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Pushback: Civil rights complaint filed against California school district for running segregated program

Government endorsed segregation in California
Government endorsed segregation in California

“Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” A civil rights complaint has been filed by the organization Parents Defending Education against the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Santa Cruz County, California, for offering a segregated teacher support program that specifically excluded some races from attending.

As the program’s leaflet to the right shows, the program for “people of color” would not only give only certain races beneficial training, it would also give those participants “a stipend” that was forbidden to some employees due to their race.

It also appears that the program is also discriminatory on who it hires, as the coaches shown on that flyer are all minorities. Apparently, whites (and especially white males) need not apply.

You can read the actual civil rights complaint here [pdf]. As it notes bluntly:

As the Department of Education is no doubt aware, segregation on the basis of race raises concerns that Santa Cruz County Office of Education and Pajaro Valley School District has received federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

In addition, Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution asserts that “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” On these grounds, the Supreme Court held in 1954 that racial segregation of students is unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).

This isn’t rocket science, and in fact it has been well understood and accepted law for more than a half century, until 2020 when the panic over Wuhan flu combined with the riots demanding that only black lives matter suddenly abandoned the idea of treating all Americans equally regardless of their “race, color, or national origin.” Instead, some races or groups (part of the alphabet soup of LBGQTBIPOC etc) were now to always be favored, even though such favoritism was in express violation of the law.

Leftists however are always above the law. The law can only be applied to its opponents, not for reasons of justice but to give the left a political, financial, and cultural advantage at all times. Thus, the administrators in Santa Cruz County have decided that they will favor minorities that fall into its definition of “people of color,” both in training and pay. And it is pretty clear this favoritism doesn’t include Asians or whites.

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  • Cotour

    Now this is a situation where those who are specifically excluded from an organization based on their skin color which is clearly against the law should gather together and line up to attend the meeting. Make them separate out the whites and deny them entrance and attendance from the others, and make sure it is all on video.

    (I have a feeling this advert will be restructured and made more inclusive)

    Mohammed, meet Mountain.

    How do we fight political warfare in America?

    Lawyers, courts and money.

  • Andi

    Here’s the way out: at

    it clearly states: “This ES-TOCC will be made up of teachers who identify as teachers of color, who are currently teaching Ethnic Studies or would like to teach Ethnic Studies in Santa Cruz County.”

    So all the white teachers have to do is state that they identify as teachers of color, and they can’t be refused admission. This should work, especially in California, where a dog can identify as a rutabaga.

  • pzatchok

    I can not wait until this country starts genetically testing to determine if someone is a minority or not.

    Whatever the person has the most of is what they will be identified as.

    No more of this Southern Racist 1% racial segregation
    Southern racists used to claim that even 1 drop of black blood in your past made you black The modern racist minority now uses that as the low bar to include more people into their minority status. I say we should start gene testing to find out exactly the ratios and base everything on the majority of your genetic content.

    This could at least force the liberals to face the fact race has nothing to do with anything. And get back to working to make everyone equal in the eyes of the law.

  • Alex Andrite

    ooooohhh THE BLOOD TEST.
    ooooohhh THE GENETIC TEST.

    do you really suggest these things, or did I miss your (sarc) ?

    A+ here.

  • Edward

    I am confused as to how Santa Cruz County fits this in with the diversity, inclusivity, equity (DIE) concept. If it is for teachers of color and not for teachers of non-color, then it is not as diverse as they may think it is. If it includes only teachers of color and excludes teachers of non-color, then it is not as inclusive as they may think it is. If it gives preference to teachers of color and not teachers of non-color, then it is not as equitable as they may think it is.

    DIE has yet another problem, because equity of everyone precludes diversity of people; equity makes everyone the same. If everyone is considered the same, then what is the basis that anyone would use to be exclusive rather than inclusive? Thus inclusion is rendered obsolete as there is no exclusion to counter inclusivity.

    If there is equity, then what is Title IX all about? If there is inclusivity, then don’t girls have to compete directly against boys, no separate sports, such as basketball? If there is equity, then sports are reduced to games of chance — bad luck — rather than games of skill, strength, or speed.

