Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has recently embarked on an antiracism initiative to ensure equal outcomes for all students. This includes labeling white students as privileged and oppressors, creating activities to help them explore their intersectionality and ways in which they are oppressed, and encouraging them to become social justice advocates through protests and dismantling systems of oppression. One lesson even encourages them to push the social conversation from diversity & inclusion to social justice, as well as continuously address their implicit and racial bias. District leaders claim that a focus on equity (equal outcomes, not opportunities) will help close achievement gaps linked to race and poverty. However, none of the district leaders will respond to questions about how this subjective statement will occur and what metrics will be used to ensure success.
Submitted: Jul 27, 2022