Today’s public education outrage was perpetrated by an unidentified teacher in the Norman, Oklahoma, school system, who declared to his or her class, “To be white is to be racist, period.” (http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/10/18/norman-student-offended-by-teacher-s-lecture-to-be-white-is-to/21586475/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D974203675_htmlws-main-nb )
School officials were surprised when a student or two took exception to that. So they issued a lame public statement: “We regret that the discussion was poorly handled,” yatta-yatta. They admit that the–ahem!–teacher picked up this swell idea from “a university lecture.”
To sow racial discord where none exists is, of course, a sin. And also folly. But that’s what public education, at any level, does best. And by the way… how is that not a rather nasty form of racism?
So let me say it again, because it doesn’t seem to matter how many of these incidents take place every school day, people still aren’t getting it:
Parents who love and respect their children–especially Christian parents who want to raise Christian children–do not subject them to public education.