Houston Keene, Fox News, May 28, 2021
A school board in Florida revised language in its “equity statement” after facing backlash from parents who said it contained divisive language, including the term “White advantage.”
A portion of the Palm Beach County school board’s equity statement, enacted in May, stated that the school district was “committed to dismantling structures rooted in [W]hite advantage.”
The statement received weeks of heavy backlash from hundreds of parents, and board member Karen Brill proposed nixing the term last week as a result. On Wednesday, the board voted in a split 4-3 decision to change the language, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Parent and education activist Meagan Bell said at the meeting that addressing “White advantage is good for all of our students, even our White students,” but was retorted by another parent.
“My children will never be taught to be ashamed of or apologize for who they are because of their skin color,” parent Cindy Eldred said.
Many attendees expressed their concerns that the term was an attempt to push Marxism and critical race theory on students.