They don’t even hide their Marxism. They’re indoctrinating kids K-8th grade about the evils of the nuclear family.
Illinois drama teacher Stacy Deemer sued the Evanston-Skokie School District (District 65) over its critical race theory training classes with ‘highly racial content that stereotypes White people.” The teacher claims the school is violating the Constitution.
The teacher brought the lawsuit under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The lawsuit mentions how people confuse equity and equality:
5. Equity is very different than equality, although the two are sometimes confused. Equality is the principle proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, defended in the Civil War, and codified into law through the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As District 65 itself has recognized, equality is about sameness and treating everyone in an identical manner regardless of their race. Equity is about so-called justice and individuals getting what they “need and deserve.” Said another way, equality strives for equal opportunity while equity strives for equal outcomes.
6. In the name of equity, District 65 visibly proclaims that it “is committed to focusing on race as one of the first visible indicators of identity” in its Racial and Educational Equity Policy, featured prominently on its website.
The webpage includes a link to the “District 65 Equity Glossary.”
Superintendent Devon Horton already told teachers, “If you’re not antiracist, we can’t have you in front of our students.”
Deemer shows in the lawsuit how Horton defines antiracists with an image from a lesson for elementary students.
Apparently, District 65 has forced “antiracist training” on their teachers since 2017. So all of this pre-dates George Floyd’s death.
Nuclear Family Destruction
One portion of the lawsuit caught my eye: the destruction of the nuclear family.
The training tells kids K-8th grade: “It [is] important to disrupt the Western nuclear family dynamics as the best/proper way to have a family[.]”
Instead of a nuclear family, the lawsuit says the schools teach third, fourth, and fifth-grade students about “Intergenerational, Black Families and Black Villages.”
The part of the villages is long, but I had to include the whole thing. Destructing the nuclear family is a Marxist priority. From the lawsuit (emphasis mine):
146. In 2020, as part of its BLM Week Black Villages curriculum, District 65 included in a lesson plan for third through fifth grade students, “It [is] important to disrupt the Western nuclear family dynamics as the best/proper way to have a family[.]”
147. In 2021, as part of its Black Villages curriculum, District 65 included in a lesson plan for third grade students, “During our lesson on whiteness, we discussed how white culture shows up in the way that we think about family structures. There is a belief that a ‘normal’ family consists of a mom, dad, son, daughter, and pet. We’ve learned that this isn’t true.”
148. In 2021, as part of its Black Villages curriculum, District 65 set forth a guiding principle in a lesson plan for fourth grade students that included “Another way whiteness/white supremacy shows up in the United States is in the idea of the nuclear family. In the United States and other countries colonized by European countries, families that consist of a mom and dad and 2-3 children (maybe even a dog) are considered the proper or right way to have a family.”
149. In 2021, as part of its Black Villages curriculum, District 65 instructed fifth grade teachers to conduct a survey among students to determine whether each student is an “individualist” or “collectivist.”
150. District 65 instructed teachers to “Tell students: In many cultures and families, people work together as a collective village that takes care of [each other] . . . In cultures that strongly value the collective village, the success of one person depends on the success of everybody; people are all connected to each other. This idea is called collectivism.”
151. District 65 also included as a teaching point, “The opposite of collectivism is individualism. Individualism celebrates independence and individual achievement.”
Why did I emphasize the last part? It is 100% pure communism, which does not exist in “many cultures.” You can take care of each other and help out without sacrificing your wants and needs.
The district used African proverbs to push the Marxism views:
153. The African proverbs included, “If you want to go fast, go alone;
but if you want to go far, go together”; “It takes a village to raise a child”; and “I am because we are.”
154. The American sayings included, “Good things come to those who work hard”; “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps”; and “Worry about yourself.”
155. District 65 instructed teachers to explain that the idea of Black Villages and the lesson’s guiding principles “have to do with the idea of collectivism because they focus on how important it is for communities (villages, families, generations) to work together for the benefit of everybody, like the messages in these [African] proverbs.”
Just WOW. They do know that those proverbs could go along with the nuclear family, right? Let’s look at “It takes a village to raise a child.” I have no doubt a mother or father can raise a child on their own without any outside help. But let me tell you this right now. Having family around or good neighbors to lend a hand is a blessing for parents, especially new moms.
But once you destroy the so-called nuclear family (a term I still hate even though I’m no longer a socialist) you can easily instill your Marxist views. It is like feminists preaching choice, but bash us who choose to stay at home.
The training forces teachers to admit “White identity is inherently racist[.],” participate in “affinity groups” and “privilege walks,” accept the fact that white people are “loud, authoritative…[and] controlling.”
The district requires students to participate in those groups and walks as well.
The lawsuit accuses the district of indoctrinating K-8th grade students by telling them that treating everyone equally “is a colorblind message” and “color blindness helps racism.”
I guess District 65 doesn’t celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. He is racist by their logic.
Oh, wait. Deemer taught part-time at Dr. Martin Kimg Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School among other schools. That’s a little ironic.
Deemer knew about and had to participate in the “segregated affinity groups among staff and students, Courageous Conversation trainings and practices, curriculum centering on whiteness, and District 65 policies and procedure devoted to so-called racial equity.”
Deemer expressed concerns when teachers had to read Johnny Saldana’s book Drama of Color. Her colleagues rolled their eyes, interrupted her, and chastised her intelligence.
“Plaintiff concluded that if she voiced her concerns further, she would be marginalized and face further humiliation from her colleagues,” states the lawsuit. “That was the one and only time Plaintiff spoke out to District 65 against the District’s materials or policies.”DONATE
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