Posted on February 17, 2023

High School Asks Employees to ‘Avoid Inviting’ White Peers to Event for People of Color Due to ‘Mistrust’

Kendall Tietz, Fox News, February 16, 2023

California school district held an event for employees of color but warned educators that they should not invite their White peers because of “feelings of uneasiness and mistrust.”

The Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD), in the Bay Area, hosted an event for all employees of color on February 8, but Dr. Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, the director of Student Support Equity & Inclusion for the district reminded employees their White peers should not be invited to participate, according to an email shared exclusively by Libs of TikTok with Fox News Digital.

“Hello POCC staff, we are ready for out first coming together in 2023,” McPhatter-Harris’ email read. “We are looking forward to seeing our people of color in the district. Please invite any employee of color to this event.”

“Be reminded that we have avoided inviting people that are not of color as there remains feelings of uneasiness and mistrust and we need this to be a safe space for our people of color,” the email continued. “Please reach out to me if you have any questions of concerns.”