A few things you might not know about me: First, I’ve worked in and around my local school district for nearly twenty years. Also, I just completed my degree in special education. And last, I’m the mother of three white and four mixed (black and white) children. Thus, the latest leftist lunacy attracted my attention.
Apparently, teachers are now automatically racist if they’re white. As such, all San Diego teachers are now forced to participate in “white privilege” training. The training requires these educators to both admit to being racists while committing to reforming themselves with anti-racist training.
And it gets even more bizarre.
According to the New York Post:
The San Diego Unified School District begins the sessions with instructors telling the faculty members that they will experience “guilt, anger, apathy [and] closed-mindedness” because of their “white fragility,” according to leaked documents obtained by journalist Christopher F. Rufo.
During the training, the teachers are taught about “land acknowledgment” and asked to accept that the US was established on stolen Native American land, the report said.
They also learn about the teachings of “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo and “Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection and Action” author Ibram X. Kend.
After watching clips of the two authors, the trainers tell the group that “you are racist” and “upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies.”
The group is challenged to become “anti-racist” in the classroom as well as “confront and examine [their] white privilege” and “teach others to see their privilege,” according to the report.
The school district didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.
The training sessions come after the district vowed to become “anti-racist” amid nationwide protests against racial injustice, which began in the wake of the cop-involved killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
Making the Grade
And get this, apparently grades are a huge aspect of the racism teachers exude.
The Post continues:
Earlier this year, the district underwent a major overhaul to its grading system as a part of a larger effort to combat racial discrimination, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Data had revealed that there were significant disparities between the percentage of white and minority students who received D or F grades in the first semester of the last school year.
While white students made up 7 percent of all D or F grades, black students accounted for about 20 percent and Hispanic students received about 23 percent of them, the paper reported.
In an effort to prevent discrimination, the school board voted to eliminate non-academic factors like late work and classroom behavior in a student’s grade.
“This is part of our honest reckoning as a school district,” said Richard Barrera, who is the district’s vice president, NBC San Diego reported.
“If we’re actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years.”
The school board also vowed to increase diversity among faculty, require school police to undergo de-escalation training and require training to eliminate bias in the hiring process, the Union-Tribune reported.
Of course, as Kevin Jackson learned, math is a racist entity all it’s own. And learning the Pythagorean Theorem is typically reserved for white people only. Of course, when leftists start teaching oppression in STEM classes, you know they’ve lost it.
But I still have one question.
Where is the privilege handed out?
This leaves me quite confused. First of all, I’m white. And I’d like to know where my privilege is? Is this something that was passed out in heaven? Was it a line I was supposed to wait in? Green eyes, check. Brownish hair, check. Not very tall, check. White privilege, oops, we’re all out of privilege today.
Or, maybe I was supposed to pass go, then collect my privilege? I’m still not sure about all that, but wherever it was, I promise I didn’t get my share. And if I’m not white enough, I assure you my husband is. He’s so white, he’s not allowed to wear shorts on the beach. And he didn’t come with a heaping dose of privilege either.
Let’s be real. Poverty is a far greater divider than color will ever be. And that, I learned firsthand. When a man is too poor to pay his parking ticket, poverty quickly creates a criminal. Imagine being confronted with two choices. Feed your children or give a court a money order for $75. The answer is easy. Feed the kids, and try to lay low when driving through town. In a matter of weeks, the unpaid fine becomes a warrant for your arrest. Then to get out of the warrant, you need even more money. When will democrats stop focusing on color and start addressing the real problems taxing our communities?
Classism is three times the divider that racism ever tried to be.
But leftists fail to solve that conundrum, as their only idea is to throw money at the problem. However, free money is never free. And giving freely never raises the bar. Instead, it weakens the base. But those are rants for another day. Because right now, we have a bigger problem in front of us.
Democrats believe they understand the social issues plaguing our nation. For arguments sake, let’s pretend being a white teacher does make you a racist. If it’s so engrained, how does a class “teach it out of you?”
Instead, I have a different theory. I say leftism is the root of every evil attacking us. And until we eradicate the liberal ideology from the fabric of our being, we’ll continue to be stuck.
And by stuck, I mean sitting in a room full of dimwits explaining what makes us all a bunch of unknowing Nazis, until we all step to the podium and say “hi, my name is Conformist, and I’m a racist, just like all of you.”