(Tea Party 247) – A high school elective course in Westfield, New Jersey is now being introduced to teach students how horrible white people are.
The class is called “Power, Privilege & Imbalance in America.” It is based in the Marxist Frankfurt school philosophy of “critical race theory” and will “providing curricula that emphasize the role of race in every aspect of American society. Throughout the semester students examine the historical contexts that created the inequalities. Unit topics give voice to groups who have suffered from systemic oppression, and develop theoretical and practical ways for students to deconstruct the power structures.”
A far cry from shop class or home etc.
According to the Gateway Pundit, central questions in the class will include: “How do we define privilege? How was white supremacy established in American society and in what ways does it continue today? Which social class and ethnic groups benefited the least from the social, economic, cultural, and technological changes in America from colonial times to current day? In what ways has American society been structured to oppress _____________ (insert marginalized group here)?”
“Students will explore such concepts as Critical Consciousness, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality, ‘Colorblindnes’ (which is now considered racist), immigration, DACA, Black Lives Matter movement, the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, ‘Model Minority’ myth of Asians, the creation of whiteness, ‘The White Man’s Burden,’ and more!”
Union County News, via Tap Into, reports:
Amy Root, the Westfiled BOE’s curriculum committee chair, said the course is meant to replace a previous African American Studies course offered at Westfield High School that stopped when the teacher who taught it retired.
“The purpose of the class is to educate and foster discussion among students about the history of minority groups in America,” Root said, adding that the format of the course was developed within the district.
“I have a high degree of comfort that this is the right circumstance and setting for this type of discussion with students,” she added. “I think it’s a very good thing that we have teachers involved that want to curate those discussions in a controlled format.”
A course content outlines shows that the course addresses housing discrimination, school segregation, incarceration of minorities, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The purpose of this course is to understand the barriers encountered by people of ethnic minorities and how those barriers were created and have changed America,” a description of the class states. “Students will utilize course materials to develop insights as to socio-economic status and the role this classification plays in everyday life in America.”
Among titles included in the list are “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack,” “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” and “The Origins of Privilege.”
Basically, blame whitey.
The proposal was passed by the school board after a second meeting by a vote of 6-3.