The principle at the local K-12 school states that, in response to a teacher's lesson involving B&J sandwiches: '“Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.” ' because "...Somali or Hispanic students...might not eat sandwiches."
Comparing ethnicity to race or...country origins? Smart lady. Americans aren't a race.
The article goes on to discuss how it's OK to have a Latino and black boys' drum class but we need to avoid anything that emphasizes the white privilege. Gutierrez, the principle, "vehemently rejects any suggestion that it is discrimination to offer a club catering to minority boys."
She brings this program of Courageous Conversations from California (which probably explains everything).
While further down in the article Gutierrez has seemingly made some impressive improvements in the quality of education, she seems desperately misguided in saying that '“When white people do it, it is not a problem, but if it’s for kids of color, then it’s a problem?” says Gutierrez, 40, an El Paso, Texas, native whose parents were Mexican immigrants. “Break it down for me. That’s your white privilege, and your whiteness.”'"
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