NYC Teachers Told To Favor Black Students During Required Training Program

Former Houston Independent School District Superintendent Richard Carranza now is the head of schools in NYC and he’s forced all educators to undergo “implicit bias” training.

The New York Post reports that “public-school educators have been told to focus on black children over white ones — and one Jewish superintendent who described her family’s Holocaust tragedies was scolded and humiliated, according to firsthand accounts.A consultant hired by the city Department of Education told administrators at a workshop that “racial equity” means favoring black children regardless of their socio-economic status, sources said.”

Several people who have attended the training say the consultant, Darnisa Amante, brought in to conduct the “implicit bias” training told them that “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.”

Mona Davis, president of the NYC Parents Union, says “it’s completely absurd — they want to treat black students as victims and punish white students. That defeats the purpose of what bias awareness training should be.”

A spokesman for NYC School would not respond to questions whether Carranza also supports Amante on her statement.

The DOE's anti-bias training is a $23 million mandatory program for all DOE employees.

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