‘There’s a toxic whiteness concept going on…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Four New York City education officials plan to sue the city for creating “an environment which is hostile toward whites.”
According to the New York Post, the four officials — all women — were demoted by Chancellor Richard Carranza, who replaced them with less qualified people of color in an attempt to manufacture diversity.
“These decisions are being made because DOE leadership believes that skin color plays a role in how to get equity — that white people can’t convey the message,” an unidentified source familiar with the complaints told the Post. “There’s a toxic whiteness concept going on.”
Carranza has initiated a sweeping reorganization of the city’s education department aimed at reducing racial disparities in the city’s education institutions, according to the New York Times.
He plans to eliminate the city’s specialized high school exam and has required employees to attend a training protocol on racism in the workplace, which focused largely on white supremacy, the Post reported.
“There’s been a lot of discussion of white supremacy and how it manifests in the workplace, conversations about race, and looking at how the white culture behaves,” said an unidentified white executive who received the training. “Can you imagine if we scrutinized blackness or brownness? We’re being trained in anti-bias not to stereotype blacks, but they’re fostering a stereotyping of whites.”
Under Carranza’s leadership, white employees have been told they must step down or lose responsibilities, regardless of how well they have been performed, the four officials said.
More than a dozen high-ranking superintendents and deputies have been demoted since Carranza took office.
“Since Carranza took office, he’s brought in a lot of new people. As a result, it’s been bureaucratic chaos and backbiting, with deputies and their subordinates seeking better perches in the pecking order,” David Bloomfield, a Brooklyn College and CUNY Grad Center education professor, told the Post. “Racial tensions appear to be one manifestation of these internal battles.”
Other employees have said they intend to file Equal Employment Opportunity discrimination complaints, sources said.
The city’s Department of Education dismissed allegations of unfair treatment in a statement.
“We hire the right people to get the job done for kids and families, and any claim of ‘reverse racism’ has no basis in fact,” said spokesman Will Mantell. “We’ll continue to foster a supportive environment for all our employees.”