Patterico's Pontifications

2/15/2013

No Whites Need Apply

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:43 am

Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever, says school principal (not quite in those words):

A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination.

The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation.

(I love how agnostic the article is on the question of whether this is discrimination or segregation. The parents say it is, the article tells us, but we won’t.)

The principal later left a voice mail for one of the white parents saying they might be able to squeeze in some help for her kid too. A quote from the voice mail:

It’s focused for and designed for children of color, but certainly, if we have space for other kids who have needs, we can definitely meet those needs.

First come the children of color — then your kid . . . you know, if there’s room.

62 Comments

  1. Don’t complain about this or you are a racist.

    Racists

    Comment by Patterico (9c670f) — 2/15/2013 @ 6:44 am

  2. I denounce the principal myself !

    Comment by Elephant Stone (eeb298) — 2/15/2013 @ 6:54 am

  3. Writing this is proof of your racisms.

    Comment by JD (b63a52) — 2/15/2013 @ 6:54 am

  4. So, the principal is saying that children of color are in greater need of tutoring than white children ?

    If I had said that, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be…

    Uh, nevermind.

    Comment by Elephant Stone (eeb298) — 2/15/2013 @ 6:59 am

  5. In a fair and just society, there would not be any children of noncolor needing special programs.

    Comment by ErisGuy (6d5339) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:12 am

  6. This doesn’t help the ‘people of color’. I can’t wait for the day when government stops recognizing our skin color at all.

    It is obviously wrong, and it sets society up for a lot of problems.

    Comment by Dustin (73fead) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:13 am

  7. this myth that white kids ain’t dumb needs to be nipped in the bud

    Comment by happyfeet (323d6f) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:21 am

  8. How many of Barack Obama’s “transparent” students are there at the school ?

    Comment by Neo (d1c681) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:28 am

  9. “no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination.”

    SOME?!?!? SOME parents call it discrimination?!?!?

    IT IS BLATANT DISCRIMINATION!!! I weep for my daughter’s future.

    Why is it, in the age of Owebama where he’s supposed to be this great unifier, are we more separated than we’ve been since the 50′s?

    Comment by © Sponge (8110ec) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:29 am

  10. RAYCESS! Was heretofore unaware of the colorlessness of Caucasoids/white people. I am now duly educated.

    Let’s have a White People’s After School down the street and see the reaction of the same people doing this.

    Comment by Bugg (ba4ca9) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:30 am

  11. I don’t think this United States thing is ending up as Dr. King had dreamed and hoped.

    Comment by elissa (cbd33a) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:36 am

  12. Funding for the after-school program was probably sourced through aid to at-risk minority kids, and so was probably always considered to belong to them.

    White kids are just greedy, wanting all that sweet green money for themselves.

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (6ff605) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:49 am

  13. Want to bet this principal excludes Asian kids, too?

    Comment by PCD (1d8b6d) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:50 am

  14. I don’t mind that the article doesn’t come out and say it’s segregation or discrimination. This is a news story. Present the facts, and let me decide for myself.

    Myself: it’s discrimination.

    Keep editorials on the editorial page.

    Comment by Owain (0b3c31) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:54 am

  15. Sesame Street is for closers

    Comment by pdbuttons (034e55) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:56 am

  16. ‘Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations’ rears it’s head again in America

    Comment by Neo (d1c681) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:01 am

  17. It isn’t blatant discrimination if an ungrateful, overpaid, pampered and protected, Affirmative Action Afro-American racist does it. Only honkies are capable of discrimination, didn’t you learn that in remedial Sensitivity Training class?

    And, besides, it’s all your fault that children of color can’t keep up because crackers aren’t paying their fair share in taxes. So, quit whining, pony up, and step to the back of the bus where you belong or else the Black Panthers just might be conducting your next compulsory re-education session.

    Comment by ropelight (1f1b9d) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:21 am

  18. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation.

    If you’re shocked, then you’re not paying attention.

    Segregation and racial discrimination occur every day in this country. Just not the way liberals think.

