James Taranto, citing the Omaha World-Herald lets us know how that stimulus money we shipped there was spent:
The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive. . . .The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that “channel wealth and power to white people,” that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should “take action for social justice.”The book says that teachers should acknowledge historical systemic oppression in schools, including racism, sexism, homophobia and “ableism,” defined by the authors as discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities. . . .The Omaha school board approved buying 8,000 copies of the book–one for every employee, including members of the custodial staff–in April.