District 65 files laughable response.
Stacy Deemar’s federal suit filed in June argues she is being discriminated against because she is required to learn and teach all the woke crap about white privilege.
She claims her civil rights are violated under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit Evanston/Skokie School District 65. That law protects her from being classified solely on the basis of race.
Such racial classifications, the suit argues quite correctly “,,,are by the nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. They threaten to stigmatize individuals by reason of their membership in a racial group and to incite racial hostility.” Shaw v. Reno…
The newly filed district response argues:
Her Complaint is long on politically charged rhetoric regarding the supposed divisiveness of “anti-racism,” “social justice,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “critical race theory,” but falls woefully short of establishing that she has personally suffered an injury that entitles her to relief in federal court, or that would otherwise justify this court’s intervention in curriculum decisions best left to the discretion of educators.
Not suffers “personal injury?
Only if you argue that you are required to teach the following garbage, as the suit describes:
For years now, race-based programming has overtaken District 65 in the name of racial “equity.” What seems like a relatively benign cause—also euphemistically called “social justice,” “diversity and inclusion,” “critical race theory,” and “culturally responsive teaching”—is actually code-speak for a much bigger and more dangerous picture: the practice of conditioning individuals to see each other’s skin color first and foremost, then pitting different racial groups against each other….
Beginning in 2017, District 65 made it a primary objective for every teacher to undergo “antiracist training” within two years. District 65 continues to provide antiracist programming to this day. In the so-called antiracist programming, District 65 requires its teachers:
To accept that white individuals are “loud, authoritative . . . [and] controlling.”
To understand, “To be less white is to be less racially oppressive.”
To acknowledge that “White identity is inherently racist[.]”
To denounce “white privilege.”
To participate in exercises with individuals of only the same color called“affinity groups”—that is, to racially segregate themselves.
To participate in so-called “privilege walks,” a group exercise whereby teachers standing in a line separate from each other in response to the prompt, “[b]ecause of my race or color . . . .” If teachers oppose, question, or “disengage” from those teachings, District 65 blatantly calls them “racist.”
Had enough? There’s more. These are the racist proclamations found in the Pre-K through eighth grade:
- “Whiteness is a bad deal. It always was.”
- “Racism is a white person’s problem and we are all caught up in it.”
- Students should consider what it means “to be white but not be a part of ‘whiteness[.]’”
- “White people have a very, very serious problem and they should start thinking about what they should do about it.”
- “In the same way that the systems and the government are controlled by White people and racism being a result of it, so is it with men controlling systems and government and messages about women being dumb, weak, and inferior being aresult.”
- “It [is] important to disrupt the Western nuclear family dynamics as the best/proper way to have a family[.]”
- “Racial injustice” means “an act/occurrence motivated by anti-blackness or racism.”
- “White people play a big role in the problems of racism today and throughout world history.”
- To “treat everybody equally” is a colorblind message, and “color blindness helps racism.”
- “[B]urying the truth . . . is something many White people do to ignore racism.”
Wait, there’s more:
Students should gather in affinity groups segregated by skin color. Students should participate in privilege walks. Students should gather in affinity groups segregated by skin color .White students should understand “white privilege, internalized dominance, [and] microaggressions.
Had enough? The damage that Deemar suffers, among others, is being labeled a “racist,” by standing her ground and to protect her students from such nonsense. If certain words are out-of-bounds and forbidden when speaking about black people, shouldn’t the same standard apply in Deemar’s case?Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
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