Ah, the unintended consequences of liberal mind-think.
An African-American mother is outraged after her second-grade son brought home from school a paper describing what it calls ‘understanding white privilege.” Her son asked her, “Mommy, are white people better than me?”
Amber Pabon’s son attends Hunter Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., and she found the paper in his folder.
“He’s 8 years old. What does he need to know about racism or white privilege?” the upset mother asked.
The school said the paper was not part of a lesson taught in class, sent home instead by the PTA, according to Fox News.
Either way, Pabon told local ABC affiliate WTVD that it’s the parents responsibility to teach their children about racism.
“I think the message itself is inappropriate because yes there is racism out here, and they need to learn about it. But let the parents do that,” she said. “Because like I said, if she’s teaching him the way she knows, it could be completely different from the way I know. And me being part of the black community, I know different from how the white community sees it.”
WTVD reporter Michael Perchick tweeted the PTA “says it’s part of a larger message about generating awareness + empathy.”
@ABC11_WTVD at 4, 5, and 6 – a Hunter Magnet Elementary parent upset over a sheet explaining white privilege was sent home with her child,” the reporter posted. “Why the school’s PTA says it’s part of a larger message about generating awareness + empathy to create a safe + equitable school community.”
On @ABC11_WTVD at 4, 5, and 6 – a Hunter Magnet Elementary parent upset over a sheet explaining white privilege was sent home with her child. Why the school’s PTA says it’s part of a larger message about generating awareness + empathy to create a safe + equitable school community pic.twitter.com/qTckhj9P4L
— Michael Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) April 3, 2018
The paper shared statistics that appear to have been copied from a 2017 article, “No, I Won’t Stop Saying ‘White Supremacy,” Fox News reported.
The statistics in the sheet show white people being overly represented in a wide range of fields and include the following:
- Congress: 90% white
- Governors: 96% white
- Top military advisers: 100% white
- President and vice president: 100% white
- Current POTUS cabinet: 91% white
- People who decide which TV shows we see: 93% white
- People who decide which books we read: 90% white
- People who decide which news is covered: 85% white
- People who decide which music is produced: 95% white
- Teachers: 83% white
- Full-time college professors: 84% white
- Owners of men’s pro-football teams: 97% white
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