An elite New York City school has caused outrage for teaching white children they are born racist while praising, and giving treats to, their classmates of color.
At the Bank Street School for Children black students are provided a “dedicated space” to complain about their victimhood while their white counterparts are forced to focus on their “European ancestry” and its link to “white privilege,” according to a slide obtained by the New York Post.
“Ever since Ferguson, the school has been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum,” one parent told the Post.
A young white female student is even seen on a school video saying “I feel guilty for having a privilege I don’t deserve,” according to the Post.
According to the slides Bank Street isn’t alone in its segregation of students by color.
The slides showed other private schools across American have separated students into “race-based affinity groups,” the Post reported.
Under Bank Street’s “Racial Justice and Advocacy” curriculum, parents say, teachers push white kids to grapple with America’s history of racism. Then they indoctrinate them into thinking “systemic racism” still exists, and that they’re part of the problem and must hold themselves accountable even for acts of racism committed by others…
Parents, moreover, say the classroom segregation only breeds resentment. Younger children, for instance, feel left out when the “kids of color” come back to the main classroom munching on cupcakes they were given in their “affinity group.”
The divisive program is run by Anshu Wahi, a longtime “social justice” activist who’s held the title of “director of diversity” at Bank Street since 2013. She referred questions to the school’s communications office, which did not respond to requests for comment.
Still, Wahi’s radical beliefs come into clear view from recorded conversations with parents, as well as handouts and emails to parents. She believes the answer to racism is teaching white kids to see race in everything — a process called “white racial socialization.”
Forget teaching them to be color-blind — that’s a cop-out, she suggests, an excuse to ignore the hardships of people of color. It’s also a “tool of whiteness” to perpetuate the “oppression” of people of color, according to one paper she recommends parents read.
Wahi believes even white babies display signs of racism, so she encourages parents to talk to their kids about race as early as kindergarten, making them hyperaware of racial differences, and even “examine your own whiteness.”
She defends segregating minority children by race by arguing they need a safe place where they can share their “ouch moments,” including subtle but offensive white comments known as “micro-aggressions.”
“Bank Street wants to give kids of color a space to talk about shared experiences,” she said in a handout given to parents, “because even in society today, people of color are treated unfairly.”
“One hundred percent of the curriculum is what whites have done to other races,” another Bank Street parent said. “They offer nothing that would balance the story.”
“Any questions they can’t answer they rationalize under the pretense of ‘institutional racism,’ which is never really defined.”
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