Apparently, the New York Teachers Union is training teachers that white people are evil and that their “whiteness” has “harmful effects” on kids.
This is the racist garbage that codes from Critical Race Theory and DEI training, folks.
The seminar from the United Federation of Teachers titled “Holding the weight of whiteness” will reportedly be held virtually on March 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“This course is about cultural humility and inclusion. It will allow us to discuss how whiteness relates to privilege and identity, and how both become normalized and invisible. It will focus on key cultural themes (e.g., internalized racism, privilege, microaggressions, white identity) related to Latinx/e communities,” the event description reads.
It continues saying., “our presenter will share personal stories and experiences that relate to her identities and how these experiences have been shaped by racism. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to center ourselves as a form of resistance against the harmful effects of whiteness in our lives, the organizations we work for or direct and the communities in which we serve.”
The presenter of this racist claptrap is Erica Sandoval, a psychotherapy consultant who is a self-proclaimed “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader.”
According to the New York Post, “UFT members who are licensed mental health professionals can earn two hours of credit toward their continuing education credentials, which can eventually result in a higher salary.”
Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli was aghast at this racist garbage.
“Why is it important for employees of the New York City Department of Education to serve as a form of resistance against the effects of whiteness in their lives, the Department of Education, and the diverse communities in which they serve, which may consist of white students and families?” Borelli in a letter to the UFT.
“To be clear, I don’t actually care what your speakers tell your members in an optional and private seminar,” Borelli continued. “I care how members will implement the ‘resistance’ against these ‘harmful effects of whiteness’ when dealing with students and parents as part of their employment with the department.”
Only 14.7 percent of the New York Public School system is made up of white kids.