By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
The Report Card wrote recently about a National Association of Scholars (NAS) that revealed how Race, Class and Gender (RCG) studies are dominating college history courses. Now this virus has spread to our high schools. Radical racial studies promote the idea that white people are oppressors and blacks and other minorities are victims. Therefore, in America since whites are racists and oppressors, minorities will continue to suffer.
A school district in Wisconsin said they will review a high school diversity class that exposed students to radical leftist thinkers and promoted a critical race theory that alleges white people are oppressors. Since whites make up 81% of the population and blacks 1% there are relatively few blacks to oppress in Delavan, Wisconsin
The “American Diversity” class was taught to students at Delavan-Darien High School in Wisconsin, Fox News has learned.
“They’re teaching white guilt,” one parent told Fox News. “They’re dividing the students. They’re saying to non-whites, ‘You have been oppressed and you’re still being oppressed.’”
The parent, who asked not to be identified, has an 18-year-old son who was enrolled in the class and became alarmed after she looked at some of the handouts provided to the students.
“I felt it was indoctrination,” she said. “This is a radical left agenda and ideology that is now embedded in our school.”
The parent said the students were taught “if you’re white, you’re oppressing. If you’re non white, you’ve been a victim.”
None of the Race, Class and Gender theorists ever explain how Barak Obama became President, Clarence Thomas became a Supreme Court Judge, Colin Powell became Secretary of State, or Kenneth Chenault became president of American Express.
According to handouts obtained by Fox News, “white privilege” was defined as “a set of advantages that are believed to be enjoyed by white people beyond those commonly experienced by non-white people in the same social, political, and economic spaces (nation, community, workplace, income, etc.”
Students were also given a handout from University of Texas professor Robert Jensen arguing that people don’t have complete control over their fate.
“There is not space here to list all the ways in which white privilege plays out in our lives, but it is clear that I will carry this privilege with me until the day white supremacy is erased from society,” he wrote. The University of Texas was one of the universities cited in the NAS study for their aggressive Race, Class and Gender history indoctrination.
Students were also instructed to visit the toy aisle at Wal-Mart for a hands-on illustration of white privilege.
“They were told to go and count the number of dolls that were representative of blacks as opposed to whites,” the parent said. “It’s meant to divide and victimize non-whites and condition whites to feel guilty and to be more passive.”
She brought the material to the attention of school officials and eventually to Robert Crist, the new superintendent of the Delavan-Darien School District.
“A lot of red flags go up in my mind when I look at the materials,” Crist told Fox News. “Her concern has merit.”
But the material that has been presented to students in the conservative community did concern the superintendent.
“I’m out of an old-fashioned school,” he said. “I believe in helping kids understand the basic objectives of curriculum and not use some radical material to get a student to support some kind of a special theory.”
The parent said last summer her son got a job washing dishes – working sometimes 10 hours a day.
“I was so proud of him,” she said. “And then to have a teacher tell you that you have these unearned privileges – that because you are white somehow you infringe on other people’s rights. It’s really just awful.”