A document distributed by the Loudoun County Public School district's equity czar divided people into two groups: those who are privileged, and those who are oppressed.
According to the Daily Wire, the Loudoun County Public School district is "one of the most affluent school districts in the nation". It was reported that they are spending over $6 million on "equity and equity training".
The document that their equity director, Lottie Spurlock, sent out classified people based almost solely on immutable characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, and sex.
As The Daily Wire reports, included among those deemed privileged are those who identify as men, White, Christian, and Heterosexual, as well as 20 to 50-year-olds, those born in the U.S., those who are able-bodied, college educated people, English speakers, and those who are average or thin in size.
The list of people thought to be oppressed is essentially the opposite of the previous list; it includes women, children, people of color, non-Christians, sexual and gender minorities, as well as immigrants, those who are disabled, those who speak English as a second language, or are overweight.
Executive director of Fightforschools.com, Ian Prior, took issue with the mention of Christians and non-Christians as being privileged and oppressed, respectively. He claimed that it was an "attack on peoples' religious beliefs", stating that "Loudoun County Public Schools’ state-sanctioned racism and bigotry seemingly knows no bounds." Prior lamented the fact that "senior staff forcing teachers and students to see everyone as part of an identity group instead of individuals."
This is not the first time the Virginia school district has been caught pushing these types of ideas. Just over a week ago, the Daily Wire reported that elementary teachers were given a presentation that stated "immigration, deportation threats, language barriers, discrimination, access to services, employment difficulties, family responsibilities, health concerns, and family economics" were barriers for Latinx families.
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