A Student of History

November 2, 2007

Washington: Indian fighter, large landholder & slave owner

Filed under: Early America,The Academy — John Maass @ 6:39 am

George Washington is merely a “famous Indian fighter, large landholder and slave owner.”  Right?

So says the University of Delaware, where students are subjected to mandatory “treatment” where they also learn that “all whites are racist”, and that racism by the ‘people of color’ is impossible.

According to FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), “the university requires that the students adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. Students are forced to attend training sessions, floor meetings, and one-on-one meetings with their Resident Assistants (RAs).”

The following are quotes from the booklet that students must learn, which was compiled by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

“A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)”—Page 3

“REVERSE RACISM: A term created and used by white people to deny their white privilege. Those in denial use the term reverse racism to refer to hostile behavior by people of color toward whites, and to affirmative action policies, which allegedly give ‘preferential treatment’ to people of color over whites. In the , there is no such thing as ‘reverse racism.’”—Page 3

“A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called “blaming the victim”). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent.”—Page 3

“Have you ever heard a well-meaning white person say, ‘I’m not a member of any race except the human race?’ What she usually means by this statement is that she doesn’t want to perpetuate racial categories by acknowledging that she is white. This is an evasion of responsibility for her participation in a system based on supremacy for white people.”—Page 8

“The notion of indigenous people as more akin to animals than human beings is at the basis of U.S. policy toward Native Americans. In 1784 George Washington, famous Indian fighter, large landholder and slave owner, advised the Continental Congress that it would be cheaper for the new nation to buy up Indian land than to make war on Indian people for the land. If you make war,
Washington cautioned, ‘the savage as the wolf’—both wild beasts of the forest—will retreat for awhile and then come back to attack you.
Washington’s metaphor stuck. The young
nation-state, and all sectors of European- American; began to view the Native American as a wild animal.
”—Page 10

Ah, the market place of ideas, the search for truth….

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1 Comment »

  1. Viewing people by race is America’s biggest problem. When slavery and segregation finally ended, overcome by guilt, white people played a major role in starting “Affirmative Action” programs. These were specifically designed to help black people.

    Pray:

    Why don’t we focus on helping every underprivileged or suffering part of society, and not LOOK AT RACE?? Don’t you see what the biggest problem in this country is

    You’re nice to a black person, ’cause he’s black, and you’re white and afraid of being called “racist”.

    How good can this situation be??

    Of course being humanistic is good..but pray..isn’t it more important to be nice because THAT’S IMPORTANT?

    Comment by Indian_Gurl_in_America — May 25, 2008 @ 10:45 am | Reply


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