Western Albemarle High School’s Hostile ‘Welcoming Classroom’
First it was the school’s explicit sexual (how-to) education of young girls with out parental consent or knowledge.
Now, a sign purporting to “welcome” students to a WAHS AP History classroom, instead promotes certain classes and deprecates others, in open violation of school policies:
- “Immigrants” are championed, but not native-born Americans
- Non-reproductive sexuality is extolled, while Biblically based family structure is forsaken
- “People of Color” are loved, apparently more so than people of no color
- Undefined “disability” seems to be a favored state
- “Muslims” specifically are lauded; Jews, Christians, Hindus, etc. are not mentioned
- “Women” are worthy of welcome; men, not so much
- “Survivors of Sexual Assault” are supported, but victims of other crimes are relegated
The sign’s final topic statement, “We love and respect all members of our school,” could have stood well on its own. In context, however, that phrase is belied by the exclusivity of the antecedent proclamations.
The messaging here is straight from the Cultural Marxism playbook:
Cultural Marxism sees culture as a main cause for many different kinds of inequalities:
- Race (Whites/non-Whites)
- Culture (Western/non-Western)
- Family (nuclear family/non-nuclear family)
- Religion (Christianity/atheism and religious minorities)
- Gender (men/women)
- Sexual orientation (heterosexual/LGBT)
Cultural Marxism places great emphasis on analyzing, controlling, and changing the popular culture, the popular discourse, the mass media, and the language itself. Seeing culture as often having more or less subconscious influences on people, which create and sustain inequalities, Cultural Marxists themselves often try to remove these inequalities by more or less subtle manipulation and censorship of culture.
At best, this sign does not truly welcome all; its leftist political undercurrent is patently obvious and openly hostile to foundational American ideology—and those who embrace it.
At worst, it is a violation of several Albemarle County Public Schools policies.
“Nondiscrimination Guidelines,” as published by the School Board, states:
The Albemarle County School Division shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in the educational programs or activities which it operates.
The implicit extension of favored status to certain distinct groups over others in a public school classroom clearly is discriminatory.
“Religion In The Schools,” as published by the School Board, states:
No religious belief or systems denying or objecting to belief should be promoted by the school division and none should be disparaged.
The promotion of a specific religious belief is conspicuous in this poster.
“Equity Education,” as published by the School Board, states:
The Albemarle County School Board is committed to adopting procedures to ensure an equitable school community inclusive of diversity in race, ethnicity, language, gender, cultural values, and family belief systems.
The messaging of the classroom poster displays an extremely narrow type of “diversity” and in fact is a mirror image of true equity.
While the willingness of the Albemarle County School Board to enforce its own policies in these instances is uncertain, the mandate to do so is clear.
It also is clear that Cultural Marxists have government schools firmly in their grip. In seizing this power of indoctrination, the overlords have made manifest that some students, some affiliations, some beliefs or points of view in Albemarle County are more equal than others.