It is no great secret that educators in our country tend to skew toward the left side of the political spectrum. One can barely pick up a newspaper these days without having to read some outrageous story about University administrators caving to the whims of pampered millennials who suffer panic attacks as a result of exposure to the latest "micro-aggressions" or "trigger words." In fact, just a few weeks back, we wrote about how San Francisco State was building separate campus housing for African American students because the Black Student Union thought students of color needed a special place where they could "safely live and talk about issues affecting African-Americans" (see "San Francisco State Builds Segregated Dorms Where African-Americans Can "Safely Live And Talk""). Who knew that segregation was making a come back as a "progressive" policy?
But the latest case of liberal educator lunacy, according to EAG News, comes from Norman North High School, in Oklahoma, where a teacher is apparently "teaching" students that "to be white is to be racist, period." Since when did pushing extreme progressive rhetoric become part of the high school curriculum? In the good ole days this kind of insanity was reserved for the liberal elite professors at the university level but we guess those days are over.
The lecture began with a video about the “Mistreatment of Native Americans” that prompted the student to record the lesson and ended with the teacher’s lecture about racism.
In the video, a man “pulls out this globe with a bottle of white out and marks over a country or a piece of country and puts his name on it,” the student said.
“So he was basically comparing what he had done to the globe to what we did to America,” she said.
"To be white is to be racist, period,” the teacher said in the recording. “Am I racist? I say yea. I don’t want to be. It’s not like choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”
The student was naturally offended by her teacher labeling her a racist.
“Half of my family is Hispanic so I just felt like, you know, him calling me a racist just because I’m white … I mean, where’s your proof in that,” the girl said. “I felt like he was encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white.”
To make matters even worse, a comment issued by the school superintendent implies that no disciplinary action will be taken against the outrageous comments of the teacher in question. Which is not terribly surprising given that teacher contracts, courtesy of their unions, have become so onerous that teachers basically have to be caught on film cutting off a student's arm before they can be fired...which is an amazingly "effective" incentive structure.
Norman Public Schools Superintendent Joe Siano offered a statement to the news site that blamed the teacher, but did not offer any details on what, if any, disciplinary action the teacher would face.
“Racism is an important topic that we discuss I our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended,” the statement read.
“We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.”
So, just to clarify, is the logical conclusion of this thought process that it is technically a "hate crime" for two white people to procreate?