Government departments in South Australia have been criticised for seemingly forcing bureaucrats to acknowledge “white privilege” in Aboriginal cultural awareness training.
Conservative crossbench senator Cory Bernardi told The Australian that public servants had contacted his office in fear of losing their jobs after refusing to participate in the training, which required them to acknowledge their “white privilege”.
“I’ve had public servants contacting my office, fearful for their jobs because in good conscience they cannot undergo this mandatory indoctrination,” Senator Bernardi said yesterday.
“They are being discriminated against because political correctness and bureaucracy have run out of control under the noses of the major parties.”
National debate over the use of the term “white privilege” erupted in January when it was revealed that new codes of conduct for nurses and midwives referenced “a decolonising model of practice based on dialogue, communication, power sharing and negotiation, and the acknowledgment of white privilege”.
Political correctness says: Comrade, all groups of people have the same statistical properties, except the obvious stuff like skin color, eye color, noses, …
Reality? Not politically correct.