An elementary school located in the state of Colorado is in some serious trouble with parents after it was accused of racially segregating its playground.
The Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colorado, is taking heat after it held an event called “Families of Color Playground Night,” according to a report.
The outrage started after a photograph of the school’s marquee board promoting the event was posted up on social media by a writer on Tuesday.
“FAMILIES OF COLOR PLAYGROUND NIGHT,” the sign read. “WED 12/8 4:10 PM.”
“Denver Public Schools now promoting racially-segregated playtime — for ‘equity,'” the post stated.
According to the website for the school, the special evening takes place on the second Wednesday of the month, if the weather permits.
Denver Public Schools now promoting racially-segregated playtime—for "equity." pic.twitter.com/QO5XZXHfcX
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) December 14, 2021
“Our school leaders met with some of the black families whose children attend our school to determine ways for these families to feel more included in our school community,” a Denver Public Schools spokesperson went on to say in a statement.
“Some of these families shared with us that, since the only time many of them see one another is at drop-off and pick-up times, we host some events where black families can meet one another, connect with one another, and share their experiences about the school with one another. We are honoring their request,” the statement continued.
The event is part of the district’s effort and commitment to foster and preserve inclusion and belonging, the statement said.
“All families are welcome to attend all of our events, and families from a variety of backgrounds have done so,” the statement added.
In violation of Colo. Const. art. IX, sec. 8: "nor shall any distinction or classification of pupils be made on account of race or color." https://t.co/W3jmTUpPQK
— Dave Kopel (@davekopel) December 14, 2021
Many have criticized the district’s endorsement of such an event, and a law professor at Denver University said that “Families of Color Playground Night” may violate the constitution of Colorado.
“In violation of Colo. Const. art. IX, sec. 8: ‘nor shall any distinction or classification of pupils be made on account of race or color,'” Dave Kopel said in a post on Twitter.
Does anything a public, government-funded and run school do these days surprise anyone? The vast majority of them are teaching critical race theory to students, widening the racial divide in this country.
Doing a little segregation is nothing doing, you know?