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Washington School District Uses Race-Based Discipline With Whites Getting Harshest Punishment

Washington School District Uses Race-Based Discipline With Whites Getting Harshest Punishment

WHAT: “To make student discipline outcomes more ‘equitable,’ the policy must meet ‘individual student needs in a culturally responsive manner’ via ‘culturally responsive discipline.'”

The Clover Park School District in Washington adopted race-based discipline with white children receiving the harshest punishments. Can we stop Critical Race Theory, please?

From AM 770 KTTH:

The Clover Park School Board adopted a revised student discipline policy at its March 14 meeting by a vote of 3-2. At times, the meeting was contentious as two board members argued it’s wrong to use race to determine punishment. The district is majority-minority, with 28% white students.

According to the policy, disruptive students may face “exclusionary as well as positive and supportive forms of discipline.” But the focus, the policy maintains, is to keep students in the classroom and provide “equitable educational opportunities.”

To make student discipline outcomes more “equitable,” the policy must meet “individual student needs in a culturally responsive manner” via “culturally responsive discipline.”

The state officially defines “culturally responsive” as “knowledge of student cultural histories and contexts, as well as family norms and values in different cultures; knowledge and skills in accessing community resources and community and parent outreach; and skills in adapting instruction to students’ experiences and identifying cultural contexts for individual students.”

In practice, it means favorable treatment of racial minorities.

The two conservative members of the Clover Park School Board asked what is meant by the term “culturally responsive discipline.” Deputy Superintendent Brian Laubach attempted to explain.

“Essentially they’re referring there, that you look at ‘are you dispersing discipline across the ethnicities, the racial groups equitably,’ right?,” Laubach said. “So, are you disciplining African-American boys more than you’re disciplining white boys, right? So, are you paying attention to all of that in your data?”

He continued by listing some specific data schools would need to compile on student discipline.

“What are their backgrounds? Ethnicity? That sort of thing can be commented in that way about it. Then, asking classroom teachers, asking administrators who dispense that discipline, you know, what brought that about over the other forms of discipline you used in your classroom to make a change happen before sending a kid out, perhaps, for a behavior violation,” Laubach said.

Like, what?!?! board member Anthony Veliz tried to explain it and failed:

Attempting to further explain the concept, board member Anthony Veliz offered a clumsy example of a student stealing a slice of pizza. Veliz argued that the student’s culture teaches that stealing is permitted.

“What if, you know, just saying, like, in my background, what if that type of rule that we broke was more acceptable at my house, right, versus your house?” Veliz said. “And, you know, when I’m talking to them, like, ‘hey, you know what, actually, I thought I was OK, I thought it was fine to grab that piece of pizza before anybody else. Because in my house, I’m allowed to do that.’ Right?”

 

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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | March 25, 2022 at 8:38 am

When will whites start fighting back?

    Raaaaacist!

    This is late but the best way Whites and ASIAN and HISPANICS and even African Americans who would prefer opportunity to privilege to fight back(top of the victim pyramid, but people who are often given zero education under this scheme) to fight back is via a good government regulation that puts academia and corporate America in their place.

    Many of them have already started fighting back by trying to do exactly that.

    A couple of states (i.e. Florida and to a lesser extent Texas) are already doing that but there are Republican governors (to give an example governors of MI and UT) who are clinging to “MUH GOVERNMENT BAD MUH CORPORATE GOOODDD!!!”

    When all Republican states and Republican dominated purple states are fighting back you will find circumstances change dramatically.

In the CRT view of white people, they are all part of a slave owning culture.
So if a white student whips a black student, that should be OK because ‘hey that’s what I was taught at home ‘?

This is nonsense. Stealing food from another student is wrong on every instance. Just as whipping another student is wrong in every instance would be.
No context would make it acceptable.
Men and women are different, both individually and as a statistical group.
Blacks, whites and asians are different, both individually and as a statistical group.
Pretending they are the same is futile.

It doesn’t sound to me that that Deputy Superintendent understands it, either, judging by the word salad explanation he gave. Mr. Veliz also appeared to have a difficult time expressing himself.

Hopefully the lawsuits are being prepared.

““What if, you know, just saying, like, in my background, what if that type of rule that we broke was more acceptable at my house, right, versus your house?” Veliz said. “And, you know, when I’m talking to them, like, ‘hey, you know what, actually, I thought I was OK, I thought it was fine to grab that piece of pizza before anybody else. Because in my house, I’m allowed to do that.’ Right?”

Such eloquence. Right?

Antifundamentalist | March 25, 2022 at 11:09 am

They should just come out and say what they are actually doing: teaching a generation of children that race is all-important & white people are to be treated as less-than, and deliberately mistreated solely because of the color of their skin, and that it’s okay because Social Justice and blood guilt.

family norms and values in different cultures

There should be only one norm. If a student rapes another because his religion says it’s ok his “family norms and values” should not be respected.

Just get on with it and get to Act II, this drama is dragging.
Just have the black kids whip the white kids.
We all know that’s where this is going and we know it’s what you want.

A long time ago, but feels like yesterday, I grew up in a majority minority neighborhood and experienced the pizza scenario when I was 13.

At the local pizzeria, a group of young men practicing Black Liberation Theology took my pizza. They showed me educational pamphlets with charts and illustrations to explain how I was a white devil and offered to take me out back to kill me in the alley, for my own good. I declined the kind offer.

I was also poor, and that was my money for the day, but I lost my appetite.

George_Kaplan | March 25, 2022 at 7:53 pm

So if background and ethnicity has to be factored into punishment, isn’t punishing students as White simply racist bigotry? What if that student’s background is a White kid whose ancestors had to survive slave raids by Muslims and Vikings, crimes against humanity by the government (using modern terminology and concepts against medieval societies), and the belief that there is not only a right to violently protect oneself, but a responsibility to do so?

That fist in the face to the privileged non-White kid trying to steal a slice of pizza? That’s my house my rules.

Somehow I don’t believe the school believes what it tries to claim it believes! Rather it hopes with a sufficiently confusing word salad folks’ eyes will simply glaze over and they’ll go along with granting privileges to kids on the basis of their identity, and the legitimisation of Whites as Untouchable.

As a white person with Texas roots, my culture teaches me that it’s okay, even laudable, to carry a firearm. So that’s good on school grounds, right?

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