By: Brian Evans

According to Chattanooga, Tennessee Public Schools, they are working to push a new and blatantly false premise on their teachers and staff, as they informed them that only white people are able to be racists, and certainly not “people of color”!

Last week, on Todd Starnes Radio Show, he reported that the district put on a beginning of the school year professional development program, where they told the teachers that…

“Only white people can be racist”

 

The Hamilton County School Board member, Rhonda Thurman told Starnes that…

“I was appalled to hear this! First of all, I was very much offended by this. Somebody came in from out of town – that I don’t know – and they don’t know me and assumed that I’m racist right off the bat just because I’m white. They don’t know what kind of childhood I had. They don’t know anything about me.”

Within the presentation, Starnes pointed to a Tennessee Star report that was presented on ‘White Privilege’, as they claimed that…

  • People of color cannot be racist because they lack the institutional power to adversely affect white lives.
  • Even if minorities sometimes complain about whites, such complaints serve as coping mechanisms to withstand racism rather than actual anti-white bias.
  • Even when minorities express or practice prejudice against whites they are not racists.
  • White privilege is both a legacy and a cause of racism.
  • White privilege exists because of historic, enduring racism and biases.

Reports of teacher outrage were abundant by the district staff, as it was reported that School Board member Rhonda Thurman talked to many of them! Interestingly, the district claims that the slides were misinterpreted, and but the PRESENTATION SLIDESHOW SPEAKS FOR ITSELF…

Thurman stated…

“A lot of teachers were upset about it. This was just a few days before school started. Teachers need to be working in their classroom but instead, they had to sit through this presentation. The (training) said if (students) showed any kind of animosity toward a white person it was usually just a coping mechanism,” Thurman said. “So I wonder how the teachers feel about that? That (students) can criticize their teacher any way that they want to and it’s just looked at as a coping mechanism for them for racism.”

Rhonda Thurman went on to say…

“What does this have to do with student achievement number one which is what we’re supposed to be about? I wondered how it made the white teachers in attendance feel to know that they were going to go into a classroom where 90 percent of the students were going to think that they were racist before they ever taught the first day.”

She also noted that due to that type of thinking, the district is…

“planting the seeds of bitterness and division in these fertile minds of these kids.”

Todd Starnes reported that, according to the interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the district’s spokesman played off the accusations of inappropriateness, as he told the news organization that…

“The slides are being misrepresented as a presentation on white privilege. For the slides in question, the speaker was reviewing terms that can impact perception and definitions attached to the terms when the slides were used. White Privilege was one of several terms on slides during the short part of the presentation.”

They went on to say that the section on ‘White Privilege’ was only one piece of the presentation, but IT SHOULDN’T BE IN THEIR PRESENTATION AT ALL, AS THE PREMISE BEHIND THEIR ARGUMENT IS RACIST IN ITSELF!

To date, the Hamilton County School District has refused to apologize, and it appears that they will not apologize, any time in the near future!

Apparently, left-wing radicals who now control too many of the schools of our nation have become so disconnected with the realities of racism, and what it means to be a racist, that they no longer believe in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s goal when he stated…

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colorof theirskin, but by the contentof their character.”

Instead, for the radicalized left, IT IS ALL ABOUT COLOR, RACE, WEALTH, AND THEIR OWN POWER!