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Fair Education has dropped its final claim against the Santa Barbara Unified School District and Just Communities Central Coast that had alleged the Just Communities’ implicit bias programs are discriminatory against whites, males, and Christians — bringing the two-year long case to a close.

“The district’s commitment to equity is a top priority,” Superintendent Hilda Maldonado said. "Implicit bias programs are successfully used by many corporations, organizations and other educational institutions, and I am pleased that the allegations that our programs are discriminatory have been dropped.”

The claim was dropped just days before a scheduled court hearing on Fair Education’s claim, which alleged that Just Communities, the nonprofit which had contracted with the district to provide implicit bias training, is racist towards white people and is divisive for participants. (From Santa Barbara Independent)



Submitted: Mar 28, 2021