    Comment by egd (d580cc) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:56 am

  19. Sue the principal and the school district. Go for the throat.

    Comment by Kevin Stroup (fe711f) — 2/15/2013 @ 9:14 am

  20. From another fine talent:

    http://tammybruce.com/2013/02/obama-commits-assault-with-battery.html

    Oh, and to you champions of LGBT preeminence, she’s a lesbian I heartily support. Paglia’s just Ok.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/15/2013 @ 9:26 am

  21. Have a conversation with the public school’s chief diversity officer.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 2/15/2013 @ 10:01 am

  22. Is this a taxpayer funded school? If so get a lawsuit going against the school district for discrimination. There should be no special help based on race. Or the parents should sue the school and set up a program after school for whites only and see if the state comes after them. The liberals have been berating whites for years and I always feared for future generations of whites who will suffer because of liberal white hatred.

    Comment by MironKrys (8e2b67) — 2/15/2013 @ 10:17 am

  23. I don’t mind that the article doesn’t come out and say it’s segregation or discrimination. This is a news story. Present the facts, and let me decide for myself.

    Myself: it’s discrimination.

    Keep editorials on the editorial page.

    Comment by Owain (0b3c31) — 2/15/2013

    Editorials are opinion. that this is racial discrimination is not an opinion. It’s just a plain fact. That’s what should be reported. The worst kind of journalism bias is selecting facts to report and to ignore.

    Comment by Dustin (73fead) — 2/15/2013 @ 10:23 am

  24. You left out a couple of relevant quotes

    The new tutoring program was started by parents of minority students to help bridge the achievement gap.

    The district is now clarifying that the program wasn’t meant to segregate anyone.

    “But we have had lots of students sign up for the tutoring. Many of them are white and we will be accepting all of them,” Amole said.

    Comment by time123 (066362) — 2/15/2013 @ 10:56 am

  25. The stair-step walkback is concerning. They meant it to be for black children only. After complaints, is “designed for children of color” but on a seats-left over basis maybe we can make room for you”, and only after the untenable position gaining publicity do they say it was all a mistake and all students get equal access and priority.

    What I take from that is they were lying about a program set up for the exclusive benefit of “colored” races, though likely excluding any asian children as well.

    They meant to segregate and don’t think there is much improvement if race-discrimination is the crime.

    A principal who states the program isn’t really designed for them (by implication they shouldn’t want to attend) but they can make themselves unwelcome in any leftover spots if the point is pressed was clearly ready to make sure whites were not actively encouraged to make use of the program.

    Disgraceful and shocking and I don’t trust them to make students of all races welcome and equal in the slots available, despite the walkback.

    Comment by SarahW (b0e533) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:04 am

  26. and you thought that Affirmative Action meant something different than this?
    Fools!

    Comment by askeptic (b8ab92) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:14 am

  27. this myth that white kids ain’t dumb needs to be nipped in the bud

    Absolutely, and the first step is to read the collected works of Nancy Pelosi – she did not turn out well.

    Comment by askeptic (b8ab92) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:16 am

  28. “The district is now clarifying that the program wasn’t meant to segregate anyone.

    “But we have had lots of students sign up for the tutoring. Many of them are white and we will be accepting all of them,” Amole said.”

    time123 – So the Principal of the school sends out a letter to parents saying the program is only for children of color. Now the School District is clarifying that it is not.

    The technical term for this is “damage control.”

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:17 am

  29. relevant in that they reveal the program was designed in a discriminatory fashion, but since they got caught, they will now allow all students to access the program. of course, if the teachers were competent, this program wouldn’t be needed.

    however the real discrimination question be gots to be axing is why the parents of the minority students are buying into the white cultural expectations of educational achievement? surely the school district diversity task force needs to address this cultural imperialism and protect the people of color from the WASP hegemony.

    Comment by redc1c4 (403dff) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:17 am

  30. And the Congressional Black Caucus discriminated against Representative Steve Cohen, purely on racial grounds.

    Here’s more:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/us/14memphis.html?_r=0

    Congressional race in Tennessee has become freighted with racial overtones almost a year before the election, with a prominent black politician saying the white incumbent cannot properly represent black voters…

    ….This seat was set aside for people who look like me,” said Mr. Herenton’s campaign manager, Sidney Chism, a black county commissioner…

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (d22d64) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:20 am

  31. White kids can ride at the back of the bus.. if we have room for them.

    Comment by DaMav (ee1908) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:28 am

  32. It’s focused for and designed for children of color

    The soft bigotry of low expectations.

