I've read on a few different sites today that they've been shamed by the public into making a few modifications. Rest assured that the intent to instill white guilt will definitely remain; the changes made will be purely cosmetic, designed only to obscure the very racism they claim to want to root out!
Remember the old yarn, "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"? This is exactly what would get libs in trouble, if only enough people were listening. They want us to think they're changing the policies and definitions, but listen to the underlying bias that will frame anything new they create:
That message, written by Caprice Hollins, the district's director of equity and race relations, said the site wasn't intended to "develop an 'us against them' mind-set."
But she may have stepped into a second controversy by saying the site also wasn't intended "to hold onto unsuccessful concepts such as melting pot or colorblind mentality."
Nope, wouldn't want one of those colorblind mentalities. Wouldn't want people treated as individuals, without regard to their skin color. Wouldn't want to live up to Dr. King's dream that his children be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Wouldn't want to live up to the words of Thurgood Marshall, or of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that I quoted in this post. No sirree, can't have any of that. Can't have any melting pot, either; balkanization worked great in the Balkans and it's working just fine here in the good ole U. S. of A.
As has been pointed out elsewhere, how many additional teachers do you think the district could hire if they didn't have a Director of Equity and Race Relations? Do you think I, a white Republican male, could ever get a job as a Director of Equity and Race Relations?
I don't believe in victim mentalities. Gandhi didn't play victim. Dr. King didn't play victim. Rosa Parks didn't play victim. And I look up to all of them. I also admire Jaime Escalante--who refused to let his students hide behind their Hispanic surnames and fail, who refused to accept that barrio kids couldn't learn, and who refused to roll over when his barrio students were accused of cheating on the AP Calculus test because their scores were so high.
Nope, I definitely could not get a job as a Director of Equity and Race Relations. It's sad that such a job endures. And the people of Seattle should not rest on their laurels just because they had a few words removed from a web site. Ms. Hollins should be out of a job--not because she screwed up, big time, and twice, but because her job shouldn't even exist in the first place.