A Florida school board voted Wednesday to remove a call to dismantle “structures rooted in white advantage” from its “equity statement” after hundreds of parents complained that the language was divisive and racist, The Palm Beach Post reported.

The School District of Palm Beach County’s school board convened Wednesday to consider revising the statement they finalized in early May, which drew backlash from parents. They voted 4-3 to change the statement, according to The Palm Beach Post.

“The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to dismantling racism and other systems of oppression and inequity. We will create equitable and inclusive schools that ensure students have what they need to be successful in school and life,” the statement read, in part.

Board member Karen Brill made the suggestion a week earlier that the phrase be removed because it became “evident” that it was not helpful, but “harmful,” noting the outpouring of complaints from parents.

The board also voted to replace the word “redistributing” in the statement that was updated to say the school is committed to “distributing resources to provide equitable outcomes,” according to The Palm Beach Post.

During the Wednesday meeting, 70 parents and community leaders were split over the proposal to eliminate the phrase. Some of the parents who were in the opposition condemned the phrasing for its political implications.

“You mention dismantling white advantage, which is an opinion,” Amanda Silvestri, a district parent, previously told the board. “None of this despicable, political, racist nonsense should be pushed on innocent children and has absolutely no business being taught in schools.”

Cindy Eldred, another parent, rejected the notion that her children should feel guilty for their skin color.

“My children will never be taught to be ashamed of or apologize for who they are because of their skin color,” she said at Wednesday’s meeting, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Speakers at the meeting expressed that the phrase indicated that the school was trying to implement Marxist ideas or critical race theory (CRT) into classrooms.
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  1. kagbabe

    “I think we all agree on a need for equality and the importance of advocating for all children, this is not equity,” one parent said.

    “Equity is rooted in Marxism and the mission statement is filled with the exact same jargon as other radical school districts like Beaverton not focused on academic achievement but rather social justice.”

    CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet teaches students to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.

  2. cnamfortyfive

    Keep fighting parents! 👏🙌

  3. calimisti

    Yeah!! I just moved here. Don’t have kids but anything that tells people they are oppressed is wrong.

  4. nolongerprisoners

    That board needs to be thrown out and replaced with sane individuals

  5. cloudmoodzz

    I’m so f sick of mentally retarded brainwashed teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. jojo.7901

    They should remove the orchestrators of this instead

  7. grammy4018

    They will find another way to get this done unless they are removed.

  8. e.c.nook26

    How is this in FL? I thought the Governor banned this shit

  9. lobo_888_

    It’s about time someone stood up. Is there any dignity left anywhere else?

  10. onimusha5505

    Only a genuine tard believes in the lies about racism. That message has always been a joke.

  11. thatianylisboa

    have never been more proud to live in south florida 👏👏👏

  12. jgdoublez

    They need to remove those teachers and school board memebers that pushed for it and send them to cuba in a banana boat

  13. arimyschneagle

    😍😍👏👏🇺🇸🇺🇸

  14. shunttripper

    I am a prent of a child in the PBSB – they removed the wording but are still pushing the agenda through

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A Florida school board voted Wednesday to remove a call to dismantle “structures