Chicago Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle kicked off the city’s third annual Racial Equity Week by mandating a “racial equity” curriculum that reportedly forces white employees to admit they are racist, are biased against black individuals, and are responsible for them making less than white people.
“Module 1” determines which employees possess the “emotional intelligence… to be able to recognize their invisible biases in personal and professional lives towards people with protected class identities,” a workshop outline contends according to the Chicago City Wire. “Outcome: recognize how bias impacts (your) daily behavioral decisions.”
Preckwinkle’s re-education of employees utilizes the precepts of Critical Race Theory without using the branded phrase. The results, however, are the same. Her policy has been labeled “race-based Marxism.”
“Racial equity is essential for national, regional, and local prosperity,” Preckwinkle declared. “Equity and inclusion is more than just the right thing to do; it is an absolute economic imperative.”
“Racial equity” is the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares,” her policy asserts.
She is ordering all employees to take “Racial Equity 101” and “Racial Equity 102.” Taxpayers will fund experts who will instruct employees on the finer nuances of “racial equity basics.”
The leftist leader has ordered department heads to outline goals for advancing black employees as opposed to white ones by Dec. 13, according to the local outlet. Their evaluations will be determined by how many blacks versus whites they promote. The number of minority contractors they hire will also be taken into consideration. Preckwinkle advocates favoring black employees and contractors over white ones in the pursuit of racial financial equality.
The board president’s contention is that discrimination against whites is necessary to counter different levels of income in Cook County between white and black residents.
The new Critical Race Theory-based curriculum is part of Preckwinkle’s attempt at “embedding racial equity into local government.” It is part of an executive order she issued on Sept. 7. It went into effect on Sept. 13.
The forced equity policy, which is based on race, not achievement, requires “mandatory equity and inclusion training” for all Cook County employees. It also promotes and includes “equity foundational learning” and “annual learning plans” with the goal of “organizational competency” in “equitable practices.”
“Objectives: build on self-awareness, reflection, and identity,” the outline for the policy asserts. “What is bias? What are the implications of bias? What formed your biases? Which biases are good and which are harmful?”
Preckwinkle’s third annual Racial Equity Week in Chicago has already taken place this year during the month of September. The theme was “Imagine. Intersect. Act.”
(Video Credit: ook County Government)
“I look forward to observing Racial Equity Week again this year and hope that the events we have programmed will spark conversations and inspire residents and our many community partners in the work we do to make Cook County a place where everyone can thrive, regardless of race, nationality, gender, immigration status, or zip code,” said Preckwinkle. “Each year, we update the public on how Cook County has worked to advance racial equity through policy and practice, as well as highlight the work of our partners and advocates.”
The event ironically seems to be skewed towards black individuals and appears to use race as a way to shame and belittle white employees.
“Equity contradicts and undermines those more traditional understandings of equality because the end – the eradication of group disparities in favor of equal outcomes – requires a profoundly illiberal means: that government and public policy deliberately favor some groups over others,” Bradley Gitz, columnist and University of Illinois political science Ph.D., surmised in regards to Preckwinkle’s policy.
“Some groups are going to have to be given superior status to others, and discrimination is going to have to be practiced by the state. One’s status before the law and possession of rights will therefore and inevitably be made contingent upon one’s race and ethnicity,” he stated.
The new policy was blasted on social media:
Makes me sick to my stomach. Literally sick.
— Mike 🇺🇸 (@StrtKing) September 30, 2021
What a joke
— Darren (@ChiTownCheese) September 29, 2021
Leftists know that if they force enough conservatives out of the state, they’ll solidify their political power. That’s the goal. It’s working.
— John (@O111O111OII) September 30, 2021
This should be called “How to make non racist people racist 101”
— We Need Lincoln’s GOP Back (@ChicagoIsBroken) September 30, 2021
She’ll get it done before she’s voted out. That’s a given. And the next mayor won’t have the balls to remove it.
— John (@O111O111OII) September 30, 2021
— Cacciatore (@JonnyCacciatore) September 29, 2021
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