Dana Kennedy and Tamar Lapin, New York Post, June 8, 2021
An English teacher has resigned from a top New Jersey prep school that is using critical race theory to create a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” — causing white and male students to believe they are “oppressors,” she said.
Dana Stangel-Plowe accused the Dwight-Englewood School in Bergen County of forcing students and faculty to embrace a single set of beliefs, choking off free speech in the process.
“The school’s ideology requires students to see themselves not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood,” Stangel-Plowe wrote in her letter to school brass.
“As a result, students arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact: People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed. Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on,” she continued.
“This is the dominant and divisive ideology that is guiding our adolescent students.”
Stangel-Plowe alleged that on two occasions in 2017 and 2018, Head of School Rodney De Jarnett “told the entire faculty that he would fire us all if he could so that he could replace us all with people of color.”
As a result of the school’s “anti-racist” teachings, she said, her students have become obsessed with power structures and group identity.