Joy Behar: If history was being taught properly, our kids would understand their white privilege better

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Liberal comedian and television host Joy Behar claimed she understands her own “white privilege” but believes American children are not being taught enough on the issue in schools.

Behar told her co-hosts on “The View” that if black history was being taught properly in U.S. schools, students would better understand the idea of white privilege. Behar, who once taught high school English in New York, shared her “diatribe” about the issue while discussing comments by actress Lori Loughlin’s daughter on the college admissions scandal.

“We know that white privilege is everywhere,” Behar declared, going on to accuse some of those she believes are guilty.

“I mean, Kellyanne Conway, who was just deplorable for the last four years, is now getting a multimillion dollar book deal,” she said, referring to the former White House counselor who stepped down this year and has reportedly been offered a multimillion-dollar deal for a book on her time in the Trump administration.

(Source: WABC)

She also cited Mike Sorrentino from “Jersey Shore” who returned to the MTV reality show after he was sentenced to eight months in prison in 2018.

“Martha Stewart got her gig back. She’s now setting tables everywhere,” Behar added, referring to the lifestyle guru who served time in prison in 2004 after she was found guilty of insider trading. “So, not that I resent it, it’s just that’s the way it goes.”

“And what I feel like is, I understand my own white privilege. I always have. I have been — I just think about things like that all the time, you know, and I was a school teacher. Let’s remember that for a minute,” the ABC show host continued.

“Because I don’t think that kids in this country are learning our history. They’re not learning about slavery. They’re not learning about Jim Crow. They don’t understand the history of black Americans in this country,” she argued.

“If they did, they would then understand white privilege better. So my suggestion is start teaching this stuff,” she said. “They don’t know stuff, and they need to learn. That’s my diatribe for the day.”

A Heritage Foundation report published Monday looked at the “revolutionary” goals of critical race theory which has permeated government agencies and even public schools where “white privilege” training sessions have reportedly been implemented.

The extensive report documented how the CRT views “support the concept of identity politics and blend the ideas of victimization, group identity, and political action together, leading to a divisive civic and political culture.”

Recently leaked documents show how critical race theory has made its way into K-12 schools, as Rufo reported how professional development for teachers in San Diego now reportedly includes “white-privilege” training so they can commit to being “anti-racist.”

Faculty members of the San Diego Unified School District were told by training instructors that “you are racist” and “you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies,” after being told that they are “colonizers living on stolen Native American land,” according to documents obtained by independent journalist Christopher Rufo.

A taxpayer-funded training for white male executives on deconstructing “white male culture” was hosted by a research laboratory that designs America’s nuclear weapons. In addition, employees at the United States Agency for International Development were reportedly given manuals teaching them about topics such as  “microaggressions” and “misgendering.”

President Donald Trump soon issued an order banning the “un-American propaganda.”

Frieda Powers

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