Posted on April 21, 2023

California School Board Members Take ‘White Ally Test’

Spencer Lindquist, Breitbart, April 19, 2023

Board members in California’s Sunnyvale School District took a “self assessment for white allies.”

The checklist was titled “Suggested Competencies for White Allies and Change Agents” and asked board members to rate their agreement with a number of statements on a scale from one to five.

The document asked board members to rate whether or not they accept the idea of institutional racism, a core tenet of the Critical Race Theory movement.

Members were asked to rate whether or not they “recognize how institutional racism permeates societal institutions, including the legal, policing, and justice system, housing, health care, education, employment, the military, politics, the media, entertainment, etc.”

The form also asks if they “recognize and intervene when white people are expecting or demanding that people of color educate them” or if they “recognize how I was socialized as a white person or as a person of color in the context of white culture, and how these experiences still impact me today.”

“I effectively intervene to shift white cultural norms and dynamics of white privilege, to create greater equity and inclusion,” the form also asks.

The members were also asked if they “understand how white cultural values and norms are infused into formal expectations and workplace culture” or “consistently recognize and respond to racial implicit bias.”