A discrimination lawsuit has been lodged against the Evanston School District for segregating students by race and teaching an anti-white curriculum, beginning in kindergarten.
The Southwest Legal Foundation lawsuit alleges the school district violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause as well as statutory violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit said that the school treated students differently based on their race.
Breaking: @SLF_Liberty has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Evanston School District. The school engaged in racial segregation, depicted “whiteness” as a devil, and taught that whites are inherently oppressive.
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— Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) (@fairforall_org) June 30, 2021
BizPacReview reports that “the suit accuses Superintendent Devon Horton of telling teachers, ‘If you’re not antiracist, we can’t have you in front of our students,’ and contains an infographic depicting whiteness as the devil while teaching kids that whites are inherently evil.”
Teachers in the district were separated by race, instructed on the problems with “white talk” and “white privilege,” and required to participate in “privilege walks.”
Students as young as kindergarten were separated by race into “affinity groups,” told to participate in “privilege walks” based on their skin color, and given books depicting “whiteness” as a devil that “mess[es] endlessly” with “all fellow humans of color.”
The children were also taught “whiteness is a bad deal,” white people send “overt and subliminal messages” that they are “superior” and black people are “bad, ugly, and inferior,” and color-blindness is racist.
The school is teaching that 5-year-old white children are not innocent of racism. the lawsuit says:
“For years now, race-based programming has overtaken District 65 in the name of racial ‘equity. What seems like a relatively benign cause—also euphemistically called ‘social justice,’ ‘diversity and inclusion,’ ‘critical race theory,’ and ‘culturally responsive teaching’—is code-speak for a much bigger and more dangerous picture: the practice of conditioning individuals to see each other’s skin color first and foremost, then pitting different racial groups against each other.”
Evanston held a Pride parade and a Juneteenth parade but canceled July Fourth as a holiday and will not allow any public celebrations or fireworks.
According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Stacy Deemar, a white teacher, filed a lawsuit in 2017 accusing the district of segregating teachers by race and imposing hiring quotas based on race. She alleged even more accusations against the district for discrimination.