The Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators (ACBE) plans to protest any attempt to block them from indoctrinating children with controversial ideas associated with critical race theory.
On Aug. 28, these teachers plan to rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Anchorage for what they claim are “ongoing attacks on the truth in education.” Educators are being asked to pledge to teach what they deem is necessary regardless of any laws to the contrary.
The event comes at a time when public school teachers in Alaska and around the nation are pledging to teach what many consider to be racist ideas that divide communities and encourage young children to see every interaction through the lens of racism.
The group’s stated mission is to “Champion equity in education for communities of color in order to achieve equality.” Their stated priorities are: health and safety of educators, students, and communities of color; equity in academic opportunities and curriculum; and hiring and retention of educators of color. They also promote radical gender theories regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
Founded by current Anchorage School District educators Danyelle Kimp and Roz’lyn Wyche, ACBE echoes many of the talking points embedded in critical race theory, namely the idea that any racial disparities are a direct result of conscious or subconscious racism that is woven into the very fabric of American society.
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Earlier this summer the founders co-authored an op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News in which they accused the Anchorage School District of endorsing white supremacy because it has what ACBE considers to be too many white teachers.
“Each day that our 60% non-white student population is taught by an 87% white teacher cadre is another daily and tacit endorsement of white supremacy,” the ACBE founders asserted. “This failure underlines how deeply entrenched racial bias and white supremacist ideology is in our educational system.”
ACBE’s Facebook page includes 980 followers. It’s unclear how many of these are actual Anchorage teachers.