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Elite NYC K-8 School Teaches White Children They’re “Born Racist”

Elite NYC K-8 School Teaches White Children They’re “Born Racist”

Some kids come home in tears, saying, “I’m a bad person.”

This “privilege” train has officially gone off the rails.  It’s one thing for adults to argue that all white people are secretly, even unknowingly, racist and quite another to teach—systematically and purposefully—self-loathing and racist hate to 6-year-olds.  Yet that is what is happening at the progressive Bank School for Children on the Upper West Side of New York City.

The New York Post reports:

An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers.

Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it.

They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges.

“Ever since Ferguson, the school has been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum,” said a parent who requested anonymity because he has children currently enrolled in the school.

According to the New York Post, students are segregated by race, with whites being taught they are awful human beings and minority children being taught to take pride in themselves.

Bank Street has created a “dedicated space” in the school for “kids of color,” where they’re “embraced” by minority instructors and encouraged to “voice their feelings” and “share experiences about being a kid of color,” according to school presentation slides obtained by The Post.

Meanwhile, white kids are herded into separate classrooms and taught to raise their “awareness of the prevalence of Whiteness and privilege,” challenge “notions of colorblindness (and) assumptions of ‘normal,’ ‘good,’ and ‘American’” and “understand and own European ancestry and see the tie to privilege.”

The Daily Mail has more:

The extreme program is run by Bank Street’s director of diversity, Anshu Wahi, who said that even babies display signs of racism and encourages parents to make children as young as kindergarten age to talk about race, according to The Post.

She added that the answer to racism is for white kids to see the ‘race in everything’ and that the program merely empowers children of color who may otherwise feel ‘alienated’ and ‘devalued in a ‘dominant white culture’.

Segregating the children of color, she says,  gives them a  ‘safe place’ where they can share their ‘ouch moments.’

There have also been concerns over the school screening of Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which depicts Panthers founder Huey Newton as a martyr.

The New York Post continues:

Under Bank Street’s “Racial Justice and Advocacy” curriculum, parents say, teachers push white kids to grapple with America’s history of racism. Then they indoctrinate them into thinking “systemic racism” still exists, and that they’re part of the problem and must hold themselves accountable even for acts of racism committed by others.

“One hundred percent of the curriculum is what whites have done to other races,” said another Bank Street parent. “They offer nothing that would balance the story.”

Added the parent, who also asked to go unnamed: “Any questions they can’t answer they rationalize under the pretense of ‘institutional racism,’ which is never really defined.”

The program, these parents say, deliberately instills in white children a strong sense of guilt about their race. Some kids come home in tears, saying, “I’m a bad person.”


[Featured image via the Daily Mail]


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Any parent who allows their child to be abused in this way is insane. Why are they paying for this ludicrous nonsense?

    rinardman in reply to Observer. | July 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    The parents are progressives.

      I’m pretty sure the voted for Obama…if they don’t open their eyes they truly deserve what they’re getting…and if they voted for Di Blasio I really don’t care about them…

    jcarter50 in reply to Observer. | July 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Insane kind of like those parents who send their kids to Christian schools run by fundamentalists who teach that evolution doesn’t exist? That kind of insane?

Xenomethean | July 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

I thought colored people wanted de-segregation? I guess they missed the special treatment except this time they plan committing a white-genocide in the name of PC and diversity.

New York City! Get a rope!

Self flagellation as a duty in the Church of Progressivism is in vogue.

Pretty tame stuff, actually, so far as their dreams of inflicting real damage are concerned. Boys in America have been subjected to this kind of thing since Jehovah was in short pants—girls are made of sugar & spice and all that’s nice, and boys are made of industrial waste and old copies of Newsweek—but that doesn’t seem to have dented the sinister powers of the Patriarchiate.

And this won’t work either. Teaching kids of color (code for “black”, even though most of them are about as black as, say, Susan Rice) that they’ll be showered with sugarplums (well, treats and other privileges, at least, and Nobel Prizes if they’re really lucky) will prepare them for the real world of devoting their lives to demanding handouts … but not much else.

I guess the old “Black is Beautiful” campaign didn’t do the job they expected. So they’ll raise their bets. Unfortunately, raising the bets doesn’t improve their hand, it just increases their risks.

But not to worry; the Bank Street School’s site kicks off with, “A leader in progressive education and a working model of the College’s approach to learning and teaching,” which seems like fair warning; I suppose most of the customers will think that this “diversity” atrocity is giving them their money’s worth.

Born racist? Well, if they are to be consistent with the way they treat same-gender attraction, as they also are considered to be born that way and unable to change, these ‘natural’ racists should be protected from any criticism and allowed to develop their own preferences without the interference of nasty busy-bodies who only want to meddle with the natural order of things.


