Some parents in Oregon are seeing red after their high school seniors were forced to complete an inappropriate, racially charged questionnaire.
Students at Aloha High School were given a “White Privilege Survey” to fill out in their literature composition class, containing statements such as “I can be in the company of people of my race most of the time,” “I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me,” and “I am never asked to speak for all the people in my racial group.” They were asked to score the statements on how often they felt the ideas were true.
One of the statements even read, “When I am told about our national heritage or about ‘civilization,’ I am shown that people of my race made it what it is.”
Not on the survey: “I can walk through any big city neighborhood in America and be safe,” or “I was the most qualified applicant for the job, but was passed over in favor of a marginally qualified applicant because the employer had a quota to fill,” or “If I’m a criminal, I am more likely to be shot by police than my black counterparts in a similar circumstance,” or “I am sometimes asked to fill out mortifying, racially charged surveys.”
Maureen Wheeler, the Beaverton School District spokeswoman, told NWCN the survey was meant for students “to explore social issues, specifically in relation to race, class and sexuality, with the aim of having students gain empathy, understanding and to build bridges.”
Of course there are ways to do all that without bringing obnoxious and controversial left-wing theories into the classroom. Aloha High School is 47 percent white and 34 percent Hispanic, Fox News reported. The county is 79 percent white, according to a 2000 census report.
Jason Schmidt, whose son is in the class, said, “I think he should be learning actual education and not be a part of some social experiment or some teacher’s political agenda.” He added: “With the amount of money we pay for schools, they should be educating not indoctrinating our students about the latest political fad or political agenda a teacher wants to get across.”
Not surprisingly, some parents sided with the school district. “I want [my daughter] to have opinions. Whether it’s for or against, you have to create those, but you can’t without good information so I applaud teachers getting out that information,” parent Sarah Rios-Lopez said.
What information? Kids being asked to explore their “white privilege” is a completely one-sided endeavor unless they’re allowed to say “what white privilege?”, crumple up the survey, and throw it in the trashcan.
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