The conference teaches that ‘all white people are racist and all students of color live in a white supremacist culture.’
The week-long “Coaching for Educational Equity” conference is a mandatory class for all administrators, and optional for teachers in the Gresham-Barlow School District in Gresham, Ore. The conference costs taxpayers approximately $100,000 annually.
Gresham-Barlow school board member Dan Chriestenson said on “Fox and Friends Weekend” that he wants to get past the color of a student’s skin and do what’s best for his or her future.
“During this conference, they are taught that, essentially, all white people are racist and all students of color live in a white supremacist culture. And therefore, their very best efforts will never, ever be good enough to achieve their dreams,” Chriestenson said. “That’s probably the thing that bothers me most is the hopelessness that this puts on our students of color.”
Chriestenson said that this causes teachers and administrators to view students through the prism of skin color, as opposed to what they need to succeed.
“It’s just so striking to me how passive parents are in the face of this kind of evil, because I think that’s what it is,” Tucker Carlson remarked.