Two months before Thanksgiving, one school district in Washington is already serving pies to its staff. It’s not a pumpkin pie. Not apples or cherries. Rather, teachers at Tumwater High School were recently forced to give a large slice of a “privileged pie.”
According to one employee, district teachers needed to participate in diversity training, where they were asked to look up their privileges. As part of the training, the teacher was instructed to color the “privileged pie”. This is a pie chart with some so-called privileges, such as whites, cisgender men, Christians, heterosexuals, and born in the United States.
“The more I painted, the more privilege I had,” said a teacher whose name wasn’t announced. Parents advocating education, A non-profit organization that fights classroom indoctrination and activist-led agendas in US schools.
According to a quote released by Parents Defending Education, “I was very angry because I had a lot to do. I would like to use that time to design effective teaching and communicate with my family. I am. ” “Instead, I sit there for two hours and learn how I’m privileged for skin tone and microaggression.”
An example of a “privileged pie” is included online on page 23 PowerPoint presentation Document your commitment to diversity at Tumwater High School. The title of PowerPoint is “Tumwater High School: We are Caucasian, We Are Interested. How Do You Get Started?” PowerPoint is posted on the Washington School Administrators Association website.
According to PowerPoint, school staff began diversity training by “examining implicit bias”, which led to a “discussion about white privileges.” They also shared personal stories, including “where I came from poetry.”
They learned about the “white supremacist pyramid,” from indifference and minimization to violence and genocide. According to the Pyramid, he denied the privilege of whites, believing that he would “remain non-political,” “avoid conflict with racist families,” and “it doesn’t matter who he votes for.” The former American color blindness ideals are all examples. White supremacism.
According to PowerPoint, the body of a Tumwater High student is about 75 percent white.
A teacher who spoke to Parent Defending Education said the room was “awkwardly silent most of the time” during training, “a discussion that everyone should do so that we don’t offend anyone.” I was afraid to contribute to. Among the many microaggressions we have just learned. “
“We started with these norms about respecting the opinions of others, but we all knew well that if someone like me shared their opinions, we would be shunned. “The teacher said.
Attempt by National Review Contacting Tumwater High School Principal Jeff Bloom by phone and email failed on Monday.
News about “privileged pie” activities and diversity training at Tumwater High School arrives less than two months after the new director of school diversity, equity and inclusion resigns.according to Local news reportAlexandre Zhdanov, who was hired by the district from Galveston, Texas in the summer, posted on Facebook several memes criticizing conservatives, Republicans, and Trump supporters. I resigned in late July.
One meme showed a picture of Jesus in black and said, “Even if Jesus looks like this, is the white conservative still a Christian?” Another meme linked Republicans to the KKK, and another meme reinterpreted Donald Trump’s garden sign to read “RACIST Lives Here.”
During the district’s Stock Advisory Board’s July Zoom meeting, Zhdanov allowed him to post an “incredibly insensitive” meme.
“During the political campaign, things get hot and annoying,” Zhdanov said, according to local news reports at the conference. “For some reason, I have contributed to the highly controversial election and political environment issues we face today, as opposed to being part of a solution.”
Zhdanov worked in the district for less than a month before resigning.
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