Would it surprise you to learn that educators were recently taught at the fifteenth annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, that "racism is central to America;" "the longer you are in the Tea Party, the more racist you become;" and "this country was built on white principles for white people"?
Those are just some of the sound bytes captured by Progressives Today -- a joint collaboration between Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft and EAG News' Kyle Olson, who also co-wrote Glenn Beck's most recent book, "Conform."
Hoft and Olson teamed up with documentary filmmaker Andrew Marcus to investigate the conference, and aired some of the controversial footage on TheBlaze TV's "Dana" Friday.
The fifteenth annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisc. featured a speaker who argued, "The longer you are in the tea Party the more racist you become." (Image source: Progressives Today via TheBlaze TV)
"A lot of teachers that we interviewed ... said that their schools were paying them to come," Hoft remarked. "Teachers from around the country were getting paid to attend this event so that they could go back and spread their 'wealth of information' - just garbage - back in the classroom and back in the teacher's conference room."
The conference's website adds that teachers are eligible for continuing education credits if they attend. High school, undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible for academic credit if they participate.
Hoft, Olson, and Marcus said the conference had roughly 2,400 attendees, and many were students or educators. One individual from the Department of Education told the group there were at least 45 staff members from just one school district at the conference.
The trio said the speakers repeatedly emphasized how important it is to start teaching students about "white privilege" when they are as young as four and five years old, and that they also conflated racism with capitalism.
Olson said one of the main messages was, "in order to deal with racism ... we need to attack capitalism and [change] our very economic structure and economic system."
Hoft added: "It's not about moving the country, moving society, in a positive direction ... It's very clear that they're just pushing Marxism."
Watch video from the conference and part of Loesch's interview with Hoft, Olson, and Marcus, below:
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