Your wallet isn’t immune from the insanity, and neither is flyover country:

The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive.

The book by Virginia education consultants could raise some eyebrows with its viewpoints.

The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that “channel wealth and power to white people,” that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should “take action for social justice.”

The book says that teachers should acknowledge historical systemic oppression in schools, including racism, sexism, homophobia and “ableism,” defined by the authors as discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities.

The authors argue that public school teachers must raise their cultural awareness to better serve minority students and improve academic achievement.

The Omaha school board approved buying 8,000 copies of the book — one for every employee, including members of the custodial staff — in April. The decision to buy the book was made 11-0, with board member Mary Ellen Drickey passing on the vote.

The book sounds as if it was printed by Hope & Change Publishers, too. Get a load of the title: The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change

How about we teach kids to read, write, add and subtract? I guess that’s an “ethical barrier” we’re trying to put behind us.

Among the jobs “saved or created” by the stimulus: These three.


11 Responses to “Your Stimulus Dollars at Work: ‘Diversity Manuals’ Purchased for Public Schools”

  1. SignPainterGuy on July 11th, 2011 2:08 pm

    "Diversity"…..lib / progs keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means !

  2. Dexter_Alarius on July 11th, 2011 3:02 pm

    "The decision to buy the book was made 11-0, with board member Mary Ellen Drickey passing on the vote."
    Of course. No one wants to be accused of being a 'racist', so everyone votes for it. Except, one woman who still has a concience, but can't bring herself to actuall oppose it.

    Always the optomist, I believe this book would be useful…
    … as a fire starter in a survival situation.

  3. Marshall_Will on July 11th, 2011 3:19 pm

    These race-based Shakedowns remind me so much of the cr@p musicians during the 60's had to put up with. "Ableism" another cooked up proggie term they probably thought was 'clever' no doubt.

    A lesser known aspect of the 60's is that radicals like Abbey Hoffman etc. followed these bands from town to town getting -right- in their face, DEMANDING they hand over money "for the cause". It wasn't until recently I read Mick Jagger told AH at their show in Chicago in '69, "Yeah man, WE got legal troubles too. P!ss off man".

    Jimi Hendrix was routinely shaken down by Black Panthers and other radical Black groups to "buy a painting to support the cause" for like $60,000. That was a LOT of money back then. Now of course it's much more formal and civil like. Buy these f'd up manuals off us or uh… you're a raaaacist!

  4. Joe Redfield on July 11th, 2011 3:45 pm

    I agree that all of the problems with the Omaha public system are due to insensitive janitors. As soon as everyone has digested the little red book, test scores for Omaha students will surely soar to new heights.

  5. SignPainterGuy on July 11th, 2011 3:56 pm

    I get your point. The most I heard out of a school janitor was bitchin` at having to clean up puke, "again", or unstop a toilet `cause some idiot tried to flush a whole roll of toilet paper, "again" ! Yep, really educational stuff from those custodians !

  6. Hyperfobea on July 12th, 2011 9:49 am

    Here is public edu-macation: the rational mind slowly subjugated to superficiality. But depriving the mind of that for which it was created is akin to forcing the body to subsist solely on twinkies. The end results are analogous.

  7. ltnnbo on July 12th, 2011 5:44 pm

    Look no further then the cheating scandal at Atlanta Public Schools, a Black run town doing it to their own children, they are racists while black. Cheated those kids they did.

  8. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2011 7:45 pm

    The biggest racists are the ones screaming, "You`re a racist !"

    I guess the dollar buys more than blood !

  9. Angus E. Parvo on July 13th, 2011 3:40 pm

    Who forced the Omaha school system to purchase a truckload of these socialist propaganda manuals?

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