Wow! As we strive for a truly colorblind society, it's quite apparent that the ones who hold us back are the ones who scream the loudest about equality. Those on the left blast those on the right, because we just want to recognize people for what they do, not what skin color they have. But, just like Barack Obama plays the race card over and over again, we have another example to point to. This time, it's an elementary school in Denver that offers a tutoring program... unless you are white.
As reported by Denver's CBS 4, the tutoring program at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora has come under fire, because it was not designed, nor did it welcome, all kids. If your child was white and needed tutoring, you were out of luck.
Here's the comments from one of the parents:
“I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white.
Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal, Andre Pearson.
“We have come so far in all of these years to show everybody that everyone is equal, that everyone should be treated equally … this is a form of bullying,” Cox said.
The school district is blaming the principal for this program, but how could it have even gotten this far? Nobody spoke up at all?
This is breathtaking in its stupidity. Is it such a hard concept to help a child... period? Does there always need to be an emphasis put on race? Just stop it now!
Update -- Most likely due to the negative reaction and outrage from parents, the principal has now "clarified" his remarks in a new letter. Despite the fact that the initial announcement stated the tutoring program was only available to children "of color," the principal now says it's open to all.
The letter reads in part, “I want to express my regret for the communication sent last Friday describing the PASS tutoring program.”
It also states, “… the tutoring program is open for all students, regardless of race/ethnicity, and on a first come, first served basis. As your child’s principal, I am equally concerned about the success of all students who attend our wonderfully diverse school.”
Regret for the "communication?" How about regret for a program designed to exclude certain children!?