The director of diversity and inclusion at a private school in Baltimore has expressed support for racial segregation to protect students from “white eyes” and encouraged the transformation of children into woke activists.
Kalea Selmon, the Diversity Director and Inclusion at Maryvale Preparatory School, gave a presentation in which she argued that non-white students need to have spaces away from white students and described how those working in education can use students as activists.
The presentation was given at the People of Color conference, which is organized by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and teaches teachers and administration how to incorporate the principles of Critical Race Theory into their schools. . NAIS is the largest accrediting agency in the United States for private K-12 schools.
In a video of part of his presentation, Selmon asserts that “BIPOC spaces are sacred”. The term stands for “Black, Indigenous, People of Color”.
Selmon goes on to say, “It’s necessary for BIPOC students to have space away from white gaze and it’s totally okay to give black and brown students things that you don’t give white kids because that the white kids are fine.”
In a second excerptSelmon discusses the usefulness of racially segregated affinity groups, saying they can be used to find future leaders, who she calls “boots in the field,” for the organization.
In yet another Video clip, Selmon explains that her work is driven by what she calls “70 out of 460.” She goes on to explain that 70 is “the number of BIPOC students” while 460 was the total number of students in the school. The slide said “That’s why we do this job!” »
According to her LinkedIn profile, Selmon “oversees student affinity groups with the Dean of Students” and “chairs the Equity and Justice Committee” in her role as Director of Diversity at Maryvale Preparatory School. Selmon is also responsible for developing “inclusive, multicultural curricular and extracurricular programming that reflects the school’s mission and commitment to diversity.”
school teaches critical race theory to its students, with courses for college students, such as “The Historical Construction of Race and Current Racial Identities in American Society” and “Racism as America’s Core ‘Institution’ – How to Combat Inequality systemic. »
Meanwhile, teachers at the school engaged in professional development training seminars based on the principles of critical race theory. Among the professional development training resources listed on their website are lectures titled “Identity, Race, and the Classroom,” as well as “Let’s Talk! Discuss whiteness.
There’s also a talk by critical race theorist Robin DiAngelo, titled “Healing Race Water: A Half-Day Anti-Racism Workshop with Dr. Robin DiAngelo.”
In the lecture, DiAngelo presents a “systemic analysis of white supremacy and work around whiteness and white fragility. Dr. DiAngelo takes participants through topics such as white socialization, systemic racism, and the specific ways in which racism manifests for white progressives.
Maryvale Preparatory School received more than $1.2 million in federal money through the Paycheck Protection Program. Maryvale, which is an all-girls school, is a 501c3.
In addition to being the school’s diversity director, Selmon works with the Wells Collectivewho provides diversity advice services. The organization, which describes itself as “one of the few organizations in the United States run exclusively by all black women,” consults on topics including “constituency diversification,” “diversity audits,” and “program development”.
“The Wells Collective intends to put the needs of the marginalized first by changing the narrative, educating the privileged, and creating safe spaces for women of color to enhance their well-being,” reads on the group’s website.
Maryvale Preparatory School is associated with NAIS. The accreditation body is used to pushing both Critical Race Theory and “queer inclusive», transgender ideology on young students.
A secret network of concerned parents, called secret mothers, formed to fight against the indoctrination of students at the hands of the NAIS. The organization describes indoctrination in the private school system as a form of “elite capture”.
Following the revelations of the Undercover Mothers, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) has pledged to investigate the NAIS if Republicans regain a majority in Congress. The representative banks specifically examined the the organization’s role in policy advocacy given its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
Spencer Lindquist is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerLndqst and reach out to email@example.com.