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Today’s blacklisted American: Rhode Island still pushing racist hiring practices despite civil rights complaint

Providence's racist hiring practices
The flyer for Providence’s most recent hiring event. Click for
original flyer.

They’re coming for you next: Despite a civil rights complaint filed back in November 2022 against Rhode Island’s Providence Public School District for offering only “educators of color” a $25,000 loan forgiveness, that school district has continued to offer this discriminatory and racist benefit to only certain races, including a hiring event that occurred just yesterday.

The flyer for yesterday’s event is to the right. Note the circled text.

You can read the complaint here [pdf], filed by the Legal Insurrection Foundation. According to this news report a week ago, the federal Office of Civil Rights “…was making a formal referral of the Complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for investigation. EEOC already has assigned an investigator to the case.”

Yet, despite its clear bigoted illegality and the existence of a legal action against it, the Providence Public School District doesn’t care. According to the program’s own eligibility requirements (Exhibit 7 of the complaint), you must “Identify as Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latino, biracial, or multi-racial” in order to apply for this loan forgiveness if hired. Whites are not eligible, solely because of their race. I also suspect the district would reject a white if he or she “identified” as one of these preferred racial groups. Though we are supposedly allowed to identify to whatever we choose, that freedom only applies in one direction. It can only benefit the left’s preferred racial, ethnic, or queer groups.

As the Foundation notes,

Racial discrimination against white teachers in the name of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion permeates the PPSD [Providence Public School District] system. We recently called out a segregated teacher event, and PPSD backed down. We also are aware of another discriminatory teacher-related program at PPSD, and will be taking action about that.

The complaint itself contains extensive exhibits proving the extensive bigotry against whites in Providence’s school system. This bigotry is spread across numerous administrative and grant programs, all claiming their goal is to guarantee “equity,” which nowadays always translates as playing favorites based on race or sexual behavior.

segregation returns to schools!
Providence’s policy in 2021 of segregating teachers by race.

Nor is this bigotry in the Providence school system new. I reported on another case in 2021, where a Providence teacher sued and won against the school district for attempting to throw her out of the classroom for criticizing the district’s anti-white programs and the anti-American and false content in its history lessons. As I noted then,

Bessinger considers this a victory but I am not so sure. She might be back in the classroom free to teach history properly, but it does not appear the school district’s segregation policy nor its official curriculum promoting hate and bigotry have changed.

The story this week sadly proves me right. This bigotry is so deeply ingrained in this school system that one, two, or even ten lawsuits will not remove it. As long as the Democrats control Rhode Island politics (which they do), nothing will change, as this is exactly the bigoted policies these bigots support.

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