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Oklahoma high school teacher’s classroom lesson: ‘To be white is to be racist’

Another educator who seems to believe it is his job to parrot what’s put forth in college “Studies” classes is at it again, this time at Norman North High School in Oklahoma.

“Stunned by what was being taught,” a student started recording the teacher’s class lecture. In it you can hear the teacher say “to be white is to be racist, period.”

Head-scratchingly, the lesson was on “healing the racial divide,” KFOR-4 reports.

“Half of my family is Hispanic, so I just felt like, you know, him calling me racist just because I’m white… I mean, where’s your proof in that,” [the student] said.

The words that followed were even more shocking to her.

In the recording you hear the teacher ask “Am I racist? And, I say yeah. I don’t want to be. It’s not like I choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”

“I felt like he was encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white,” the student said.

“Why is it okay to demonize one race to children that you are supposed to be teaching a curriculum to,” her dad asked. …

“You start telling someone something over and over again that’s an opinion, and they start taking it as fact,” the student said. “So, I wanted him to apologize and make it obvious and apparent to everyone that was his opinion.”

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Joe Siano responded by saying “While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended. We regret that the discussion was poorly handled.”

Notice the wording: “elective” to indicate it is the students’ choice to be in the class, and “variety” to ameliorate the fact that the teacher’s personal opinion was one of the “perspectives.”

Siano added that the situation was “immediately addressed,” but there was no word on what action was taken, if any.

Read the full article.

h/t to Gateway Pundit

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