@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 1/ Here are some further examples.

Buffalo Public Schools has implemented antiracist curricula at various grade levels, including “the disruption of Western nuclear family dynamics.” In the kindergarten curriculum, children are required to watch a video dramatizing the death
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 2/ of black children and warning them (kindergarteners) to beware of “racist police and state-sanctioned violence.” Middle school students are taught that “white elites work to perpetuate racism through politics, law, education, and the media,” and that “all white people play a
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 3/ part in perpetuating systemic racism.” High school students are encouraged to begin “confronting whiteness in classrooms.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 4/ R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School in Cupertino, CA, ‘recently forced a class of third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” Based on whistleblower documents and parents familiar with the session, a
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 5/ third-grade teacher [...] began the lesson on “social identities” during a math class. The teacher asked all students to create an “identity map,” listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. The teacher explained that the
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 6/ students live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s],” who, according to the lesson, “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.”’

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 7/ Faculty at the Dalton Schook (K-12) in NYC published a list of demands, including abolishing courses that were too hard for black students: “Commit to racial equity in leveled courses by 2023; at that time, if membership and performance of Black students are not at parity
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 8/ with non-Black students, leveled courses should be abolished.” They also demanded that “administrators, faculty, and staff should produce individual public anti-racism statements. Faculty should also include
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 9/ anti-racist resources for each class they teach.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 10/ The Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, students were sorted into two groups, “White-identifying” and “BIPOC,” and “white-identifying” students were taught about “white saviorism, performative activism, and allyship.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 11/ A high school student at Democracy Prep in Las Vegas sued the school over a required course, "Sociology of Change," in which he was compelled to identify all of his markers of privilege. (I’m posting slides from the course to this comment).

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 12/ The Noble Charter Network in Chicago sent an email to parents apologizing for its policy of giving demerits to students for not wearing belts or black dress shoes, failing to watch the teacher, or not sitting up straight, calling the former policy
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 13/ “assimilationist, patriarchal, white supremacist and anti-black.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 14/ Bank Street School for Children in Manhattan:

‘White kids are herded into separate classrooms and taught to raise their “awareness of the prevalence of Whiteness and privilege,” challenge “notions of colorblindness (and) assumptions of ‘normal,’ ‘good,’ and ‘American’”
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 15/ and “understand and own European ancestry and see the tie to privilege.”’

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 16/ Letter from a parent of a 4th-grade student at Brearley in Manhattan:

“l object to Brearley’s advocacy for groups and movements such as Black Lives Matter, a Marxist, anti family, heterophobic, anti-Asian and anti-Semitic organization that neither speaks for the
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 17/ majority of the Black community in this country, nor in any way, shape or form, represents their best interests.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 18/ Letter from a teacher at Grace Church, Manhattan:

‘“Antiracist” training sounds righteous, but it is the opposite of truth in advertising. It requires teachers like myself to treat students differently on the basis of race. Furthermore, in order to maintain a united front
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 19/ for our students, teachers at Grace are directed to confine our doubts about this pedagogical framework to conversations with an in-house “Office of Community Engagement” for whom every significant objection leads to a foregone conclusion.
@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 20/ Any doubting students are likewise “challenged” to reframe their views to conform to this orthodoxy.’

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 21/ NYC public school parent shares course material asking her 8 yr old to journal about her “privilege.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 22/ The principal of an NYC elementary school told parents to read Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” and Ibram X. Kendi’s book, “How to Be an Antiracist.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 23/ Finally, even the editorial board at the LA Times called CA’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum “an impenetrable melange of academic jargon and politically correct pronouncements.”

@DB1212013 @mattyglesias 24/ One more! The Piedmont public school in CA offered a “White student support circle” after the Chauvin verdict.


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