Holla Public Charter School is expected to open in the fall of 2022 in Portland, the “whitest big city” in America. HOLLA is an effort “to make a space specifically for BIPOC students where they feel seen, heard and their experiences are reflected in the curriculum,” according to a report from KGW8.
Social justice now means separate schools for racial minorities. pic.twitter.com/XHp1SmnTrx
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) February 8, 2022
“We’ll focus on what’s in your community. Like, it’s a very strong entrepreneurial focus […] There’ll be a very strong hip-hop focus around our kids’ learning style,” explained [founder Eric] Knox.
He said concepts from hip-hop would be utilized.
“[Like] what does it mean to keep it real? […] What does it mean the grind? How to handle your haters,” Knox said.
He said the curriculum may seem unique to outsiders, but it’ll still be tied to math and literacy. It’ll just be taught in a different way.
“Hip-hop is what our kids understand.”
That hip-hop focus will initially be used to teach kids in kindergarten through second grade; they’ll be adding higher grade levels as the school gets established.
Do they get their own water fountains?
— WinstonSmith (@BackporchBobcat) February 8, 2022
Sounds like a great idea. Why hasn't America tried this before?
— Quester (@Quester1791) February 8, 2022
I feel like we’ve tried this before. Can’t place it. Doesn’t feel like it went well, though.
— Bart Shirley (@BartShirley) February 8, 2022
Extremely on brand for Portland.
— Ian (@ibezzant) February 8, 2022
It’s depressing to see decades worth of hard fought progress on race being tossed away and reversed by people who call themselves progressives while reinstituting racial segregation.
— Parker (@parkerbc72) February 8, 2022
Dr. King's dream.
— Jim Reasor (@JimmyReasor) February 8, 2022
— Jack Stand (@Rockin_V_Ranch) February 8, 2022
— Siren Twist (@SirenTwist) February 8, 2022
How much do you want to bet that, after a while, they will start excluding Asians?
— El Mike (@jaiboregio) February 8, 2022
Asians are white-adjacent, not people of color.
Separate but equal. George Wallace was right all along.
— Small government. Against censorship & propaganda (@unwokeism) February 8, 2022
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 8, 2022
"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" will be the school's mission statement, just like "Democracy Dies in Darkness" is the Washington Post's.
— Alexsandr Kislov (@AlexsandrKislov) February 8, 2022
I am curious how this is legal.
— Diana Villiers (@DianaVilliers1) February 8, 2022
So I'm going to guess this is illegal
— the mouth of truth (@bocchelVerita) February 8, 2022
No way is it called "Holla." Please be a joke.
— Blottoed Octavius (@Dr_Unlockdapuss) February 8, 2022
We’re going backwards. What happened to diversity being our strength?
— Dr. Man-Bear-Pig ⚔️ (@Man_Bear_Pig3) February 8, 2022
They are strangely aligned with actual white supremacists.
— Hall Monitor (@Hall_Monitor1) February 8, 2022
Joe Biden approves because it will keep his grandkids out of any racial jungles.
— Jackie Wright 🚛 (@Joes1Neuron) February 8, 2022
If this thing flies, it will be interesting to see the results. We’ve been assured that math is racist as it’s taught now … if children of color are taught math in a non-racist way, will they advance academically? Will it produce more scientists and engineers? That’s what we’ve been led to believe. Let 2+2=5.
Math is racist: Seattle schools’ math curriculum looks at things like ‘Power and Oppression’ and ‘Resistance’ https://t.co/o1eMtkhrXC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 1, 2019