According to the NYC schools chancellor, whites aren’t the only beneficiaries of white privilege

According to the NYC schools chancellor, whites aren’t the only beneficiaries of white privilege
Image: Campus Reform

On Sunday, LU reported on an initiative to train New York City teachers to spot “implicit bias,” whatever that is. Darnisa Amante, a consultant, told workshop participants that to achieve true “racial equity.” teachers need to favor black children regardless of their socio-economic status. She have an example:

If I had a poor white male student and I had a middle-class black boy, I would actually put my equitable strategies and interventions into that middle class black boy because over the course of his lifetime he will have less access and less opportunities than that poor white boy.

Many in the room were shocked at what they viewed as a preposterous idea, but one attendee who wasn’t was Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, who said he supported Amante’s statement.

Today Carranza is back in the news, this time for signing off on the notion that Asian-American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege.”

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Vanessa Leung, a member of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, is quoted by the New York Post as having said in response that “when folks lump us with whites, we are being erased. Our challenges and the struggles that our community has faced and is facing becomes invisible.”

The notion of “inclusion” here — that is, including Asian-Americans among the beneficiaries of so-called privilege — is understandable when you consider that the group academically outperforms white students. Cognizant of this reality, the Educational Testing Service, developer of the SAT, attempted to level the playing field in 2015 by automatically deducting 50 points from the scores of tests taken by Asian-Americans, while adding substantial “bonus points” to the scores of blacks and Hispanics.

LU Staff

LU Staff

Promoting and defending liberty, as defined by the nation’s founders, requires both facts and philosophical thought, transcending all elements of our culture, from partisan politics to social issues, the workings of government, and entertainment and off-duty interests. Liberty Unyielding is committed to bringing together voices that will fuel the flame of liberty, with a dialogue that is lively and informative.


For your convenience, you may leave commments below using Disqus. If Disqus is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.