You know what the cheapest and fastest sandwich my parents or even me as a parent could put together was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Kids love them! Well actually only “privileged white kids” love them it seems. This according to a Principal in Portland Oregon that is a racist sandwich you are eating there. Here is an excerpt from the Portland Tribune.
Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.
Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.
“Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”
Guitierrez, along with all of Portland Public Schools’ principals, will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of “Courageous Conversations,” the district-wide equity training being implemented in every building in phases during the past few years.
Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own “white privilege,” then they can change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.
Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation — to examine a news article and discuss the “white privilege” it conveys.
Most of the staff are on board, but there is some opposition to a drum class being offered to middle school boys of color at Scott School.
Fifty percent of the students at Scott are Hispanic; another 15 percent are black and 9 percent are Asian. Eighty-five percent are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
Chuck Barber, who also offers boys’ drum corps at Vernon and Faubion schools in Northeast Portland, approached Gutierrez last year to start up a lunch-time drum class for black and Latino boys once a week. This year, it’ll expand to two classes a week, to accommodate new boys as well as those with experience.
At least one parent has a problem with the the class, saying it amounts to “blatant discrimination and equity of women, Asians, whites and Native Americans.”
“This ‘club’ was approved by the administration, and any girls who complained were brushed off and it was not addressed,” the parent wrote anonymously.
Gutierrez denies that any students were turned away from the drum corps, and vehemently rejects any suggestion that it is discrimination to offer a club catering to minority boys.
“When white people do it, it is not a problem, but if it’s for kids of color, then it’s a problem?” says Gutierrez, 40, an El Paso, Texas, native whose parents were Mexican immigrants. “Break it down for me. That’s your white privilege, and your whiteness.”
Okay you read it do you see it? Who is really the racist here? This woman is dangerous and she is being supported by her school district. Even scarier is that she was trained to think this way by a California Based initiative.
A drum line of Hispanic and Black children, whoops BOYS, this group excludes the girls and every other race in the school. But that is okay with Gutierrez.
Time to write the Portland School District and remove this hater from her position. But I fear they took the same left leaning white guilt class she did.
One more point about the Portland Tribune and I will provide the link. They misspelled her name within one paragraph of another mention. Check it out
The paper and school district want to make this azzhole a hero but what she really does is hate. She is not unifying she is dividing with the support of the press and the district. oh and the published the word “the” back to back in the excerpt too. I did not edit it. Check for yourself.
A sad situation!