'The Eight White Identities': New York School Encourages Parents to Become 'White Traitors' and 'White Abolitionists'

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So this kind of programming garbage is nothing new, of course, but I’m of the mind that whenever we see it, we turn a spotlight on it as a warning to parents of school-age kids that it’s not only out there; but that it also raises its racist head in the best of America’s schools.

One such school is East Side Community School in the East Village in New York City.

As reported by the Daily Wire, the school’s principal recently sent out a graphic to parents, encouraging them to become “white traitors” and “white abolitionists.

City Journal writer Christopher Rufo, tweeted an image of the graphic, which details eight types of “whiteness.” The graphic shows a scale of “white identities” ranging from good (subservient) to bad (refusal to embrace critical race theory). Good is considered being a “white abolitionist” and bad is considered being a “white supremacist.”

The header on the right side of the graphic reads:

“There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities. People who identify with whiteness are one of these. It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness since white people have been the ones writing about and governing others.”

Ah, “othering,” a new fave of the Left. Don’t you just love the code words liberals come up with? Moreover, they’re actually quite good at it — particularly when they turn nouns into verbs. Damn woke, ain’t it?

The proud author of the graphic is Barnor Hesse, an associate professor at Northwestern University. His research interests include “black political thought, blackness and effect, and race and governmentality,” among others.

Let’s take a trip through the “eight types of whiteness,” shall we?

In the red zone, we find white supremacists, white voyeurism, and white privilege.

White supremacists enjoy “clearly marked white society that preserves, names, and they value white superiority,” claims Hesse. Whereas “white voyeurism” applies to someone who seeks to control “the consumption and appropriation of non-whiteness,” by having a fascination with black culture.

People who exhibit “white privilege” support diversity, yet they benefit from the existing supremacy, even though they critique it. As Oprah Winfrey says, all white people have a leg up on people of color because, you know, they’re white.

The yellow zone contains “white benefit” and “white confessional.” White benefit is described as someone sympathetic to black issues, Hesse says, but only privately. People who live in the “white benefit” world won’t speak out in favor — or in defense — of people of color in public. Just because. And this is my favorite of guilt-crap like this: people of color can have “white benefit” as well.

“White confessional” is interesting. White people use “white confessionals” to seek validation from people of color, who not only seek validation from people of color, but who also believe they should be “held accountable” by people of color.

And the green zone, apparently the nirvana of guilt-ridden white people, we find “white critical,” “white traitor,” and “white abolitionist.” Why do I feel that truth be told, the Left’s ultimate pipe dream is to have every white person in America become a “white abolitionist,” and support the abolishment of their own race?

The goal of the Left is to destroy “whiteness.” White people who are “white critical” call out other white people, whom Hesse says are part of the “white regime.”

And again, America, if you’re white, regardless of whether or not you have a racist bone in your body, you benefit from your “whiteness.” Just ask Oprah.