The cult of social justice is perpetuating racism in the Clover Park School District with a new student discipline policy.
The policy requires school staff to consider a student’s race and background before determining their punishment. Instead of disciplining students consistently based on conduct, as justice would require, it is mandating discrimination based on race.
According to 770 Jason Rantz, “It means student discipline would not be consistent based on conduct. Instead, a school considers a student’s race and background. It would likely offer harsher punishments to white students, even if the conduct is identical to that of a Black or Hispanic student.”
In other words, skin color determines whether one receives easy or harsh punishment for the same offense. Isn’t this the textbook definition of racism?!?
This is happening in schools across the state. The framework for this policy came from Democratic lawmakers who passed a law establishing “cultural competency standards” in order to dismantle “institutional racism in public schools.” School boards are being trained to implement policies based on critical race theory (CRT), and this new policy is a result.
The radical left views everything in terms of a power struggle and believes society should be re-ordered to transfer power and privilege from one group to another. They claim that because racial minorities are already oppressed, they should receive lesser punishments when they act out. White and Asian people, on the other hand, are the oppressors, and they should be punished not because of their individual actions, but because of the (wrong) racial group they belong to.
Ironically, these radicals will falsely call this new policy “justice” because they have redefined the term and fabricated a narrative based on false realities. They are repeating the “Marxist habit of falsifying language, hollowing out familiar words and replacing them with a new, highly ideological meaning,” as Rod Dreher puts it.
This is not “equality” or “social justice”- it is the opposite. It is blatant, evil racism. The left is advancing the very practice they claim to be fighting.
Children need to learn the importance of character, virtue, and personal responsibility. Instead, the left is teaching them that immutable and irrelevant characteristics like race are what define them and if you are wrong color, you must be punished.
God calls us to view and treat every person as an individual, not merely as a member of a group.
God’s Word does not tell us separate ourselves based on outward appearance or superficial things. “Doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?” says James 2:4.
Christ also tells us to forgive as He forgives. To the left, however, there is no redemption or reconciliation, but never-ending shame, not because of one’s individual character, but because of something they cannot control or for the sins of some other person of the same color 200 years ago.
Under the guise of helping and healing, the left is redefining justice and bringing all aspects of education under the control of a neopagan, utopian ideology. Unless we refuse to tolerate their absurd rules and destructive lies, a sinful racial lens will soon be applied to all other areas of society.
It is racist to favor one race over another. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, if he was alive today, would be leading the charge against BLM, CRT, and the new racists. He would be proclaiming the same words today, he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Our Washington State public schools must stop being racist. We are better than that.