K-8 School Segregates White Students To Educate Them About White Privilege

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An elite K-8 school in New York City is segregating students by race in order to educate the white students about their “white privilege” while giving non-white students a “dedicated space” where they’re “embraced” by non-white teachers and instructed to talk about their feelings.

Students at the Bank Street School for Children are divided into one of two groups: the “advocacy group” (for white students), or the “kids of color affinity group,” the New York Post reports

According to school presentation slides obtained by the Post, the white students will “Understand and own European ancestry and see the tie to privilege,” “Raise awareness of the prevelance of Whiteness and privilege” and “Challenge notions of colorblindness.”

The group of white students will also “Challenge assumptions of ‘normal,’ ‘good’ and ‘American,'” while students in the “kids of color” group will get to “Voice their feeling” and “Feel embraced.”

The school contains 437 students, including children as young as age three (who are enrolled in the school’s nursery program). Tuition for the school runs at $44,150 up until fifth grade, where the tuition jumps to $45,850 per year, according to the school’s website.

The racial curriculum starts with students as young as six, the Post reports.

One of the school’s promotional videos features a young white girl confessing, “I feel guilty for having a privilege I don’t deserve,” according to the Post.

The Post notes that even the school’s liberal parents are upset about the curriculum. “Ever since Ferguson, the school has been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum,” one parent told the Post.

“One-hundred percent of the curriculum is what whites have done to other races,” another parent said. That parent went on to say that “Any questions they can’t answer they rationalize under the pretense of ‘institutional racism,’ which is never really defined.”


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