Leaked emails between staff members in the Fort Worth Independent School District reveal required anti-white training for teachers during 2020.
Images of the leaked emails were posted to social media by Carlos Turcios, the president of Turning Point USA’s chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The images reveal emails sent to staff members with linked articles discussing ending “white supremacy,” as well as plans for staff training sessions utilizing segregation.
The articles linked were filled with commentary targeting white people and blaming them for “systemic racism,” while pushing racial segregation.
The term “systemic racism” refers to the idea that schools are inherently racist towards black people and subsequently make it difficult for them to succeed in school, be treated equally, get good jobs, and be able to purchase houses.
The articles assert that white people cannot experience racism, and they explain that people of color “deserve” certain atonements from white people, who should be apologetic for racism they don’t partake in.
Claims were made within the articles that white people “manufacture distress” in order to have a justification for using harsh disciplinary actions on black children in schools.
In some of the articles, racial segregation was considered a good thing as long as it’s instigated by people of color. “People of color … need spaces where we can be our authentic selves without white people’s judgment and insecurity muzzling that expression,” wrote one author.
The segregation, however, was referred to as “affinity groups,” and another article claimed it is “necessary” for “transforming our ‘individual’ and ‘collective’ racial conditioning.”
Utilizing the information and instructions provided in the articles, staff members were segregated into four groups—white, black, brown, and multiracial—during the training.
Conversations within the color-segregated groups were encouraged to revolve around racism against colored people and how white people need to apologize to colored people for being “inherently racist,” how to “not perpetuate white supremacy,” and how all white people treat all people of color wrongfully.
Staff members were also required to fill out a “racial autobiography.”
While the description of the racial autobiography was not included in the emails, it was disclosed that if an individual did not want to complete this, they would not receive “credit” for the course and would have to retake the course.
Following the reception of the training, teachers were encouraged to apply the racist agenda to their lessons and interactions with their students.
Racial Equity employee emails show just why the Equity Department in FWISD needs to go. Employee have used divisive articles such as “The weaponization of Whiteness in schools” and “Why people of color need spaces without white people.” throughout the years. @chriskrokshow… pic.twitter.com/2qozraCbhv
— Carlos Turcios (@Carlos__Turcios) April 1, 2023
Members of FWISD’s Racial Equity Department did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.