You can’t make this up.
A few weeks ago it was San Diego schools accusing white teachers of being racist. Then a teacher at a Cupertino school was indoctrinating 8yos in a maths class – of all the subjects to conduct it – about deconstructing their own race and accepting their privilege.
Now Cherokee Middle School in Springfield, Missouri made teachers undergo a diversity training program that forced educators to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” and watch a video of “George Floyd’s last words.”
The diversity trainers, Jeremy Sullivan and Myki Williamson (LinkedIn profile here), both white, asked teachers to acknowledge they were on stolen land and “the dark history and violence against Native and Indigenous People” at the start of proceedings.
The trainers then provided teachers a hand out on the aforementioned “oppression matrix,” which defines white heterosexual males as the “privileged social group” and women, minorities, transgender, and LGBT people as “oppressed social groups.”
Teachers identified at the top of the totem pole were told they are responsible for the “racism, sexism, transgender oppression, heterosexism, [and] classism” against minorities who are less fortunate.
Then the concepts of overt and covert white supremacy were introduced. A document claimed that “lynching, hate crimes, KKK, neo-Nazis, [and] burning crosses” are “socially unacceptable” forms of white supremacy, while “education funding from property tax, colorblindness, calling the police on black people, BIPOC as Halloween costumes, not believing experiences of BIPOC, tone policing, [and] white silence” are “socially acceptable” forms of white supremacy.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, white teachers were forced to actively vocalize confessions about their role in white supremacy as a form of “affirmative consent.” To remain (white) silent was a form of “white supremacy.”
One has to wonder whether those teachers who have been happy to indoctrinate kids with their political biases are now regretting that now the system is now coming for them.
What a disaster to know that kids are being brainwashed by teachers who are now forced to sit through Marxist re-education seminars. School boards should be sacked for allowing such training courses to be tolerated. Alas, activism in the classroom has replaced education.
So much for a platform of unity. Conform or be cancelled, bigots!
The poison of identity politics. By the tenets of the teachings, a white heterosexual homeless man is more privileged than a transgender POC earning $150,000pa.