Re: "people of European origin have a sense of material, spiritual and political privilege"
I had a challenge to the previous post last night, so let me clarify that I DO believe in egalitarianism, libertarianism, equal rights for all, etc.!! :-) What I don't like is the government and related organizations intruding into the hearts and minds of the public - we did not bestow these powers upon the government, and neither does the Constitution, for what it's still worth. Remember the oath of Jefferson!!!
Just because the concept of equality is a good one doesn't mean we should allow oppressive and intrusive methods of inculcation and enforcement.
After all, look at the Patriot Act - "We need it to fight terrorism!!"
THIS is what is called the "Extortionate Transaction" = hold something big and important hostage, and demand a little bit of something else in return. It's a common paradigm in social engineering.