This is from 2015, but is even more relevant today with all that has happened. A Chicago high school organized a Black Lives Matter event and posted that no whites were allowed. Racist doesn’t quite cover it here. This was a school assembly and the school simply should not have allowed it. Unfortunately, the organizer in this case was… wait for it… the principle.
In a move that takes Americans decades into the past, a Chicago area high school organized a “NO WHITES ALLOWED” school assembly.
According to the Chicago Tribune, several white students attempted to attend and were turned away.
“The white parents reported that their students were turned away when they tried to attend the Black Lives Matter event. The parents said they were offended that in a school and community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion that students who wanted to attend would be excluded.”
Here’s what the black principal thought about segregation:
Rouse, who has been principal at the school for seven years, said the decision to allow only black students was based in an idea known as affinity grouping. In an affinity group, the philosophy is that students of one racial persuasion are able to express themselves fully and safely.
“In order for us to move forward, I believe the affinity group is the safe way for us to move forward in a safe environment,” he said.
Rouse said as a black man, he knows firsthand that it can be challenging to be open in a mixed-race group.
so now it’s a GOOD thing?