CRT in action, ladies and gentlemen.
A Minneapolis teachers union has put straight-up racist practices into their contract negotiated after a recent strike.
According to Alpha News:
A Minneapolis teachers union contract stipulates that white teachers will be laid off or reassigned before "educators of color" in the event Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) needs to reduce staff.
After the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and MPS struck a deal on March 25 to end a 14-day teacher strike, the two sides drew up and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement complete with various proposals.
One of the proposals dealt with "educators of color protections." The agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the "next least" seniority.
In Minneapolis, you can't fire a black teacher unless you fire a white teacher first.
This is, of course, racist and probably illegal.
"Starting with the Spring 2023 Budget Tie-Out Cycle, if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the District shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population," the agreement reads.
According to the United Federation of Teachers, "excessing" means "reducing staff in a particular school when there is a reduction in the number of available positions in a title or license area in that school."
The agreement adds that non-white teachers, as well as those working in various programs, "may be exempted from district-wide layoff[s] outside seniority order." The agreement also prioritizes the reinstatement of teachers from "underrepresented populations" over white teachers.
So, instead of making downsizing decisions based on seniority or merit, Minneapolis has agreed to make those decisions based completely on race.
You know, because they aNtI-rAcIsT.
The stated justification for these measures is "to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the District."
"Past discrimination by the District disproportionately impacted the hiring of underrepresented teachers in the District, as compared to the relevant labor market and the community, and resulted in a lack of diversity of teachers," the agreement adds.
The Star Tribune reports that the "seniority-disrupting language" of the agreement is one of the first of its kind in the entire United States. Teachers are normally laid off or excessed based on seniority alone, but the new agreement adds a racial component as well.
It honestly sounds like Ibram X. Kendi wrote this.
Solving past discrimination with present and future discrimination.
The only problem, for now, it's illegal.
James Dickey, senior trial counsel at the Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC), says the racial component violates both the Minnesota and United States constitutions.
"The [collective bargaining agreement] … openly discriminates against white teachers based only on the color of their skin, and not their seniority or merit," Dickey told Alpha News. "Minneapolis teachers and taxpayers who oppose government-sponsored racism like this should stand up against it."
Look at the way the local Star Tribune – the largest newspaper in the entire Minneapolis area – frames all this insanity:
Like good little Marxists, they say this is just "disrupting" the obviously capitalistic, colonialist notion of merit and seniority."
Instead, they are "protecting" teachers with a certain melanin level from the viciously racist system by kicking educators deemed too "white" by the union.
You can't make it up!!
Fact: "Anti-racists" are the only ones who are actually, openly enacting racist policies.
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