A New York city public school principal is asking parents to “reflect” on their “whiteness” — passing out literature that extols “white traitors’’ who “dismantle institutions,”.
The “woke’’ offensive at the East Side Community School in Manhattan features a ranking list titled “The 8 White Identities,” which ranges from “White Supremacist’’ to “White Abolitionist.”
The associate professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University – Barnor Hesse, introduced the list with the following statement:
There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities. People who identify with whiteness are one of these. It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness, since white people have been the ones writing about and governing Others.
Hesse’s eight identities are:
- White Supremacist
- White Voyeurism
- White Privilege
- White Benefit
- White Confessional
- White Critical
- White Traitor
- White Abolitionist
The correspondence sent to white parents at East Side Community School is a “tool for action,” helping white people to gauge their status in “white identity” beginning at “white supremacist” and ultimately reaching “white abolition,” where one strives to “change institutions, dismantle whiteness, and not allow whiteness to reassert itself,” according to Rufo’s tweet.
SCOOP: The principal of East Side Community School in New York sent white parents this “tool for action,” which tells them they must become “white traitors” and then advocate for full “white abolition.”
This is the new language of public education. pic.twitter.com/0XA3xUpcuT
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) February 15, 2021
The Daily Caller reports,
Principal Mark Federman forwarded the curriculum authored by Barnor Hesse, a Northwestern University professor of African American studies, political science, and sociology, who teaches classes such as “Unsettling Whiteness” according to The College Fix. Hesse set his Twitter to private mode after drawing negative attention for criticizing whiteness and calling for an all-black liberation, according to The Federalist.Advertisement - story continues below
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to multiple administrators at the prep school, all of whom read the DCNF’s email request for comment, but did not reply. The DCNF reached Principal Federman on a phone call, who refused to comment on the situation and said, “Thank you for your call, have a nice day,” before hanging up.
The graphic was produced and shared on Instagram by Slow Factory Foundation, a non-profit with the goal of “building anti-racist community and growing climate-positive global movements.”
The group has received donations for events such as “Study Hall” from large corporations such as Tesla, YouTube, TED, and Adidas among others, according to The Federalist. The Study Hall event is described as “an education initiative focused on climate & culture, using fashion as a medium for social & environmental change.”
The group’s official Instagram page also includes a photo asking for a co-conspirator to “burn the settler colonial state.