Influence Group: Private Schools

Summary:

the Brearley School, an all-girls private school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, asks the parents of prospective students to explain how their family's values align with the school's "commitment to creating an anti-racist and inclusive school community." The application also states that the $54,000-per-year school "requires all members, including at least one parent/guardian, to participate in required anti-racist training and ongoing reflection."

The "anti-racist" requirements surfaced after black alumna claimed the school "tokenized" her by asking her to appear on diversity panels "using me as a prop to give off the (false) impression that it was inclusive and accepting of black students."

Admissions data show that over half of Brearley's student body is made up of students of color.

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Submitted: Oct 19, 2020