A number of schools in one state have been instructing their teaching staff to favor black students over whites as part of “racial equity.”
The New York Post reports that a consultant hired by the city Department of Education told administrators at a workshop, “If I had a poor white male student, and I had a middle-class black boy, I would actually put my equitable strategies and interventions into that middle-class black boy because over the course of his lifetime he will have less access and less opportunities than that poor white boy.”
“That’s what racial equity is,” Darnisa Amante, the consultant said.
President of the NYC Parents Union who happens to be black, Mona Davids, was disgusted by the suggestion.
“It’s completely absurd — they want to treat black students as victims and punish white students,” Davids shared with the Post. “That defeats the purpose of what bias awareness training should be.”
The Department of Educations spokesman, Will Mantell did not share if Chancellor Richard Carranza agreed with Amante’s comments.
“Anti-bias and equity trainings are about creating high expectations and improving outcomes for all of our students,” Mantell said in a statement. “These trainings are used across the country because they help kids, and out-of-context quotes and anonymous allegations just distract from this important work.”
Discrimination is discrimination no matter how you roll it out. Saying you’re focusing on black students just means you’re discriminating against everyone else.