NC pastor blasts school board for equity initiative: ‘We are failing Black students in the name of diversity’

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Pastor and activist John Amanchukwu torched a North Carolina school board’s equity initiative during a meeting earlier this month, arguing that the district’s priorities are misplaced as he pointed to declining performance across the spectrum.

“We’re wasting taxpayer dollars putting money toward this diversity office that’s not benefiting those who need it the most,” he said.

Amanchukwu slammed the office by pointing to a majority of Wake County’s Black students in grades 3 through 8 who are “not proficient” in mathematics and alluding to a bigger problem, citing statistics from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

“If they’re not reading on grade level, they’re not performing mathematically, then they’re not going to be able to get jobs in the fields like STEM, but we’re wasting money on a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office while we are failing Black students in the name of diversity,” he said.

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