Skip to comments.INTERRUPTING WHITENESS National Education Conf Blame White Teachers & Students for School Woes
Posted on 10/11/2015 9:24:40 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Obama wanted "a national conversation on race." This conference is what he meant: "interrupting whiteness" in American schools, "challenging white supremacy," and eliminating the "white privilege" of Caucasian students.
A major national conference for teachers and school administrators starting on Saturday, October 10, in Baltimore will focus exclusively on race and racism, featuring workshops on interrupting whiteness in American schools, the dominance of White supremacy in society, White privilege enjoyed by Caucasian students, white domination of thought, and how to decenter whiteness.
The conference, officially titled The National Summit for Courageous Conversation 2015, is organized by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a large and influential consulting firm hired by hundreds of school districts nationwide often under pressure from the federal government to address racial gaps in scholastic performance and behavior problems in the classroom.
The program descriptions, as you can see, are composed almost entirely of academic jargon which intentionally obfuscates the texts meaning. Ive added occasional clarifications between excerpts, deconstructing the jargon into plain language though in most cases the true nature of each workshop shines through the euphemistic terminology on its own, and needs no illumination.
Groups such as PEG which offer their services to school districts usually portray their programs as simply a way to boost the self-image of black students, to hopefully improve their academic scores and lessen disruptive behavior. And if PEG had kept its goal to nothing more than that, then there would likely not be any controversy. But, as this next workshop reveals, PEG has crossed way, way over the line from boosting the esteem of black students to instead intentionally tearing down the esteem of white students:
This next workshop, from the upcoming 2015 Summit, describes a process to brainwash ten-year-old white girls away from their instinctively colorblind attitude that all people are equal, regardless of skin color, and to dismantle their unacceptable rigid sense of fairness, and replace it with a hyper-conscious awareness of both the existence of race and the difference between races and, as the final step, to internalize in the girls a self-loathing of their own whiteness which is the last of the programs Six Conditions and the goal of every conversation about race. Conference attendees will learn how to implement these indoctrination protocols in their own schools around the country:
Pacific Educational Group did not dream up this race-centric approach all on its own. Its practices are based on an academic discipline called Critical Race Theory, which is so commonplace in modern academia as to no longer even be controversial. But outside a university environment, few people have even heard of it and the few that have are usually shocked and outraged. The phrase Critical Race Theory, for all its multi-syllabic high-mindedness, is nothing more than a faux-intellectual way of saying Everything and we mean everything is white peoples fault.
Much of Critical Race Theory revolves around the concept of whiteness, which is not simply a skin color or racial identification but rather a state of moral turpitude: To have whiteness means that you personally share blame for all of societys ills. It doesnt matter whether or not you think prejudiced thoughts or treat anyone badly; it doesnt matter whether or not your ancestors owned slaves or instead were abolitionists fighting to free slaves; it doesnt matter whether or not your ancestors immigrated to the United Sates in the 20th century long after slavery was outlawed; it doesnt matter whether youre left-wing or right-wing or apolitical; what matters is that all of American society is inherently racist and favors white people, so that if you look white, you benefit from a racist system, and you are therefore part of that system, and therefore racist, and therefore (to peel away the euphemisms) evil. All Caucasian or pale-skinned people are genetically cursed with whiteness, which they cannot escape or disown, but people of other skin colors and ethnicities can also possess whiteness if they conform to white norms and refuse to embrace anti-whiteness activism.
The average person might see this entire worldview as shockingly racist, but Critical Race Theory has that angle covered too: Racism, according to the theory, is prejudice+power; and since (according to the theory) black people have no power in society, by definition they cant be racist. The inverse of the stigma of whiteness is therefore also true: if you lack whiteness, you are immune from criticism or condemnation.
