When something like this happens in the supposedly red state of Oklahoma then parents everywhere should be concerned.
Students at Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma were taught by their teacher, ironically in a course focused on “healing the racial divide,” that “to be white is to be racist, period.” This disturbing attempt at brainwashing these students was caught on video by a student who said she was “stunned at what she was being taught.”
The student, who was not identified, spoke with KFOR about her experience at being taught that all white people are inherently racist.
The student shared, “Half of my family is Hispanic, so I just felt like, you know, him calling me racist just because I’m white… I mean, where’s your proof in that.”
The teacher can be heard asking then answering the following sick question in the recording.”
Am I racist? And, I say yeah. I don’t want to be. It’s not like I choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”
The girl said she felt like the teacher was encouraging other non-white students to pick on white kids simply because they are white.
The student’s father asked, “Why is it okay to demonize one race to children that you are supposed to be teaching a curriculum to.”
The student very eloquently explained the dangers of the lesson with the teacher stating his opinion as fact. She also demanded an apology.
“You start telling someone something over and over again that’s an opinion, and they start taking it as fact,” the student said. “So, I wanted him to apologize and make it obvious and apparent to everyone that was his opinion.”
Dr. Joe Siano, the superintendent of Norman Public Schools, released a statement that appears to defend the teacher’s decision to teach the students that all white people are racist. He says the teacher just handled the discussion poorly.
“Racism is an important topic that we discuss in our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended. We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.” –
While KFOR reached out to the teacher via email, there has been no response. The district has also not indicated that there would be any consequences for the teacher’s actions.
h/t The College Fix