Diversity Director: Protect BIPOC Students from ‘White Gaze’

Diversity Director: Protect BIPOC Students from ‘White Gaze’

September 2, 2022

Breitbart News reports that Kalea Selmon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the private Maryvale Preparatory School in Baltimore gave a presentation in which she expressed support for racial segregation in order to protect students from the “white gaze” and promoted turning children into woke activists.

The presentation was given at the People of Color Conference, hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and tells teachers and administration how to embed the tenets of the racially divisive Critical Race Theory (CRT) into their schools. The NAIS is America’s largest accreditation agency for K-12 private schools, and has a history of pushing both CRT and “queer inclusive,” transgender ideology on young students.

In a video part of her presentation, Selmon claims “BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] spaces are sacred” and that “It’s necessary for BIPOC students to have space away from white gaze and that it is absolutely okay to give black and brown students things you’re not giving white children because the white children are fine.”

In a second clip, Selmon discusses how racially segregated affinity groups can be used to find future leaders, whom she refers to as “boots on the ground,” for organizing.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Selmon “Supervises affinity student groups with the Dean of Students” and “Chairs the Equity and Justice Committee” in her role as a diversity director at Maryvale Preparatory School. Selmon is also tasked with developing “inclusive and multicultural curricular and co-curricular programming that reflect the school’s mission and commitment to diversity.”

In addition, Selmon works with the Wells Collective, which describes itself as “one of the few organizations in the United States that is run exclusively by all Black women,” consults on topics like “diversifying constituent groups,” “diversity audits,” and “curriculum development.”

“The Wells Collective is intentional about prioritizing the needs of the marginalized by changing the narrative, educating the privileged, and creating safe spaces for women of color to improve their wellbeing,” the group’s website reads.

Make no mistake: all “diversity, equity, and inclusion” programs are straight-up racist, far-Left propaganda designed to impose a social justice agenda.

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