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White Privilege, American Arrogance
Independent Journal Review, by Kira Davis

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/14/2014 1:42:59 PM

(Video) Progressivestoday.com sent undercover agents to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI. In case you are not up to speed on what exactly that is here is how their website describes the conference: WPC is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world. It is not a conference designed to attack, degrade or beat up on white folks. It is not a conference designed to rally white supremacist groups. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sw penn, 5/14/2014 2:45:00 PM     (No. 9848583)

WP = FWP

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Reply 2 - Posted by: paloalto, 5/14/2014 2:53:23 PM     (No. 9848596)

That video is terrific! Thanks for posting. Congratulations to that young lady. She is obviously an independent thinker and she gives me hope that not all young people are blind followers. Good stuff.

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And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the

   

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