College Professor Claims Hard Work Is “White Ideology”
If you listen closely when Leftist speak they expose themselves for the racist they really are.
And you find many of them in wackademia.
Professor Angela Putman of Pennsylvania State University gleaned from an academic paper that the notion of “If I work hard I can be successful” is an ideology of “whiteness.”
Certain excepts from her paper include:
“Angela Putman conducted a study to critique and examine “ideologies within college students’ discourse that are foundational to whiteness.” Her resulting conclusion published on Thursday was that “meritocracy”, or the belief that people should rise based on the fruits of their own labor, is a “white ideology.” In her mind, this “white ideology” is unfortunately widely accepted in academia.
Putman believes that it is somehow a bad thing to teach students personal responsibility. Emphasizing a collectivist mindset, Putman puts forth the idea that Americans are falsely “socialized to believe that we got to where we are… because of our own individual efforts.”
“Until students learn the hidden dangers of believing in the value of hard-work and a positive attitude, “whiteness ideologies may be reproduced through a general acceptance and unchallenging of norms, as well as through everyday discourse from a wide variety of racial positionalities.”
Essentially, these fools propose that black people can’t work based on a meritocracy?
Interesting concept, given that blacks dominate sports, one of the world’s ultimate meritocracies. Work hard, get the multi-million dollar contract. Don’t, and go work at Burger King.
The same is true of say, talk show hosts. Oprah remains the one word king of that genre, and she left mainstream media years ago. Oprah overtook Phil Donahue, Morton Downey, Jr, Sally Jesse Raphael, and others.
Black attorneys like Johnny Cochran (rip) are household names. Don King is world-renown as a boxing promoter. And I could go on.
What these moronic academics propose is exactly why the black culture lies in ruins. To believe otherwise is racist.
Fox News Contributor Kevin Jackson says,
“To believe in white privilege, whites must believe themselves superior, and blacks must believe they are inferior. The very premise of “white privilege” is racist.”
Now the insanity continues by suggesting that if one works hard, gets a decent job, and achieves the American dream you’re experiencing “white privilege”?
A back-handed way of saying black people are stupid and lazy.
America was built on the backs of men of all colors. Black people held the most menial jobs, generally back-breaking work. Whether blacks were picking cotton or other crops or building America’s infrastructure, we knew the value of hard work.
And we were innovative with our minds. Do you think George Washington Carver was a slacker? Cyrus McCoy?
And what of Henry Boyd, a slave living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Boyd invented a bed where the wooden rail screwed into both the headboard and the footboard. He used his skills as a carpenter and his invention to buy his freedom in 1826. I’d say Boyd tired of being a slave.
Within ten years, Boyd opened his own company, and he stamped his name on all the beds he made.
Benjamin Bradley was a slave who worked in the Annapolis Naval Academy. Bradley developed a steam engine for warships in the 1840’s. Because he was unable to receive a patent for his invention, he sold it. He used the funds from the sale to buy his freedom. Then, he bought freedom for his family.
But I’m sure these academics see these men as lacking the skills, aka the “white privilege” to be part of the meritocracy.
Instead of encouraging and educating young black men and women on how hard working their ancestors really are, this racist builds in excuses. Sadly, black Leftists today are all too happy to oblige.
Young blacks use race as a crutch. And I believe wholeheartedly that Leftist elitists know the game happening here.