What has happened to America and traditional American values when public school teachers are forced to attend “white privilege” training whether or not they ever exhibited any form of racist behavior of any kind?
“Teachers in the San Diego Unified School School District are required to sit through “white privilege” training which includes materials from popular “anti-racist” educators Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, according to The College Fix. [emphasis added]
“As reported by Christopher Rufo, (white) teachers who thought they went into education to teach reading, writing and math got it all wrong — they must become “anti-racist activists” in the classroom. (Rufo notes only 47 percent of SDUSD students are proficient in reading and math.)
“A district PowerPoint presentation provided by Rufo in his piece is quite typical; my former district made use of the same subject matter nearly 20 years ago. Teachers are told to “speak their truth,” “expect to experience discomfort” and “be explicit about race and racism” (but not too explicit as “coded language” is forbidden. Go figure.)
“Unsurprisingly, the presentation begins with a “land acknowledgment” — teachers and the district occupy land “stolen” from the Kumeyaay people, and the “hidden history of violence” against Native Americans must be noted. (Although if teachers’ personal truths are to be told, one may wonder how mentioning this would go over in the training.) [emphasis added]
“Subsequent slides feature the statements “You are racist” and “You are upholding racist ideas, structures and policies.” [emphasis added]
For more, visit The College Fix.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page. What has happened to America and traditional American values when public school teachers are forced to attend “white privilege” training whether or not they ever exhibited any form of racist behavior of any kind?