The week-long “Coaching for Educational Equity” conference occurs in the small town of Cottage Grove, Ore. — some 140 miles away. The conference is mandatory for all school officials. It is optional for teachers.
The “Coaching for Educational Equity” conference is grounded firmly in “white privilege,” which is the bizarre, radically leftist political theory that every white person is deeply racist, even if the racism is subconscious. The organizers also believe that white racism pervades America’s public schools and, in fact, every nook and cranny of American society.
The spreaders of the white privilege gospel believe that black culture is socialist by nature. Thus, they argue, hard work for personal gain and notions of private property are unfamiliar to young American black children who have never spent a day outside the United States.
“If you tell a black kid that if you work hard you can achieve anything you set your mind to, that’s racist, because you are perpetuating a myth of meritocracy,” Dan Chriestenson, a Gresham-Barlow school board member who opposes “white privilege” theory, told EAGnews.