White Guilt/White Hate Affects Achievement
The following is based largely on Marzano's instructional tactics, which are basic teacher instructional strategies recognized nation wide by academia.
Fact: Student achievement can increase when teachers show the relationship between an increase in effort to an increase in success (Craske, 1985; Van Overwalle & De Metsenaere, 1990).
Discussion Question: In light of this research how would achievement be impacted when a student is told his success is because of his race and not his own abilities or efforts? Why is it so important to certain speakers like Tim Wise to continually tell whites & non-whites that their success is not a result of their own effort?Whites should 'give up their power' by purposely under-performing (and not being competitive) whereas non-whites are told they can't achieve without first getting angry and hating the white man. Wouldn't equal opportunity be more effective than forced equal results (equality)? Why then are the disparities in performance constantly brought up as a problem or considered a symptom of unequal opportunity?
Fact: Rewards for accomplishment can improve achievement when the rewards are directly linked to successful attainment of an understood performance standard (Cameron & Pierce, 1994; Wiersma, 1992).
Discussion Question: In light of this fact how can discriminatory policies which reward white accomplishment less than that of others negatively affect the achievement psychology of whites? What can we do as Hraftzers to combat this desire for lower white achievement?
Fact: Symbolic recognition has more impact than tangible recognition (Cameron & Pierce, 1994).
Discussion: How does negative recognition affect people? i.e. "you do better in school only because you are white and have white privilege. You owe the non-white students around you compensation for their lower scores!" (refer to White Privelege written in Teachers, Schools and Society).
Think of how even higher income, better grades etc. can actually be less of a motivator to do better in comparison to "you don't deserve success because you are white".
Why can't we work to raise the success of all people? Why does the success of a white person automatically imply guilt towards the "loser" or under performer? Marzano teaches to recognize personal achievement, not to recognize ability in comparison towards others (which fosters guilt and lowered success).
Another question: why do critical theorist focus so much on hate and attacking whites, rather than actually helping non-whites? Why are so many academic proponents of critical pedagogy unwilling to put any of their own money forth to help non-whites, but willing to fly around the country spreading hate, or spend great effort injecting white guilt into literature and media? What is their real agenda? You decide.