Reeducation Camps for White Men

Here are some fascinating documents on reeducation camps for white men conducted by the US government.

In a subsequent session, the white males must publicly recite a series of “white privilege statements” and “male privilege statements.” They must accept their complicity in the white male system and their role in creating oppressions.

Finally, as the reeducation camp concludes, the white males must write letters “directed to white women, people of color, and other groups regarding the meaning of this Caucus experience.” They apologize for their “privilege” and pledge to become “better [allies].”

This is not pathetic at all. Nope, not in the least.

6 thoughts on “Reeducation Camps for White Men”

  1. The very first line is surreal since those sensitivity trainings are not simply “conducted by the US government” but by “Sandia National Laboratories—which designs America’s nuclear weapons.”

    The word “Kafkaesque” is overused nowadays but it suits here.


  2. They should so just leave it alone. But I am from the past. Then you either got it, or not, or got laid, or not, or whatever it was, or not. Or you could struggle, or join the struggle, with materials you found by your efforts, or that your friends gave you (friends you had gotten by making efforts). And today they would say I am cavalier because obviously we were all privileged because we could find materials by our own efforts. But I just don’t agree. It’s hard to unlearn things. You can’t do it in a 50 minute workshop, or even in several. You have to think and you have to want to, and you’ve got to walk that road yourself.


  3. It’s not about race or gender (or even religion)
    …it’s all about status. It’s all about who “matters” to society and who society considers “disposable” or “in the way”.
    All this rhetoric and mantras are but “pacifiers” meant to quell and calm the idealistic collective masses. Just the system “throwing all these folks a bone”.


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