1[Ed. – Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.]
A library in Washington state denied allegations of racial segregation after a bizarre photograph of its race-sensitive training went viral on social media.
“KCLS has recently been accused of holding a ‘racially segregated training program.’ KCLS denies these allegations,” the statement read.
Christopher Rufo, director at the Center on Wealth & Poverty at Discovery Institute, noted the controversial training session on his social media account. The photograph showed signs segregating participants by race.
One sign read, “DEI Session People Who are White,” and the other read, “DEI Session People of Color.”
King County Library System said that the “listening sessions” were mandatory but were not racial segregation.
“In 2019, under the guidance of our consultants, Racial Equity Consultants (REC), we provided caucused listening sessions for staff to help inform REC’s institutional racial equity assessment work.