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By Mark Miloscia
Family Policy Institute of Washington 

Perpetual racism policy in schools

 

Last updated 4/6/2022 at 1:33pm



The cult of social justice is perpetuating racism in the Clover Park School District with a new student discipline policy requiring staff to consider a student’s race and background before determining their punishment.

Instead of disciplining students consistently based on conduct, as justice would require, it is mandating discrimination based on race.

In other words, skin color determines whether one receives easy or harsh punishment for the same offense. Isn’t this the textbook definition of racism?

This is happening in schools across the state. The framework for this policy came from Democratic lawmakers who passed a law establishing “cultural competency standards” to dismantle “institutional racism in public schools.” School boards are being trained to implement policies based on critical race theory, and this policy is a result.

The radical left views everything in terms of a power struggle and believes society should be re-ordered to transfer power and privilege from one group to another.

They claim that because racial minorities are already oppressed, they should receive lesser punishments. White and Asian people, on the other hand, are the oppressors, and they should be punished not because of their individual actions, but because of the (wrong) racial group they belong to.

Ironically, these radicals falsely call this “justice” because they have redefined the term and fabricated a narrative based on false realities. This is not “equality” or “social justice” – it is the opposite. It is blatant, evil racism.

The left is advancing the very practice they claim to be fighting.

Children need to learn the importance of character, virtue and personal responsibility. Instead, the left is teaching them that immutable and irrelevant characteristics like race are what define them and if you are wrong color, you must be punished.

Under the guise of helping and healing, the left is redefining justice and bringing all aspects of education under the control of a utopian ideology. Unless we refuse to tolerate their absurd rules and destructive lies, a racial lens will soon be applied to all other areas of society.

It is racist to favor one race over another. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., if he was alive today, would be leading the charge against BLM, CRT and the new racists. He would be proclaiming the same words today, as he said then, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Our Washington State public schools must stop being racist. We are better than that.

– Mark Miloscia is the director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Email him at [email protected]

 

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