Consultant Darnisa Amante (photo) allegedly told the educators and staff of the public schools in New York City that resources should be spent on black middle class students over poor white students
A consultant working with public schools in New York on his implicit biased training would have told teachers and staff that resources should be spent on middle-class black students over poor white students.
A person who attended the training in question told the Post that strategist Dr. Darnisa Amante, the education and race strategist, said:
& # 39; If I had a poor white male student and had a black Negro from the middle class, I would put my honest strategies and interventions into that black Negro boy, because in the course of his life he has less access and fewer opportunities than that poor white boy. That is what racial equality is. & # 39;
DailyMail.com contacted Dr. Amanta to confirm the offer and look for additional context, but did not immediately receive a reply.
Dr. Amante allegedly made the statement at a workshop as part of the mandatory anti-bias training program for all employees of the Department of Education (DOE) of New York City School Chancellor Richard Carranza, according to New York Post.
The comment is said to have been made during the recent implicit bias training, as part of a $ 23 million program implemented by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza (shown)
The $ 23 million program has come under fire from, among others, Mona Davids, president of Parisian antiquity of New York City, who said that she was appalled by Dr. guidelines. Amante and she & # 39; completely absurd & # 39; called.
Davids disputed this idea and said the approach is racist.
Parent leaders are divided on the approach to eradicating racial prejudice and inequality. New York City Parents Union president Mona Davids (photo) told the New York Post that she was appalled by Dr. guidelines. Amante, she & # 39; absolutely absurd & # 39; called
& # 39; It's completely absurd & # 39 ;, said Davids. & # 39; They want to treat black students as victims and punish white students. That defines the purpose of what bias awareness training should be. & # 39;
DOE spokesperson Will Mantell said: & # 39; Anti-bias and equity training is about creating high expectations and improving results for all our students. These trainings are used throughout the country because they help children, and off-of-context quotes and anonymous accusations derive from this important work. & # 39;
Other parent leaders such as Shino Tanikawa, a parent in District 2 in Manhattan and a member of the School Diversity Advisory Group of Mayor de Blasio, support the campaign that Carranza has started.
& # 39; We agree with the Chancellor that those who do not see the value of this work are the ones who need to look harder in, & # 39; Tanikawa said.
& # 39; This work requires that everyone, including people of color, look inside and face the prejudices that we all cherish. For some of us, this work also requires that we recognize the privilege of the power structure. It creates a lot of inconvenience, but that is the nature of the work. Disrupting the system is difficult and sometimes painful. & # 39;
Dr. Amanta, who is a teacher at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP), has previously said that her organization is working together to change mentality around equality and dismantle systematic oppression and racism. # 39 ;.
DEEP has a $ 175,000 contract with DOE's Office of Equity and Access. A separate contract of $ 775.00 has been awarded to Glenn Singleton, another anti-bias consultant who is the author of & # 39; Courageous Conversations & # 39 ;. Part of the Singelton program contains a criticism of the & # 39; white supremacy culture & # 39 ;.
Dr. Amanta (photo), who is a lecturer at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP), said earlier that her organization is working together to change mentality around equality and systematic oppression and racism. to dismantle & # 39 ;. DEEP has a $ 175,000 contract with DOE's Office of Equity and Access
The training is said to be confusing for some, especially white people, who feel they cannot participate Post reported.
At a training meeting in the spring of last year, a Jewish superintendent said that they traumatized & # 39; was after telling a story about her grandparents about the survival of the Holocaust in response to the question: "What lived experience inspires you as a leader to fight for equality?"
The woman said her grandmother told her about packing up her four children and hid in the Nazi forest when bombs fell in Lodz, Poland, and her grandfather witnessed the brutal murder of his mother and sister, while she was working for almost six years and concentration camp.
& # 39; My grandparents taught me about the dangers of & # 39; to understand racism, or the exclusion of a group, and the importance of equality for all people. This is my core value as an educator, & she said during the meeting.
& # 39; During the break I got up and to my surprise I was verbally attacked by a black superintendent for my colleague & # 39; s. She said, "This is not about being Jewish! It's just about black and brown boys of color, you better check yourself."
& # 39; I was traumatized & # 39 ;, said the Jewish superintendent. & # 39; It was again exactly like 1939. I could not believe this happened to me in NYC! & # 39;
A high school teacher with children in the Manhattan school system called the program & # 39; a catalyst for hatred and division & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I have colleagues & # 39; s who do not participate in workshops & # 39; Courageous Conversations & # 39; because they don't feel safe, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; My ancestors were enslaved and killed for their religion, I am now forced to & # 39; to be released from my whiteness. I am being persecuted because of the circumstances of my birth. I did not know that I had to be delivered from how God created me. & # 39;
She added: & I will never be brainwashed by Richard Carranza and his followers. I cannot support a chancellor at school who is implicitly biased against me and my children. & # 39;
Since Carranza was hired in April 2018, four white female executives have been transferred to lesser positions or duties and are now planning to prosecute the city because Carranza & # 39; has created an environment hostile to whites & Post reported on May 18.
Dr. trained in February. Amante job security in the context of Carranza & # 39; s program.
& # 39; You must acknowledge that you must take a step back. You might be afraid of losing your job, & she said.
& # 39; If we get real racial equality, you have to define new institutional policies. This can feel dangerous because you will have to talk about the breed every day. & # 39;
During his time as deputy superintendent and later superintendent of the Unified School District in San Francisco, Carranza was charged with allegedly creating a hostile work environment for women, the New York Times reported.
That lawsuit reached a settlement out of court.
DOE spokesperson Will Mantell said: & # 39; Anti-bias and equity training is about creating high expectations and improving results for all our students. These trainings are used throughout the country because they help children, and off-of-context quotes and anonymous accusations derive from this important work. & # 39; Public School 33 in Chelsea, Manhattan is shown
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