GOLDEN GHETTO RAGE AND APOLOGY OVER JANE ELLIOT ANTI-TRUMP TALK!!!
Jane Elliot has made of a career out of demonstrating that middle-class white people are racist so her comments on Prez Trump aren't really a surprise . . . Still, a JoCo School District was caught off guard and was recently forced to apologize after an uproar from middle-class white people . . . File this one under, stuff for housewives to discuss . . .
Shawnee Mission School District Response to Jane Elliott Presentation on Feb. 16, 2017
The SME Diversity and Inclusion Committee, along with six other sponsoring organizations, recently hosted a guest speaker, Jane Elliott, who is an international teacher, lecturer and diversity trainer. Ms. Elliott is best known for her “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise that exposes people to the experience of feeling what it’s like to be a minority.
The SME Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to promoting cross-cultural understanding, harmony and positive relationships and to raising the awareness of the diversity that exists within our community.
When they invited Mrs. Elliott to speak, the agreed upon agenda supported the Diversity Committee’s values. However, Ms. Elliott veered away from that agenda, and used our forum to share her personal political opinions.
As a district, we do not insert political ideology or personal agendas into anything we present to our students, and we were unaware Ms. Elliott’s presentation would take this direction.
The social studies teachers are well equipped to conduct conversations within the classroom to allow students to express their opinions about Ms. Elliott’s presentation. Conversations will likely include freedom of speech, and how her views are not representative of the district as a whole, and will welcome a healthy dialogue that supports different views.
We apologize for any distress the presentations caused. Please know that our intentions were good, and we regret the outcome of this event.
Shawnee Mission East High School