We’ve done a lot of posts about critical race theory infiltrating both public and private schools, and now former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss has a guest piece by Paul Rossi, a New York City high school math teacher. Rossi is saying that he can’t stay silent even though he knows he’s putting his career as an educator at risk.

The whole thing is well worth reading. Here’s Rossi:

My school, like so many others, induces students via shame and sophistry to identify primarily with their race before their individual identities are fully formed. Students are pressured to conform their opinions to those broadly associated with their race and gender and to minimize or dismiss individual experiences that don’t match those assumptions. The morally compromised status of “oppressor” is assigned to one group of students based on their immutable characteristics. In the meantime, dependency, resentment and moral superiority are cultivated in students considered “oppressed.”

Recently, I raised questions about this ideology at a mandatory, whites-only student and faculty Zoom meeting. (Such racially segregated sessions are now commonplace at my school.) It was a bait-and-switch “self-care” seminar that labeled “objectivity,” “individualism,” “fear of open conflict,” and even “a right to comfort” as characteristics of white supremacy. I doubted that these human attributes — many of them virtues reframed as vices — should be racialized in this way. In the Zoom chat, I also questioned whether one must define oneself in terms of a racial identity at all. My goal was to model for students that they should feel safe to question ideological assertions if they felt moved to do so.

We’ve also read about these mandatory “whites only” anti-racist training sessions that have white teachers admitting that they’re responsible for the “spirit murder” of black students with lessons steeped in white supremacy — even in math class.

“A few days later, the head of school ordered all high school advisors to read a public reprimand of my conduct out loud to every student in the school,” Rossi writes.

And how words are violence and also silence is violence.

Ah yes, flag students who appear “resistant” to the “culture we are trying to establish.”

We’ve done a ton of posts like this, and we can only imagine what a small fraction of this “anti-racist” training we’ve covered.

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