December 4, 2008
Last week the unspeakable Mumbai killers were asking who among their victims were British or American. This week Monash University is hosting the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association’s “Re-Orienting Whiteness Conference”. Connect the dots for yourself between foolish western academics with killing ideas and terrorists killing for ideas.
The keynote address, and public lecture, by Professor Ann Curthoys is called “White British, and Genocidal.”
When the Conference settles down to work, after the Welcome to Country, there are academic contributions such as these:
“White Colonialism in the Early Childhood Field”;
“Cultural Contagion in the Eye-To-Skin Encounters of Inter-Racial Sexuality”;
“Whiteness and the Working Mother”;
“Brown bully, white class; brown teachers exposing whiteness to white students”;
“The Good White Nation Once More Made Good: Apology for Atrocities to the Stolen Generations”;
“Re-orienting Racism. ‘Raggers’ and ‘Rednecks’ in Relation to a Proposed Islamic School”;
"From Henry Parkes to Geoffrey Blainey: A Stronger and Persistent Strain of White Australia."
For real misery try an American whiteness studies academic journal called Race Traitor – “treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity”; "The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race ..."
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