By: Diane Benjamin
Has District 87 has gone “woke”? Is Martin Luther King’s dream of a color blind society is dead?
Government’s biggest fear is we all get along and we don’t need them. Color blind can’t be tolerated, it was working too well. Americans believe hard work always led to success. Personal responsibility allows anyone to great their own utopia.
District 87 wants “Equity” instead. Equity hands fake success to those who didn’t earn it by taking from those who did.
DEI was established in January 2021. Three subcommittees were formed, they are listed on the above link. The main page claims agendas and documents can be found by clicking on the subcommittees. Try it – nothing there. They have yet to meet since January!?! The committees supposedly meet monthly.
Schools should be providing EQUAL opportunity to all students. Equity means bringing down top achievers and bringing up low achievers without actual achievement. America stands for individual responsibility, we don’t punish success – we celebrate it.
Some schools have ended honors programs because it makes the unqualified feel bad. No one benefits from excellence being extinguished in the name of equity.
Other schools have had 1st graders deconstruct their racial and sexual identities. Others have to rank themselves in a “power and privilege” scale.
Since the subcommittees have no documents or agendas posted, what are they doing?
District 87 already claims to be the most diverse district. Then why do they need more diversity? Will teachers be hired based on their skin color? Not only is that racist but not hiring the best and brightest teachers means your kids get a substandard education.
Skin color was supposed to be immaterial, to most of America it still is.
Parents need to know if District 87 is sneaking Critical Race Theory into the schools. Don’t fall for being called a racist or being told whiteness is unconscious bias. CRT is meant to divide people into their own groups and permanently keep them from associating outside their group. Marxism has invaded colleges and universities, it is working it’s way down now.
You deserve to know what your child is being taught. The kids already have a year a substandard education on zoom, they need an actual education not an indoctrination. The uneducated are easier to manipulate, inner-cities schools graduate kids that can’t read, write, or do math. Think that is by accident?
We are not a systemically racist country. The police aren’t a bunch of racists. We were not founded in 1619. Critical Race Theory intends to end America. By teaching kids everybody’s opinions matter because of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness they are being taught to tolerate opinions that will destroy America. (Socialism, communism, etc etc)
The goal is the exact opposite of judging people on their character. America needs people of character now more than ever. Parents need to prove their character by standing up for their kids.