A Wisconsin high school principal has apologized for separating white people from people of color to discuss police brutality in Zoom meetings.
West High School Principal Karen Boran sent two separate email links to parents fpr Zoom meetings. One link was for parents “of color” and the other link went to white parents, according to The Federalist.
Parents were invited to “join the Zoom space where you most closely identify” to discuss “all the police brutality and violence that is going on.”
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) sent a letter to Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Carlton Jenkins explaining the problems with racial segregation in 2021.
According to WILL, the email discriminated against parents who weren’t white or Black.
“Racial segregation is never beneficial or benign. It is our hope that the leadership at MMSD take this opportunity to commit the school district to the principle of equality and end all racial segregation immediately,” wrote Dan Lennington, WILL deputy counsel.
West High School Principal Karen Boran apologized , telling the Wisconsin State Journal that her email “did not convey our intention in a manner that supports our core values.” She added that the “wording in the communication we sent lacked clarity.”
West High School was also criticized for separating people by their skin color during an affinity event last year.
Last summer, the school hosted “virtual discussion spaces” for students and staff separated by skin color.
The high school administration apologized then, too.