School officials claim racism is ’embedded in the fabric’ of America
A public school district outside Indianapolis claimed racial division is “embedded in the fabric” of the United States and endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools officials on Tuesday emailed parents a document containing tips for coping with trauma and links to racial equity resources for children. The email was sent just hours after Chauvin, an ex-Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. Floyd’s death in May 2020 sparked months of anti-police protests across the country.
The email, which did not mention Floyd, claimed that all students “benefit from an anti-racism education.” The district also condemned the American judicial system, which according to the email forces minority and white parents to “[prepare]their children for the two Americas.”
“We commit to turning the mirror inward and advancing an anti-racist and equity-based learning community,” the district affirmed in the email, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The district’s equity website touts a lengthy reading list that includes work from antiracist scholar Ibram X. Kendi. The website offers a series of videos and articles on antiracism, including a piece that outlined white women’s “role in racial (in)justice.” Hamilton Southeastern has equity coaches in each school, according to the website.
Schools across the United States capitalized on Floyd’s death to implement antiracist practices in the classroom. State education boards in North Carolina and Illinois in February adopted radical learning standards, the latter of which asks teachers to “mitigate” their “unearned privilege.”
The radical push reached the federal level this week, as the Biden administration on Monday proposed a rule that would dole out Education Department grant money to education groups that develop antiracist American history and civics curriculum.
Ben Orr , a volunteer for a recently launched Hamilton County parent group called Fishers One, told the Free Beacon that he was troubled by the