No White Privilege in Wisconsin

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

At least that’s what a high school principal found out after trying to hold a discussion on it timed to Martin Luther King Day. “The Oconomowoc Area School District is limiting discussions about social privilege after a Martin Luther King Day exercise that touched on the subject of white privilege set off a firestorm in that predominantly white community,” Annysa Johnson reported in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on March 9, 2018. “Oconomowoc Superintendent Roger Rindo said he was directed by board members during a closed-door, executive session shortly after the Jan. 15 assembly not to allow future activities around the topic of privilege except in classrooms where it is related to a specific course and teachers can provide appropriate context.”