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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

‘White Privilege Conference’ Next Week in Minneapolis

(By Bob Parks, The Blast) - With the increasing scrutiny teachers have received lately over the union-collective bargaining sagas, one would think valuable time would be given to the classroom basics (reading, writing, ‘rithmetic) of educating children. However, that time is also being given to topics that may not create students who’ll be better prepared to compete in the global workforce….

Especially if they are white.

This year, the 12th Annual White Privilege Conference will be held in Minneapolis and according to their website, should help you get your privileged, liberal mind right. The sponsor list is not available on the conference website, however some of the people promoting it are well known, such as Harvard University professor Cornell West and President Osama’s “Safe Schools” Czar Kevin Jennings (founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) who’s had a controversial past.


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