End the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs in the Forsyth County School System

End the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs in the Forsyth County School System

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It’s harmful to say that America is the land of opportunity - or at least that's what a now-removed diversity training document from the Forsyth County Schools website claims. The document also stated that wanting to “hire the most qualified person for the job” is unacceptable. Most astonishingly, it stated that color blindness, or treating everyone of all races equally, was harmful and exclusionary. 

The Forsyth County School Board quietly approved the creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program in 2017. The program is responsible for the use of this document and is aiming to eventually spread these divisive, anti-American beliefs to every teacher and student in the county.

The DEI program website offers many other resources and links and almost all of them point to an ideology that wants to divide us based on race, call America a fundamentally racist country, and insert these ideas into every level of the school curriculum. For example, one link from the site promotes the belief that American society “primes us to believe that people of color are inferior to white people” and “reinforces white supremacist beliefs and ideology.”

As you can see, this ideology (often called critical race theory or being “woke”) aims to tear apart our schools under the false guise of inclusivity. Another resource on the county’s DEI website contains 500 class lessons devoted to teaching children of all ages to “develop an activist stance” and to view every element of life through their radical “Social Justice lens.” Critical race theory aims to make every school an indoctrination camp for their beliefs rather than a space to learn, think, and grow. 

Unfortunately, this divisive movement isn’t contained to just words on a website. The program has already created one diversity training class for faculty and is in the middle of creating a second one. They also finalized a curriculum that will inject their radical politics into the 8th grade Georgia Studies classes. Two high schools are even adding two DEI classes to their curriculum in the 2021-2022 school year. Finally, they want to “Conduct a DEI audit of all Media Centers” by the end of the current school year.

The citizens of Forsyth County will no longer allow our children and teachers to be required to learn about these concepts in our public schools. Our demands are simple. First, the DEI programs, including all faculty training and future school courses, should be discontinued and stopped immediately. Additionally, the Forsyth County School System should commit to upholding the following statement:


No student shall ever be taught any of these concepts and no faculty member shall ever be told to practice any of these concepts:

  1. one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex
  2. an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously
  3. an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex
  4. members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex
  5. an individual's moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex
  6. an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex
  7. any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex
  8. meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a particular race to oppress another race

 

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