DAILYKENN.com -- The white-privilege myth has caused a stir after a DOE-sponsored committee admitted that "white supremacy" and “proximity to white privilege” was beneficial to Asian students.
The committee's objective is combat "rampant racism" in education.
A hierarchy was presented that places whites at the top, blacks at the bottom, and excludes Asians altogether.
The far left manufactures bogus racial disparities to create and illusion of white racism. In reality blacks languish academically, not because of their race, but because of the lower-than-average intelligence.
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A city DOE-sponsored panel designed to combat racism told parents that Asian American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege,” an outraged mom told The Post.
The comments drew backlash from some parents and Asian activists, but not the Department of Education, which neither denied nor denounced them.
The panel was helmed by the Center for Racial Justice in Education, a group being paid about $400,000 by the DOE, led by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, to conduct near-weekly training sessions throughout the city to address what it believes is rampant racism infecting schools.
Two CRJE presenters at the February meeting — which included about 30 District 3 parents from the Upper West Side and Harlem in Manhattan — outlined a racial-advantage hierarchy, with African Americans at the bottom and whites at the top, according to attendee Ingrid Flinn.
Flinn, who has an adopted Asian child, noted that Asians were never mentioned in the presentation and said that she felt compelled to ask about their status.
The presenters told the room that Asians were on the upper rungs, enough in “proximity to white privilege” to “benefit from white supremacy,” Flinn recalled.
Flinn said it suggested Asians didn’t need to be separately acknowledged in the hierarchy.
“I was offended,” she told The Post. “It was like Asians were just invisible. [But] they have their own problems, their own issues they have to deal with.”
Wai Wah Chin of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York fumed, “This is racist and divisive.”
Vanessa Leung, a member of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and of City Hall’s School Diversity Advisory Group, said she supports integration efforts but also blasted the panel’s categorization of Asians.
“When folks lump us with whites, we are being erased,” she said. “Our challenges and the struggles that our community has faced and is facing becomes invisible.”
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