16th June 2013
And they should know — few places in the U.S. are whiter than Portland.
Dr. Verenice Gutierrez, a principal with Oregon’s Portland Public Schools, has become convinced that America’s “white culture” negatively influences educators’ world view and the manner in which they teach their students.
For instance, last year a teacher in the district presented a lesson that included a reference to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Gutierrez says that by using sandwiches as an illustration, the teacher was engaged in a very subtle form of racism.
Note that this ‘doctor’ is not a teacher but an administrator, whose job it is apparently to go around sniffing out racism wherever it may be found. She lost a great job opportunity when the Spanish Inquisition was abolished in 1834.