An elementary school in Colorado is facing fierce criticism for racially segregating its playground. Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colorado is holding “families of color playground night” in an effort to promote equity.
Denver Public Schools now promoting racially-segregated playtime—for “equity.” pic.twitter.com/QO5XZXHfcX
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 14, 2021
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Our school leaders met with some of the black families whose children attend our school to determine ways for these families to feel more included in our school community,” a Denver Public Schools spokesperson said in a statement.
“Some of these families shared with us that, since the only time many of them see one another is at drop-off and pick-up times, we host some events where black families can meet one another, connect with one another, and share their experiences about the school with one another. We are honoring their request.”
The event is part of the district’s effort and commitment to foster and preserve inclusion and belonging, the statement said.
Many have called out the school for the egregious behavior and a law professor at Denver University is questioning if the event violates the state constitution.