A consultant working with New York City public schools on its implicit bias training allegedly told educators and staff that resources should be devoted to middle class black students over poor white ones.
A person present at the training in question told the Post that educational and racial equality strategist Dr. Darnisa Amante said:
'If I had a poor white male student and I had a middle-class black boy, I would actually put my equitable strategies and interventions into that middle class black boy because over the course of his lifetime he will have less access and less opportunities than that poor white boy. That’s what racial equity is.'
Dr. Amante is said to have made the statement during a workshop as part of New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's mandatory anti-bias training program for all Department of Education (DOE) employees.
The $23million program has come under fire from some including New York City Parents Union President Mona Davids, who said she was appalled by Dr. Amante's directives, calling them 'completely absurd.'
Davids took issue with this idea, saying the approach is racist in itself.
'It’s completely absurd,' Davids said. 'They want to treat black students as victims and punish white students. That defeats the purpose of what bias awareness training should be.'
Since Carranza was hired in April of 2018, four white female executives have been reassigned to lesser positions or stripped of duties and have now said they plan to sue the city because Carranza has created 'an environment which is hostile toward whites.
In a February training session, Dr. Amante addressed job security under Carranza's program.
'You are going to have to acknowledge that you will have to step back. You might fear losing your job,' she said.
'When we get to true racial equity you will have to define new institutional policies. This might feel dangerous because you are going to have to talk about race daily.'
In controversial “implicit bias” training, New York City’s public-school educators have been told to focus on black children over white ones — and one Jewish superintendent who described her family…