As Twitchy reported earlier, Centennial Elementary, part of the Denver Public School District, was advertising a racially segregated “families of color playground night.” (We wonder if Asian-American families were considered white or if it was for students of color, minus Asian.) Christopher Rufo did some digging and found that the event was organized by the school’s “dean of culture.”
Now Denver Public Schools media relations manager Scott Pribble has emerged to explain that efforts like racially segregated playground nights “are about uniting us, not dividing us.”
Denver Public Schools' Scott Pribble (he/him/his) has confirmed Centennial Elementary's racially-segregated playground program, which, he claims, "create a space of belonging" and "are about uniting us, not dividing us." pic.twitter.com/UuFfbqxSsY
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 14, 2021
If that’s cut off, it reads, in part:
The school leaders at Centennial received a specific request from families to create a space of belonging. Centennial was responsive to their request. We support efforts like this as they provide connections, support and inspiration for families which share similar experiences and come from similar backgrounds.
So because two families are of the same race they share similar experiences and backgrounds? That seems kind of shallow.
I’m pretty sure separating white kids and black kids isn’t exactly “inclusive” but what do I know
— Trey Schulte (@treyjschulte) December 14, 2021
“Division unites us.” Orwellian nonsense.
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) December 14, 2021
The doublespeak is off the charts.
— Tsukkomi (@ljenkins314) December 14, 2021
Are there also separate drinking fountains and bathrooms for each playground?
— D-Train (@DarrenTrain) December 14, 2021
"Uniting us with segregation"…quite a slogan.
— Mostly Based (I/Me) (@ProHumanNotWoke) December 14, 2021
Uniting us *by* dividing us. It makes sense if you don't think about it.
— Category Theory Hangout (@cg_geometry) December 14, 2021
This is unconstitutional on a state level and seemingly illegal (re the civil rights act) on a federal level. Their federal funding should be pulled.
— Brandon (@Amb8819) December 14, 2021
Checked out the school’s website. It’s a hive of CRT, racial division, critical race pedagogy, BLM, etc. pic.twitter.com/1YHdk8YnS2
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) December 14, 2021
“In addition [to The Equity Experience], many of our staff have participated in Creating Connections and a CRT and the Brain Study group through DPS.” As we keep saying, schools aren’t teaching kids critical race theory; they’re teaching critical race theory to the teachers and having them implement it.
— Mel (@Fantastic40s) December 14, 2021
Imagine thinking eveyone of the same skin colour shares similar experiences.
— DesertRunner (@DesertRunner76) December 14, 2021
There is no way—no way—any families requested segregated playgrounds
— Smoking Chimp (@Smoking_Chimp) December 14, 2021
Progressive whites might have.
I'd like to see the "specific request" and verify it didn't come from Nicole Tembrock.
— Caleb N. Diffell (@calebdiffell) December 14, 2021
She’s the “dean of culture” behind this mess.
Thought experiment. . . "Whites-only" playground night . . . You know know, for "families which share similar experiences and come from similar backgrounds" Okay?
— Recovered Lawyer (@Michael19196858) December 14, 2021
That’s pretty much exactly the reason the Associated Press decided to capitalize Black but leave white lowercased — because blacks share similar experiences and backgrounds, while whites don’t … plus, it didn’t want to subtlely convey legitimacy to white supremacy by capping white.
Imagine a public school district paying for a Media Relations Manager.
— jack (@axre91a) December 14, 2021
Or a dean of culture to run the Equity Book Club.
‘It’s woke Jim Crow’: Denver public elementary school promotes racially segregated — and highly unconstitutional — family playground night [pic] https://t.co/8OqOB9PWRR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2021