Two weeks ago, we reported on Jodi Shaw, the whistleblower from Smith College who called out Smith College for offensive and abusive Critical Race Theory indoctrination for staff. Now the story has gone national.
Two weeks ago, we blogged about Jodi Shaw, the whistleblower from Smith College who called out Smith College for offensive and abusive Critical Race Theory indoctrination for staff:
Smith College is a very leftist women’s college in central Massachusetts. As with many colleges and universities around the country, it is implementing Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) training, including how students, faculty, administrators, and staff should deal with their “white privilege.”
One staff member has just gone public, revealing the insulting and discriminatory nature of such CRT training. She released a video on YouTube, which has led to the expected reaction, including a statement from the President of Smith College denouncing the staff member’s views, but promising not to fire her over it, because the statements were made off campus and the staff member has union job protection.
This story has been picked up by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Monday, Carlson had Shaw on as a guest:
Smith College’s solution to [alleged racism on campus] was to create initiatives; programs; committees; councils; and, especially, dialogs and discussions and training programs…that Staff are expected, and in some cases, mandated to attend.
And the problem with these discussions is that they just don’t feel real. They feel scripted. They feel like a performance. It feels like there’s a script for white people and a script for people of color.
And this kind of thing really makes me really uncomfortable. I don’t feel like engaging in a discussion, where I’m pretending to have a real discussion about race.
And so, last winter, I was mandated to attend one of these discussions, and the hired, professional facilitators went around the room and asked each person to talk about their race, in the context of their childhood, no less, and, I politely declined. I said, ‘I’m not comfortable doing that, so I’m going to pass.’
The facilitators later told everyone in the room that any white person who displays any discomfort at all or resistance to discussing their skin color when asked is not actually uncomfortable at all. They’re displaying, what’s called, ‘white fragility’, and, as such, are committing a ‘power play’.
Jodi, we’re watching, we’re investigating, and we hope to see you get your message out.
Leah M. Baldacci, Esq. is the Investigations Counsel at Legal Insurrections Foundation, Inc.DONATE
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