Mark Federman a New York City High school principal is asking parents to “reflect” on their “whiteness” while propagating literature that extols “white traitors’’ who “dismantle institutions.”
The offensive “woke’’ messaging from the East Side Community School in Manhattan features a ranking list titled “The 8 White Identities,” which ranges from “White Supremacist’’ to “White Abolitionist.”
“The Eight White Identities” written by Northwestern University associate professor Barnor Hesse, claims, “There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities.
After Barnor Hesse claimed that “People who identify with whiteness are one of these.” Hesse added
“It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness, since white people have been the ones writing about and governing Others,’’
The handout that Mark Federman was accompanied by a color-coordinated meter with the red zone on the left titled “White Supremacist’’ and the green zone on the far right labeled “White Abolitionist.”
A New York City Department of Education official stated that some parents at the school, which caters to sixth- through 12-graders on the Lower East Side of Manhatten, first shared the material with staff.
The principal 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.
Christopher Rufo of the Discovery Institute wrote in a tweet that included a posting of the curriculum, “This is the new language of public education.”
Rufo’s tweet drew mixed reactions on Twitter.
“If you find this hostile, or unnerving, it’s because you are fearing the loss of power and advantage that your skin colour has afforded you. It’s an agenda to bring true equality,” a Twitter user fired at Rufo over Hesse’s chart.
If you find this hostile, or unnerving, it's because you are fearing the loss of power and advantage that your skin colour has afforded you. It's an agenda to bring true equality.
— FlossingSea (@FlossingSea) February 15, 2021
But Other Twitter users responded far differently:
THIS is what a public school spends time and money on? Anti-racism like this is a poison.
— Michael Pape (@tmpape) February 15, 2021
This is a wild exception, not “the new language of public education.”
— Conan (@icecreamconean) February 16, 2021
I read that African albinos are shunned and considered witches in their own villages how would they fit into this whiteness scale? What about the whites that self identify as black?
— james (@herenowgodu2) February 16, 2021
‘Dismantling whiteness, and not allowing whiteness to reassert itself’
Applied to any other group, this would sound like a monstrous euphemism for mass extermination & cultural annihilation.
— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) February 15, 2021
So they want me to become a “race traitor”. Lol that’s literal nazi rhetoric repurposed to serve a new type of racism.
— Spasticus Autisticus (@SpasticusAutis2) February 15, 2021
The racial makeup of the student body at East Side Community was 55 percent Hispanic, 18 percent white, 15 percent black, 10 percent Asian and 2 percent other during the last school year.
Typical, Mark Federman the Brave and Bold Woke Liberal School Principle Declined To Comment
Federman made headlines in 2007 when he tried to prevent the arrest of a student accused of punching a school safety agent.
As the New York Post reported the NYPD arrested the Manhattan high school principal after he wrestled with security guards in an attempt to stop them from embarrassing a student by marching her out of the building in handcuffs.
Federman was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. The guard was treated at a hospital for an arm injury.