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Via Michael Brigham for AAN:

Washington, D.C.’s government-run school system racially segregated employees as a way to “reflect and process following the murder of George Floyd,” newly uncovered documents reveal.

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the public interest law firm Judicial Watch, District of Columbia Public Schools turned over 194 pages of documents on the district’s so-called “affinity spaces” program.

Under the program, district employees were urged to segregate themselves by race into discussion groups to discuss the May 2020 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.

“These shocking documents show, in evident violation of the Constitution and civil rights laws, that the public school system of our nation’s capital pushed blatant racial segregation among its staff based on radical, divisive CRT principles,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Organized liberal groups pounced on the tragedy to push a movement to eliminate police departments, with liberals using riots and arson to intimidate.  DCPS appears to have also used it to push a “woke” agenda.

“Affinity spaces are gathering opportunities for people who share a common identity,” a September 2021 PowerPoint presentation reads. “This space will be organized based on the racial identities represented in Central Office as we aim to lean into the Courageous Conversation condition of isolating race.”

“[T]he goal of these affinity groups is to create a safe space among colleagues to process the impacts of racism and white supremacy within our school community and identify collective actions to take as individuals and as groups,” a June 16, 2021, email from Samuel Cuadro of DCPS to Principal Katie Lundgren and several colleagues states.

“DCPS staff is asked to select ‘Which racial affinity group(s) do you plan to join via Teams? (Select all that apply to you and your racial identities. A separate calendar/Teams invite will come from the DCPS Equity calendar.),’” Judicial Watch reports.

Employees were also urged to adopt “gender identities” and report which pronouns they wished to be addressed with, a form of social performance popular with liberal activists.

“A form in the presentation asks respondents to submit their pronouns, which include she/her, she/they, he/him, he/they, they/them, ze/hir, she/he/they, or ‘other,’” Judicial Watch reports.

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George Simonis
George Simonis
4 months ago

Mind-melting horse poop! These wokers are the folks who wouldn’t EVER think to defend our country, or stop rampant spending behavior. Their crap is spreading among the educated morons and, sad to say, the major companies of this nation.

MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
4 months ago

We fought for integration and now they want to be segregated again. Oh well.

Dwayne
Dwayne
4 months ago
Reply to  MikefromTexas

You stole the words out my mouth!

Captnguido
Captnguido
4 months ago

OK, in their demented thinking, a man can identify as a woman and use a ladies bathroom and join woman’s sports and vice versa! Sooo, can I, a white man, identify as a black man and join in the black group discussion??? I’m sure I would not be castigated for that, right??

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

Dictatorial nitwits have dominated American education for my entire life. I began writing about alternatives to government education more than 40 years ago. Drafts that I delivered to teachers in my immediate and extended family were ridiculed.

The only international teacher in our family scoffed at the notion of privatization saying “it’ll never happen.” Our primary point of agreement was accreditation and whether state or federal government should be in charge of it.

Seems to me Department of Education funding should be reallocated to the states and used to establish new systems of accreditation. I proposed that agreeable states form accreditation partnerships to reduce costs.

Schools that meet a minimum standard should be allowed to receive state funds allocated to every student. Unused public school facilities should be offered to private schools at competitive rates. Students should be allowed to use their own funds to supplement accredited scholarships.

All schools should function as private businesses and as such charge any amount of tuition, specialize in any subject, pay property and income taxes, offer salaries in any amount, limit enrollment and so on. We must choose whether or not the U.S. will be a constitutional republic that favors competition — or not.

Rich
Rich
4 months ago

I believe it was President Woodrow Wilson who segregated the Federal Work force during his years as President (1913 – 1921). He is one of those Democrats that they keep silent on because of the various things he did during his terms in office that would make their party look really bad today. His actions were, in fact, what the Democratic Party was all about in those days. It is obvious they have found a way to continue those policies in today’s so called “Woke” culture. I think a better name for it would be the “Stuck on Stupid” culture.

Last edited 4 months ago by Rich
Dwayne
Dwayne
4 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Wilson was such a racist he said segregation was good for Black people, yet I don’t hear the Left saying a word about this. If it had been a conservative or moderate saying that(or less), he/she wouldn’t be able to live it down.

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago

Just like beauty and ugliness, RACISM is in the mind of the beholder.

Timbuktu58
Timbuktu58
4 months ago

Samuel Cuadro of DCPS by his email clearly implies that the Blacks in the School System are inferior to their White counterparts?
What a racist thought process negating more than 50 years of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream.