Pie charts have a whole new meaning in the era of woke education. One Washington state school is allegedly using a “Privilege Pie” chart for teachers to assess just how privileged they are.
One anonymous teacher said the school required all of its teachers to complete a training to discuss their privileges based on certain attributes.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reports the exercise used at Tumwater School District’s “privilege” training included the “privilege pie” where “participants were told to color in sections prevalent to them, the teacher told advocacy group Parents Defending Education.”
Privileges to be colored in included “being white, a cisgender male, having an upper/middle class social status, Christian beliefs and a heterosexual sexual orientation.”
“The more we colored in, the more privileged we were” said the teacher. “The less color you had on the pie chart, the less privileged you were. We were asked to examine our privilege” said the teacher.
The teacher said a consultant trained an initial group of teachers who then trained the rest of the teachers during “our early release time.” The teacher stated “I was so upset because we have so much to do and I would really prefer to use that time to design effective instruction or communicate with families.”
“Instead, I’m sitting there for 2 hours learning about how I am privileged because of my skin color and about micro-aggressions.” The teacher said the room was silent for majority of the training “because everyone was terrified to contribute” for fear of offending someone with the “many micro-aggressions” they were just taught.
Daily Caller News Foundation added, “A publicly available Tumwater High School presentation has the phrase ‘We’re white, We’re Interested. How do we get started?’ on the first page. The slideshow also includes the ‘privilege pie’ graphic.”
“The slideshow also provides a ‘Pyramid of White Supremacy’ which included ‘police brutality’ and ‘mass incarceration’ at the top of the pyramid, ‘funding schools locally’ and ‘colorblindness’ near the middle and ‘remaining apolitical’ and ‘two sides to every story,’ at the bottom.