Some of us are old enough to recall the term “reverse racism.” The term was (and at times still is) used to describe racism directed at White people.
But, of course, racism is racism. No matter who is making decisions that prejudice any person based on the pigmentation of their skin – or any other racial differentiation – they are committing a racist act.
So, clearly, a White person can act in a racist manner toward a Black person, and a Black person can act in a racist manner toward a White person.
For example, compare these two photos. The first is from 1958, and the second is from 2021 concerning the incident we’re discussing below the pictures.
So, about that second photo.
As reported by Fox News, “A Denver, Colorado,-area public elementary school is taking criticism for planning a ‘families of color playground night.’ Centennial Elementary School’s website describes the event as taking place ‘2nd Wed. of the month at school, outside, as long as weather permits.'” [emphasis added]
When asked to address what was happening, the school system told Fox News in a written statement:
“Our school leaders met with some of the Black families whose children attend our school to determine ways for these families to feel more included in our school community. Some of these families shared with us that, since the only time many of them see one another is at drop-off and pick-up times, we host some events where Black families can meet one another, connect with one another and share their experiences about the school with one another. We are honoring their request. All families are welcome to attend all of our events, and families from a variety of backgrounds have done so.”
What is your opinion? Email [email protected] and share your thoughts about a school holding a “families of color playground night.” Is that a racist event, in your opinion? Why or why not?