‘White Privilege’ Pledge? GOP’s Geoff Diehl Lied On Daughter’s College

Gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl...

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl speaks to the media on July 6, 2021, in Boston. | Supply: MediaNews Group/Boston Herald through Getty Photos / Getty

Last week, we reported that Rayla Campbell, a Black Republican candidate for secretary of state in Massachusetts, not solely proved that she’s deep within the sunken place but in addition that she has a sick sufficient thoughts to conjure up a non-existent faculty curriculum that teaches five-year-olds to carry out oral intercourse on one another. We additionally reported that Republican gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl expressed that the language Campbell used “isn’t applicable” whereas defending what he stated was her bigger level with out acknowledging that what she stated in regards to the kiddie porn curriculum was flat out unfaithful.

Then he went on to inform a lie of his personal.

Diehl claimed faculty college students had been being taught “inappropriate” classes. When requested for an instance, he claimed his daughter, a sophomore at Whitman Hanson Regional Excessive College within the city of Hanson, was made to signal a pledge acknowledging her white privilege.

Now, when you’re aware of the insidiousness of conservative whiteness, you already knew Diehl was mendacity. So it’s no shock that Whitman-Hanson Regional College District Superintendent Jeff Szymaniak advised the Boston Globe that no such pledge exists.

I did converse with Mr. Diehl,” Szymaniak advised the Globe through electronic mail final week. “No pupil within the Whitman-Hanson Regional College District is required, or is even requested, to take any type of pledge involving white privilege.”

From the Globe:

Szymaniak defined that Diehl’s concern was over a pledge pupil athletes had been anticipated to signal to take part in MIAA sponsored athletics. Diehl’s daughter, a pupil athlete, signed the pledge, which is an eight-point listing of guidelines relating to discriminatory practices.

She additionally took a one-hour implicit bias coaching created by the Nationwide Federation of State Excessive Faculties and required of all pupil athletes, Szymaniak stated.

To be completely clear, I’d don’t have any drawback with white highschool college students studying about white privilege. However the way in which white fragility is about up, I wouldn’t anticipate any Okay-12 faculty to be so daring as to show it explicitly, not to mention make college students signal a pledge declaring that they profit from it. It simply gave the impression of Diehl was mendacity and when the Globe requested him about his declare, he all however admitted the white privilege pledge signing by no means occurred.

“As a prerequisite for collaborating in highschool sports activities, my daughter was required to signal a type acknowledging that she took a course to assist her handle the affect implicit bias as to race, ethnicity, gender, incapacity, and sexuality has on her real-world conduct,” Diehl clarified. “It’s the nineteenth clause in a multi-page permission slip to take part in class sports activities on the town. Within the previous clause, she was additionally required to signal a pledge whereby she promised to carry her neighborhood chargeable for the usage of exhibition of any discriminatory practices. On this case, the MIAA and the general public faculties are coordinating to require this of athletes in our public faculties. Definitely, the general public faculties are conscious and supporting this, as a result of they permit the MIAA to make use of the colleges’ athletic applications to hold this out.”

Diehl is doing Olympic-level psychological gymnastics to deflect from the truth that the pledge his daughter needed to signal was not the “white privilege” pledge he claimed it was and that he’s actually simply mad student-athletes are being made to take anti-discrimination programs.

“The argument isn’t whether or not bias or discrimination is suitable,” he continued. “No such argument fairly may be had as a result of hatred and discrimination are by no means acceptable.”

And but, “hatred and discrimination” demonstrably exist throughout America, together with in our faculties. The myriad of racist prom-posals, pro-slavery Snapchat teams, n-word-ridden movies and n-word shows clearly reveal this reality. 

What Diehl is doing is stretching himself right into a knot of white delusion in an effort to squeeze out a believable “post-racial America” argument that claims instructing white college students anti-racism classes is pointless.

And but…

So, to recap: Diehl advised a lie whereas defending a lie and perpetuating the last word lie that racism is not an actual drawback in America—or not less than not a sufficiently big drawback that white college students have to find out about it.


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