Until recently Critical Race Theory has been just that a theory safely quarantined away from the real world in the pages of scholarly journals and the hallways of Ethnic Studies departments. But Pacific Educational Group is transforming Critical Race Theory into Critical Race Practice. Theyre implementing in real-world settings (K-12 classrooms) the notions that until now were discussed only hypothetically:
Any white person who refuses to accept the label racist and who refuses to shoulder the blame for all of societys woes is engaging in White Denial and suffers from dysconsciousness that needs to be uprooted if that person wants to be allowed to teach children:
As revealed in the description of this upcoming 2015 workshop, Equity Coaching is a euphemism for psychologically breaking white teachers so that they not only confess their own inescapable racism but they then also bring to their students the attitude that whites as a group are morally culpable:
Is it your fault? Of course its your fault. Own the guilt. Accept your villainy:
PEG also strongly advocates making public schools Afrocentric:
Proponents of Critical Race Theory have sealed every possible exit for anyone trying to escape the guilt of whiteness; this workshop is aimed at teachers trying to wriggle out of the hot seat by claiming theyre not part of this imaginary white race anyway:
And its not just teachers and administrators who need to have their whiteness interrupted even the janitors and cafeteria workers should check their white privilege and share some of the blame for creating the racist environment on campus:
One of the worst sins a teacher can commit is colorblindness treating all children equally and paying no attention to race. This workshop led by an Afro-Rican student who lectures attendees that colorblindness is racist too since it fails to actively disrupt white cultural norms:
One of PEGs areas of focus is Restorative Justice, a catch-all term for eliminating standard punishments (such as detention and suspension) for disruptive or violent misbehavior at school, and replacing them with what are essentially therapy and counseling sessions for the offending students.
Back in July, President Obama launched a national initiative on this exact topic, which has now become official government policy.
Many of the school districts that hire Pacific Educational Group do so only after being pressured by the U.S. Department of Education or sued by the U.S. Department of Justice to address disparities in the punishment rates of black students as compared to white students. The White House is now using the coercive power of government to force districts to accept PEGs view that differing rates of school discipline for different ethnic groups are entirely due to racism on the part of teachers and administrators.
This new approach is called decentering whiteness in this highly euphemized workshop description:
Re-education is a term used in communist societies for compelling people into confessing their guilt and then accepting new ideologies. This workshop concedes that for white people, attending the Summit session is a type of re-education:
(Researchers have noticed for over a decade just how similar PEGs workshops are to Maoist self-criticism public humiliation sessions.)
Despite having a worldview and a business model completely revolving around race, PEG repeats Critical Race Theorys contradictory claim that races dont even really exist, and are simply a social construct. And, yes, it is white people who invented the evil lie we call race (???):
(The term KMT that Glenn Singleton uses, by the way, is part of a bizarre Afrocentrism theory that ancient Egyptians were sub-Saharan black Africans, a claim that is universally rejected by all scholars of ancient Egypt.)
The excerpts presented here are just a tiny sampling of the numerous workshops presented at Courageous Conversations summits. See the links near the top of this page for a complete listing of all workshops and seminars being presented this year (and in past years).
Millions of Schoolchildren Affected
Pacific Educational Group is no fringe clique of kooks it is a large and highly respected organization which has been hired by school districts large and small across the nation (so many that odds are a child you know attends a school which implements the PEG vision).
The PEG Web site until recently used to display a list of its clients, but after some recent bad press they tried to scrub the information so that its no longer viewable by the public; now if you go to their clients page, all youll see is a notice that the information is only available by request.
Luckily, the internet is forever, and the pages listing all of PEGs clients (as of 2014) are still preserved at the Internet Archive. Nearly 200 school districts across the country, serving many millions of students, have hired PEG to train their teachers and develop student curricula and establish restorative justice schemes.
For the record, here is PEGs own list of school districts which have hired them, organized state-by-state for easy reference. Do your children attend school in any of these districts? Do you want them taught according to Critical Race Theory? Do you want them pressured to think of everyone in terms of race? Do you want them made to be self-conscious about their own ethnicity? Do you want them to be taught in an environment where students are intentionally treated differently according to the color of their skin?
(Numbers in parentheses after sample selected districts show the amount of students in that district being influenced by PEGs ideologies, as an indication of the scale of the issue. All told, over 10 million students attend schools in districts which implement PEGs Critical Race Theory vision 20% of all schoolchildren in the nation. And this doesnt even take into account the many statewide departments of education which have hired PEG to guide policy.)
