The new bigotry: The Wellesley public school district in Massachusetts has organized an event in which it expressly banned — in writing — the attendance of all whites.
A screen capture of the text of the invitation [pdf], taken from the legal complaint by a parents-rights group, is to the right, with the pertinent language highlighted.
Then, when parents complained, the district’s administration doubled down, justifying its racist policy with platitudes and dishonest rationalizations.
The district defended the use of such race-based “affinity spaces” in what the complaint identified as a March 19 email from the superintendent; the director of diversity, equity and inclusion; and two principals.
“The goal was to provide a safe space in which students and staff could reflect, share, and be supported as members of our school district,” the message said. “At the same time, we can also understand the discomfort that some members of our community have shared when learning of a practice that they perceived to be discriminatory. It’s important to note that affinity spaces are not discriminatory.”
How is it “not discriminatory” and bigoted to specifically exclude some people specifically because of their race? You can’t find a better example of intellectual dishonesty than this. And these are people teaching our children!
Let me repeat: In direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and numerous subsequent amendments that make segregation and discrimination by race illegal, the school district in Wellesley, Massachusetts, sent out a written invitation specifically saying that whites are not welcome. At its schools whites must go to the back of the bus and drink from separate water fountains.
Back in 2017 I ran a weekly series I called “This week in academic bigotry,” documenting the many examples of this odious behavior on American college campuses. Because nothing was done, and those sick and oppressive behaviors continued with no consequences to these schools, it seemed to me that no one was listening. My posts were in vain.
Thus, this behavior is now quickly percolating down to the elementary school level, as well as out into the business and entertainment industry, as I am now documenting daily in this column. Because good people did nothing, the evil spread, and it is doing so faster and faster.
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When will good people stop doing nothing? Will it require a civil war and violence and the death of millions to get people to act? It seems so, and that seems to me to be the biggest tragedy of all. Right now it is still possible to peaceably remove these bigots from positions of authority at the schools. It would be difficult, I admit, but doable. Soon, it will not be doable, without the use of guns and violence.
But as Rick said in Casablanca, “They’re asleep all over America.”