The elite Hollywood school where parents say white children are taught they are all racists: US youngsters face identity politics, literary classics are banned and they can’t say Mum or Dad. By Caroline Graham.
Harvard-Westlake is the school of choice for the children of Hollywood’s elite.
Lily Collins, the actress daughter of Phil Collins, went there, as did Lily Sheen, the daughter of actors Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Cybill Shepherd also sent their children to ‘HW’, as the school is affectionately known.
But in recent months, the £31,000-a-year institution has become a hotbed of controversy — the centre of what one parent, the mother of a teenage boy, described as ‘wokeness gone mad’. …
“… my son came home the other day and said he was ‘bad’ because he is white and that makes him racist and an oppressor. It’s nuts. I don’t want them teaching my son he’s a racist.” … a successful executive in the entertainment industry.
Get woke or no work?
There is even a new term for what is going on in this and many other schools in liberal Hollywood: woke weaning. That is to say that children are being groomed in wokeness.
This is, after all, ‘the new world we live in, where if you can’t speak the language of ‘woke’ you won’t get into the college you want or get the job you want,’ explained the mother, who did not want to be named.
Anti-white racism abounds:
‘There is a growing group of parents who are desperately unhappy with how things are going. But we talk in secret. I’d rather be called a murderer in Hollywood than a racist. OJ Simpson got off but if I was branded a racist I’d lose everything.’ …
Scores of Californian schools have now banned traditional ‘white’ texts such as To Kill A Mockingbird and Little Women in favour of literature with titles such as Stamped, Racism, Antiracism And You, and Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass. …
Physics classes no longer refer to Newton’s laws – instead they are called ‘the three fundamental laws of physics’.
A father at Harvard-Westlake said: ‘They say it’s because there is a need to acknowledge there’s more than just Newton in physics. But where does this craziness end?’
An executive at a major Hollywood studio … “… they are being fed a diet of Left-wing nonsense which isn’t preparing them for reality. It makes me wonder why I’m spending nearly $50,000 a year to have them indoctrinated against me?” …
Our children are being fed a constant diet of ‘America is bad, capitalism is bad’ and yet the school constantly taps us up for money.
How the world’s culture leaders of tomorrow are being trained.
Hollywood used to be so different: