What would you do if your kid was forced to attend one of these seminars? Would you be OK with that?
Breitbart – New Trier High School, one of the country’s top public schools, is forcing students to attend seminars on racial identity on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
“The goals for this day are to help New Trier students develop a deeper understanding of their own racial identities and the identities of others, and to better understand how we can all work to counter the impact of systemic racism in our lives,” reads a statement on the school district’s website.
Attendance is mandatory, though other public institutions in New Trier Township will beclosed in observance of the holiday.
Students at the high school’s two campuses will be allowed to choose from a list of provocative and highly political seminars on race, including the following:
The Truth about Ferguson: The Investigation into the Death of Michael Brown
The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked protest and outrage regarding the treatment of people of color by law enforcement. Some demanded reform and recognition of ongoing injustices, while others came to the defense of officer Darren Wilson. Meanwhile, similar events following Brown’s death continued to go viral on social media. The United States Justice Department investigated the death of Brown as well as the Ferguson Police Department as a whole. This seminar will look into the Justice Departments findings.
Why Do I Have to Feel Guilty for Being White?
Talking about race doesn’t usually feel good for anyone. White people often walk away feeling guilty and thinking, “But I didn’t do anything!” In this workshop, we’ll explore how white guilt can become a roadblock in our journeys toward becoming white allies.
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