Pacific Educational Groups clients:
Alaska Anchorage School District, AK (50,000 students) Juneau School District, AK
Arizona Kyrene School District #28, AZ Tucson Unified School District, AZ (50,000 students) White River Unified School District, AZ
Arkansas North Little Rock School District, AR
California Alameda Unified School District, CA Aromas/San Juan Unified School District, CA Bakersfield City School District, CA Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, CA Benicia Unified School District, CA Berkeley Unified School District, CA Brisbane Elementary School District, CA Burlingame School District, CA Ceres Unified School District, CA Clovis Unified School District, CA Davis Joint Unified School District, CA Eastside Union School District, CA Elk Grove Unified School District, CA Fremont Unified School District, CA Fresno Unified School District, CA (81,408 students) Grossmont Union High School District, CA Hayward Unified School District, CA Juvenile Court and Community Schools, CA Lemon Grove School District, CA Live Oak School District, CA Lodi Unified School District, CA Long Beach Unified School District, CA (97,560 students) Los Angeles Unified School District, CA (747,009 students) Modesto City Schools, CA Mt. Diablo Unified School District, CA Natomas Unified School District, CA North Sacramento School District, CA Oak Grove School District, CA Oakland Unified School District, CA (46,377 students) Palo Alto Unified School District, CA Pleasanton Unified School District, CA Poway Unified School District, CA Ravenswood City School District, CA Redwood City School District, CA Rialto Unified School District, CA Sacramento City Unified School District, CA (47,900 students) San Francisco Unified School District, CA (56,310 students) San Jose Unified School District, CA (33,184 students) San Leandro Unified School District, CA San Mateo/Foster City School District, CA Sequoia Union High School District, CA Tracy Unified School District, CA Vallejo City Unified School District, CA West Contra Costa Unified School District, CA
Colorado Adams County School District 14, CO Aurora Public Schools, CO Cherry Creek School District, CO (46,594 students) Denver Public Schools, CO (90,143 students) Jefferson County Public Schools, CO (87,172 students)
Connecticut Manchester Public Schools, CT Stamford Public Schools, CT
Delaware Brandywine School District, DE Christina County School District, DE
Florida Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL (181,900 students)
Georgia Bibb County School District, GA Fulton County Schools, GA (73,319 students)
Illinois Evanston Township High School District, IL Harlem School District #122, IL Highland Park High School District, IL Indian Prairie School District 204, IL New Trier Township High School, IL Niles Township High School District, IL Oak Park River Forest High School, IL Township High School District 113, IL Township High School District 214, IL Valley View School District 365U, IL
Indiana Indianapolis Public Schools, IN Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, IN Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, IN
Iowa Des Moines Public Schools, IA Mason City Schools, IA
Kansas Coffeyville Public Schools, KS Independence School District 446, KS Lawrence Public Schools, KS Topeka Public Schools, KS Wichita Public Schools, KS
Maryland Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD (74,508 students) Baltimore County Public Schools, MD (108,523 students) Calvert County Public Schools, MD Caroline County Public Schools, MD Montgomery County Public Schools, MD (139,201 students) Prince Georges County Public Schools, MD (137,285 students) Somerset County Public Schools, MD St. Marys County Public Schools, MD Talbot County Public Schools, MD Wicomico County School District, MD
Massachussetts Boston Public Schools, MA
Michigan Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI Macomb Intermediate School District, MI Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, MI
Minnesota Anoka-Hennepin School District, MN Bloomington Public Schools, MN District 196, MN Duluth Public Schools, MN Eden Prairie Schools, MN Edina Public Schools, MN Farmington Area Public Schools, MN Hopkins Public Schools, MN Inver Grove Heights Community Schools, MN Lakeville Area Public Schools, MN Minneapolis Public Schools, MN North St. Paul-Maplewood Oakdale ISD 622, MN Osseo Area Schools, MN Richfield Public Schools, MN Robbinsdale Area Schools, MN Rochester Public Schools, MN Roseville Area Schools, MN Saint Paul Public Schools, MN South Washington County Schools, MN Spring Lake Park Schools, MN St. Cloud Area School District, MN St. Louis Park Public Schools, MN Wayzata Public Schools, MN
Missouri Belton School District, MO Ferguson-Florissant School District, MO Hazelwood School District, MO
Nebraska Bellevue Public Schools, NE Lincoln Public Schools, NE
Nevada Clark County School District, NV (270,529 students) Washoe County School District, NV
New Mexico Albuquerque Public Schools, NM (90,537 students)
North Carolina Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, NC Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC (114,071 students) Harnett County Schools, NC
Ohio Beachwood City Schools, OH Fairfield City Schools, OH Middletown City Schools, OH
Oklahoma Tulsa Public Schools, OK
Oregon Beaverton School District, OR Hillsboro School District, OR Portland Public Schools, OR Reynolds School District, OR Salem-Kaiser Public Schools, OR Tigard-Tualitin School District, OR
Pennsylvania Cheltenham Township School District, PA Coatesville Area School District, PA Great Valley School District, PA Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA Philadelphia Public Schools, PA (189,779 students) Sto-Rox School District, PA West Chester Area School District, PA
South Carolina Charleston County School District, SC Richland County School District, SC
Tennessee Greeneville City Schools, TN Memphis City Schools, TN (116,224 students) Shelby County Schools, TN (46,808 students)
Texas Austin Public Schools, TX Dallas Independent School District, TX (160,584 students) North East Independent School District, TX Southwest Independent School District, TX
Utah Salt Lake City School District, UT
Virginia Arlington Public Schools, VA Loudoun County Public Schools, VA Norfolk Public Schools, VA Roanoke City Public Schools, VA Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA (76,304 students)
Washington Bellevue School District, WA Puyallup School District, WA Seattle Public Schools, WA (47,000 students) University Place School District, WA
Wisconsin Appleton Area School District, WI Beloit School District, WI Eau Claire Area School District, WI Fond du Lac School District, WI Green Bay Area Public Schools, WI Janesville School District, WI Kenosha Unified School District, WI Madison Metropolitan Schools, WI Monona Grove School District, WI Oconomowoc Area School District, WI Racine School District, WI Stoughton Area School District, WI Sun Prairie Area School District, WI Verona Area School District, WI Waukesha School District, WI Wauwatosa School District, WI Whitefish Bay School District, WI
Wyoming Freemont County School District, WY
Thanks for posting this. Simply incredible...and beyond outrageous!
I never ever thought I’d say anything like that in my life. But with each passing day it’s becoming crystal clear that we can’t all “just get along.”
A hard rain is coming, old friend. With God as my witness I don’t want it, only a psychopath would. But it’s coming, wanted or no and I intend to be as ready as we can be.
People like this malevolent mass murderer in waiting are going to push things to a place they don’t want. And they’ll be sorry they did.
So what is it to "NOT look white" truly mean? Who gets to decide?
This whole thing is not about race, it is about power.
By any rationale, objective measure, Big Education is an Epic Fail.
Time to play the race card.
I teach and just recently changed school districts. At my previous school, my (black) principal called me into her office one day and demanded to know why the white and hispanic kids in my classes were out performing the black kids by such a large margin year after year. This principal had been at our school for 3 years at this time. I looked her in the eyes and said, “Do you honestly believe that I am either teaching them differently, or not at all? For the most part, they are choosing to play, disrupt, be defiant, and skip class. Of course they are going to have lower scores.” She said that I may have to be put on a growth plan. I said, “Go ahead, and you’ll look like a fool because overall, test scores in my classes were consistently in the top 10% in the district, and it was a large district. She ended up not putting me on a growth plan, but I decided then and there that I was going to look for another place to work. I took a much lower paying position in a rural school district, and have not been happier.
Want to really twist them up?? Ask them to define “Race” You would be surprised at (probably not) how they have taken the root and grafted it everywhere...
The word they used to use was prejudice which is normal, in the Bible it is called discernment...
Example “honey do you think that bridge is safe? (its not)
His answer is hmmm you are right, looks creaky well find another
Some would say he was “predjudiced” by the appearance of it, he discerned (reasoned) it was not and is safe
Racism is another step down to “identify” all victim classes as well as the “oppressor” (find mirror and look, if White, guilty)
Yes, Whites are the Devil incarnate staining the planet with our very presence and we all have to pay or...
Cards on the Table Time, are you threatening me with Race Riots and anarchy???
Probably shouldn’t have given your country to these people.
You got to sit on your asses acting like you were the smartest people in the room for a few minutes.
So who’s the real winner? :)
Segregate the idiots and leave me out of it, but really not this Sh*t again, don’t these jackasses have something better to do.
Segregate the idiots and leave me out of it, but really not this Sh*t again, don’t these jackasses have something better to do.
They are correct - from a certain point of view.
Me, either, my friend. Me, either. But these are the rules of engagement that they've chosen. And now they're going to have to live - and die - by them. History has shown us that there's only one way to deal with murderous, will to power driven psychopaths like this lot.
No, they don’t. And they have absolutely no intention of leaving you alone.
Let that sink in for a minute or two.
Don't teach the white kids anything.
Their obsession is a sign of mental illness.
You would be out on your fanny by the end of the first day. Logic is unwelcome, and punishable.
The expression popular before PC took hold was DUMBED DOWN!
Sounds like the Secretary of Education is serving as the Handicapper General from Harrison Bergeron.
Is “The Bell Curve” part of the “conversation “?
So funny. Liberal parents are paying $50,000 tuition to send their kids to the Spence School in NYC. And look at what they are being taught. LOL
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