The Left believes there’s a major problem in academia: white women are inherently racist; therefore, they can’t teach black boys. And so, a guide was written to teach them how “their Whiteness impacts their classrooms.”
Eddie Moore Jr., the founder of both The Privilege Institute and The White Privilege Conference, Ali Michael, founder of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, and Marguerite Penick-Parks, an educational chair at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, co-authored “The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys.”
To give an idea of what's covered, the second chapter of the book, "The State of the White Woman Teacher," reads:
Given that as Whites, they come to the teaching profession with ingrained and implicit bias simply because they live in a White supremacist country, their Whiteness impacts their classrooms, and especially those Black males who exist in their space for the school year.
The authors hope to challenge these "racist" female teachers to:
- “Develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, and love at school.”
- “Change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of their selves.”
- “Overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students.”
The reason this is geared toward white women is because they make up 65% of teachers and are apparently incapable of connecting with black boys. White men get a slight pass because they will at least connect with the boys because the are the same gender. The authors have seen initial results where “anti-racist White female teachers are doing remarkable work with black male students.” But that’s only after they’ve received this “specialized” training.
As The College Fix notes, the guide has already been used to train educators at a Charlotte high school as well as the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The Universities of Iowa, South Carolina, Grand Valley State University, and Metropolitan Community College have also offered the training to its students who will become future educators.
Administrators at UNC hail the program as “an important discussion that will transform the next 25 years of educating black boys.” We're guessing that makes the white female teachers of the last 100 years, or so, feel pretty terrible about all of that "teaching while racist."