Good news on the local school board front: Radical school board members have been ousted in recall elections in California, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Texas for their attempts to impose “diversity, inclusion, and equity” propaganda on students.
Recent elections brought in conservatives in sufficient numbers to end bogus initiatives such as diversity offices, “equity policies,” and “cultural competency action plans.”
By whatever name, these measures inevitably reflect the leftwing belief that America is “systemically racist” and that “whites” (those of European descent) are inherently oppressive. The purported solution to this oppression problem is “anti-racism,” also known as reverse discrimination, where whites are disfavored—that is, insulted, stigmatized, and disenfranchised as unjustly “privileged”—and “people of color” are favored—that is, called innocent victims (regardless of their conduct) and therefore entitled to special resources and benefits.
This mentality is now commonplace not only among education bureaucrats but also among elites in business and government, as the myriad diversity programs in Fortune 500 companies and federal agencies now attest. Most recently, the government’s COVID relief efforts gave preference to racial minorities not only for grants and business loan forgiveness but also for medical care.
The pushback to these injustices has come none too soon and was inspired, somewhat ironically, by COVID stay-at-home orders that enabled parents to see, often for the first time, the racialist propaganda fed to their kids in place of education.
But “diversity” and its partners in crime, “equity and inclusion,” have always been wolves in sheep’s clothing. As former Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman put it: “The demand for ever greater diversity in higher education is a political campaign masquerading as an educational ideal.”
This political campaign is, at its core, not only anti-American but also anti-Western, forever demonizing the philosophical and legal traditions of the West, the moral heritage of the West, and, of course, the people of the West—their languages, their ancestries and their skin color.
How do we know this?
We know this because “diversity” is not demanded of Japan, of China, of Israel—or of any other non-Western nation or region.
At the same time, and rather inconveniently for the diversity apparatchiks, people from all over the world are literally willing to die to come and live in the West, which serves as a testament to Western civilization’s unparalleled benefits (including the rule of law, freedom of expression and religion, and the cultivation of individual merit and virtue). And yet, hostile diversity propaganda (formerly “multiculturalism” propaganda) attacks all of this. Indeed, it has successfully weakened our cultural inheritance since its take-over of Western elites some 50 years ago.
And yet, resistance to and dents in diversity politik continue, including the recall of its foot soldiers from local school boards—to which NAS says, Vive La Resistance.