The event called Playdate Social, hosted by the Equity and Inclusion Committee of the school, was meant to foster community building among specific racial groups. However, the flyer for the event explicitly stated that it was only intended for "black, brown and API (Asian and Pacific Islander) families." (Related: NO WHITES ALLOWED at Georgetown University “dialogue event” on racism… because the organizers are racists.)
"If your family identifies as Black, Brown or API or are a parent/caregiver of a Black, Brown or API student, come hang out while we get a chance to know each other and build our community as we kick off this school year," the invitation wrote. Moreover, attendees were encouraged to bring games, snacks and drinks to share.
The invitation quickly sparked controversy when a concerned parent, who wished to remain anonymous, posted the flyer on Reddit along with his/her thoughts. "I don't [know] about others, but I'm genuinely upset about what ultimately boils down to a 'No whites allowed' playdate." The parent also argued that such practices could inadvertently promote segregation instead of addressing racism.
"We'll look back and cringe so hard that we tried to beat racism by segregating kids of color from white kids," the parent added, echoing sentiments that promoting unity and understanding among children from diverse backgrounds might be more effective in addressing racial disparities.
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