Hello. Is it true that Dr. Robinson, Elizabeth Wood, and the social studies department head at Shenendehowa are asking social studies teachers to teach students about white privilege, white fragility, the heavily debated and debunked 1619 project, and generally pushing their “racist” left wing agenda on our children? By all means, I’m glad for Dr. Robinson to continue to push his personal politics on his social media accounts and respect his personal freedom of expression. I firmly believe in the idea that we should judge all people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. A man I greatly admire said this. I hope the Board of Education will address this overreach and the pushing of politics on our children.

Written by on September 15, 2020

A. Thanks for your feedback. The teaching of American history means all aspects of history not only a one-sided perspective. Further it is ironic that you quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, who was an iconic fighter for social justice and ensuring that all people are respected and treated fairly because of their race, sexual orientation, gender, and religious perspective. Being color blind is the root of discrimination. If the insinuation that is being made is that being anti-racist is being anti-American, then one must wonder if you are saying being racist is to be American. That is not an acceptable proposition.