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NYC teachers union’s workshop on ‘harmful effects of whiteness’ canceled after influx of ‘hate’

By Rich Calder, Carl Campanile and Jesse O’Neill
March 27, 2023

A controversial seminar about white privilege that had been planned by the city teachers’ union for Monday was abruptly canceled — because its host was inundated with “hate messages and disparaging comments.”

The United Federation of Teachers — which represents more than 190,000 teachers, paraprofessional educators and child care workers in the five boroughs — had planned the virtual “Holding the Weight of Whiteness” seminar for 4 to 6 p.m. before it was postponed over blowback from politicians and online commenters.

Scheduled presenter Erica Sandoval, a Queens licensed clinical social worker, said in a statement that the event addressing the “harmful effects of whiteness in our lives” was canceled when she received “hate messages and disparaging comments being left in my email inbox and on my social media platforms.

“Because of this, UFT expressed concern and we collectively decided to postpone the discussion,” Sandoval said.

The union sent out an email to members Sunday night informing them that the $25 virtual workshop would not go on as scheduled, a source told The Post.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/03/27/uft-whiteness-workshop-canceled-after-influx-of-hate/

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So, a government-sanctioned foray into racism was cancelled.  Good.

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So, a government-sanctioned foray into racism was cancelled.  Good.

Years ago in the deep South, Democrats used to hold workshops on the harmful effects of blackness.

They were called "KKK Rallies".
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Years ago in the deep South, Democrats used to hold workshops on the harmful effects of blackness.

They were called "KKK Rallies".

Followed by a cross burning and mostly peaceful wienie roast.
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