Every human life is born with a natural bias that is inherited from her father and mother. However, [class] diversity, including racism, is an orientation and behavior developed through unprincipled discrimination. It is also a policy in liberal societies that is rationalized under their State-established Pro-choice Church (i.e. institutional practice of selective principles).

Formerly known as Skeptic | July 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

So, both separate and unequal. Oh, how far we’ve come. Seems I recall a Supreme Court case on this very topic, let me think…

This is child abuse and Anshu Wahi should be scrubbing toilets, not “educating” children.

JackRussellTerrierist | July 2, 2016 at 8:44 pm

This school should be sued down to its panties and shoelaces.

    DINORightMarie in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | July 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

    They have a CLASSIC civil rights case. Problem is: would a judge today rule that it is racism….?

    Or, is he/she too indoctrinated with the same toxic “education” that he/she believes it is NOT racism….?

    Professor – any thoughts on this, legally? (Or other lawyers out there today – I’d love to hear what is actually going on in the courts on this…..)

DINORightMarie | July 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm

These parents need to take their children out of this school.

This is Brainwashing 101.

Talking with their feet – taking their children out of this toxic non-educational brainwashing nightmare is the ONLY SANE thing to do……and it will bankrupt the school IF they stop paying the tuition!

Sue them, too – for mental cruelty. If they have psychiatric bills to show for these childrens’ mental state…..the school is TOAST! (From Forbes in 2015: $27K per YEAR for pre-school; they teach pre-K thru 8th.)

As to why……and how…….behold:

Here is part of their “progressive” approach –

Hallmarks of our mission, we work hard to deliberately create a community that is broadly inclusive and reflects the diversity of our multicultural society.

And this is where the toxic source lies –

A school within a college

Bank Street’s two main programmatic divisions are the School for Children, which educates children nursery through grade 8, and the Graduate School, which prepares adults to teach and work in education. The combination of the two in the same setting creates amazing and wonderful synergies between children and the experts who prepare teachers to teach them.

And – get this: from an alumni…..(Joanna Schlesser-Perry ’92):

“It literally didn’t occur to us that anyone should be treated differently for any reason.”

All from this “Bank Street affiliated with this “graduate school”….here are some of those who control this “college”:

Board of Trustees


Mission and Credo

This is why our nation is so f****d up – these people are TEACHING OUR CHILDREN, and RUNNING THE SYSTEM.

Billy Ayers’ dream come true.

    DINORightMarie in reply to DINORightMarie. | July 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    It’s like a mass delusion, a through-the-looking-glass nightmare; they all are like “Stepford-Wives” – but they’re EDUCATORS, with no idea what they say does NOT match what they do……..

    That is the end-result of successful brainwashing: mind control.

    carolmcl in reply to DINORightMarie. | July 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    So adults going to ‘teacher college’ there will learn these toxic-non-education ways and spread them. And the kids there won’t learn to read, write, and figure, just agitate.

Every “liberal” parent who thought they were safe from this due to their political beliefs has just discovered that no matter what they personally do, their children will still be treated as guilty from birth based on their skin color. But that’s where assigning guilt based on skin color leads.

And also here’s what they should have said – to everyone of every race:

“Do you know how many good people died to build this country and protect your freedoms? Now get out there, get along with each other, and try to do something that makes it all worth it.”

legacyrepublican | July 3, 2016 at 7:22 am

Here is what happens.

Two weeks ago, I was in Middletown, Ohio, at a kind of ice cream store and gas station.

As I exited, I held open the door for a young black mother and her three or four little kids to exit first.

She never once looked at me or said thank you.

It was her “black privilege” sense of entitlement to expect me to hold the door for her, so why should she say anything.

You should have just said “You’re welcome” and waited for a reaction.

Flyover Conservative | July 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

Liberals are the most racist people I know.

As I have said countless times before, isn’t it amazing how quickly the persecuted become the persecutors.

DINORightMarie | July 3, 2016 at 9:16 am

Why don’t these Manhattan elites get a teaching nanny in – pay them the tuition rate (or somewhat less, if they are live-in) and get a REAL education?! Or, if maybe even….HOMESCHOOL them!!

I have to think that if they can afford this exorbitant tuition, they can afford a private tutor/governess/educating nanny!! And if she lives in……convenient and so much more!

Start a trend, Manhattan!! Live-in tutors!!

    carolmcl in reply to DINORightMarie. | July 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    They’ll keep the kids in school, because of their liberal bona-fides. But when they see their kids aren’t learning to read, write, and compute, they will get them after school tutoring. Well, the whites, Chinese (altho the Chinese try to avoid this kind of stuff, they want a ‘real’ school), and Indians will. Don’t know about the rest.

Have they installed separate water fountains yet?

Char Char Binks | July 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Only Blacks are born without Original Sin, because they’re not human, apparently.

I have very little sympathy for these people. They are getting exactly what they paid for.