White Kids To Back Of School Bus, by Rod Dreher.
First, the WSJ reports on an “antiracist” school system in Evanston, Illinois, whose superintendent, a black man, is proving that “antiracism” is in fact anti-white racism. A reader sums it up:
The school superintendent in Evanston Illinois has stated that black, brown and LGBTQ students will be able to access in person learning during the pandemic (returning to the school campus) but no other students! So if your child is white, or Asian cisgendered and straight, they will be denied access. …
After the slew of angry letters …, the school board responded with an open letter to the community.
“When you challenge policies and protocols established to ensure an equitable experience for Black and brown students,” the board said in its letter, “you are part of a continuum of resistance to equity and desire to maintain white supremacy.”
Dreher, on the way things are going:
Can you believe that? A separate and unequal public school system that privileges black and Latino students, solely because of the color of their skin. …
Do you see what’s going on here? If you opposed this radical, racist ideology, and speak out about it, you are a white supremacist. Comrade Horton tells the Journal that he is going to frog-march all his teachers through antiracist training. For those teachers who disagree with any of this, they can either live by the “antiracism” lie, or go find a job elsewhere. If Comrade Horton has his way, nobody will be able to teach in Illinois unless they swear allegiance to the new ideology …
Whenever you see the word “antiracism,” know that we are talking about leftist-approved anti-white racism, straight up. Know too that this is a totalitarian movement: dissent will not be tolerated. If these people get their way, you will not be able to work unless you capitulate to the ideology. This is done, you see, to protect the “safety” of BIPOC students.
As the Polish dissident and émigré Czeslaw Milosz put it, “It was only toward the middle of the twentieth century that the inhabitants of many European countries came, in general unpleasantly, to the realization that their fate could be influenced directly by intricate and abstruse books of philosophy.”
Arendt warns that the twentieth-century totalitarian experience shows how a determined and skillful minority can come to rule over an indifferent and disengaged majority.
This is happening here. It’s happening right under our noses. You wake up one day and find that the superintendent of a public school system is using policy to privilege people of a particular race, and the school board, standing behind him, says that anybody who objects to this is defending white supremacy.
How long before woke Australians try it on here too?
hat-tip Stephen Neil