Wisconsin school district is slammed for offering 'WHITES ONLY' racism class ... trends now

Wisconsin school district is slammed for offering 'WHITES ONLY' racism class ... trends now
Wisconsin school district is slammed for offering 'WHITES ONLY' racism class ... trends now

Wisconsin school district is slammed for offering 'WHITES ONLY' racism class ... trends now

A Wisconsin school district has been criticized for offering a whites only racism class that encourages participants to explore their 'privilege, whiteness and racism.'

In an email shared on social media, Director of Student, Family and Staff Engagement at Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, Mr. Tony R. Dugas, invited the community to participate in a 'powerful' 10-week 'Witnessing Whiteness' series 'meticulously crafted for white individuals committed to anti-racism work.'

Parents Defending Education is now filing a discrimination complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights against the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District for offering the course. 

The complaint claims the class violates Title VI and the 14th Amendment because it uses federal funding for discrimination on the basis of race and national origin.

Parents Defending Education Vice President Caroline Moore told DailyMail.com: 'Specifically targeting students based on race or sex is blatant discrimination and has no place in public schools.'

Parents Defending Education has filed a discrimination complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights against the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District for offering a 'Witnessing Whiteness' course

Parents Defending Education has filed a discrimination complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights against the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District for offering a 'Witnessing Whiteness' course

Middleton’s Director of Student, Family and Staff Engagement, Mr. Tony R. Dugas (pictured), invited the community to participate in a 10-week series 'meticulously crafted for white individuals committed to anti-racism work'

Middleton’s Director of Student, Family and Staff Engagement, Mr. Tony R. Dugas (pictured), invited the community to participate in a 10-week series 'meticulously crafted for white individuals committed to anti-racism work'

'All students, no matter their background, country of origin, sex, or race are allowed to participate in all educational programming. Any school that doesn’t meet this low bar should file paperwork to open a private school,' she added.

DailyMail.com has contacted the school district and directors for comment.  

Dugas said in the invitation that the class uses the Witnessing Whiteness book by Shelly Tochluk and curriculum to lead a discussion of a group of 20 or fewer white people.

'In this affinity space, for white attendees, we foster an environment of profound exploration through experiential activities, group discussions, breakout rooms, and interactive learning,' Dugas said.

'The series aims to build a community with a shared grasp of privilege, whiteness, and racism, enhancing your ability to initiate, support, and deepen racial justice efforts.'

'Moreover, it is designed to cultivate leadership capacities in the realms of diversity, inclusion, and race.'

Tochluk's website describes the book as 'a comprehensive, nuanced, step-by-step path toward deeper understanding of race and antiracist action.'

Parents Defending Education argued the program is dividing the community because it discriminates based on race. 

'The invitation claims that the affinity space “cultivate[s] leadership

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