According to a new story in the New York Post, public schools in the nation’s largest city will be on a mission this year to eliminate racism from their institutions:
On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in.
A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.”
“We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues.
Cameron is one of many public school principals and officials who think the most important subject teachers can address is that of racial inequality. To that end, New York City educational leaders are pushing schools to introduce children of all ages to a curriculum filled with books and essays exposing white privilege. Chancellor Carmen Farina announced a K-12 reading program recommended by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that makes its money by labeling every right-wing organization a “hate group” and then soliciting donations from extremist liberals.
Proponents of these programs say that any school that does not recognize “white privilege” is complicit in keeping people of color under the thumb of white America. They insist that it is only through exposing these societal inequalities that we can begin fixing the imbalance that plagues so many American minorities. Both whites and blacks must acknowledge that the system is rigged before the country can heal its divisions.
It’s absolute madness.
The mere phrase “white privilege” is a divisive one. This is a philosophy aimed at keeping America’s racial tensions high so that the federal government can forcibly even out the playing field with laws and regulations that reduce individual freedom. There is no proven “white privilege.” This is not “settled science.” This is a theory born in the dimly-lit backrooms of America’s liberal universities, created with a cause, and promoted for political purposes.
It’s bad enough that our young people are being indoctrinated with this sick ideology on social media and in college classrooms; the least we can do is keep it out of our public schools.