As a nation, it appears we’re still not quite there when it comes to having “an honest discussion about race.” And with all the cries for “inclusiveness” it’s not exactly clear how that turns into “exclusiveness” – as occurred recently in an Illinois high school.
On February 27th, as part of Black History Month, Oak Park and River Forest High School organized an event called “Black Lives Matter” – in fact they mattered so much that no white lives were invited.
As the Chicago Tribune reports, “white parents reported that their students were turned away when they tried to attend the Black Lives Matter event. The parents said they were offended that in a school and community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion that students who wanted to attend would be excluded.”
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