You prove Elliot’s point. One of the basic ways that white privilege works is through the expectation by white folks that their feelings will always be respected and that they won’t be “bullied” i.e. spoken to in a direct way.
But what happens if whites talk back and get all uppity and stuff? We can speak right back to Chauncey in a direct way. Judging by the comment policy at his site, he’s not up for any uppity talkback from the likes of us.
Referring to this Jane Elliott video, if you can stand to watch it — Chauncey DeVega is a big fan of bullying white people with a pseudo-crime, the accusation of which by a non-white is proof of guilt.
By the way, our guys have talked back to Jane Elliott, back around 2003 in Worcester, Massachusetts at Assumption College. They were too brief and polite though. If I was in a Jane Elliott session, I’d talk right back at her until they had to get campus security to remove me.
Marcia MacInnis • 5 days ago −
In the video referenced by Mr. DeVega, Sister Jane Elliot comes across as a bully who abuses her authority, not as a champion of justice. Her shabby treatment of a white female student who isn’t conventionally pretty is the kind of female-on-female hostility and over-competitiveness that women in the workplace have to deal with every day, regardless of race. I think Elliot owes all of us an apology.
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chauncey devega Marcia MacInnis • 5 days ago
You prove Elliot’s point. One of the basic ways that white privilege works is through the expectation by white folks that their feelings will always be respected and that they won’t be “bullied” i.e. spoken to in a direct way. She explains as much in that and other videos. White privilege is one hell of a drug.
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Marcia MacInnis chauncey devega • 5 days ago
Thank you for your reply. With all respect, though, I wonder if you don’t understand women! Jane Elliot impresses me as a self-hating, guilt-ridden bourgeoise white person. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that she picks on the one person in the room who is most like her: a plain-looking glasses-wearing Caucasian girl with intelligence and enough spirit to challenge her. Elliot verbally strokes all the boys, all the girls of color and the petite (possibly lesbian?) white girl. Her racism and sexism rear their ugly heads in ways that her followers apparently are too blind to see. By the way, I live in a mixed neighborhood where kids of all backgrounds, including Black, Asian and American Indian (yes, that’s the preferred nomenclature) go to the same schools, join the same sports teams and socialize at the same events. Maybe that’s because most of us are lower middle class. Seems to me that racial hatred is a luxury that only the upper middle class and the rich can afford. The rest of us are too busy trying to survive and to help each other in our own way.