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The White Man’s Shame

Mark Patrick George.jpgOne of the goals of this space is to shine a light on the absurdity that passes for thinking on campus these days — especially concepts that have not yet insinuated themselves into the public debate. Foremost among them today is “white privilege”: the embarrassment and shame that white people should supposedly feel at their unspoken sense of superiority. Another evocative phrase for this idea is often used in Hanover and, I assume, in colleges all over the country: “white supremacy.”

For a combination of whiny guilt and downright self-hatred (not to mention a view of the world grounded in utterly unfounded assumptions rather than any measurable facts — listen for any plausible description for the repeated observation that life is easier for all white people), look no further that the below film, Whitewashed, Unmasking the World of Whiteness, which students viewed this term in the College’s Intergroup Dialogue Program under the direction of Assistant Director of the Academic Skills Center Leslie Schnyder and Adam Knowlton-Young of the Tucker Foundation. It was made by Mark Patrick George, whom the film’s website identifies only with the information in the picture above:

Are there no adults supervising the goings-on at Dartmouth College?

Addendum: A reader points me to a document drafted by George in which some biographical information appears:

Mark Patrick George teaches Applied Sociology at Valdosta State University. Mark has worked with valdosta [sic] Project Change both as an emloyee [sic] and as a volunteer.

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