Posted on December 17, 2021

Colorado School Segregates Playground for ‘Families of Color’

Ronny Reyes, Daily Mail, December 14, 2021

A Denver, Colorado elementary school has sparked outrage with a ‘segregated’ playtime for ‘families of color’ at its playground.

The Centennial Elementary School organized the ‘equity’ event for families of color to gather and play on December 8.

But critics have hit out at the event which conservative journalist Christopher Rufo called a ‘racially-segregated playtime’.’

Rufo, one of the nation’s leading anti-critical race theory activists, told Fox that the event was ‘racism under the guise of equity’ and joined a growing number of people on social media calling on the school to terminate the program.


Dave Kopel, a law professor at Denver University, also chimed in an claimed the event was in violation of Colorado State law that schools not make ‘any distinction or classification of pupils be made on account of race or color.’

Denver Public Schools did not immediately respond to’s request for comment. Dr, Alex Marrero serves as Denver Public Schools Superintendent.

In a statement to Fox News, the Centennial Elementary School officials said the event was formed due to parent’s request and open to all families.

‘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.

‘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. We are honoring their request.

‘All families are welcome to attend all of our events, and families from a variety of backgrounds have done so.’

The event itself was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols, but the school said the event will continue in 2022.