Source: Mike Miller
Republican Governor Glenn Younkin might finally be at the helm of the previously screwed-up, Virginia ship of state, but at least one public high school is openly defying one of the new governor’s executive orders by “asking” high school students to play a sick game called “privilege bingo.” Shocked? Me, neither.
As reported by The Federalist, Oakton High School, which is part of Fairfax County Public Schools, pretty much demanded that students participate in the “game,” which singles out kids based on characteristics of their race and family life — “privileges,” as it were — in defiance of Youngkin’s order banning “inherently divisive concepts” from Virginia’s public education curriculums. (“Curricula,” to the sticklers among us.)
Among the so-called “privileges”? Let’s see… how about “parents are married,” “never worried about food,” “heterosexual,” “Christian,” “able-bodied,” “military kid,” and “have your own bedroom”?
Translation: Common characteristics of a responsible, nuclear family.
This is clearly just one more effort to program America’s kids into believing that “inherent white privilege” (based solely on skin color) and pretend “systemic racism” are inexorably part of the very fabric of America and unavoidably part of everyday life, and therefore responsible for all that ails America, 24x7x365.
And it is a complete crock of crap — if not at least bordering on child abuse.
This is over the top – time for FCPS to get away from identity politics and back to teaching our kids. pic.twitter.com/WtB2DLuhgH— Supervisor Pat Herrity (@PatHerrity) January 19, 2022
When caught, the district did what the left always does when it gets caught. It lied, obfuscated, and tried to put lipstick on its racist-as-hell pig, as transcribed by Washington Free Beacon.
[The game] was intended to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences while building their critical thinking skills.
“While building their critical thinking skills.” Oh, please. Did I already mention the complete crock of crap?
Assistant Superintendent Douglas A. Tyson said the “game” came from an approved Fairfax County Public Schools English curriculum lesson — oh cool, even “better” — and was:
[A]n adept vehicle to push student thinking to challenge [an] author’s thoughts/conclusions and to sharpen their ability to critically read selected texts.
They still think they can slide this kind of nonsense past us, gang, and we must let them know — loudly and clearly, where necessary — that they are not. We saw it in Loudoun County, Virginia, last year, and in various school board meetings across the country. Those efforts must continue. This destructive nonsense must be brought to a full stop for the sake of our kids.
Youngkin’s executive order explicitly made the above observation crystal clear, as noted by WFB:
Inherently divisive concepts, like Critical Race Theory and its progeny, instruct students to only view life through the lens of race and presume that some students are consciously or unconsciously racist, sexist, or oppressive, and that other students are victims.