New York School Calls On Parents to Advocate for 'White Abolition'
East Side Community High School principal demands parents become 'white traitors'
A New York City high school is calling on parents to advocate for full "white abolition," according to reports.
The "woke" principal of East Side Community School in Manhattan sent white parents a manifesto that demands they become “white traitors.”
A copy of the school's "tool for action" was shared on Twitter by Christopher F. Rufo.
“This is the new language of public education,” tweeted Rufo.
Images of the manifesto show "The 8 White Identities," which supposedly range from “white supremacist” to “white abolitionist.”
The manifesto also includes accompanying text, which has been circulated before by far-left extremists, that defines the behavior white people must practice in order to put an end to “the regime of whiteness.”
The two final stages, “white traitor” and “white abolitionist,” demand that white people “subvert white authority” and “dismantle institutions.”
They are told they must dismantle whiteness and block it from reasserting itself in the future.
SCOOP: The principal of East Side Community School in New York sent white parents this "tool for action," which tells them they must become "white traitors" and then advocate for full "white abolition."— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) February 15, 2021
This is the new language of public education. pic.twitter.com/0XA3xUpcuT
As Glenn Greenwald pointed out, this is yet another example of how political correctness isn’t about “just being nice to people” as progressives constantly claim.
I was just reading on smart-liberal media Twitter earlier today that "wokeness" signifies nothing more than asking people to please just be nice and considerate. Who could possibly be opposed to that? https://t.co/eDSj2ZRMqn— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 15, 2021
Hesse claims: “There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities.
“People who identify with whiteness are one of these,’’ Hesse writes above the eight-point list.
“It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness, since white people have been the ones writing about and governing Others,’’ Hesse adds.
In between the two extreme “identities” of supremacist and abolitionist are such categories as “White Voyeurism’’ — defined as “wouldn’t challenge a white supremacist, desires non-whiteness because it’s interesting’’ — and “White Privilege,’’ or “sympathetic to a set of issues but only privately; won’t speak/act in solidarity publicly because benefitting through whiteness in public (some POC are in this category as well).”
A New York City Department of Education official told The Post that some parents at the school, which caters to sixth- through 12-graders on the Lower East Side, first shared the material with staff.
The principal, Mark Federman, then disseminated it to every parent “as part of a series of materials meant for reflection” and as “food for thought,” the official said.
A DOE rep said in a statement, “Anti-racism and the celebration of diversity is at the core of our work on behalf of the young people of New York City, and the East Side Community School’s students, parents and staff partner together to advance equity in their community.
“The document in question was shared with the school by parents as a part of ongoing anti-racist work in the school community and is one of many resources the schools utilizes.”
The spokesman said school workers are now being threatened over the missive.
“Our staff are now being targeted with vile racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs and degrading language from people outside of their school and nothing justifies the abuse directed at our educators,” the rep said.
The dissemination of Hesse’s literature to parents comes as the DOE and schools chancellor Richard Carranza have pushed to eliminate what they call current administrators’ “white-supremacy culture.’’
The administration has embraced “anti-bias training” across the board, with staffers forced to attend slide-show presentations denouncing the current culture’s “paternalism” and “power hoarding” — while getting sued over Carranza’s alleged creation of "an environment which is hostile toward whites."