A Raleigh, North Carolina mother is furious at her son’s elementary school for passing out a “white privilege” pamphlet to second-grade students.
Amber Pabon said her 8-year-old came home from school asking if “white people are better” than him after being given a paper explaining “white privilege.”
“He’s 8 years old. What does he need to know about racism or white privilege?” Pabon asked WTVD.
‘I think the message itself is inappropriate because yes there is racism out here, and they need to learn about it, but let the parents do that,’ Pabon continued.
Statistics shown in the handout seem to have been copied straight from a YES! Magazine article from 2017.
Congress: 90% white
Governors: 96% white
Top military advisers: 100% white
President and vice president: 100% white
Current POTUS cabinet: 91% white
People who decide which TV shows we see: 93% white
People who decide which books we read: 90% white
People who decide which news is covered: 85% white
People who decide which music is produced: 95% white
Teachers: 83% white
Full-time college professors: 84% white
Owners of men’s pro-football teams: 97% white
The sheet, seen below, was intended for parents according to Hunter Magnet Elementary School’s PTA.
On @ABC11_WTVD at 4, 5, and 6 – a Hunter Magnet Elementary parent upset over a sheet explaining white privilege was sent home with her child. Why the school’s PTA says it’s part of a larger message about generating awareness + empathy to create a safe + equitable school community pic.twitter.com/qTckhj9P4L
— Michael Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) April 3, 2018