    As for the “race” or “ethnicity” that truly (truly!) counts to most race baiters — to all the race hustlers throughout America — it’s the “race” of leftism and protecting it in all its glorious forms.

    Comment by Mark (b40cf0) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:32 am

  33. related book, maybe: http://www.amazon.com/s/?tag=patterspontif-20&link_code=wsw&_encoding=UTF-8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=%22how+to+be+black%22&Submit.x=0&Submit.y=0

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (d22d64) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:40 am

  34. Ironically, if white administrators had created a “minority kids only” tutoring program, the Al Sharptons of the world would be asking, “Why did they set up this program ? Do they believe children of color inherently need tutoring that white kids don’t need ?! This is condescending ! This is racist !”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (eeb298) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:52 am

  35. We measure white kids and black kids and then compare them racially. Is this practice racist?

    The results have historically shown an achievement gap. Are not the steps we take to fix this racist?

    Is busing racist? Is white flight racist?

    I love how the righties in this site have become the PC police. The principal is an obvious bonehead, or didn’t think the comments would hit the wires. But the question is relativity. If the program was designed to make kids of color catch up to whites, it’s racist.

    If the program is designed to help low performing kids catch up with high performing ones, it’s okay.

    Comment by Mahalia Cab (2543ef) — 2/15/2013 @ 11:56 am

  36. Mahalia Cab,

    Oh, please stop drinking the Angry Reverend Wright Kool-Aid.

    Struggling WHITE kids were informed that they weren’t welcome because the program was initially conceived to assist children due to their skin color, rather than due to their need for help.

    Comment by Elephant Stone (eeb298) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:00 pm

  37. Just as sprout will never ride the short bus, she will have a private tutor K-12.

    Had her in daycare to attempt socialization with an extraordinary entrepeneurial startup in a 70′s era elementary school that was cut due to budget constraints.

    Head Start bussed a group in for breakfast(sprout got hers at home). I know this is racist, but the Head Start kids had third or fourth-rate caretakers among them. Not bad people, the supervisor was probably Ok in a lesser capacity.

    Montessori it ain’t.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:01 pm

  38. ==Is busing racist? Is white flight racist?==

    What are your thoughts on this Mahalia?

    Comment by elissa (cbd33a) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:01 pm

  39. In MN the Dhimmi legislature is currently considering whether to mandate local goverments accept Fed dollars and expand their meals for the disadvantaged program.

    Seems the Federal handouts are insufficient and the poor kids are getting restive. On a recent snow delayed open, they demanded breakfast at 10 AM in addition to lunch, because mom didn’t make amends for the late start.

    So you need to feed the poors kids, tutor them, pass them regardless of their grades, ..

    We could go on but you get the picture.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:09 pm

  40. “We measure white kids and black kids and then compare them racially. Is this practice racist?”

    Mahalia – Yes. Democrats are the party of identity politics and preserving racism and ethnic differences is one of the cornerstone policies of the party platform, as is projecting their own bigotry on others.

    Isn’t a more appropriate statement “We measure the performance of kids and design programs to help children who are underperforming?” What difference does race or ethnicity make except to the race pimping grievance industry?

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:44 pm

  41. 34. “If the program is designed to help low performing kids catch up with high performing ones,”

    I’m not trying to beat up on you, I’m just saying:

    Regardless of the design, the result is a permanent underclass, helpless and useless. Can it be fixed?

    There are not enough dollars in the galaxy.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:49 pm

  42. “Regardless of the design, the result is a permanent underclass, helpless and useless. Can it be fixed?”

    gary – If Democrats and Progressives really gave a crap about educating kids in this country they would cut the stranglehold teachers unions have on the education system and support school choice.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 2/15/2013 @ 12:56 pm

  43. why would they want to educate kids, only to have them grow up to be intelligent voters?

    they’d never win another election if they did that…

    Comment by redc1c4 (403dff) — 2/15/2013 @ 1:05 pm

  44. They (“they” being the school officials and probably the news reporter too) don’t see this as discrimination, let alone racism. This doesn’t fall within their definition of those things. That’s the disconnect.

