hatred!” and “Check your not so subtle racism!”

SHOCKING VIDEO from White Privilege Conference: ‘The Longer You Are in the Tea Party, the More Racist You Become’

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Friday on The Blaze TV Dana Loesch invited Kyle Olson, Andrew Marcus and Jim Hoft from Progressives Today to discuss the shocking content captured during the 2014 White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Progressives Today went undercover to bring you this shocking video and MUCH MORE.

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In the clip below from the “Dana” show one conference speaker rants about the Tea Party and says,

“The longer you are in the Tea Party, the more racist you become.”

How utterly false and offensive!
This video will shock you–

The Blaze TV has more–

Would it surprise you to learn that educators were recently taught at the fifteenth annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, that “racism is central to America;” “the longer you are in the Tea Party, the more racist you become;” and “this country was built on white principles for white people”?

Those are just some of the sound bytes captured by Progressives Today — a joint collaboration between Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft and EAG News’ Kyle Olson, who also co-wrote Glenn Beck’s most recent book, “Conform.”

Hoft and Olson teamed up with documentary filmmaker Andrew Marcus to investigate the conference, and aired some of the controversial footage on TheBlaze TV’s “Dana” Friday.

Read the rest here.

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