A school board member in California this week said reopening proponents seem to have a mindsight similar to a “white supremacist ideology” and compared the prospect to slavery.
Chardá Bell-Fontenot, vice president of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board, railed on Tuesday against parents who want children to return to classrooms after nearly a year.
“Without any teachers, we don’t have the ability to teach the students, so that’s where we have to start. We can’t just say that kids can go back into the classrooms and there’s no vaccinated teachers there willing to do that,” she said, telling fellow board members she was struggling with understanding their arguments.
“So how are we forcing people? That seems like a very white supremacist ideology to force people to comply with and conform, without thinking about all of their intersecting factors and barriers that exist for all families,” she said. “We’re thinking about one type of family when you’re speaking right now. Just letting you know, privilege. Check it you guys. Okay.” Read more…