Sunday, July 3, 2016

Elite K-8 School Teaches White Students They’re Born Racist

By Paul Sperry

An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers.

Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it.

They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges.

“Ever since Ferguson, the school has been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum,” said a parent who requested anonymity because he has children currently enrolled in the school.

Bank Street has created a “dedicated space” in the school for “kids of color,” where they’re “embraced” by minority instructors and encouraged to “voice their feelings” and “share experiences about being a kid of color,” according to school presentation slides obtained by The Post.

Meanwhile, white kids are herded into separate classrooms and taught to raise their “awareness of the prevalence of Whiteness and privilege,” challenge “notions of colorblindness (and) assumptions of ‘normal,’ ‘good,’ and ‘American’” and “understand and own European ancestry and see the tie to privilege.”

The same slides point out that a number of leading private schools across the country also have segregated students by “race-based affinity groups.” It lists several in New York, including Riverdale Country School, Brooklyn Friends School, The Cathedral School, The Calhoun School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School.

Under Bank Street’s “Racial Justice and Advocacy” curriculum, parents say, teachers push white kids to grapple with America’s history of racism. Then they indoctrinate them into thinking “systemic racism” still exists, and that they’re part of the problem and must hold themselves accountable even for acts of racism committed by others.

“One hundred percent of the curriculum is what whites have done to other races,” said another Bank Street parent. “They offer nothing that would balance the story.”

Added the parent, who also asked to go unnamed: “Any questions they can’t answer they rationalize under the pretense of ‘institutional racism,’ which is never really defined.”

Read the rest here.

For an antidote to this madness, listen to this: Walter Williams Talks to Thomas Sowell about Progressives and Racism


  1. As outrageous and absurd these notions are to me personally, it makes sense that the "other side" is educating its children in the values it endorses. "They" most likely dislike the liberty oriented values I am passing on to my child. Since these are "private" schools in the story, am I correct to assume this kind of thing would have to be viewed as a-ok in a PPS or other libertarian society?

    1. If I understand Bob's explanation of the PPS correctly it would be allowed but eventually it would go out of business once word of this gets out

  2. Anshu Wahi is a product of a perverted form of racism, that goes back to the '60's when liberal whites began this self-flagellating madness. If what this article claim she does is true, Wahi is a practicing sadist, preying on innocent children.

  3. Didn't South Africa do something similar but in the reverse during Apartheid? Its pathetic how much of the left who claims to be against race hatred embraces it.