It wasn’t the message causing the anti-white “Holding the Weight of Whiteness” seminar in New York City—put on by a teacher’s union representing 190,000 educators—forcing its cancellation… nope, it’s that white people complained about the course forcing organizers to cancel it over hateful messages.
NYC teachers union’s workshop on ‘harmful effects of whiteness’ canceled after influx of ‘hate,’ NY Post, March 27, 2023
A controversial seminar about white privilege that had been planned by the city teachers’ union for Monday was abruptly canceled—because its host was inundated with “hate messages and disparaging comments.”
The United Federation of Teachers—which represents more than 190,000 teachers, paraprofessional educators and child care workers in the five boroughs—had planned the virtual “Holding the Weight of Whiteness” seminar for 4 to 6 p.m. before it was postponed over blowback from politicians and online commenters.
Scheduled presenter Erica Sandoval, a Queens licensed clinical social worker, said in a statement that the event addressing the “harmful effects of whiteness in our lives” was canceled when she received “hate messages and disparaging comments being left in my email inbox and on my social media platforms.
“Because of this, UFT expressed concern and we collectively decided to postpone the discussion,” Sandoval said.
The union sent out an email to members Sunday night informing them that the $25 virtual workshop would not go on as scheduled, a source told The Post.
The optional course for licensed mental health professionals was focused on “cultural humility and inclusion” and sought to teach educators “how whiteness relates to privilege and identity, and how both become normalized and invisible,” according to literature promoting the event.
“Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to center ourselves as a form of resistance against the harmful effects of whiteness in our lives, the organizations we work for or direct, and the communities in which we serve,” according to a promo on Instagram.
Attendees would have earned two hours of credit for their continuing-education resume, which eventually results in higher pay.
Calls and emails to union officials about the nature of the cancellation were not immediately returned.
More than half of the teachers in the nation’s largest school system are white—and tasked with educating a mostly minority student body in which 72% of the students are economically disadvantaged, according to the city DOE.
Sandoval, an Ecuadorian native, told The Post that the event was “misinterpreted by certain members of the UFT and the public at large.”
Spreading anti-white hate: good.
Voicing opposition to anti-white hate: bad.
Welcome to 2023 America.