An elementary school in Colorado caused quite the uproar by promoting what appears to be racially segregated playtime.
Centennial: A School for Expeditionary Learning organized an equity event – for families of colour. No, it’s literally in the title.
The “Families of Color Playground Night” was intended to be a monthly event “at school, outside, as long as weather permits,” reported Fox News .
It was cancelled due to COVID protocols but there are plans to pick it up next year.
Journalist and anti-critical race theory activist Christopher Rufo scoffed at its promotion of “equity” and called it “a form of state-sanctioned racial discrimination.”
He backed that up with a tweet by University of Denver law professor Dave Kopel, who pointed out the event is illegal under the state’s constitution.
School officials said the event, which was organized by its Dean of Culture, Nicole Tembrock, was created in response to parents’ requests, according to Fox.
“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,” Centennial said in a statement to the news network.
“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.”
It may appear that only students of colour and their families are welcome but the school clarified that “all families are welcome to attend all of our events, and families from a variety of backgrounds have done so.”
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