Just when you think America can’t get anymore divided because of the lefts strangle hold on our education system, wait there’s more.
A grade school in a wealthy Pennsylvania school district is now requiring children to study a book called “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness,” which claims that “white people who relate to police officers or decline to watch the news are complicit in racism.”
So now if you don’t believe the mainstream media, you’re racist? Of course we’re sure the liberal Teachers Unions are strongly behind this kind of idiotic rhetoric.
The Washington Free Beacon reported Gladwyne Elementary in Lower Merion School District assigned the book for fourth and fifth graders.
The curriculum also assigns “A Kid’s Book About Racism” to kindergarten and first graders, the report said.
Parents are extremely unhappy we’re gold, and one told the Free Beacon all about her concerns. Elana Fishbein, is the mom of two boys, and she wrote the school districts superintendent and the school board demanding that the school stop its “cultural proficiency” curriculum.
“The book teaches kids not only to defy parents but to hate themselves. To hate their parents also because they are white,” she said. “By default, [the kids] are white, and they’re privileged, and they’re bad. [The school] is teaching this to little kids.”
Of course the cowards didn’t do this in person, this draconian insanity was sent to parents via email. Then the lovely district claimed its existing classes on equality and race weren’t sufficient and they needed to get the message across better to it’s students.
“Generally, each class also engages in a cultural proficiency lesson; however, we realize that this is not enough,” Gladwyne principal Veronica Ellers wrote in an email obtained by the Free Beacon. “We plan to continue designing lessons that promote anti-racist actions in the upcoming 20-21 school year and beyond.”
District Spokeswoman, Amy Buckman, said the district wants an “anti-racist curriculum” for students and insisted on “appropriate books that raise awareness of the very real issues of racism and privilege.”
Fishbein said it’s not a surprise that few parents are objecting openly.
“If you say anything that’s racist according to the school or parent’s definition of racism, you’re out,” Fishbein warned. “You’re called a racist. No wonder the parents don’t talk.”
You can read more from our friends at The Washington Free Beacon.