Richmond Public Schools Launches Blacks Only Mentoring Program
Public schools in Richmond, Virginia, have launched a racially exclusive mentoring program for black children with local media and government celebrating the “first of its kind” initiative.
Local media reports that the program, called “Brothers United,” was launched by the Richmond Public Schools to give “young men of color” additional “resources and opportunities” to provide them with better footing as they begin their lives. The program is not available to white, Hispanic, or Asian students.
It is designed to “pair young men of color with mentors who look like them,” believing that black children are best mentored by other black Americans.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, who Big League Politics was accused of taking orders from by Fox News, stressed the importance of racial homogeneity when speaking to Richmond’s WTVR.
He said, “I think everyone knows the lack of mentors that look like themselves in Richmond Public Schools,” adding, “This is the effort by the administration to ensure that little ones have those who look like them working with them throughout the school year.”
Aside from the racist and exclusionary nature of the program, it appears to have noble intentions. It is designed to give the city’s black youth an insight into adulthood, including how to apply for college and enter the workforce.
The program will begin this year in one elementary school, and is set to expand further throughout 2019. Stoney says he intends to request more funding for the fledgling program in 2020.
News of this program comes after Big League Politics reported a similar incident in Georgia, where white reporters were specifically excluded from a mayoral meeting held by local leaders to discuss the upcoming campaign.
Big League Politics reported yesterday:
“White reporters were denied entry, while at least two black reporters and the publisher of a local African-American newspaper were allowed inside, the Savannah Morning News reported. Television cameras and recording devices were also prohibited,” the report said. “The newspaper said the Rev. Clarence Teddy Williams, who organized the meeting, declined to discuss the entry policy.”
Some, but not all of the black candidates for the Savannah mayorship showed up to the event. One candidate thought the event was inappropriate due to its divisiveness.
“Regina Thomas, a former Georgia state senator and one of the incumbent mayor’s black challengers, skipped the church gathering Wednesday,” according to the report. “She said the meeting appeared divisive and was scheduled too early in the campaign. The deadline for candidates to sign up for the race is Aug. 23. Thomas said she also had a scheduling conflict: her Bible study group met Wednesday night.”
Anti-white racism appears to be on the rise in the United States. Hollywood director Jordan Peele recently said he would no longer cast white men for lead roles in his movie, and this month another college panicked and called the police after finding “It’s Okay To Be White” posters near its campus.