White Privilege Training? Welcome to California Schools

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If it were up to Californian Democratic leaders, everyone who was white would have to issue a public apology for their white privilege. Forget about how anyone was actually raised. Forget about who had it easy and who did not. Based on skin color alone, there is the need to understand white privilege and apologize for it.

Now, teachers in San Diego are being sent through white privilege training. Oh, and they have to commit to being antiracist.

Isn’t sending people through training based on the color of their skin racist? Anything that seeks to divide is racist by very nature.

Yet, many Democratic leaders have allowed groups like Black Lives Matter to guilt them into feeling bad about the color of their skin and labeling it white privilege.

The San Diego Unified School District has begun offering a professional development course for teachers that focuses on ‘white privilege training.’ Teachers must learn to accept that they have an unconscious bias and that is responsible for perpetuating racial superstructures.

Christopher F. Rufo, an independent journalist, was able to obtain copies of the training documents. This includes instructors letting faculty members know that they’ll experience such emotions as guilt, anger, and “closed-mindedness.”

Some of the training includes having teachers identify that they are living on lands that have been “stolen” from Native Americans. Apparently, those in charge of providing the training is attempting to rewrite history. None of the lands have been “stolen.” Instead, there were conquests. And in some instances, the land was either purchased or included as part of a treaty.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would be good reading material for the instructors.

However, it’s clear that common sense has completely left the building.

Teachers have to watch clips of several authors, including Robin DiAngelo, the author of “White Fragility” and Ibram X. Kendi, the author of “How to be an Antiracist.”

Next up in the training, teachers are told that they are racist. They uphold racist ideas and policies. They have to commit to being antiracist in the classroom.

You’re either a racist or you’re not. There’s no such thing as being an antiracist. Yet, according to Ibram X. Kendi and, obviously, those providing this training, is someone who not only opposes racism but is also promoting racial tolerance.

So, teachers are required to think of all races as the same and be promoters of racial tolerance. They want all of the teachers across the San Diego school district to be active in the antiracist movement.

Isn’t this taking steps back? If liberals would actually read history books instead of trying to rewrite it, we’ve already had a racial movement. Every race in the United States has the freedom to vote, to hold office, and to attend whatever school they want without fear of segregation.

Blacks and Browns have the same opportunities as whites. To say otherwise is to completely ignore the progress that the country has made in the past 50 years.

It isn’t a black vs. white problem. It isn’t a racism problem. It’s a problem that occurs in poor communities – and there are plenty of white people in poor communities, too.

The trainers of this class in California identify that “White people in America hold most of the power.” But, how? For eight years, we had a black president. There are black leaders everywhere – they serve as mayors, governors, in Congress, and even in the Supreme Court. They’re CEOs, they’re business leaders, they’re even school superintendents.

Where are they being excluded from? Where are blacks not getting a chance to hold power?

Crickets. No one wants to answer that question because, then, they would have to admit that blacks can have just as much power as anyone else.

Yet, teachers will need to “confront and examine their white privilege.” What if teachers don’t have white privilege to confront? The trainers refuse to believe that not all white people have white privilege. The fundamentals of their training are racist for such beliefs.

As for the school district’s spokeswoman, Maureen Magee, she believes that it’s important to have honest conversations about race. Since the majority of the teacher workforce is white, such issues need to be brought up. It seems that the school district may want to be more “antiracist” by hiring more black teachers and stop making the white faculty feel bad because of the color of their skin.