A Nevada mother is suing her son’s school because he was forced to take a class about “anti-white” race theories.
Gabrielle Clark, the African-American mother of one student attending Democracy Preparatory Academy, filed a lawsuit against the charter school, alleging her son was unable to opt-out of a sociology class involving Critical Race Theory, BizPacReview reports.
In a Fox & Friends interview Monday, Clark spoke about the federal lawsuit and why it was a necessary step.
The class, titled “Sociology of Change,” promoted “antiwhite racism to students with some materials discussing internalized privilege and the existence of oppression.”
Students in the class were also tasked with labeling themselves as either “oppressed or oppressors.”
William Clark, a biracial student in 12th grade, was required to “make professions about his racial, sexual, gender and religious identities…which were subject to the scrutiny of interrogation and derogatory labeling of students, teachers and school administrators,” court documents show.
When pressed by Clark’s mother about removing her son from the class, the schools principal – Adam Johnson – informed her it was required and her son would receive a failing grade for opting out, BizPacReview reports.
Clark told Fox she was outraged by the class being taught in the first place.
“You can’t do that at a job. You shouldn’t be able to do it at a school. It put a target on my son’s back. If somebody didn’t like what he had to say, then that would have put him in danger. And I think that was a grievous wrong,” she said.
“He was asked to answer the questions and then the teacher would then scrutinize and label whether or not his particular identities were under the category of oppressor or privileged or oppressed,” she added.
Clark encouraged other families to reach out to her “because it didn’t just violate my so’s civil rights, they violated all the children’s civil rights by asking those questions.”
Topics covered included “internalized oppression” and systemic racism, calling for students to “unlearn” some of their beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, as shown in a Twitter thread of some class materials.
19/ What follows is a selection of class materials that the children were exposed to and expected to believe without question.
▫️Institutional sexism/racism/transphobia pic.twitter.com/fMtwtkkN41
— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) December 23, 2020
‘Tis the Season For Social Justice Messages on NFL Helmets, End Zones and Hats
Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force
Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force. Stenciled in the helmets this year, players can choose from six phrases: “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “It Takes All of Us,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Inspire Change” and “Say their Stories.”
The end zones will read, for the second straight year, “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.” The league is also bringing back the “Say Their Stories” initiative and begin a new one where each team will “highlight its social justice work during a regular-season home game in Weeks 17 and 18.”
“We are committed to Inspire Change and the social justice work that inspires change for the long term,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility. All of the initiatives “will provide a unified time frame for us to further amplify all of the work that our clubs are doing and that will lead into the playoffs where Inspire Change will continue to take center stage” added Isaacson. “The key message for us as the season is starting, we are ramping up again in a big way with our social justice work.”
End zone stencils will remain in place for all home games except when another specific cause is to be recognized, such as the Salute to Service game. “Salute To Service” will replace “End Racism” in one end zone and “It Takes All of Us” will still remain in the opposite end zone,
Another addition will be a knit hat that can be worn on the sidelines of Weeks 17 and 18 by players, coaches, and other personnel “to add visibility to the cause.” The hat will also be sold at retail, and “100% of the league’s proceeds will be donated to Inspire Change grant recipients.”
Racist Rock: Boulder Removed from UW-Madison ‘Painful History of Discrimination’
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is spending somewhere between $30,000 and $75,000 for good use; to move a rock. But not just any rock, no, this is a racist rock. “Chamberlin Rock, located on top of Observatory Hill, is named in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president” reports the Wisconsin State Journal.
However, “for some students of color on campus, the rock represents a painful history of discrimination” the article explains. The 70-ton boulder was removed from the “heart of campus” at 6:30 am Friday morning following demands from students over the past year.
The boulder will be moved to university-owned land southeast of Madison near Lake Kegonsa. In its place, the university plans to place a plaque to honor the former university president. Wisconsin State Journal reports:
The boulder was referred to as a “n——-head” — a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock — at least once in a 1925 Wisconsin State Journal story. University historians have not found any other time that the term was used but said the Ku Klux Klan was active on campus at that time.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank approved the removal of Chamberlin Rock in January but the Wisconsin Historical Society needed to sign off on the rock’s removal because it was located within 15 feet of a Native American burial site…
… The Black Student Union led the call to remove the rock last summer. Nalah McWhorter, the group’s president and a UW-Madison senior, said in an interview this summer that the demands to remove the boulder had been around even before she arrived on campus three years ago.
“I’m grateful that we have had the opportunity to do this and that the rock will be removed,” she said. “It was our demand, and it was something that we put all the work in for.”
The Black Student Union worked with Wunk Sheek, an Indigenous student organization on campus, to lobby for the rock’s removal.
“We did all these presentations,” McWhorter said. “We went through all of these meetings during an academic year with a lot of other stuff going on, so the work really relied on us, as students, and as Black students.”
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