A outstanding black Columbia University professor has referred to as on New Jersey parents to pull their kids out of a prestigious Bergen County prep school after an English trainer resigned over what she referred to as a “hostile culture of conformity and fear.”
“All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood school, which teaches students ‘antiracism’ that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cringing, hostile group identity against oppression is the essence of a self,” John McWhorter, who can be a contributor to The Atlantic journal, tweeted Tuesday.
“Truly antiracist parents, in the name of love of their kids, should pull them from the Dwight-Englewood school as of next fall,” McWhorter continued. “Only this will arrest these misguided Elect parishioners from their quest to forge a new reality for us all.”
In a resignation letter posted on the web site of the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism Tuesday, English trainer Stangel-Plowe accused Dwight-Englewood directors of “failing our students” by embracing critical race theory.
“[S]tudents arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact: People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed,” she wrote. “Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on. This is the dominant and divisive ideology that is guiding our adolescent students.”
Stangel-Plowe’s letter went on to explain college students “who recoil from a poem because it was written by a man” and “approach texts in search of the oppressor.”
“One student did not want to develop her personal essay — about an experience she had in another country — for fear that it might mean that she was, without even realizing it, racist,” the trainer wrote. “In her fear, she actually stopped herself from thinking. This is the very definition of self-censorship.”
Stangel-Plowe additionally claimed that Dwight-Englewood Head of School Rodney De Jarnett “told the entire faculty” on a number of events in 2017 and 2018 “that he would fire us all if he could so that he could replace us all with people of color” and described a current college assembly that was “segregated by skin color” and at which white academics had been informed “to ‘remember’ that we’re ‘White’ and ‘to take duty for [our] energy and privilege.
McWhorter, an affiliate professor of English and comparative literature on the Ivy League school, has drawn a considerable following on social media for his criticism of crucial race idea.
Earlier this 12 months, McWhorter launched a e book referred to as “The Elect: Neoracists Posing as Antiracists and their Threat to a Progressive America” in serial form on Substack. In it, McWhorter decried what he referred to as “Third Wave Antiracism,” which he stated teaches that “racism is baked into the structure of society, so whites’ ‘complicity’ in living within it constitutes racism itself, while for black people, grappling with the racism surrounding them is the totality of experience and must condition exquisite sensitivity toward them, including a suspension of standards of achievement and conduct.”
Joe Algrant, the principal of Dwight-Englewood’s Upper School, informed The Post Tuesday that he couldn’t touch upon personnel issues.
“In this case all I can say is that Ms. Stangel-Plowe notified us several months ago that she would not be returning next school year,” he stated in an electronic mail.