'White Privilege' Lesson In Wisconsin Classroom Draws Ire

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Wisconsin high school is under fire after a parent accused a diversity class of promoting a critical race theory, alleging that students are being taught that minorities are disadvantaged by white oppressors, Fox News reports.

Delavan-Darien High School's "American Diversity" course aims to help students "better understand oneself and recognize how feelings, ideas and beliefs interact with the ideas and beliefs of other individuals and groups," according to the school's website. By studying American society through the connections among culture, ethnicity, race, religion and gender issues, the course seeks to "create a more accurate picture of modern America."

But an unnamed parent tells Fox News that assignments and class worksheets seem like "indoctrination." A handout gives students a definition of "white privilege," which appears to be taken from a book by the same name.

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