In other news: As has been brewing for some time, segregation is returning to our schools. Excerpts, with my comments, follow:
The US Department of Education suspended a decision that found racial “affinity groups” discriminated against students and staff, The Post has learned.
The goal of the programs — used by the New York City public school system and other school districts — is to separate students and staff by racial groups in order to help address discrimination and “white privilege.”
But the practice of separating schools into racial groups is discriminatory, a determination obtained by the Post found.
No shit, Sherlock. Let’s ignore the “white privilege” horseshit for now – as Thomas Sowell points out, the very idea is suspect, as it posits that white coal miners in Appalachia enjoy privileges denied to black Harvard-educated lawyers in Manhattan. But what the hell are racial “affinity groups?” How in any sane world is the very notion not racist?
The DOE findings said the Evanston- Skokie School District violated civil rights law by:
— Separating administrators in a professional development training program in August, 2019 into two groups based on race — white and non-white.
— Offering various “racially exclusive affinity groups” that separated students, parents and community members by race.
— Implementing a disciplinary policy that included “explicit direction” to staffers to consider a student’s race when meting out discipline.
— Carried out a “Colorism Privilege Walk” that separated seventh and eight grade students into different groups based on race.
“If you are white take 2 steps forward. If you’re a person of color with dark skin, take 2 steps back. If you’re black, take 2 steps back,” the privilege walk exercise said..
The goal was for white students students to “learn more about white privilege, internalized dominance, microaggressions and how to act as an ally for students of color,” the lesson plan said.
Again, horseshit. Segregation is segregation, no matter who initiates it. And how in the living hell is this going to “bring people together?” The only conclusion one can draw from this insanity is that disunity, not unity, is in fact the real, unstated goal.
But Ashely of the DOE concluded the school district “engaged in intentional race discrimination by coordinating and conducting racially exclusive affinity groups, which resulted in the separation of participants in district programs based on race in violation of the Title 6 regulation.”
She said “deliberately” segregating students and employees by race reduced them “to a set of racial stereotype.”
“These materials would have led students to be treated differently based on their race, depriving them of a class free from racial recrimination and hostility. Such treatment has no place in federally-funded programs or activities, nor is it protected by the First Amendment,” Ashley said.
She continued, “The District’s policy to impose racial discrimination in discipline has no part in federally funded education programs or activities,” Ashley said.
We do have segregated dorms on some college campuses. Hell, why not go for lunch counters, sections on public buses and drinking fountains, while we’re at it? But wait! There’s more! This story talks about “racially exclusive affinity groups,” which – let’s say this very softly – sounds an awful lot like the Ku Klux Klan to me.
The teacher-complainant, who wished to remain anonymous, said she received a call from Ashley on January 6, who told her she issued a letter of finding that the Evanston-Skokie school district racial racial affinity group programs violated federal civil rights law.
But she was told she could not get a copy of the letter until the DOE reached a final compliance resolution with the school district within 90 days.
But on January 22 the teacher received a courtesy phone call from Ashley again, informing her that her case was being suspended due to President Biden’s new executive orders on equity to aid racial minorities and LGBT citizens. Biden has taken office just two days before.
So President Biden(‘s handlers) are perfectly OK with segregation, with “racial affinity groups” and, let’s just come right out and say it, blatantly and overtly racist practices in the public schools.
There’s no other conclusion a sane person can draw.