Little Delawares All Over :Diversity Indoctrination, K-12 Branch

Mandatory "diversity" indoctrination is occurring in K-12 schools as well.

For examples of K-12 schools that have subjected their staff to mandatory "diversity" indoctrination, based on the concepts of "white privilege" and "institutional racism," look at the Seattle School District, and schools in Cherry Creek, Colorado and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Seattle Schools taught that "individualism" is a form of "cultural racism"; that planning ahead is a white characteristic; that it is racist to expect minorities to exhibit that characteristic; and that only whites, who benefit from "white privilege" and "institutional racism," can be racist.

These bizarre teachings were ridiculed in opinions by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas in their opinions in June 2007 in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1. Justice Thomas argued that these and other aspects of the Seattle Schools' obsession with "white privilege" made it inappropriate to blindly defer to school districts when they use race in student assignment.

Yet the Seattle Schools' diversity consultant, Glenn Singleton, far from rethinking his obsessions with "white privilege" and "institutionalized racism," continues to spread his weird racial philosophy to school districts around the country and even in Canada. Recently, Singleton was hired as a diversity consultant by the Arlington Public Schools in Arlington County, Virginia, and by the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board in Nova Scotia. His theories, though discredited in the courts, also continue to spread through academia.

Singleton suggests that members of different races have different mental characteristics. He has said, for example, "white talk" is "impersonal, intellectual" and "task-oriented" while "color commentary" is "personal" and "emotional." It is hard to believe that public schools promote such destructive stereotypes, but again and again, they do.

Recently, Singleton embarrassed (access limited) California schools superintendent Jack O'Connell (D). The San Francisco NAACP head demanded an apology after O'Connell said that black people were loud and that white teachers needed to accommodate that loudness in the classroom. O'Connell, who is white, defended himself by noting that he was merely repeating what Singleton, who is black, had told him. In reality, many minority students want "simple, elusive quiet" in the classroom in order to study, reported The San Francisco Chronicle.

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