Perhaps one day we – as in really just liberals – will learn that the emphasis on “anti-racism” is actually, in fact, creating racists, and is dividing people instead of bringing them together.
Until that day, we’ll continue to get what was witnessed recently in Sacramento, California.
According to the Sacramento Bee on Feb. 11, the Sacramento City Unified School District launched an investigation into “racist graffiti scrawled over a water fountain with a message that alluded to segregation.”
Apparently, Jim Crow lives in the bluest state in the country.
“A photo of the dual-water fountain,” the Bee continued, “shows someone wrote ‘colored’ on one side and ‘white’ on the other.” Of course, someone took a photo, posted the image on social media, and generated an instant controversy.
School District Superintendent Jorge Aguilar responded, “I am both angry and heartsick that racist graffiti was discovered on the C. K. McClatchy campus today. We take this incident very seriously. Racism and racist language will not be tolerated in our schools.” The school district planned to involve the Sacramento Police Department in its investigation.
Richard Owen, a father of students at the school, told the Bee, “There’s something about our culture in the Sacramento City school district that has to be addressed. The inequities, the performance of Black kids, the racism, it has to stop.”
Berry Accius, the founder of the nonprofit called Voice of the Youth, demanded that the school district “take a harder stance on racial incidents.” “This is simply an enactment of the 1950s in 2022,” Accius told the Bee. “More hateful images and racist rhetoric. Until these schools adopt a more zero-tolerance policy on racist behavior, there will be others bold enough to attempt more racist acts.”
On Thursday, the CBS affiliate in Sacramento reported on the outcome of the investigation – which surprised no one at least an inch to the right of Black Lives Matter.
According to CBS13, Mark T. Harris, the school district’s “race and equity monitor,” told the news outlet that “a Black female student confessed to the vandalism and cameras caught her in action.”
The girl, who was not identified, claimed she wrote the words over the water fountains as a prank, CBS13 reported.
Yet Accius and other “activists” remained unconvinced. They doubted her confession, CBS13 noted, “citing mistrust of the district’s handling of racists acts in the past” – even though there was video showing her doing it.
The school system reacted much like you would expect a California school system to react.
Per CBS13, district officials said “they are working with law enforcement, hired an attorney focusing on social justice issues, implemented anti-racism training for staff, and are promoting ‘social emotional learning’ in hope of preventing future similar incidents.”
One might think that the problem might be connected to “focusing on social justice issues,” having a “race and equity monitor” on the school system’s staff, and implementing “anti-racism training.”
After all, how is there so much “racism” in a city that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is only 46 percent white?