    Comment by G Joubert (71b4e4) — 2/15/2013 @ 1:15 pm

  45. “why would they want to educate kids, only to have them grow up to be intelligent voters?

    they’d never win another election if they did that…”

    red – Very good point.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 2/15/2013 @ 1:18 pm

  46. Imagine a scenario under which a school district is 2/3 white but only about 1/3 of the high school varsity basketball team is white. Imagine then that a group of white parents on their own volition start an after-school basketball camp for white junior high students, to work with them on their game in the hopes of “catching them up” to their black classmates. Imagine too that they use school resources (the gym, sporting equipment) for this after-school camp.

    Do you think that a white principal would be so stupid as to announce that the camp is for white students only, and then backtrack and say that black kids will be allowed in “provided there is room”?

    Do you think that black parents would be fine and dandy with this set-up? Would black taxpayers in the community look upon it as a legitimate way to promote equality in school athletics?

    Comment by JVW (4826a9) — 2/15/2013 @ 2:21 pm

  47. FWIW Rational Republican / True Americanposted a spittle flecked rant calling you racists for talking about this, using the n-bomb, and wishing that people would be shot. Kind of like how it danced on Breitbarts grave.

    Comment by JD (b63a52) — 2/15/2013 @ 4:17 pm

  48. I miss Breitbart.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 2/15/2013 @ 4:47 pm

  49. Welcome to the new Normal.

    Comment by Dirty Old Man (0e749e) — 2/15/2013 @ 6:40 pm

  50. nonono little small white child you are not welcome here now be a good fella and run along

    you need to be with your own kind

    Comment by happyfeet (acd614) — 2/15/2013 @ 7:49 pm

  51. 46. “spittle flecked rant”

    On the subject of Cher, she’s furious about Cruz, like she’s come down with religion from some free clinic and hallucinating he’s a Debil.

    http://twitchy.com/2013/02/15/cher-smell-of-sulfur-follows-unholy-gop-scum-ted-cruz/

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:05 pm

  52. is cher some kind of shut-in now or something?

    Comment by happyfeet (acd614) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:19 pm

  53. i can only imagine why my last comment got filtrated

    Comment by happyfeet (acd614) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:21 pm

  54. So, the principal is now offering a “separate but equal” program for whites? It sure does seem like a civil rights act suit is possible.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 2/15/2013 @ 9:01 pm

  55. Just wait until 2016 and Hillary and other white candidates find there’s no room for them in the Democrat Party. Michelle ’16!

    After all, Romney lost, they say, because not enough white voters turned out. They claim that Republicans are pushing out minorities, but the real truth is that the Dems are becoming nothing but.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 2/15/2013 @ 9:10 pm

  56. I guess that Cher doesn’t like immigrants much, what with Cruz’ dad being Cuban and all. I guess Armenian immigrants are OK as long as they are Democrats.

    Does anyone have a scorecard for which people are OK once they run for office?

    Never mind, it’s Democrat. If you are not Democrat, you are evil, regardless.

    Comment by Ag80 (b2c81f) — 2/15/2013 @ 9:45 pm

  57. Wonder why this is so … take 1.5 hours out of your life and you will understand:

    http://vimeo.com/52009124

    Comment by Bill Litchfield (18d192) — 2/16/2013 @ 2:06 am

  58. Oh … please give this link to all and everybody that you can …… knowledge and awareness is the only defence we have ….

    Comment by Bill Litchfield (18d192) — 2/16/2013 @ 2:08 am

  59. and further … look at this:

    http://babalublog.com/2013/02/15/ted-cruz-accused-of-mc-carthyism-by-msmdemocratic-axis-but-he-forgot-to-bow-and-thank-them/

    Comment by Bill Litchfield (18d192) — 2/16/2013 @ 2:22 am

  60. 58- Bill, It’s normal to be called a racist,bigoted homophobe that wants to kill mommy nature. Joe M. got off easy.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 2/16/2013 @ 3:48 am

  61. Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/15/2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Perhaps she’s stood to close to Hugo and picked up a virus?

    Comment by askeptic (2bb434) — 2/16/2013 @ 8:19 am

  62. 61. BTW, askeptic, on review, hundreds of millions of DHS 9mm rounds collected against a stormy day are likely to be the currency of a new dawn.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/17/2013 @ 4:03 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.


Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.2251 secs.