Emails between Amazon and faculty district officers revealed that the tech big spent $5,000 to provide Virginia public faculty college students with “antiracist” writer Ibram X. Kendi’s e-book, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
The e-book was included in a faculty initiative to advertise black authors, in response to The Washington Free Beacon. The emails have been initially obtained from Asra Nomani, the vice chairman of an educational watchdog group known as Parents Defending Education.
Amazon Funding Distribution of Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘Antiracist’ Books in Public Schools
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The emails reportedly revealed that Arron Gregory, the director of range and inclusion for Arlington Public Schools requested copies of Kendi’s “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” to distribute to college students. Amazon reportedly donated between 500-600 copies to Wakefield High School and likewise financed Kendi’s coauthor, Jason Reynolds, to deal with college students by paying him $10,000, in response to the Free Beacon reported.
This was the results of Amazon workers contacting faculty officers within the Arlington Public School District as a part of “NeighborGood,” a program to donate $100,000 to varsities and different establishments that “empower black voices and serve black communities,” in response to the Free Beacon. Amazon initially supplied to fund the acquisition of Kindles and different gear however Gregory requested the books, the Free Beacon reported. (RELATED: Second Largest Teachers Union Encourages Members To Get ‘Enlightened’ Through Texts On ‘Antiracism’ And ‘White Fragility’)
The notion of “antiracism” has develop into one of many important criticisms of Critical race concept (CRT).
CRT holds that America is basically racist, but it teaches individuals to view each social interplay and particular person by way of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” via the top of advantage, goal fact and the adoption of race-based insurance policies.
“Instead of donating Kindles and hot spots to students in Arlington Public Schools, Amazon chose to spread the controversial ideology of critical race theory,” the president of the watchdog group stated. “The shortsighted decisions during a pandemic, with so many students vulnerable, reflect the national crisis of school districts circumventing parents to indoctrinate students—in this case, with the help of corporate America.”