Controversial vocabulary worksheet upsets parents with terms like “institutional racism”

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Political controversies are the norm nowadays when it comes to public school curriculum and assignments. One of the latest controversies surrounds an English worksheet handed out to students in Connecticut.

At Southington High School, located about 20 miles southwest of Hartford, Connecticut, an English teacher handed out a worksheet which offended several parents.

Fox News reported that the English worksheet included vocabulary terms such as the following:

  • White privilege
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Transgender
  • Institutional racism
  • Gender pronoun “Latinx”

Another part of the worksheet addressed “systemic racism” because “racism is a systemic issue.” It continued, “If you look the other way or deny that these systems exist, you are part of the problem. You can know in your heart that you don’t hate anyone but still contribute to their oppression.”

One parent was quoted as saying that “it is divisive” to put such language into a school worksheet. A local resident said that he isn’t paying taxes so his children can learn politics, but to learn how to read and write.

The school board announced it is investigating the incident and the high school has not responded when asked for comment.

As much as the media and the Left claim that left-wing indoctrination at public schools is a fantasy, events like these prove that political activism is alive and well in America’s public schools.