    Something has gone terribly cattywampus on the left side.

  • David


    While the flyer shown above and as exhibit “A” in the breathtakingly critical to the survival of the American Way filing by P.D.E. is written poorly (imo), the initial school district press release as well as the application (exhibit “B”) for the formation of the circle say nothing that whites or asians are excluded from circle participation.

    The individual educators shown in the flyer appear to come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Perhaps?

    As an aside, I do wonder if there were/are actual people from the school district who are the source of P.D.E. swooping in or not? If so, power to them to pursue action to address their concern. If not however, I wonder if the intervention of a national organization such as P.D.E. is less about meritorious intent and more just one more example of the blizzard of ideological groups sticking their snoot in to what should be a local matter in order to reap both dollars and publicity.

    Then again, I am sure my fellow conservatives would never do such a thing… only people on the left are so nefarious… right???

  • pzatchok

    Alex Andrite

    AS it stands now there is no basis for determining someones minority status. We just rely on the person to tell what they think is the truth.

    For native American tribes they actually have different criteria. Some require a genetic test, some require proof by paperwork, documented evidence.

    Whats the proof to claim black minority status in order to claim all those collage grants and bonuses? Nothing but your word.

    Since we have genetic testing we can now actually test to see exactly who is what, now we just need to decide the limit. Is the limit any part there of or a majority?
    My idea is it should be the largest portion you have. Seems logical.
    I want to see if the libbies want to argue it down to the southern racist limit of any part there of. 1 drop of blood so to speak.

    The argument alone will show exactly who is the real racist. I envision that the ultimate end is the left will finally see their own racism and just call off the whole divisive racist argument forever.

  • Cotour

    “We just rely on the person to tell what they think is the truth.”

    But that is the game, its all about how you happen to feel about or identify with what you are, not actually genetically what you are.

    Use their tactics against them.

    If I say, according to the radical wacky Left, I am a woman, and a black woman at that, by their own standards you cannot be confronted or argued with. By their own rules of combat they must let you in. Who is to say what you are? They are the ultimate arbiters? I dont think so.

    Personally, as a “black woman” I would love to sit in on these meetings just to hear and understand exactly what they are promoting and discussing behind closed doors. Would be very interesting.

  • Cotour

    The potential for the abuse of power thy name is government!

    The Constitution and the process it structures in the attempt to counterbalance that potential is functioning.

    They cannot help themselves.

    Now, let there be consequences.

  • Cotour



    “The bloody death of a liberal dream: After throwing open its borders to 2million migrants”
    DAVID JONES investigates the bloody death of Sweden’s liberal dream | Daily Mail Online

    DAVID JONES investigates how Sweden has been left with an underclass of alienated teenagers, a murderous gang culture and gun crime that’s spiraling out of control.

    This “politically correct”, radical, race baiting, hate promoting, Liberal, Leftist, Democrat, Globalist, Orwellian agenda focused on flooding the first world countries with the populations of those of the third world in the name of “equity” has gone on previously in Europe and it is now underway right here in America.

    Properly control your borders and immigration, improve the prosperity and freedom in the third world, don’t drag down and destroy the first world in order that we all live in squalor and chaos equally. Liberals and Leftists (Democrats and RINO’s) are unable to create freedom and prosperity. So, they endeavor to drag everyone down to make them all equal. A dark but very “compassionate” philosophy indeed.

    What is the definition of “NUTS”? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

    The people of Sweden have all been sold out by their oh so superior, highly educated, politically empowered, Liberal, Leftist overlords in their government. Sound familiar America? Are you paying attention yet America?

    It is the nature of man to become more and more perverted and corrupt over time related to political power and its abuse. What is it that makes us different where there exists a sliver of hope? What the Constitution structures.

    Lady Liberty weeps: What are they doing to my America?

  • Cotour

    Supporting evidence of exactly how the government is always the natural enemy of your freedoms and Rights:

    It is the nature of the beast, and how do you control the beast?

    The Constitution.

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